Vixen Chat: Kinky-Curly Founder Shares Natural Hair Tips for Spring

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013

Woman Natural Hair Should women steer away from straightening their curls during the warmer seasons?
The best way to prevent heat damage on your beautiful curls is to avoid using heated styling tools as much as possible. Yes, I know they work well for creating sleek pin straight looks in a relatively short period of time, but anything that can burn your skin will also burn your hair.
I recommend going the old school route and doing a roller set on smooth magnetic rollers then doing a doobie wrap after the hair is completely dry and the rollers are removed. This will create a smooth look that has body, bounce and movement. And most importantly, your natural curls will return after the next shampoo.

Lightening is definitely a trend. There is an obsession for ombre and experimenting with blonder tones. What’s the best way to go light without damaging your natural hair?
Any process that involves color or chemicals is best left in the hands of a professional. Hair coloring, especially when going several shade lighter, should never be a DIY project.

“The Tracee Look” is in high demand. Tracee Ellis  Ross is iconic for her desirable and sexy loose curls. How do we get a similar look for the spring?
Since our natural hair texture and length will play a major role in the final look of a particular hair style, we should always have realistic expectations. Creating loose, sexy, beachy curls on extremely tight curls may not always be possible. But by setting wet or damp hair on large rollers or braiding and unraveling when dry, can create stretched out looser curls on tighter, kinkier hair types.

What are some fun ways to switch up looks for the transitioning woman?
Natural hair is extremely versatile, even in the transitioning phase. Two strand twist outs are excellent for blending the two different hair textures. They give a wonderful wavy/crinkly look that will get you accustomed to wearing your hair in its natural state. Rod sets create a fun, flirty look that is perfect for spring and also great for both transitioners and long standing naturals. And also let’s not forget the chic bun—it’s easy, elegant and also a fantastic protective style!

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