My parents still laugh about the time I dumped a glass of water on my head while we were at a nice dinner. Even at the age of seven, I knew I wanted to get rid of my frizz somehow and this seemed like a logical fix! See, my hair had just changed from being baby-fine and straight to coarse and wild seemingly overnight.
People with curly, wavy or simply not-straight, poofy, frizzy or otherwise shapely hair, know that our hair journeys really are that: a long and winding journey, which is why I appreciated my appointment with Emily Katz, a hairstylist of 13 years and owner of Chicago’s Goldust Studios, so much. She took time to talk about my hair, my relationship with my hair, its history and my goals before giving me a cut that would work for me and my hair. She also spent a good amount of time re-educating me on how to style my hair curly, which I’ve found truly game-changing, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned.
Presenting: the four rules of curly hair styling—plus, a step-by-step post-wash process.