While sifting though my emails one day, I was introduced to an international member of the NaturallyCurly community, Christina. She got in touch with us to tell us a little about herself and how much she wished she could come to the Curly Pool Party. Christina, who lives in Egypt, expressed how grateful she was to have found NaturallyCurly, so we knew we had to share her hair story if she was willing to tell it. You can read her Real Texture Talk interview tomorrow!
Christina also shared that she was hoping to get a haircut, but needed help, because of the lack of professional curly hair care service available to her. So here is her appeal to you naturally curlies:
"Hi my name is Christina. I’m an 18-year-old Egyptian with 3b/3c curls who is desperate for some changes. Here in Egypt there are NO curly hair salons and NO special products for curly hair at all, or at least not that I know of, and I have searched for quite some time now.
I need a haircut. I haven’t had one in two years! Last time and the time before it too, I got a bad haircut. The guy cut it all the same length so it gave me the pyramid shaped hair and it was really bad. Since then, I’m really scared to go get a cut, but my hair needs it . If I could find something like a tutorial on how to cut my own hair, then I could do it myself.
I usually wear my hair down. Sometimes I put it in a bun or a ponytail but mostly I wear it down. I want to get a haircut because my ends are so dry and I want to get a new look, because I’m bored with having the same look every day. I guess shoulder length would be best for me and I want something that would make life a bit easier for me like detangling it, which takes a while now.
My curly hair idols would have to be the Queen of Curls, Ouidad. I also love Halle Berry’s curly hair in the bob style, though i'm not sure if its really her hair or not. I do think that curlies rock in a bob if they can take care of it. And I can’t forget Corinne Bailey Rae — how she rocks her curls. Please help me! What length should I go for? Is shoulder length good for my hair? What kind of cut should I get? Should it be layered or not? Should I do it myself or should I go to a stylist? And if I go to a stylist what, specifically, should I ask for? If you have any suggestions please leave comments! Thanks a lot!"
What do you say curly community? What tips and advice do you have for Christina?