Behind the Curl

Behind the Curl

Where connection is created with one another through the sharing of our natural hair stories and experiences, as well as natural hair education. Hosted by Curly Hair Master, Amy Bush, who has 30+ years of experience behind the chair as a cosmetologist. Amy opened Ohio's first curly hair salon in 2010: Ambushed Salon. She will be sharing interviews with guests and offering personal stories and education on naturally textured curly hair. Have a topic suggestion or want to share your own Curl Story on the podcast? We'd love to hear from you! Please shoot us an email at AmbushedCurlAcademy@gmail.com!

Episodes

April 12, 2023 13 mins

This episode we are talking about how to understand what you’re reading when looking at the ingredient list on your product bottles. I’ll be explaining how to know which ingredients are the most potent and what the most common ingredients you may see and what they do as well as talk about many misconceptions with certain ingredients. <...

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It’s time to talk FRIZZ. Did you know there are 3 types of fizz? Me either! Listen in to discover the types with me and find out what causes frizz and how to combat it. I’ll also be talking about how humidity plays a part and what happens to the hair when humidity is present. Plus many tips to support you in finding (as close as possible!) frizz-free curls! But at the end of the day, my motto is to love your curls, frizz a...

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March 29, 2023 11 mins

This week I'm talking about oils and the relationship they have with your curls. Oils have been used for centuries for purification rituals, health and beautification of the hair. But just because they've been around forever, are they really are as effective as we've been told? Listen to find out! 

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March 22, 2023 9 mins

This week I'm talking about when people want to touch our hair! If you have curls, I'm sure you've experienced this - someone either asking if they can touch your hair or even sometimes just doing it without asking. Many of us think of our hair as an extension of our bodies and our personal space so it feels invasive. Some are just curious and others cause discomfort. I wanted to dig into this a...

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March 15, 2023 12 mins

This week, I’m talking about the dreaded hair loss. There are many, many things that can contribute to hair loss, but today I’m going to focus specifically on how our diet can impact our hair. I’m sharing what nutrients are most important, why and what foods we can find them in. 

You should always consult your doctor to discuss your specific needs as there is no one size fits...

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Welcome back! This week I'm talking about the debate between whether it's better to air dry your curls or use a hairdryer with a diffuser. I wanted to dive a bit deeper into the science and data to see if there is truly any significant difference between the two. 

I'm also covering how some damage occurs and safe practices when using heat.

I'd love to hear what you think about the study and am happy to answe...

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This week I dive into the History of Black Hair with Tracey Overbey. Tracey has been a client of mine for the last few years and I always enjoy our conversations. As someone with a wealth of information as a librarian, Tracey is sharing her research surrounding Black Hair - the misconceptions, meanings, traditions and more. 

Tracy is an Assistant Professor and Social Sciences...

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February 22, 2023 10 mins

In this episode, I'm going to talk about the many things you should consider when thinking about trying a new hair cut. 

Do you go for a big change or something small? And how do you know which route you’re ready for? What are you expecting from your new look? How easily do you adapt to change?

There are lots of factors to consider when thinking about a new look. Keep in mind things how much time you want to spen...

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February 15, 2023 11 mins

Tune in as I share my predictions for Curl Trends in 2023!

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Find us online at:

Ambushed Salon 
Exclusively curly hair salon dedicated to promoting the beauty of natural curl and texture.
ambushedsalon.com 
IG: @ambushedsalon

Ambushed Curl Academy 
Online Curl Education for Hairstylists
ambushedcurlacademy.com 
IG: @ambushedcurlacadem...

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 Join me as I talk with the owners and founders of 2 Girls With Curls, Erin Ford & Leigh-Ann Houchin!

 

Find 2 Girls With Curls at:
www.2curlygirls.com
IG: @2girlswithcurls
Products available for purchase at Ambushed Salon, through the 2 Girls With Curls website and at Columbus, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia area Whole Foods.

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December 21, 2022 12 mins

Today we're talking about if it's worth it to use salon products. My answer - it depends! 

Listen for what to look for when choosing a haircare line. I'll discuss factors like ingredients, performance, how the product absorbs in the hair, ease of second/third/forth day hair and more!

I hope this episode gives you a way to think about product differently. There are constantly new product options coming on the...

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Today I'll be talking about how to have a conversation with your stylist when you are unsatisfied with your service. This can always be a bit uncomfortable or awkward to bring up, but it’s really important to be upfront and clear with any concerns or dissatisfaction you may have experienced with a service. The majority of the time, your stylist truly wants you to be happy and wants to know when you are unsatisfied in ...

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December 7, 2022 14 mins

In this episode, I'm answering a few questions from listeners!

1. Why is my hair dryer in colder months?

2. Is it true that curly hair can be more resistant to color? 

3. Is there such as thing as using too many products?

4. If I'm just starting out, how can I understand what hair type/thickness/coarseness that I have and what are the best types of products I should start with to try?

Have a question you'd like to sub...

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Welcome to Part 2! In the last episode we talked about how to identify the damage that is caused by certain factors, which proteins are effected in the hair, and the three factors that are damaged in the hair. Today, we are going to talk about the different contributing factors that cause damage and how to identity them, prevent and treat them.

Top Factors:

  • Hard water
  • Chorine 
  • Product build-up
  • Heat damage
  • Salt wa...
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This episode will be explaining the three factors that are the main dangers for curls. The three factors that are important to curls are: pH level (salt bonds), hydrogen bonds and disulphide bonds. You will learn what they are and the dangers that threaten healthy hair. Advise on how to avoid damage to your curls will also be provided.

The next episode in the series, Part 2, is where you will learn how to fix the...

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Want to know how to find the right cleansing program for your hair? Listen in while Amy tells you the different cleansing products available to you. As well as how often you should shampoo your curls!

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Find us online at:

Ambushed Salon 
https://ambushedsalon.com 
IG: @ambushedsalon

Ambushed Curl Academy 
Online Curl Education for Hairstylists
https://ambushedcurlacademy.c...

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November 9, 2022 18 mins

Today I'm talking all about the many options we have when it comes to tools to use on our curls. I'll be covering the Curl Classifications and discussing the common struggles for each and how the right tools can play a part in addressing those concerns. I cover what tools can help give you a boost in volume, which can help reduce frizz, what's best for detangling and more!

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Ambus...

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November 2, 2022 28 mins

In this episode, I've invited my client, Deidra Herring, to share about her personal relationship with her curls. 

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Find us online at:

Ambushed Salon 
https://ambushedsalon.com 
IG: @ambushedsalon

Ambushed Curl Academy 
Online Curl Education for Hairstylists
https://ambushedcurlacademy.com 
IG: @ambushedcurlacademy

Contact: ambushedcurl...

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October 26, 2022 8 mins

Learn how to identify your hair's porosity in this episode. Porosity impacts how your hair absorbs liquid and is important to take into account when choosing products or a styling routine. 

Make sure to check out the last episode for tips on refreshing your hair based off your porosity! 

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Find us online at:

Ambushed Salon 
https://ambushedsalon.com 
IG: @ambushedsalon

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In this episode, I explain how porosity plays a part in how we approach refreshing our curls. Learn my tips for what techniques work best for each porosity. 

Not sure what porosity your hair is? Check out episode #7 to learn how to identify it!

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Find us online at:

Ambushed Salon 
https://ambushedsalon.com 
IG: @ambushedsalon

Ambushed Curl Academy 
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