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What’s In Your Shampoo?

  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 …

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Curly Hair 101- Revisiting the Basics

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, …

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Curly Hair Product Ingredient Guide

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 …

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The Curl Whisperer on Humidity

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 …

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The Curl Whisperer on Naked Hair

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, …

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The Curl Whisperer on Deep Treatments

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 …

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The Curl Whisperer on Protein Treatments

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 …