I love talking about natural hair—curls, coils, you name it. If I’m not writing about it, I’m sharing product recommendations (that no one asked for) to everyone. But, after spending the last five years on my curly hair journey, I still felt like something was missing. I wasn’t super confident about how my curls looked and I knew the solution to this problem but kept putting it off…until now.
So, what’s my big hair secret? I have never been to a curly hair salon. (Hold the gasps.) For some odd reason, I always made an excuse like “Oh well, I’m waiting for my color to fade out,” or “Oh, I just got a trim at a regular hair salon. I’ll wait another six months,” or “There are so many places to choose from, how do I know which one to go to?”
While everyone was using the lockdown as an opportunity for a drastic change (like getting bangs or dying their hair blue), I was too much of a chicken to get a proper haircut for my curls. But once 2021 rolled around, I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and consult with a curly hair professional. In an effort to switch up my look and actually understand my curls, I finally booked an appointment. Here’s how it went.