Dear Ouidad:

I have wavy curvy hair (Type 2B“> that is thick and bushy, but if I grow it out it seems to resemble straight hair. What are your tips for dealing with this kind of hair? What are the best hairstyles for me? I like to cut different lengths of hair at once – does this flatter my hair type? Thank you.

– Windi


Your cut is so important for encouraging the curls to form. It’s difficult to recommend a specific cut without seeing and getting a feel for your unique curls myself, but we offer free curl consultations in our flagship salons in New York and Santa Monica. A stylist can take a look and suggest the best cut to flatter you! The cutting technique I recommend is my Carving & Slicing method, which I have found is the best way to remove the bulk associated with the dreaded “pyramid” look, while preserving and enhancing your natural curl pattern.

But a cut isn’t the only factor in defining your curls. A lightweight styling product can moisturize and provide definition to prevent “bushiness” like my Moisture Lock Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel-Cream. I designed this to keep waves and curls hydrated, defined, soft and shiny all day without weighing hair down.

How to Use It

  • Distribute evenly through damp hair from root to end
  • Diffuse or air dry hair as usual

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