Curly Hair Part 2

So a few months ago I decided to share my curly hair secrets and techniques. I've gotten such a huge response that I was really encouraged to explore more ways to love on this curly hair of mine. There are too many women with curly hair who do everything in their power to get rid of it. When I was growing up, all the "cool girls" had stick straight hair that just always looked perfect. And I got this:

If you can take your eyes off of the slammin' ensemble I'm sporting, you'll notice the home permed poof on my head. Thanks, mom. After a few years of perms in my childhood, my hair went from wavy to all out curly. I'd brush my hair in attempts to make it straighter, which only added to my poof. Once I got to high school I discovered straighteners and well, I woke up extra early each morning just to iron out the kinks. So much wasted time.

What's so great about embracing your curly hair? Um, everything. Let's talk about WAY less time to get ready, not having to worry about whether it's going to rain or be humid out (when our laboriously straightened hair goes to crap), and much, MUCH less damage due to heat styling.

Healthy hair that takes less time to do? Winning.

I've decided to stop using my straightener completely. Maybe someday I'll get the urge to straighten again but right now I'm focusing on loving myself, hair included, the way I was made. I've been doing a lot of research and reading on different curly hair techniques and I've adjusted my own system a little. 

Time to share some magic with you.

This day I happened to rinse my hair under the faucet in the tub. I didn't wash, just rinsed and scrunched. I just wanted to start with a fresh base of wet hair. 


Dry your hair upside down with an old t-shirt or pillow case. Don't dry curly hair with a normal towel, it disturbs the curls and can cause frizz. I've found an old t-shirt works best. Dry hair by scrunching, not by rubbing. Again, we're trying to protect the curls in their natural formations. 


Next, load up on leave in conditioner. Don't apply to your roots, so stay about an inch away from your scalp. Your head will produce it's own oils to moisturize your roots. Adding conditioner at the roots will only make your scalp feel oily and totally kill root volume.  I comb a good amount of conditioner through my curls with my fingers, focusing on scrunching on the ends. 

After conditioner, I use some form of heat styling protective spray. And then finally I spray the crap out of my hair with spray gel. You can use regular gel but I don't feel like it distributes as evenly as spray gel. This is going to help keep your curls together. The products above are just what I use, and I'm constantly trying new brands to find what works best.


Then, I blow dry my hair upside down with a diffuser. I scrunch the ends of the curls into the diffuser to take the weight off of them. Gravity and the heaviness of the product can stretch the curl out, so taking weight off when you can really does help. You don't HAVE to blow dry but I like the extra volume I get from it, and my hair takes forever to air dry. About halfway through blowdrying I add more spray gel because it tends to dry out easily from the heat. 


And that's it! Flip your head over and love your crazy volume lion hair. Rearrange curls or do some twisting of hairs that are out of place. If your hair is still crunchy from the gel, gently scrunch your curls up and toward your head. This will break up the gel and still keep your hair from getting frizzy later on. Your hair may look huge at first but it starts to go down pretty quickly. 

Right now I have some annoying bangs that just kind of hang out on my forehead when they're curly so I twist them together and pin them back like this:
Use a bobby pin to grab some of the twist, push it toward the back of your head to catch some hair and then pivot the pin toward the front of your head and into the twist. This hides the pin and secures it pretty well.

Some things I've learned about curly hair:
  • Stop using shampoo/conditioner/product with sulfate. They dry out curls. Curls are naturally more dry than other hair types, and most shampoos and conditioners contain sulfate. So make sure you're looking at ingredient lists!
  • Don't wash your hair everyday. I can't stress this enough. I only wash every couple of days, if I need to clean anytime in between I rinse in the shower and apply more conditioner. Conditioner is the key. 
  • I sleep with my hair kind of loosely piled above my head, not to smash or flatten the curls overnight. Satin pillowcases are also good.
  • STOP STRAIGHTENING YOUR HAIR. Every time you do, you're setting your curls back. The  longer I've gone without straightening my hair, the better my curls look. 
  • If you have curly hair, you should not own a comb or a brush. The only time you should be going through your hair is when it's wet and full of conditioner, preferably in the shower. 
  • LOVE IT! The better you feel about your hair no matter what style it is, the better you'll look. Attitude is everything you guys. 
I hope you find this (and/or the old tutorial) helpful! If you have any questions let me know! I'm not a pro, and this system works on my hair because it's big wavy/curly. 

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  1. My curly hair has never looked better since I completely stopped shampooing altogether. I now use the baking soda and apple cider vinegar "no poo" method 1-2 times a week. My hair grows faster, color looks amazing and I never do more then put some curl spray in when wet and walk out the door!

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    1. Does that leave an apple cider vinegar smell on your hair?

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    2. I also condition with apple cider vinegar, if I rinse well it doesn't leave any smell. Since I stopped shampooing my hair is the prettiest it's been my whole life.

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    3. How do you mix the baking soda and apple cider vinegar? also for the conditioning?

