Question: After having my fourth child, it seems my hair has really changed. If I let it air dry it starts to wave/curl. I usually blow dry and straighten my hair; but I am wondering what products and techniques I can use to encourage the curls.
Answer: There are several ways to enhance your natural curl. If you are willing to commit to wearing it wavy, there are specific cutting techniques that can help so ask your stylist for a cut that will help encourage curl. Most people, however, want the flexibility to wear their hair either curly or straight. Again, talk to your stylist about a compatible cut and ask him or her to style it wavy so they can educate you on the proper techniques and products.
The method I mention in this post works really well for me especially if there is a little humidity. You can take this idea a step further by twisting the hair tighter before you air dry or by using a diffuser.
In regard to product, I find that texturizing products work best. My favorite is Aquage Transforming Paste, which can be used on either wet or dry hair. If your hair is very fine, you may prefer a texturizing spray like KMS Sea Salt Texturizing Spray. Give it a try and don't forget to send me a picture!by