Growing out a short hairstyle can be especially challenging for some black women because their strands tend to be drier and break more easily, says Los Angeles hairstylist Larry Sims. That's why keeping your hair healthy and hydrated is so important, adds Dante Blandshaw, Taraji P. Henson's stylist. The best way to protect tresses from the damaging effects of daily heat styling, says Blandshaw, is by getting a weave. While Henson was growing out her hair, she used weaves to experiment with many different looks.
Jan. 8, 2009 Henson wanted a new style that was "chic and elegant," says stylist Dante Blandshaw.Read MoreLess