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What do i need to do to get my long natural curly hair back like i had when i was a child?? Will i need to cut my hair or start using different perms or what??

Hi Titanna,

Without knowing HOW your hair doesn't look like it did when you were a child I can't really answer your question.

I'm assuming you perm it now. How is it different? In general, naturally curly hair is different all over. It may be curlier around the edges, have some curls bigger, some smaller, etc. To get a very natural look from a perm, the perm wrap has to mimic natural curl. Naturally curly hair is seldom exactly the same all over.

How long is your hair now? Do you have any curl at all? Are you perming it now? How is it different? If it is permed, are you having it done in a salon or are you doing it at home? What kind of perms are you using now? Is your hair color treated? What's the texture? How thick is it?

Give me some details. I can't really help you without knowing what you're dealing with, how you'd like it to look vs how it looks now, etc.



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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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