Magazine article Ebony

Hair Rules for High Temperatures

Magazine article Ebony

Hair Rules for High Temperatures

Article excerpt

The summer is the most challenging season for Black women and their hair. Humidity and intense heat force women to fight the frizz and, in turn, limit physical activity to remain sweat-free. With the help of renowned stylist Anthony Dickey, women will no longer be forced into an air-conditioned room. Dickey has styled the tresses of beauty icon Iman as well as first lady hopeful Michelle Obama. Not only did he transform their looks, he changed their approach to caring for their naturally curly hair. To share 20 years of expertise with textured tresses across the globe, Dickey penned Hair Rules! The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly, or Wavy Hair. Now you can experience Dickey's groundbreaking hair care methods with his new Hair Rules collection, the only series of products specially designed for all types of textured hair.

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CURLY OR KINKY DOESN'T ALWAYS EQUAL UNMANAGEABLE OR UNPROFESSIONAL

Black women use relaxers and intense heat to achieve a look that's seemingly suitable for the workplace, especially in summer months. Dickey believes women no longer have to succumb to these styling options and should feel comfortable with their natural texture.

PRODUCT SELECTION IS KEY

Summer hair care starts with exploring your product options. Dickey advises using gentle styling products instead of excessive heat to achieve your desired look. When trying to achieve a curly, straight-from-the-shower 'do, apply a leave-in conditioner or moisturizing cream to soaking wet hair. Distribute evenly and allow curls to set. …

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