Before I learned how to care for my hair, I used to think it was frizzy, unruly, and unmanageable. I have naturally curly hair, far curlier than you might expect, and throughout my life, very few stylists have been able to manage cutting it properly. It took quite some time and lots of trial and error to discover that most hair care products simply weren’t meant for my hair type. I have medium-thickness curly hair (3A – 3C, depending upon the location, it’s much curlier and tighter at the back of my neck) that can take a lot of effort to keep hydrated and shiny. If you have hair like mine and want to learn how I figured out what was best for it, I hope these pieces of advice will serve you well.