Newbie needs styling help Ouidad ?
Hi all, I'm new here and hope you can help me out. My just below shoulder length hair has mutliple personalities, 4a in the back, 3a/b on the sides and 2! on the top and front. It's truly crazy! Anyway, I must wear my hair natural I swim a lot (I wear a cap) and don't have time to twist every night and I cannot wear a full and wild afro to work since my office environment is very conservative and the dress code does not allow "extreme hairstyles" (I know, this is a PC discussion for another time). So, I had a consultation with a Ouidad stylist today and she recommended a "softener". I've looked this up and it looks like a very weak sodium hydroxide solution to help soften the curl to make it more manageable. This would reduce the bulk and puffiness that makes my hair packed at the roots when it dries and lengthen the curl. Has anyone had experience with Ouidad and the softener and/or their styling? By the way, this is an affiliate salon, not the NYC location. It sounds like it might do me some good, but I've had very, very bad experiences in the past with stylists that say they know what they are doing and they have absolutely butchered my hair. I also need styling suggestions. Thanks for your input.