(Closed) curly brides help me, please!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
439 posts
Helper bee

Have you ever tried the Curly Girl method?  It comes from this book:  http://www.amazon.com/Curly-Girl-Lorraine-Massey/dp/0761123008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283856812&sr=8-1  

It’s probably been about 5 years since I stopped using shampoo, and it helps a lot.  I still have frizz problems, but nothing like they were.  

Also, a good cut makes all the difference in the world.  Find a stylist that cuts curly hair and will cut your hair dry.

I’m currently using the Kinky Curly line of products, and I love love love the “Curling Custard.”  I could take or leave the conditioner, but the curling custard is awesome.  It’s a bit pricey (I paid $30 for a big tub of it at Whole Foods, but the tub lasts me 4 months).

You may also want to check out naturallycurly.com for good tips on products/styles.

Post # 4
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Here is how I took my curls from being the bane of my high school and college existence to something I actually like about myself:

1) Found a good stylist. You’ll know because it will grow out well. Follow them everywhere. Never cheat on them.

— I found mine under the Salon Reviews on NaturallyCurly.com

2) Never fought the curl. If needed, comb through product (gel, goop, go on naturally curly and pick ones with good reviews) and then twist curls around your fingers. Pin if necessary. Let air dry (never use a dryer without a diffuser on curly hair)

Fave products (I haven’t had the guts to try the Curly Girl method yet):

— Bumble and Bumble leave-in (rinse out) conditioner

— Tiare Pommade for hair & body

— Organix coconut milk serum

3) Pinned the curls away from my face. Often those are the ones that make your hair look undone instead of styled.

4) Lookout for flyaways and frizz. For really bad flyaways, try wetting your hands and then running a small amt of gel over the top, or coat your hands with hairspray and gently smooth it down. Both come in travel sizes for your bag.

5) Threw away the iron/hairdryer. Both damage hair and discourages a curl.

These are my personal bests, but naturallycurly.com has SO much info! Good luck! If you can visit a climate similar to your wedding climate for a few days once you have a curly routine in place, you can adjust accordingly. It’s a “hair trial” for the curly girl!

Post # 5
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’ve gotten some good advice, I just want to second Miss Sequoia’s suggestion of Naturallycurly.com. I found that site about 7 years ago when I was looking for haircut ideas I learned so much about my hair.

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wash my curly hair with sulfate-free shampoo whenever I deep condition. Then I dry my hair with a t-shirt (learned about  that method from YouTube and it seems to be successful in minimizing frizz). I use a leave-in sometimes and coconut oil (right from the supermarket) other times.

I have tossed my flat irons and hair dryers too. My SO has looser curls than I do and when he cares to do anything with his hair he uses Giovanni mousse and that works well.

Check curlynikki.com or maneandchic.com for information about curly hair and I believe they have links for curly brides.


Post # 7
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love the bumble and bumble line for curly hair. And the defrizz. Oh how I love the defrizz. 

I completely agree with the need to find a good stylist. I drive nearly 45 mins out of my way and pay a ridiculous amount of money to get my hair cut, but for the first time in my life, ever since I started going there and using the bumble and bumble, I love my hair.

Post # 9
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@raangoli: what defrizz product do you use?  I need a good one.

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