Back in 2010, Patty Stranger of The Millionaire Matchmaker announced that men don’t like girls with curly, wavy, or kinky hair, stating that texture “just looks messy.” She advised clients to flat-iron and thermally condition their natural locks to attract a mate. Her anti-curl politics caused riots among the wavy haired community––some even calling to boycott the show. In research, and –– most importantly –– in personal dating experience, men actually prefer tousled styles. According to work done by the dailymail.com, men claim to prefer women with “soft, natural, and touchable styles over groomed looks.” The study also says that 79 percent of men polled admitted to loving to run their fingers through a women’s locks. So the next time you’re headed for a date, put down the flat-iron and let your hair down; your strands will thank you and you’ll never look like you’re trying too hard to make a good first impression. For tips and tricks on the achieving the best date hair, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart
For Curly / Wavy / Kinky Haired Girls
Step: Once hair is damp, apply five pumps of volume foam to strands and comb through to evenly distribute product.
Step: Apply curl enhancer to strands and gently cup and squeeze hair from ends to roots to promote wave. You can air dry or blowdry with a diffuser.
Step: Once hair is dry, flip strands over and tousle. Spray with healing oil for added shine.
For Straight Haired Girls
Step: Follow the first two steps stated above.
Step: Apply styling whip to stands and distribute evenly.
Step: Section hair in to small sections and twist in to mini buns and secure with pins. Let buns air dry or blast with blowdryer.
Step: Once hair is dry, unravel twists and tousle. Spray with primp for hold.