I don't know if anyone has noticed but...I'm white. And my daughters...aren't. I have straight hair and my daughters...don't. I know that Des and Bri will have stunning hair once I figure out what I am doing. But I have no idea what I am doing. Curly hair care is complex, really complex.
My girls have far less hair than I do but way more products. In the course of a week I have four different products that I might use on my hair. Here is the girls' shelf of products...and they have only been home for a little over five months and had hair for even less time and use almost all of these products multiple times a week:
(And since taking this picture I've bought three more things; the Tangle Teezer, jojoba oil and a Nudred (which I'm waiting to get in the mail)!)
Last weekend, after much research, I drove quite a distance to get the girls' hair cut by a curly hair specialist that gets rave reviews. I wish I had cute before and after pics but I don't. Here is their before pic in the fancy salon:
Unfortunately, I hate what the stylist did to their hair. I just wanted it evened out with a trim but instead she made it so much more uneven and the curls that were finally getting well-defined on the top of their head lost all definition...sigh...
It just confirms to me that, though that my hair is so different from Des and Bri's hair, I should trust my instincts...and less is more. Now that I am finally getting comfortable knowing what works and doesn't for their hair I'm going to weed out some of the above products. It is definitely all a learning process!