Statistics show that in the United States there is only 1 curl stylist professional for every 32,000 curly haired people. This shortage of professionally trained curl stylists is outrageous as by the true definition of curly hair all of us are curly haired individuals. This is because we all have some degree of cowlicks (the outgrowth pattern of the hair) in our hair landscape and where a cowlick exists, also exists a wave pattern, and where there is a wave, exists a curl. There are 4 curl types: swavy, wavy, corkscrew, and Botticelli. It is possible to have multiple curl patterns in your hair landscape. In our culture most of us have been socialized that to have curly hair one must have SUPER curly hair, but based on the definition described above this is not a true designation anymore.
What may be most fascinating is curly hair can come and go in result of diet, stress, and medication. Even though most of your life you had little curl in your hair landscape, it is possible, for instance, when your pregnant to gain more wave and curl.
Before you began reading this blog, you may have had no idea that you have curly hair. With knowledge comes freedom. You now have an awareness that allows you to truly embrace your curl and possibly for the first time REALLY love your hair.