Curly Care Tips

Caring for your curls

06
Sep

Detanging Curls – For Parents

There’s only one thing more difficult than detangling your own hair- detangling your kid’s hair! While most parents hate the process of detangling, it’s something they certainly know how to maneuver around without crying and yelling. It’s completely understandable, though- no one enjoys tugging and detangling their hair, especially when it isn’t cooperating. However, with a good use of effective products and knowing your child’s hair, this process can be much more seamless. If your son or daughter has tighter curls, it’s best to keep in mind that you will...
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31
Aug

Back To School With Curls

As the summer comes to an end and back to school season is in full effect, most naturals wonder what they’re going to do with their hair. Some feel more comfortable wearing their curls in a big fro throughout the summer but like to tone it down for school. Nothing wrong with that, some feel they don’t want to draw too much attention to themselves. Others don’t mind their big hair and want to wear it to class. However,  being a full-time student can be time-consuming and tiring since you...
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12
Jun

Tackling Dry Split Ends

  Dry, split ends are a nightmare for almost anyone with curly hair. Even if the majority of your hair is healthy, unmoisturized ends virtually cancel that out. Notice how we are advised to pay the most attention to our ends when washing and styling our hair- that’s because the ends are the most prone to dryness and breakage. Even washing your hair too much can have a negative effect on them as it can dry them out if washed consistently in a short period of time. And here’s the...
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05
Jun

Figuring Out Your Curl Type

Figuring Out Your Curl Type “What is my curl type?” many may ask. Curl types are divided into numbers with partnering letters which determine the tightness of your curls the higher the number. The curl types that are commonly known are: 2A / 2B / 2C 3A / 3B / 3C 4A / 4B / 4C The first type, 2A, represents very loose curls that can usually resemble waves. The last type, 4C, resemble the tightest curl pattern usually referred to as “kinky.” And you guessed it- the curls in...
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29
May

Tips your curl stylist wishes you would follow

Here are some things your stylist hope you take away from the experience:   1. At Home Maintenance is Just as Important as Regular Salon Visits Just because your first time experience at a salon was spectacular does not mean you should allow it to stay at just that. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist questions throughout the process- it’ll benefit you in the long run!  If you really liked how your hair turned out during your first visit, take notes of the procedure and the products used so...
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22
May

Hair Porosity Test

Understanding hair porosity is one of the complicated parts about natural hair care. Porosity refers to how much your hair can retain moisture. There are many factors that tie into this such as: curl texture, the amount of moisture it absorbs and retains and the structure of your cuticle. When referring to the levels of porosity, there are three: low, normal and high     Low porosity hair resists moisture but once it’s in, it stays in for a while. It is recommended that those with low porosity hair stick...
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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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