Tutorials & Curly Hair Styles
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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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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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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10
Jan

Winter Curl RX

The dreaded dry out is upon us. Once the heat goes on a north eastern winter brings a whole new set of problems with it. Fly aways, split ends and less than voluminous crowns of curls can be less than flattering. Not to mention having to rip through the tiny fairy knots that lock themselves in. They never seem to be relieved until the scarves come off. If you have 3 minutes– Get it looking hydrated………. Polishers can help keep curls tame. Choose the most frizzy curls to polish with...
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06
Jan

Am I ready for a Transition? And Can I Color?

Transitioning from heat-damaged, chemically over processed hair can be a lengthy, overwhelming process, but if you take the right steps to achieve healthy hair it doesn’t have to be as treacherous. Transition [tran-zish-uh n, -sish-] Word Origin noun 1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: Applied to the curly world its getting back to your TRUE state, allowing your curls to flourish and do what they were naturally meant to do. Forgoing over manipulation from outside sources. Natural hair is damaged...
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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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12
Sep

How to Care for Your Curls in the Fall

    As the summer comes to its end, changing our wardrobe isn’t the only thing we should be worried about. The summer is already a difficult season to maintain your curls because of the heat, humidity and chlorine from swimming pools (if you like to take a dip every now and then). Deep conditioning is crucial during this time of the year and it doesn’t change when the fall arrives. For those with curly hair, maybe you’ve already started thinking about how you’re going to maintain your hair in...
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11
Apr

Help Curls Grow Out Quicker

Try our newest package to stimulate growth and encourage long healthy hair Help Me Grow – $65 Give your curls room to grow by removing product buildup and dead skin cells. Our coffee scrub will stimulate new hair growth which will then be followed by a deep treatment to hydrate curls and help prevent split ends it is then followed by a curly set. For best results we encourage weekly or bi-weekly treatments.         At home cant visit the salon? Try these methods A curly girl can...
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01
Mar

Curl Trends from Spring Fashion Week 2017

Spring looks straight from #FASHIONWEEK. Crop Top curly girls were all over the runway. Natural styling and rounded tops with a tear drop shaped nape area finishes the look.Keep curls feminine by defining out small pieces around the face try Curlfections Polishing Whip or Glimmer Polish . Slick Soft Waves Apply product wet and gently comb to smooth out curl. Air dry for natural waves. Try Ouidad’s Clear Control Pomade or Wave Create Sea Salt Spray.   Heavy Bangs with bohemian soft waves cascading to the shoulders. Use a cream that will not over...
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