AMAZING Austin natural stylist

ericajoyericajoy Registered Users Posts: 65
I just had the best experience. :toothy4: I went to Rita at The Hair Clinic in Austin wanting a texturizer b/c I was frustrated with how long it was taking to care for my 4a/4b hair as it grows. Rita is the natural hair specialist at this salon, and she was extremely knowledgeable about hair chemistry and health, and she talked to me about the effects of a texturizer on my hair and how the curl pattern might change for the worse over time. She also talked to me about possible changes to my product and styling regimen since my hair is longer than it used to be.

She encouraged me to keep it natural and recommended some techniques and products to help. Then she showed me how my ends were pretty ragged and needed a trim, and how the trim would help decrease tangling and help the curl definition. She was friendly, informative, professional, and really seemed to care about the health of my hair. Ultimately she blew it out with some serious moisturizing cream (no mineral oil though - she's on top of that) and trimmed it, and French braided it for me.

My hair looks great and I have renewed hope!! I would HIGHLY recommend Rita to any naturally curly/kinky ladies (or guys!) in Austin. The salon is right near UT and is modern and pleasant, uses and sells good products, and prices are extremely reasonable. I really don't know if I can convey how happy I am to have found this place - she saved me from either putting a bunch of chemicals in my hair or cutting it all off. I had to share. :love10:
Hair type: 4a/b
13 months of growth


  • TrinigirlTrinigirl Registered Users Posts: 159
    That's awesome! I love when stylists tell the truth. Rita is correct. We don't need chemicals to help 'tame' our 4a/4b strands.

    My stylist Joy is natural as well. We actually both have a goal of growing waist length 4 a hair. It should take about 10 years. We'll see what Mother Nature allows :thumbleft:
    Last relaxer 8/20/08 :afro:
    Mostly 4a , fine hair type, low porosity
    Using all natural products

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