Friday, September 08, 2006

Curly Gurl


Before I do my huge fashion blog post (which is taking me a little while to get together), I thought I thought I'd do a post on curly hair. After looking through this month's issue of Seventeen and noticing that they didn't offer any hair styles or good products for curly girls, I figured I had to offer my services forth to my spiral sisters.
Just to warn you, as much as we all want to believe in what magazines say, from now on, you CANNOT follow any hair advice you read in magazines. Same goes for anyone who tells you to use shampoo.
Ha, you're already shocked and grossed out, but if you're a curly girl, you'll probably try anything. Read on for the basics to curly hair and where to buy the curly girl bible.

Rules of Curly Hair:
1. You must not shampoo it. The detergents in shampoo, as you may have noticed, are causing your curly hair to be VERY FRIZZY. Not a big surprise when that sodium laureth sulfate from your LAUNDRY DETERGENT is the main ingredient in your number one hair product.
2. You must condition and use your conditioner as a shampoo. Do this by massaging your scalp the same way you would with shampoo, except that now, your scalp will be getting cleaned out and hydrated instead of fried to a crisp.
3. No more brushes. Finger brush only
4. Use a curl cream with gel, not a pomade or wax

Now that every belief you ever had about curly hair has been shattered. Recuperate, re-educate. Save your hair. Buy this book

While you're at it, you might want to buy this hair creme by Bumble and Bumble. One word. Amazing.


Now it's up to you grasshopper.
Time to curl up and dye!
-Gigi

25 comments:

Frapp said...

I have straight but slightly kinky hair and I refuse to straighten it so I always leave it to dry naturally and it gives me great curls! Go curls!

gallagher said...

I have wavy-curly red hair. I don't think I could ever give up shampoo!
It's too big a change!

Kit said...

coolest blog for curly haired girls I've ever seen. Will use your tips! Thank you thank you thank you!

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Sarah said...

i have extremely straight hair which refuses to curl, and have yet not able to find a product that helps .

cool post, can't wait to see the list.

Pink Missy A said...

hey cool blog wanna check mine out?

le fashion said...

beautiful hair!:)

Hill said...

too cool. my hair isn't curly...but still. and i'm working on my links section...and you will be on it...if i ever get it up and running. =) keep up the great work!

Sunniva said...

Great tips...will definitely use them! Thanks so much ;)
xxx

maya said...

i can never find any advice about curly hair, so thanks for that.
we'll take over the world one day...

Neko said...

Just browsing through... I don't think that cutting out shampoo is a good idea ya know... 'Cos the main reason for shampoo is to get rid of the oil and dirt from your hair, and conditionar to add some oils to it, so if you only wash your hair with conditionar is would probably come very greasy, especially if you put oil/ wax or cream on your hair like i do.

And only finger brushing your hair? Erm you know that us curly's get our hair tangled up really easily, so we need to brush our hair with a widde tooth comb/ brush while it's still wet with conditionar on it...

Oh a good tip. when drying your hair DON'T dry it with a towel!! Dry it with either kitchen rolls/ paper towls or else what I find better something cotton Cos towels are too rough for curly hair, and don't dry it up all with the towel, just enough so it won't drip so that then the hair drys up and gets really curly.

-Neko, a person whoose hair has an attitude and does whatever it wants.

Strongreb said...

cool! thanks!

boredom blogger said...

I have tried this method and it leaves my hair greasy on top. My hair is curly, but not super tight curls. Any suggestions?

Crazy curls said...

I dont think not combing your hair is a good idea either. A wide toothed comb is very good for your hair. Also frizz iz caused by pulling your hair and causing it to thin and seperate when coming - so be very careful when you do comb.
I would say alternate - shampoo once a week, but condition more. Also too much conditioning may cause dandruff

Anonymous said...

Shampoo your roots and condition mainly the tips

Anonymous said...

This has some great info on a radio pod cast re: Mixed Chicks products for cury hair. Enjoy...
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-34257/TS-34156.mp3

Anonymous said...

Shampoo once every two weeks using a moisturising shampoo then either use an intensive conditioner to repair the damage that shampooing has caused OR when you rinse out your normal conditioner leave a trace in. NEVER blow dry, you can scrunch dry using a towel but don't rub! liquid waxes are good - salon professiona ones are teh best - try Bumble and bumble, C system or Sebastian!

Anonymous said...

if your hair gets greesy put baby powder on yor hands and rub in in your scalp in the morning before you stlye your hair, or when ever your hair is dry.

food4thought said...
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food4thought said...

I Have that super thick curly kind of hair. I use a natural shampoo without sodium Laural sulfate. However my hair is pretty long ( reaches mid back) and unmanageable. I always throw it back into a pony tail, but i have been thinking about getting it cut. What do you think?

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