Backstage at the NY Fashion Week Fall 2012 there was a VERY clear message about embracing texture when it comes to hair. The great thing about this trend is that we can totally start rocking it now as the weather gets warmer. Here are some of my favorite looks from NYFW, and though some are a little more editorial or voluminous than what we'd wear daily, the products used to achieve the texture can help us get through humid summer months with a little dignity intact. The key is to rock your curls or waves with pride, mega volume, and shine like these models below:
At Whitney Eve's Fall 2012 show the Cutler Salon team used Redken Full Frame Mousse and Guts Volume Spray Foam for texture and volume.
This slightly less editorial and slightly more "real life" hair 'do is still a great example in texture. To re-create this look at home you could use TRESemmé 24 hour Body Foaming Mousse and a waving iron (or triple barrel curling iron) like they did backstage at the Tracy Reese show.
For those gals who are looking to transition from relaxed hair and go back to your natural texture, Carol’s Daughter has got exactly what you need. The Transitioning 1-2-3 Kit ($40) that comes out in June really deals with all of your needs when transitioning the hair, every step of the way. Just in time to rock your natural hair for summer, this kit addresses multiple hair issues including that dreaded demarcation line between the natural hair and the chemically treated hair. Not only do these products treat the hair, but they treat the scalp, which could have seen damage from chemicals, and needs to be healthy in order to continue growing new healthy hair. Ingredients like soy protein, olive oil, and Murumuru Seed oil moisturize the hair, while natural coconut oils cleanse the hair without stripping it. These moisturizing ingredients nurture hair back to its optimal state, while ingredients like sugarcane, Vera Fruit, and biotin encourage cell growth and healthy exfoliation of the scalp (something we don't normally think about, but definitely should).
For those of you who can't wait until the products come out in June, you can get a sneak peek at the action at TransitioningMovement.com where you can find tips on transitioning your hair back to its natural texture, other great haircare or beauty tips, and get a preview of the girls in the Transition Me Beautiful contest (3 lovely ladies who are already in the process of going natural).