Tutorials & Curly Hair Styles
30
Apr

Shapes For Spring

Spring is finally here!  April showers, May flowers and most importantly, great hair days. Now that the dried out winter hair is finally over, we can actually get into hair shapes that won’t go flat or dry due to the winter cold. Think of your curls like a flower during the spring season- they are going to bloom after facing treacherous circumstances. Now is the time to finally go for the fringe n’ fro look you’ve been yearning for or the waterfall cut if you want your curls to blend...
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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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14
Feb

Choosing the Right Diffuser for your Curl

Diffusers they all look so different how do you know what to choose? First lets begin with what is a diffuser?- A diffuser redistributes warm or cool air so that it doesn’t blow directly on your hair. Ultimately disturbing your curl and making you frizzy. If you use a blow dryer with out a diffuser the curls will eventually grow and expand the more you dry. With several types of very different looking diffusers on the market choosing the right one can be a challenge. Our curl experts recommendations are...
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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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28
Dec

Smoothing Treatment Questions Answered

Most Popular Smoothing Treatment Questions Answered… Sale is January 1 – January 31 ——— This Treatment has NO down time ———- You may wet/wash your hair the same day ———- Yes please book your color and haircut on the same day ———- Swimming in salt water or chlorine is absolutely fine ———- Stays for 3 months ———- You need to use sulfate free (on sale!) shampoo to maintain ———- You may keep your sale price of $199 If you Maintain your treatment within 4 months (16 weeks) Book Now
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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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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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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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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