It may have taken years, but now you love wearing your natural curls. You love them so much, that when they start to disappear on you it can be frustrating and upsetting. Especially when they do so in an uneven fashion. 

One of our curly readers asked this question in our Curly Q&A section, where curly hair stylist Evan Joseph of Evan Joseph Salon in Ohio has been our guest expert all week.


3b that has gone straight underneath. Suggestions?

It’s gone completely straight underneath. I never straighten my hair so I guess it’s just change in age/hormones. It looks like two different heads of hair tho and I can’t stand it. Is there a safe perm to use so it will look more uniform? – kgs2092 (Type 3a”>

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Perms are not safe for curls!  If you get a perm that hair will ultimately end up straight in the long run.  There are two things you can do.

1. Shape up

Have a professional curly expert cut that straighter under layer a little shorter then the rest of your hair.

2. Pin up

You also could take the straighter sections, when dry,  spray and wrap them around one finger and clip, making a pin-curl.  Let them sit for 10-15 minutes then unclip and you’ll have perfect tighter curls.

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