Leah Thompson's Curly Hair Journey

2014-07-17 16:30:37

Leah Thompson's Curly Hair Journey

Discover how singer and songwriter Leah cares for her curls.

What are your must-have products and tools?

My must-haves include DevaCurl Light Defining Gel (formerly known as DevaCurl AnGEL), DevaCurl Set It Free, Silk Elements Olive Conditioner, and a sulfate-free shampoo. And I have to have a diffuser!

What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?

I usually wear my hair down or down with one side pinned back, half up/half down, in a bun, in a high ponytail, or braided.

What about your hair stylists?

I have my hair trimmed by a Curl Expert trained in Lorraine Massey’s technique at Devachan in NYC. She cuts my hair, curl by curl, while it is dry. If you cut your hair while it’s straight or wet and pulled straight, there’s no telling what kind of shape you’re going to get when it dries and the curls bounce back up at all different lengths! Cutting dry is the way to go since curly hair has a mind of its own. You’ve got to let the curls lay the way they do naturally and cut each one accordingly.

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Claire Aviles

Claire Aviles

Claire Aviles is a graduate from Boston College, where she earned a BA in English with minors in Economics and in Music. She is the Marketing Events Coordinator at a software company in Boston and has been contributing to NaturallyCurly for over two years.

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