Author: curlmaven

Knowing your hair porosity is one of the most important factors when it comes to buying products that will work. Especially when you’re starting the Curly Girl Method. When most people start their curly journey, they frantically try to determine what curly type they have. In a recent post, I spoke about why your curl type doesn’t matter. Hair Porosity does! Think of your hair porosity the same way you would think of skin type: oily, combination, normal and dry. You don’t shop for skincare products based on skin colour or face shape, you shop according to your skin type.…

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Okay so this is going to be a trip on the controversial train, but I think its a journey worth taking, so buckle up! I’ll be showing you type 2 wavy hair, type 3 curly hair and type 4 coily hair. But also, why your curl type doesn’t matter when it comes to finding the best products that will work for your hair, and how to care for your curls. Curl Types Type 2 Wavy Hair I figured I should probably explain what curl types are. Type 2 curls are wavy, swavy and loose, almost stretched out, tousled curls.…

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Curly Girl Method The curly girl method is a set of do’s, don’ts and ingredients to avoid and embrace. This will enhance and encourage the natural curl pattern in your hair. Many people who have wavy hair, start their curly hair journey only to discover they actually have really curly hair! My hair isn’t as curly as it used to be, before I damaged it so much with heat and colouring. But it’s the healthiest and curliest it’s been in years, and it’s getting curlier with every wash. The pictures in this post were taken when I was five months…

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As hairdressers are reopening over the next few weeks, here’s my top tips and advice for how to get the best haircut for curly hair. This is something I get asked about all the time! So whether your hair is long or short, curly or wavy. These simple tips will help you communicate with your hairdresser the exact cut, length, shape and style you want. I think we’ve all got at least one hair salon horror story. Where the stylist either hasn’t understood how best to cut and style curly hair. Or they’ve got a bit of a scissor…

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Benefits of Rice Water for Hair There are so many benefits to using rice water for hair, it’s a case of why wouldn’t you use it?! Here are some of the amazing benefits, but it takes time, patience, and consistency to see long-term improvements in the hair. If you want to get the best results from using rice water, you need to do it consistently (weekly) for at least 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer. Increases hair elasticity, and bounce Strengthens and thickens the hair Adds volume, softness, curl definition and shine Smooths hair cuticle Reduces dandruff Promotes and stimulates hair growth…

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How to Build a Curly Girl Hair Routine Step 1. Final Wash | Clarify If you’re just starting the curly girl method, you need to do a final wash to get rid of the silicones out of your hair, and any product build-up. For this, you’ll need a shampoo that does contain sulfates but doesn’t contain silicones. My favourite is the Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo Technically it’s a chelating shampoo, which is stronger and harsher than a clarifying shampoo. Containing ingredients that remove hard water, limescale, metal, and mineral deposits. So if you live in a hard water area, or swim in the pool…

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