Hello and welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of curly hair!
My name is Tiffany Anderson, and I am a hair stylist located in the St. Petersburg, FL area. If you are a regular visitor to naturallycurly.com, you most likely know me as StruttsWife. I am a curly hair specialist and the owner of a web site called Live Curly, Live Free -- a soup-to-nuts, unbiased look at the world of curly hair from a beauty industry professional who doesn't own her own salon, manufacture her own line of products, or owe her loyalty to a particular brand/company.
The lack of focus on curly hair today is shameful. Over 65% of the world's population has curly hair, yet many curly girls straighten and damage their hair with blow-dryers and flat irons rather than wear their natural curls. Why? Because they are sick and tired of struggling with dry, unmanageable frizz day after day, tired of bad haircuts from stylists who don't know how to properly handle curly hair, and tired of spending large sums on money on products that promise silky, perfect curls, but only let them down time and time again. No more dealing with their "problem hair," they vow, so they resort to straightening it -- only to end up damaging it further. It's a vicious, never-ending cycle.
I created Live Curly, Live Free because of the many issues I've had throughout my life with my own curly hair. There isn't a horror story you can tell me that I haven't experienced for myself, or a problem dealing with curly hair that I haven't faced firsthand. I've been butchered, carved, razored, poofed, dehydrated and dessicated through the years within an inch of my curly life.
Since 2002, I have been studying the care and maintenance of curly hair. Live Curly, Live Free was born in an effort to provide objective curly hair education and end the daily frustration so many neglected souls are still unfairly experiencing. My site was launched just a little over six weeks ago on October 20, 2008 and I am stunned to report I have received over 2,200 hits since then. Clearly, there is still a huge need for curly hair education despite some of the strides we've made in recent years.
I receive a lot of e-mail from curly girls all over the world with concerns, questions or just because they need the opportunity to vent about their curls. Several have asked me to start a blog to share information and give everyone the opportunity to ask questions or leave comments. I think that's a fine idea. While I can't promise to post every day, I think it will be nice to share information and post breaking news from Curly World without having to update my web site continuously!
Onwards and upwards then :)