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What’s In Your Shampoo?

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

  by Tiffany of Live Curly,  Live Free They say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” and a similar thing applies to hair products. Don’t judge a shampoo (or conditioner or gel, etc.) by its bottle. Fancy labels and high price tags don’t necessarily translate to good products. What DOES matter is what’s in those products, so the most…

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Curly Hair 101- Revisiting the Basics

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

by Tiffany Anderson of Live Curly Live Free Over 65% of the world’s population has curly hair, yet many girls with curls chemically straighten and/or damage their hair with blow-dryers and flat irons rather than wear their natural curls. Why? Because they are sick and tired of struggling with dry, unmanageable frizz day after day, tired of bad haircuts from…

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Curly Hair Product Ingredient Guide

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

by Tiffany the Curl Whisperer So, how do you actually identify sulfates and non-water soluble silicones on product labels? The list of formal ingredient names below will help you to stay on track and avoid purchasing products that are not suitable for optimal curly hair health. Please note that professional salon products especially formulated for curly hair will always give…

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The CurlWhisperer’s Home Remedies

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via Live Curly Live Free While there are several fine product lines on the market for the care and maintenance of curly hair, many girls with curls are advocating a move to more natural products, including those made at home. Below are several recipes you can use if you have an adventurous spirit and would like to experiment. Apple Cider…

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The Curl Whisperer on Protein: Friend or Foe?

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

by Tiffany of Live Curly, Live Free It is a never-ending question on boards and web sites everywhere: does my hair need protein or not? There seems to be a ton of debate online these days about protein and its role in hair health. Some beauty industry professionals and product manufacturers advocate lots of protein, some say protein is the…

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The Curl Whisperer on Product Routines

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Raena asked Tiffany: What is the best product routine for fine 3c/4a curls? Tiffany’s response: Great question, Raena! First thing I want to make clear, though: there is no ONE best way to put product into your curls. That’s like saying there is only one best way to get to New York from Philadelphia or only one best way to…

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The Curl Whisperer on Humidity

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Repost- – Hot, humid days are fast approaching, so I asked The Curl Whisperer to give us her expert opinion on how to cope:_______________________________________________ It’s no surprise to find that weather plays a huge role in how our hair behaves on any given day. What most of us don’t know, however, is that humidity has little to do with how…

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The Curl Whisperer on Naked Hair

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Relax…the article is still going to be rated ‘G’, so no worries about sharing it with the kids 🙂 What, exactly, do I mean by ‘naked hair’? When I talk about ‘naked hair’ to my clients, what I am referring to is hair sans any kind of product: no conditioner, no gel, no curl cream, no pomade, no oil, no…

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The Curl Whisperer on Deep Treatments

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Last week, we talked about protein treatments for fine-haired girls with curls: this week, we are taking a look at deep treatments. Typically, most people refer to “deep treatments” when they are referring to hair preparations that contain heavy moisturizers and emollients, and that usually do not include proteins in their formulations. However, it is important that you check product…

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The Curl Whisperer on Protein Treatments

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

For porous or damaged hair, protein treatments are often prescribed. But sometimes there is some confusion about the different types and forms of protein. There is keratin, eggs, silk protein, re-constructors, etc. Some products are called “light” protein treatments, while others are labeled “intensive.” Just what is the difference in terms of the effect on the hair? And how do…

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