UPDATE: We love every single story that we write, but this is one of our ultimate faves—never has hair advice been more necessary than during this month of difficult weather. This story was originally published on April 3.One of the most common beauty queries we've heard from readers is this: Why can't I find a great black hair salon in D.C.? If you don't believe us, just take to Yelp and Google to see for yourself. Whether your hair is natural, pressed, relaxed, or somewhere in the middle, finding a person you trust, who really understands your hair, is essential. And finding that person can be tough. So, we took it upon ourselves to track down four local hairstylists who really get it — they've earned reputations for being savvy with all types of textured hair — and jumped at the chance to pick their brains for the dos and don'ts of their trade. The result? Our first-ever pros' guide to styling, protecting, and maintaing your gorgeous tresses, no matter how you wear them. Just click through for tips straight from the stylists, as well as the scoop on all their fave must-have products.
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While many of our recent hair DIY tips have involved styling tricks to change up your texture, this one is all about embracing those gorgeous, natural curls. We're coming up on the most humid time of year, and naturally textured hair is definitely not immune to frizz — quite the opposite, in fact. So, it's beyond read