Huff Post x Hair Rules

Julee Wilson, style & beauty editor for the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, stepped into the Hair Rules Salon to get a first hand experience from the texture guru, Hair Rules Co-Founder, Anthony Dickey.

After you check out the video, jump over to read the full “Style in the Wild” feature on Huff Post.

Curly Commentary: A Natural Hair Journey in Pictures: Onto the Ombre: Page 7 : Essence.com

We always love hearing from Cassidy at Natural Selection Blog.  She has been a big supporter of ours and we can’t thank her enough!  She was kind enough to share  this link with us highlighting her natural journey. We are proud to have had a hand in it (well Dickey’s hands!).  Hope her story provides some hair inspiration to you all.

Curly Commentary: My Natural Hair Journey in Pictures: Onto the Ombre: Page 7 : Essence.com

While on a visit to New York, Dickey of Hair Rules wrangled me into his seat for a haircut (and let’s be honest, I’ve always wanted him to do my hair). Using a method where he first straightens the hair, he gave me an awesomely exaggerated shape that kept my length in the front and cropped my hair short on the sides. Because my roots were grown out, the color faded in this reverse ombre that inspired me to call this cut “The Flame.”

 

Check out Cassidy’s hair journey in full here:

Curly Commentary: My Natural Hair Journey in Pictures: Onto the Ombre: Page 7 : Essence.com.

Virginia Gets a Hot Night Look with Dickey of Hair Rules

Dickey’s hot hair tip – steam rollers for sexy volume!  Finish with Hair Rules Volumizing Hair Spray

Kattya Gets a Hot Hair Look for Night with Dickey from Hair Rules

Dickey’s hot hair tip – apply Hair Rules Volumizing Hair Spray BEFORE flat ironing to hold style.

Cosmo for Latina Stephany gets a Makeover with Dickey of Hair Rules

 

Dickey helps Stephany take her look from day to night with a chic pulled back look using Hair Rules Wavy Mousse.

Natural Hair Care Guide

Thanks to our friends at Bellasugar for consulting our texture guru Dickey on advice for natural hair. You can view the original post here: Natural Hair Care Guide.

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Whether you’re transitioning from relaxed hair or you’re a stalwart curly girl, the rules of natural hair care can get confusing. Break it all down with tips from Anthony Dickey of Hair Rules Salon (he’s worked on celebrity curls from Minnie Driver’s to Alicia Keys’s). You’ll get longer, stronger, healthier kinky hair after reading this all-inclusive natural hair guide.

1. Do trim four times a year

Ever wonder where those single strand knots come from? They’re actually a warning flag, screaming that it’s time for a haircut. “Single strand knots come from split ends,” Dickey says. “Split ends can be solved by regular cuts.” Try to get trims every three to four months to stop knots before they start.

2. Do get layers

A layered cut works well with naturally kinky textures because otherwise hair can fall in an awkward triangular shape. Your cut should work well with curly and straight styles for flexible styling.

3. Don’t cut curly

“Every strand deserves the same respect as the one next to it,” Dickey explains. Getting your hair cut curly will not promise the shape you desire as natural hair tends to look different every time. Instead get hair blow-dried first.

4. Do style wet

Apply styling products on soaking wet hair for the best (and most elongated) results — it’s like a wet set for your natural curls. Even if you plan to blow-dry hair, begin with soaking wet hair to minimize breakage.

5. Don’t use oil the wrong way

Argan, coconut, olive, avocado . . . oils are a natural woman’s staple. But make sure to use oil to lock in moisture, not as a good conditioning treatment replacement. If you apply it too often, it will only sit on top of the hair shaft instead of penetrating.

6. Do wash more often

“Nothing is going to moisturize your hair like the chemical makeup of water,” Dickey says. Hydrated hair will be more resilient against heat damage, and it will also aid with de-tangling and curl definition. He recommends rinsing hair at least every four days.

7. Don’t blow-dry with a brush

If you’re attempting a straight style, make sure to check the weather first and forgo the dreaded brush. Select one light spritz to fight humidity, and your best tool is a comb attachment. “If you are dexterity-challenged, a comb attachment is the most practical,” Dickey explains. “And there is no extra tension on the hair. It’s always moving, so it’s not burning your hair.”

8. Don’t use pea-size amounts

If you aren’t getting the results you desire, maybe you aren’t using enough product. Other hair types can get away with quarter-size portions. But kinky textures should begin with golf-ball and tennis-ball dollops.

9. Do handle with care

“You know what they say when you hand wash clothes — handle with care,” Dickey says. “Treat your hair like a cashmere sweater.” Your fingers are your best de-tangling tool. If you’re continually running into snags, add more conditioner to help smooth the process.

10. Do turn down your flat iron

Your flat iron should be set between 350°F and 400°F. The only smoke allowed should be steam, not singed strands. Don’t attempt to get a pin-straight blow-dry. Instead use the blow-dryer to stretch and dry hair, then follow up with a flat iron to press. Or you can opt for a roller set instead.

Dopeness!! New Cut & Purple Hair! @ The Hair Rules Salon! #Natural Hair – YouTube

Dopeness!! New Cut & Purple Hair! @ The Hair Rules Salon! #Natural Hair – YouTube.

Thank you to ABittMoore from YouTube for sharing your love this way!  So happy to see this, your hair rules!