NaturallyCurly.com’s Michelle Breyer talks Taylor Swift and answers our curly hair Q&A’s!

THE STAR SCOOP:
Taylor swift has become today’s poster model for curly hair but her curls always look so perfect. What’s the deal?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
Taylor looks like she naturally has beautiful texture. With full-time stylists, they may give them a little help with a curling iron – a technique called repurposing.

I think Taylor’s curls are a part of what makes her beautiful, which is why I was horrified to see her with stick-straight hair and bangs. She looked like a completely different person, and it’s definitely a style that will require a lot more work than going with her natural curls.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What if someone has straight hair but wants to get a naturally curlylook without looking ridiculous – a la Christina Aguilera poodle hair.What can they do?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
There are so many more options today, thanks to innovations in retexturizing (the new word for perm) and to tools that can give you temporary curls and waves. Pravana’s Beach Wave is a chemical service that gives straight-haired women Giselle-like sexy texture.

THE STAR SCOOP:
For curly haired girls,hair dye is often a no no. Any suggestions?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
Nearly every curly I know colors her hair, without adversely affecting their hair. With that said, it is never recommended that a curly girl go from dark shades to platinum blonde because of the damaging, drying effect it can have on curls.

Also, highlights must be done with care because it can make the hair look frizzier if the color is too brassy. New advances in color technology enable people to get richer shades without using high levels of peroxides or ammonia.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Straight haired girls can dye their hair, cut it, do all kinds of things to get a new look, but a curly girl tends to find a working look and stick with it. How can curly girls change up a look they are tired of?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
I’m a big fan of hair accessories. I work with a woman who uses accessories to get a different look everyday – whether it be an updo with a colorful headband or jeweled clip to pull back the curls around her face.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What is the best haircut/style for long, curly hair? For shorter curls?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
Long layers are recommended by the top curl stylists for long curls. It provides shape while preserving the length. Curlies must take steps to prevent “pyramid head.”

Shorter curls can look bobbed or with shorter layers, depending on the texture. Look for women you see with curly haircuts you like, and ask who cuts their hair. Or you can look for a stylist on NaturallyCurly’s Salon Finder, where curlies have submitted thousands of reviews. Check it out here: http://www.naturallycurly.com/topics/view/stylist-salon-finder.

THE STAR SCOOP:
How do you know what type of curls you have and how can this help when choosing products/styles for hair?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
NaturallyCurly has a curl key on our site that helps you determine your curl type. In many cases, people may have several curl types – wavy on top and tighter curls underneath. You can check it out here:  http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What’s the best way to “extend” curls?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
It’s all about the product and the way you apply it. Use products designed to loosen or stretch curls and apply it in sections – the thicker the section, the looser the curl. You can diffuse or air dry. If you want to try something a little more permanent, keratin treatments can be done in a way to loosen rather than straighten curls. This typically lasts for 2-3 months.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Why do so many people say silicones are bad for curly hair? Where do you stand? Are they really a no-no for curly hair?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
There are many different types of silicones. Some of soluble while others are non-soluble. Some silicones can build up, which can require a strong shampoo to remove. This can be very drying for curly hair.

Another complaint is that they add a cosmetic shine, but don’t really improve the health of the hair. While silicones have plenty of critics, some curlies swear by products that contain them because of their frizz-fighting, humidity-resisting qualities.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Product time. What are the best drugstore (or somewhere like Target) styling products that are silicone-free/curly hair friendly? Best non-drugstore ones? Give us a couple options for each.

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
These days, there are so many great curl products you can buy at a drugstore or Target. Some of the best include curl favorites Miss Jessie’s, CURLS and Kinky-Curly as well Pantene’s new curl line and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted line. Companies have woken up realized that curly girls need products specifically for their hair type – and they buy a lot of products.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Best celebrity curly hair – hands down, who does it belong to and why?

MICHELLE BREYER of NATURALLY CURLY.COM:
That’s a tough question, because there are so many gorgeous curly celebs. I love Taylor Swift’s curls – when she wears it curly! – and I love Keri Russell’s tight corkscrews (although she’s been wearing it straighter lately). I love Solange Knowles Coils  and Beyonce’s 3c curls (when she goes natural). And in the Curl Hall of Fame is the Bernadette Peters, who has been rocking her curls her entire career!

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