Q: How long can cones sit on your hair before creating a mess?

A: There are a lot of products on the market that contain silicones and some of them are more breathable than the others. A heavy silicone is NOT breathable and can easily suffocate and damage your hair in 6 months. Since curly hair is like a sponge that sucks everything in, the proper hair care maintenance includes:

  1. Shampoo your hair every 2-3 days to remove buildup
  2. Use a light conditioner like Curlisto Botanical Rinse which can be used everyday and will not over condition your hair.
  3. Use a deep conditioner like the Deep Therapy Masque at least once every other week. This will keep your hair hydrated and looking great.

If you follow this easy maintenance, you will have healthy hair.

Q: How can you tell if your hair is protein sensitive?

A: Protein based products complete the keratin in our hair. It is important that you find the right product that will benefit the health of your hair. Heavy protein products can cause your hair to feel hard and almost course. When choosing the right moisturizing protein, you should look for structurizing proteins like corn, rice, soy and wheat proteins. Products with these proteins can be used at least 2-3 times a week to strengthen and condition your hair.

Q: My hair loves warm weather. It has a lot more volume and curl when the weather is warm. I get flat top and less curl when the weather is colder...the waves/curls are really defined, shiny, soft and frizz-free...everything I want them to be except for lack of volume and less curl!

I know the cold weather is doing this. The temperatures have been rocking back and forth the past few weeks. First it got cold. The curl loosened and the volume was reduced. It got warm again, and I had a good hair day--it was warm for a few days. Then it got cold again, and my hair is flat: warm one more time for a few days, and now it got cold and my hair is flat.

Please help me!

A: Every curl is different and they also react differently to different climates. Understanding your curl will help you have beautiful styles no matter what season we’re in. To do this, it is important that you choose the right styling products for the weather. If cold weather causes hair to look flat then you have to use lighter ingredients to style your hair. Choose the right products for your hair texture and how your hair reacts to the climate and remember when it comes to curly hair; it is all about the styling. You just have to adjust the formula of your styling to make your curls look the way you want them to.

Q: I am trying desperately to promote hair growth...any suggestions?

A: The most important thing is to feed your scalp. Stay away from oils and feed your hair with products that complete keratin such as the Deep Therapy Masque on a weekly basis. Consult with your doctor and take 3,000 – 5,000 mg of Biotin.