Curl Evolution News
14
May

Quiz! How Well Versed are you in Curl Talk?

Ever heard someone refer to their hair as “CG” and wonder what does that even mean? Well, in the same way every country has their own language(s), curly hair has its own too. We use this jargon to refer to different things like the current state of our hair to the style we did overnight to protect it. It works for those with curls and makes conversation much simpler. Take our quiz and see how you rank with your curly lingo. Give your self a point for each term you...
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03
May

How You Can Protect Your Curls This Summer

While the summer can be the most fun time of the year for many, most curly girls agree it can be double the work. Think about the amount of time and maintenance your hair requires- now multiply that by two. The sun and its UV rays can be detrimental to your hair by drying it out. For those who love lightening their hair color, the sun will definitely help in that department but you must still be careful of accidentally damaging curls by not protecting with enough moisture when entering...
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24
Apr

Keeping Your Wash N’ Go Fresh on Day 5

Yes, a wash-and-go can make it to day 5 without even looking like it. All it takes is the proper care and nightly routine to make it possible. A lot of those with curly hair will say they prefer “second-day hair” over a fresh wash-and-go because it already had time to settle in and acquire volume. “First-dayers” will notice that it takes a long time for their hair to dry which results in a lack of volume until it fully dries. On the second day, you can pick it and...
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17
Apr

Preventing Frizz

Preventing frizz can be one of the hardest tasks for those with curly hair. With the summer right around the corner, it’s time to start bracing yourself on how you can protect your mane from the beaming sun. One of the biggest challenges concerning curly hair and frizz in the summer is that you might want to let your hair out, but then begin to sweat due to the heat. Some alternatives to this are styling your curls in an updo, or slicking your hair back in the front and...
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29
Mar

Color Options For Your Curls

  Okay, so you’ve made it through the transitionary period of your curls and now you’re ready for some color. This time around, it won’t be done by using a box dye at home. The temptation is real, especially after browsing through dozens of pages featuring a rainbow of curly haired girls. We’ve all been there! Nevertheless, make sure to do your research and find a salon that specializes in coloring curly hair or else you’ll find yourself back at square one again. These salons should be able to provide...
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27
Mar

Different Shapes You Can Achieve With Your Next Curly Cut

The beauty of curly hair is that it comes in all shapes and sizes. The texture of your natural hair and the shape of your face play a role in which shape suits you the best. Luckily for some, their curls already fall into the shape that they want and a curly trim is all you need. Others seek curly cuts (highly recommended)for their new look or use protective styles like braids or twists in order to achieve their desired look. It is also a matter of length and tightness...
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07
Mar

Different Ways to Effectively Apply Product To Curls

All product-applying methods are not created equal. One question those with curly hair usually ask is, “How can I get my curls to be more defined?” This is a popular question because most people aren’t effectively applying product onto their hair, causing frizz and little to no definition. However, if frizzy and undefined hair is your style, go for it!   Some aren’t even aware of the full potential of their curls because they aren’t sure on how to properly apply product. It actually isn’t as simple as applying product...
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22
Feb

7 Curly Hair Tips To Live By

While all curls are different, they all have one thing they need: maintenance. Maintaining curly hair is not as easy as it seems and can be time consuming. Some people think it is as simple as washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner and letting it air dry. Wrong. Things like washing your hair with shampoo more than twice a week can dry it out and using a regular towel to dry your hair makes it frizzy and removes moisture. There’s never too much to know about the tips and...
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13
Feb

Different Methods to Encourage Growth

One thing most curly haired curls have in common is shrinkage. Shrinkage happens across all curl types but is most noticeable with tighter textures.Even though curly hair is actually longer than appears, most of us want length at all times. It happens with all curly textures but its most noticeable with those who have 3B through 4C textures, as they are tighter than any other curl types. It can take your hair months, even years for it to reach its desired length if you let it grow naturally without using...
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20
Jan

5 Best Practices for Curly Hair in a Work Environment

In an artistic business big hair is more than welcome. But we don’t all work in a creative space.The existing debate whether curly hair is appropriate for a work environment makes it difficult for those who are unapologetic about their natural hair. Some feel curly/natural hair is too “loud” for an office environment, let alone an interview for your dream job. How many people with curly hair can relate? You find yourself slicking your hair back or blow drying it for an interview because you don’t want to potentially be...
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14
Nov

Safe Ways to Add Heat to Your Curls

Adding heat to curly hair is a big risk- in fact, it is such a risk that your curl pattern might be altered when you wash it again. However, the risk level lowers when you use caution and don’t add heat frequently. For those who are transitioning from damaged hair, heat use isn’t recommended but if you do choose to add heat, it should only be done at least once a month. Many people who are transitioning don’t feel 100% comfortable with their hair so they blow dry it because...
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03
Nov

Different Curl Types and How They Work

  Different Types of Curls and How They Work For every person with curly hair, each one has a unique curl type. Sometimes for one person, there’s more than one curl type in their hair. Some of these curls can be in the 1 range, which are much looser curls than those in the 4 range. The 1 range consists of straight and fine hair meaning it is thin and does not curl on its own. The 4 range includes the tightest curls on the spectrum. “Kinky” can be another...
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19
Oct

Different Ways to Protect Your Curls While You Sleep

Small Braids For those who desire a wavier look, braiding your hair at night will definitely do the trick. Similar to the two-strand twist method, first apply a refreshing product to your hair to make it damp. Next, divide your hair in 8-10 sections and  braid every section. If you want to still show some of your natural curl pattern, looser braids will do the job. For tighter waves, tighter braids will give you the exact result you are looking for. Finish each braid with a small rubber band. For...
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03
Oct

Different Ways to Manipulate Your Curls

Different Ways to Manipulate Your Curls   Coiling Coiling is a great method for those who like springier, defined curls. It’s a really simple process which only requires four steps. First you wash your hair, add a styling product of your choice, grab the selected amount of hair you desire and twist it using your index finger. Repeat until you have gotten to every strand of your hair or you can also coil the desired section. This method can also be done by using the stick part of a fine...
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28
Sep

When Is the Right Time to Get a Curly Cut?

When Is the Right Time to Get a Curly Cut? While the curly hair movement has made a large comeback in the past few years, curly cuts play one of the essential roles in the movement. Without a curly cut, it might take some extra maintenance for your curls to flourish. A curly cut is an innovative way of cutting curly hair while it’s dry. The reason this cut is done while your hair is dry is because you can see where each curl will fall once trimmed. Although wet...
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