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Atlanta Naturals Meetup featuring Dana Augustine

By:  NaturaLeah On:  November 12, 2010 1 Comment

Hold on to your seats, ladies!  Prepare to be amazed :-)  I went to the Atlanta Naturals Meetup event on November 6 with stylist, Dana Augustine demonstrating how to define our curls.  I figured I had seen all there was to see on the matter, but she really opened my eyes.  I, like many other ladies in the room, thought that you had to have “certain type of hair” to get defined curls.  But she made a believer out of me…she showed on her model with very kinky hair that you can (with the right techniques) gain excellent definition.  She even pulled a couple of ladies from the audience as a challenge.  They, too were amazed at her results.  So, what is so special about her method you ask?  Well, it seems simple.  Just apply water, leave in conditioner, add gel and comb through with a fine-toothed comb.  I suppose she’s found the perfect combination of products to make it all snap together.  I’m not going to give away ALL her secrets, but I will say that she swears by the Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner.

Take a look below for a summary of her “Curl Training Regimen.”  The idea is that if you do it often enough, your curls will start to cling to one another on their own over time.

  1. Shampoo the hair with low lather shampoo
  2. Condition with conditioner of your choice
  3. Dry the hair with a micro fiber towel
  4. Apply leave-in and generous amount of gel product (she used Ecostyler)
  5. Maintain curls each morning starting with damp hands

For more details on her curl training regimen, contact Dana @KinkyCurlyCoily on Twitter and at www.myhairtexture.com.  She’s amazing.  I think I’m going to call her the Curl Whisperer from now on…lol.

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