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Multiple Hair Day Guide

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

Want great multiple day hair?  Here are some secrets I have learned through my training with CHA ( Curly Hair Artistry), my research online and personally in my own bathroom!  Remember, a curl refresher may not work well on all hair types.  It is especially difficult for fine haired curly girls and guys to get multiple day hair…but sometimes you can find a good spritz solution and get even better volume on the second day.  As a general rule, the thicker and curlier your hair is, the more days you can go using a refreshing method. Some people don’t like the look of multiple day hair and just choose to wash everyday.  That is perfectly fine, but the cleanser needs to be sulfate free if you’re going to do it. Here are my main tips on how to prolong your wash day…

1) Sleep on a satin pillowcase

Sleeping on a satin pillowcase, you can ensure there is little to no friction to cause breakage and...

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Curly Girl Secret #4

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

WATER QUALITY 

One thing you may not be aware of is how water quality can affect your hair.  Soft water is usually the kind of water you want to have, but if your water is hard;  it can weigh your hair down, cause a heavy build up on your hair shaft, and cause dryness and frizz!  It can really wreak havoc on your finished style.  You may never have thought about it before, but it’s something to be consciously aware of.  Here’s an example of how it could be affecting your life and you don’t even know it!  I’ll also share some solutions to the problem and a simple test to decipher the quality of your water…
 
* In the last few weeks I have really been struggling with my finished look. The curls have been weighed down; there’s barely a wave where normally there are lots of waves and curls.  No matter what styling products I chose to try and boost the curl, it just was hanging there; lifeless....
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Curly girl secret 6

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

CLIPPING

There are many ways to clip and there are also many different types of clips on the market you can use.  I prefer to use DevaClips on most hair types due to their heavy duty hold, but some baby fine haired clients may benefit from using the old fashioned smaller type pin curl clips as the Devaclips can sometimes be too heavy for their hair and fall over.  I’ll likely post some more video’s on You Tube in future with an in-depth description of many different ways to clip and the different clips you can use to do it.  There is no wrong way to clip, as long as YOU’RE happy with the results!

Clipping will release the hair of it’s own weight so curls can start up closer to the scalp, it helps the air to flow through the hair for faster drying time, and also gives volume to curly hair which usually lays quite flat.  It’s one of the most valuable styling methods to...

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Healthy hair is a curl type

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

HEALTHY HAIR IS A CURL TYPE

As curly girls, wear our hair in it’s natural state, whether it’s loose wave or tight coils.  Maybe we’ve been on the search for the perfect product, the perfect routine to make our curls pop over the time of our curly journey.   Here’s a tough question though…what if you’ve exhausted all your efforts and resources and you’re just not getting the results you hoped for?  Do you feel the pull to do something drastic because you’re so frustrated with your natural textures?   

My Curly Hair Artist friend, Melissa Stites says, “… we need to embrace all the multiple textures within one head of hair.  ‘Healthy hair’ IS a curl type to be embraced and that’s a beautiful thing…it’s incredibly freeing!  It’s time to get off the search to try and ‘fix’ our hair”.  Most curly girls have more than...

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Curly kids hair care routine

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

Two out of three of my kids are curly, and I often have parents/guardians ask me what to do with their curly kids hair.  I thought I’d share with you some tips to help you at home since curly hair can sometimes be a mystery, especially to straight haired parents of curly hair kids.  Let’s get right down to it!

Things you will need (feel free to support a small business and order any of the products or accesories I mention in this blog here if you live within Canada)

~Sulfate free Shampoo ( like DevaCurl No Poo, Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream, Fuzzy Duck Shampoo & Body Wash)

~Silicone Free Conditioner ( like DevaCurl One Condition, Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner, Fuzzy Duck Kids Conditioner)

~Silicone Free Detangler ( optional-like DevaCurls No Comb Detangler, Fuzzy Duck Leave in Conditioner & Detangler)

~REALLY Wide Toothed Comb ( or use your fingers)

~Fine Mist Spray Bottle

~Large Old long sleeved...

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Curly girl friendly ingredient shopping list

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2020

Print this list use it to take shopping with you or sort the products you already have.  It’s time to keep only what is good for your curls…

Avoid sulfates in your shampoos. Sulfates are harsh foaming detergents that are found in many commercial shampoos and dish detergents. They can be extremely drying for curly hair, so choose sulfate-free shampoos. Sulfates contain “sulfate” somewhere in the ingredient name (usually). Also, keep in mind that there are some cleansers that are as harsh as sulfates but are not sulfates. If you decide to use a shampoo, avoiding sulfates is best. Sulfates are also difficult to remove off the scalp, so remember you need to scrub to clean your scalp, but also scrub while rinsing your hair to help remove them fully from the hair. Just rinsing out your shampoo isn’t enough.

Here is a list of sulfates to avoid:

Alkylbenzene sulfonates                       ...

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