Let’s Talk Natural Hair: Cut It Kinky Haircut

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Hey y’all! Today I’m here to talk about my Cut It Kinky Cut. It all started with a book called, “Wash Your Damn Hair” that was created by two natural hair cosmetologist to debunk myths and make natural hair care as simple as cleanse, shampoo, condition, & style! Crazy right!? No oils, Shea butters, leave ins, etc.. They truly believe that if you invest in quality products your wash day routine would be cut in half and the quality of your style would last much longer. So me being me, I said well why not try this method out!?

In doing so, I glanced their website and found a Cut It Kinky Alumni Stylist to give me a cut and one on one information on products and hair maintenance. After doing some research I went with a woman that was so down to earth and had such a cool spirit named, Kristy Kladzyk at Studio Within Salon and Spa.

To start, let me share what my hair looked like before she even touched it.

Ok, so honestly in all of my other Let’s Talk Natural Hair post clearly I thought I knew something about my natural hair but oh boy was I mistaken. As soon as Kristy put her hands in my hair she said… “What is your hair care routine I want to know it all!” In doing so, I broke down my complete wash and go process I felt as though I perfected… up until this day!

I told her how I would wash my hair weekly that included a shampoo, condition, AND deep condition. Following, I would use the LOC method to lock in moisture for my wash and go and add TONS of eco styling gel because in my eyes, the more the merrier right!? WRONG! After discussing my wash day routine with Kristy she politely told me… yeah.. no! Lol. She said it in a more professional manner of course but her overall thing was… your making things more complicated on yourself by adding all that.

Afterward, she did a dry cut on my hair that I think did wonders for my shape looking at it currently. Unlike a lot of stylist I’ve been to she was concerned about my personal hair goals and before cutting she asked what they were. After disclosing to her that my goal was healthy hair and if it needed to go please chop it off she then talked me through her cutting process. She asked where I typically wear my part and if I cared about length retention followed by the typical girl talk that happens in salons.

After my dry cut, I went to what was my favorite part of it all and actually where I spent most of my time, the sink! I got a clarifying wash that helped remove all of the build up I had from the butters and shea moisture I’ve been putting in my hair. Following, to put the moisture back in she used a conditioner and I sat in it for about 10 minutes in what I feel like was a hair massage. This experience included fingers getting into my scalp, steam, and plenty of towels to assure I wasn’t getting wet and maintain that the steam stayed on my focus area, my hair. This process took about 30-45 minutes.

After what I like to call my hair facial, I was brought back over to the styling chair where she had me sit back and she applied product and detangled with a comb brush. All the products she used were from Innersense Beauty and are pictured below. The Innersense shampoo is a clarifying shampoo so she instructed I don’t use that one as often. For weekly use she told me to use the AG Hair Care. As she was adding the products she was explaining everything she was doing to me and let me know that all products being used were available to purchase in house when I paid my bill along with instructions on how to and the order for usage.

After she applied all the product, she had me sit under a hooded dryer for about 30 minutes. I’m used to sitting under the dryer for hours so I was thoroughly impressed that it only took 30 minutes to get the job done.

Following the dryer, I was instructed to lay back and she took the hand held dryer to dry some of the wet spots, shaped my hair some more, and added the “Create Volume” product from Innersense Beauty to soften up my curls a tad. Below is a picture of how my curls looked fresh out the dryer before she did anything extra.

After she was done doing the final styling last touches, she instructed me to bend forward and give my hair a really good shake. To break up my hair a tad and instructed me that the less manipulation the better because my curls will naturally fall and get volume as the days go on. Below is a picture of how my hair looked when I bent forward to do that initial shake and after she did the final styling and trim touches.

So, now we are at the place where she wanted to do some last minute touches to my hair and give me directions… more so, the big reveal! Y’all…. when I say impressed isn’t even the word! I’ve never seen my curls look this good and defined without using my ever so beloved eco styling gel. Below are picture of the final outcome of the cut .

As you can see, I 10/10 recommend! Have any of you ladies gotten a Cut It Kinky haircut? If so what were your experience with it? Me? I love mine. To find out more information follow Iamblackgirlcurls on IG! Currently they are doing a 30 day hair detox that provides you with emails, IG live, and testimonials from people that are doing the detox themselves.

-Sy.M.Ba.

“We don’t know who needs to hear it, but a good majority of naturals don’t need to use deep conditioner every single week. Or sit under the dryer/steamer for 20-30 mins. And most certainly nobody should be sleeping in conditioner!!!” -IAmBlackGirlCurls

P.S. It will be writing a part two to this post that really dissects why I switched up my hair care routine, my new outlook on natural hair maintenance, and my 30 day hair detox I’m currently doing with Iamblackgirlcurls on IG this month!

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