Curly Care Tips

Caring for your curls

07
Jun

Colors For Summer

One of the most anticipated seasons of the year is finally underway- summer! As the warm weather gets closer and new styles start to make their debut, new colors slowly start making their way in. Sure, nothing beats a long, curly mane of black hair but why not add some color to make your ringlets pop?! Most fear adding color to their hair because they are afraid of damaging their curl pattern. If you plan to go blonde, a smart idea would be to start off slow and eventually obtain...
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06
Jun

Tips For Managing Kids Hair

There is probably one thing more frustrating than dealing with your own hair– dealing with your kid’s hair! Sure, we all love our kids dearly but we can admit that patience for hair styling and children do not coincide. They don’t enjoy getting their hair untangled nor do they care for having their hair done in the first place. However, it is important to oversee the health of your kid’s hair and make sure they look presentable. Good thing there are tablets and toys to keep your children entertained while...
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07
Apr

Get the most out of your salon service * Tips from your curl stylist *

  Always Come in With Dry Curls (Also Known as Second-Day Hair) Don’t come in with wet or pulled back hair as it defeats the purpose (and wastes time) of the service you want to get done. Curly cuts are called ‘dry curly cuts’ because they’re done when the curls are in full effect so your stylist can see where they will fall when cut. Pulling your hair back or coming in with a blow out before your appointment also alters its shape so you will have to wash it...
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02
Apr

Prepping Curls For Summer

The season we’ve all been waiting for is only a few months away. Just a few more weeks of the cold and we’re set to go for the warm weather. It’s no secret the winter is probably the worst time to flaunt your curls. The cold weather makes them dry and brittle resulting in more frequent deep conditioning sessions. For those that live busy lives, managing your curls is an added job. Protective styles are a great alternative and if you have long hair, you have an advantage because you...
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15
Mar

Techniques To Try For 2019

Every year, we are all introduced to new tips and tricks on how to manage our curls. Just a few years ago, curls were as simple as just adding water and conditioner. Now, we have certain ways to produce the most defined curls, what temperature the water should be on when washing our hair and how often we should wash it. What may seem like a commitment and a lengthy process to some can actually be simple depending on your knowledge. For instance, deep conditioning plays a large role in...
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30
Jan

2019 Predictions

When it comes to the world of curls, we never know what to expect for the years to come. Just a few years ago, curly hair was barely being sported in lieu of straight hair being the beauty standard. Now, we have so many appreciated variations of curls that it’s almost impossible to think about what trends are next to come. Last year, the blonde highlights became a popular choice amongst curly haired girls. We even saw a few pixie cuts surfacing. We find that most girls choose their next...
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30
Jan

How To Stretch Your Style

The goal of a wash-and-go is to make it last for as many days as possible. It’s a very frustrating feeling to have your style ruined by the second day because you sweat it out at the gym. It can be a tough battle deciding to change your lifestyle or to maintain your curls for the week. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a battle, however. Whether it’s wearing a silk wrap to protect yourself from the sauna’s heat or washing your hair on a week where you don’t have...
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03
Jan

2018 Curly Fads

This year, the curly hair community definitely added some new styles and twists to their natural routines. Sure, wash-and-gos were still a thing, but when introduced to pixie cuts and blonde streak highlights, a lot followed the trend. Curls are already fun as they are and the possibilities are endless regarding what you can do with them. A lot have been going with the pixie cut trend as it allows them to feel free and removes their label of being just “the girl with curly hair.” Highlights are always fun...
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28
Dec

Smoothing Treatment Questions Answered

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12
Dec

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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20
Sep

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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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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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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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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