Sunday, October 22, 2017

NaturallyCurly + Hair Care Solutions

second from left, Michelle Meyer-with some of the gals inspired by-and featured in her best-selling book, The Curl Revolution. FYI-the book has how to's for guys, kids and nice-a special shout-out for photographer Karston "Skinny" Tannis.
Part One
We have a feeling humankind has been trying to tame its mane since appearances were painted on ancient cave walls, back in the day.

Leaping forward to the late 20th century...naturally curly tresses in all of their glory...began for us...embracing hairdos of all kinds-as celebrated in the late 60s (the revived on Broadway version) of the musical HAIR...heralding the '...wonders of..."

Now even more so-different textures and styles inherent in a multi-cultural society-are welcomed-and we got spectacularly visual proof of this-at the recent book party for The Curl Revolution-by Michelle Breyer-the creative light co-founder of the NaturallyCurly community-born in 1998 (website, social media...).

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And though we've been locked into the hair care world for years-the new info gleamed from this easy to read, well organized how to book, including chemical analysis of available products  + natural homemade solutions...is so interesting/informative-we missed our subway stop -with our eyeballs focused on the pages, loaded with words + pictures.

Pictured above, entrepreneur dry cut specialists-Deva Curl 's  partner Shari Harbinger- put the brand's academy on the hair map . The salons themselves have devoted curly hair patrons- including a trio of nieces (first one-founded in downtown Manhattan, 1994)+ hair products including the still smash hit sulfate-free No-Poo cleanser (born in 2002)
Notably-a haircut-shape is critical to looking fabulous. And that begins with knowing one's curl pattern type, porosity and density -learned via an illustrated guide in the book-that helpfully explains it all -plus the appropriate cut techniques+ products (including recommendations for 'hero' choices-by SheaMoisture, DevaCurl, Ouidad, TIGI Curls, Carol's Daughter, Miss Jessie, Mielle, Paul Mitchell, Kinky-Curly etc.) to guarantee luscious locks without frizz/damage.

Additionally...we really like Michelle Breyer's open, realistic attitude-about different, more-effort required styles, depending -and that includes straightened tresses and wigs/extensions-for variety.

Also notable-the night's attendance of curly-coily-wavy hair mavericks...who inspired generations of luscious locks with ground breaking curly hair product launches.

Ouidad "Queen of Curls" opened her ground-breaking curly hair salon (1984) and  Ouidad product line. A welcome 'carve and slice' antidote to the typical mall-rat frizz diffuser pyramid shape mop -so 'popular' then-as was hair straightened into submission.

On the right- Crystal Collazo-stylist and curly influencer (type 3a)-on the left Shari Harbinger (type 2b)  of DevaCurl -in the middle-Lorraine Massey- co-founder of Deva Curl-all have amazing haircuts plus perfect highlights=we had to take a pic. Tips on how to color hair +drying techniques- are in the book too.