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Today we have an exciting Mommy and Daughter Duo for you! Please give a great big CHI welcome to ..................................... Jenn and Brooklyn!!!
What is your daily hair routine?
Depending on if I wash my hair before bed or in the morning, my routine varies. If I wash it at night and sleep on my curls, when I go to style my hair, I spray "Matrix Color Care Shine Shake", scrunch, and let it air dry. I use Matrix Full Volume Proforma Firm Hold hairspray after I put the curls where I want them. If my hair has been freshly washed, I spray CHI keratin mist before I pick it out. Then I use Tea Tree Thickening spray to help at the roots with my thin hair. Finally I spray on the Curly Sexy Curl Enhancer which is a mousse-like substance. I scrunch and let it air dry for about 30 minutes while I put my makeup on. The last thing I do is blow-dry my hair with a diffuser. I don't touch it with my hands at all, just the diffuser and I turn upside down to help with the volume. After that, I pretty much just spray it because it styles itself the way I like it.
Do you use chemicals in your hair?
I have had my hair colored since I was pretty young. My sister is a stylist and she used my hair many times to try new things on. I also have very dark hair so I've had grays since I was 16. I get color about once every 4-6 weeks. My sister puts a conditioning treatment on my hair from time to time at the salon.
Do you use heat (hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, etc) on your hair?
I use a hair dryer with a diffuser. When I have shorter bangs, I will straighten my bangs and pull them to the side.
Have you ever straightened your hair? Why or why not? What were/are your thoughts on straightening curly hair?
Yes, I have straightened my hair before. In fact, every time I go to the salon my sister straightens it. I tell her to cut it how I can style it curly because I don't have the time to straighten my hair every day. I think it's fine to straighten your hair if it's curly, just like it's ok for people with straight hair to curl theirs. I see no problems with it.
What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
I wear my hair down because it's short with some pulled down on my forehead (sometimes bangs straightened and pulled to the side and on my forehead.) I was blessed with a big forehead. :-)
What do you like best about your curls?
I like that I don't have to do much to style my hair. When I tell others how much time I spend (about 10 minutes or less) on my hair, they can't believe it.
What is the worst hair advice you've ever received?
That I should straighten my hair because it looks better.
If there was one thing you could say or one tip you could give a young person with curls, what would it be?
Two things: Get trims often to cut off the dead ends. Do not let anyone talk you into permanently straightening your hair because THEY think it will look better. Go with what you think about yourself because you need to look at yourself and know that you look like what you want to not what others want you to look like.
If there was one thing you could say or one tip you could give to the Parents of young children with curls, what would it be?!
Who doesn't love a curly headed kid?! Find a great stylist and consult with them about the cut and how you should care for your child's hair.
How do you keep her still while you style their hair?
Have them watch tv while you sit behind them. Keep them occupied otherwise. Have fun without moving like sing a song.
Do you use (or will you encourage/discourage the use of) heat and/or chemicals on your child's hair?
No, I feel that at the right age, a person should make their own decisions about what they want to do to their hair. When my daughter is 18, she can choose completely what she would want for herself, but, until then, I will have an opinion and the final say.
What is your favorite aspect of "hair time"?
I love to do Brooklyn's hair. It is so soft and just enough curls to make it full and beautiful. Her hair is great and we have fun during hair time!
If you could give us one tip or trick - what would it be?
Be different! Try new things with your hair.
My daughter and I model together so we love our hair accessories!!!
I absolutely love these photos!! and Jenn, thank you so much for your insight! It was fabulous to feature you - hopefully we'll see more from the two of you in the future! In modeling, of course, and also back on Curly Hairdo Ideas!!
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