This past weekend, I was a hair model for Ouidad Flagship Salon in NYC. Ouidad is a salon dedicated to providing top-notch services for women with all types of curly hair. Ouidad and her stylists are curly hair gurus and experts on coils, and have perfected curly-hair hair cutting over the past 30 years.
This is a BEFORE picture. See those wisps up top? That is inches of split and dead ends that I have been holding onto because I have been desperately trying to retain length - a common crime naturals commit.
My stylist used:
- Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo
- Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment (You know I have dryness issues!)
- Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner
- Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel (AKA the magic potion that, once twisted, gave my hair incredible definition)
- Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum
My stylist, Kim, used Ouidad’s incredible “Carve & Slice method” to remove bulk from my hair, dead ends, and create a shape that frames my face perfectly. Since my big chop over three years ago, I have never had my hair professionally snipped. Oh, the many wonders it does.
No more dead ends!!! Look at that definition - I seriously have not stopped looking at my hair since I left the salon, haha.
One important tip my stylist mentioned was to layer products - not just scrunch everything into your hair at once. This gives each product a chance to work their magic!
I’d like to take a moment for my coat, that I’ve slowly been trying to inch into my daily wardrobe! And I’m wearing the most comfortable Bandolino Dress that I picked up when I stopped by the Eddy & Bri studio the other day.
Do you have any before & after natural hair transformations to share? Post below!