Little girl

Dear Rebecca:

I have 3b textured hair. Could I cut a collection of curls short so that they cascade over my forehead or would they bush out? At present my hair is just above my shoulder and all the same length.

Dear Beautifully Curly:

Do me a favor and step away from the scissors. Take a deep breath. I really want you to make sure you are ready for this sort of commitment. The best way to determine if you’re ready for a cut is to find a professional curl stylist for a hair consultation. You’ll be able to share what you’re looking for, and they’ll be able to provide you with a professional recommendation. In my experience with curly hair, any sort of a fringe (bang) can run you into some big problems like frizz and extreme shrinkage. It’s best that you get another set of eyes on your curls and see how they could potentially react. I know this isn’t what you wanted to hear, but I just want to be honest with you.