Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Corkscrew or Ringlets? It Doesn't Matter

I have clients with corkscrew curls and I have clients with wavy curls.
As for me, I've always been told mine are spiral ringlets. 

Drop the labels and start
understanding your hair.
We could go on and on, talking about curl patterns and classifications, even giving our curls fun names and descriptions. But you know what? None of that matters.  None of that is going to help you care for your hair. The "kind of curl" has nothing to do with which products you should use or which styling methods you should embrace.

The only thing that matters when it comes to the care of curly hair, like we explain in the book, are your particular hair properties: texture, porosity, elasticity and density. Your wave pattern has absolutely nothing to do with any other hair property. 

Our curls, after all, need to be free. They won't be ruled by labels.

That means knowing if you have “corkscrew” or “spiral” curls, or you are a “5K” or “9T” means a big fat nothing when it comes to the big picture.

Live Curly, Live Free, The e-book, is available for Kindle, iPad and Nook formats. In it, Curl Whisperer Tiffany Anderson-Taylor tells us all we need to know to have healthy, happy curls.

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