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    4. What's the mixture for the Apple cider vinegar and baking soda? I've always straightened my curly hair and now its soo ugly. I've been wanting to go nautral again hit its so hard with the mess I've made from the straightening. I need something to bring back the smooth and silky feeling I used to have. My hair never grows long., like if I color my hair the color grows out but my hair never gets Longer. Please get back to me on anything you think will help me. Thanks so much. -Danielle

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    5. I mix 32oz water and 3tbs apple cider vinegar. After washing my hair I saturate my hair with the vinegar water and I do not rinse. Once vinegar dries the smell goes away. Vinegar balances the ph in your hair. I make my own shampoo but not with baking soda. I hope this helps anonymous!

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    6. Does this mixture affect color treated hair? I color my hair on a regular basis and would like to try this out.

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    7. How much baking soda goes in the mix?? Also, is this something that can be premixed & left in the shower or does it have to be done right before use? Thx!

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    8. I stopped shampooing a few months ago and it's worked wonders! Considered the soda and vinegar but after discussing it with my stylist she said not to with color, so I just condition the living snot out of it. I started using Unite brand curling lotion, it's called Boing, on top of a spray on leave in and I can air dry or diffuse. As long as I keep my hands out of it I'm frizz-free. Down with shampoo!!

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  2. I am using a silk and shine serum by Regis. It's light, helps with frizz and keeps your hair healthy. I also like spray gel but it does dry out the hair.

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  3. I use Wen and it's amazing. My hair is way more curly so it could never look like this but the Wen cleansing conditioner and other Wen products work wonders!

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    1. Wen sucks balls

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    2. I agree! I hate Wen! So expensive and sucks. Same as buying any silfate free conditioner out there and use that as both your "cleanser" & conditioner. Great marketing though! Had me fooled...for a minute.

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    3. Wen always left a film in my hair afterwards. I hated it! Others have told me the same thing.

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    4. There's a cheap version sold at rite aid...called Ren...love love love it!!

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    5. DO NOT USE WHEN! IT WILL EVENTUALLY MAKE YOUR HAIR FALL OUT! I AM A HAIR DRESSER AND I'VE HAD SO MANY CLIENTS COME TO ME WITH THERE HAIR FALLING OUT FROM USING IT. DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST

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    6. Omg I use wen! I have for over a month and it is crazy you say that it makes your hair fall out. don't get me wrong I think my hair looks and feels better, but MY HAIR HAS BECOME MUCH THINNER SINCE.:/ sigh...

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    7. I so dislike wen. Used it for months and even tried different ones. Left my hair filmy and lifeless. Does nothing like they say it will. A huge waste of money if you ask me.

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    8. Ren does make your hair fall out. Chunks not strands. Not cool!

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    9. I used Wen for 6 months. Yes, my hair was softer and that squeeky clean I haven't had for a while but 4 months in, my hair started falling out in chunks in the shower. I couldn't use their extra products becuz it would weigh my curls down. I will say their sales strategy is revolutionary. Required to purchase 3 products for same amount every purchase. Chaz was a genius with that million dollar scam. Back to search...

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    10. I used wen only a few times and since my hair lays on my back it made me break out HORRIBLY. It gave me huge sore pimples all over my back. I stopped using after my 2nd try.

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    11. I used wen only a few times and since my hair lays on my back it made me break out HORRIBLY. It gave me huge sore pimples all over my back. I stopped using after my 2nd try.

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    12. I don't like wen either. first time, my hair fell out. second and last time, fell out again!

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    13. Wow!! I have been using wen for my wavy hair for 2 years and love it!! I don't lose anymore hair than what I normally lose when I use conditiner from another brand! I Love it!

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  4. Deva curl products are great! Similar method to your styling also.

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    1. I love deva curl as well. Leaves my hair nice and bouncy.

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    2. I agree, this info is all DevaCurl method and teaching. Love my curls, please give props where they are due. Go Curly Girls!

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    3. I absolutely love devacurl!! Jus wish it wasn't so expensive!!

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    4. I love love all of the products from"mixed chicks" sulfate free shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner and nothing else! Amazing stuff!!!

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    5. Ive always used gel and hairspray, I LOVE devacurl set it free! It's the only thing I use now!

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    6. Yay, other curly girls! I love Deva Curl. I end up buying the big bottles online!

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  5. Curls Rock by bed head is a great product!!

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    1. Yes! Curls Rock is great!!!

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    2. I use the curl cream in the pump bottle that's blue. It has been the best product for me for years. I also use a diffuser. When I don't have time, I just use spray leave in conditioner, scrunch and shake, and head out the door.

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    3. I LOVE curls rock...I use the mousse and creme in a pump...the lightest curls ever and not crunchy!!! <3

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    4. I absolutely love curls rocks in the creme!! I stopped using it for about 6 months due to the price (which I recently found Bogo at Walgreens of all places). I haven't been able to get my curls defined in months and I've tried everything from deva curl to every store brand to no avail. Just started using curls rock by tigi again and omg what a difference!!! Scrunch with a t shirt, put curls rock in and spray some spray gel and a diffuser and voila springing natural curls again :) I am not going back to any other products!!

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    5. I have used Curls Rock for years, and I'm experimenting with some curl stuffs due by Pureology and Paul Mitchell. I have found the key to any of these products is to have your hair sopping wet, get the product in there, then scrunch the heck out of it over the sink. I let it air dry for a more beachy look, or diffuse till is just damp for more volume.

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  6. You can wash your hair daily and still have great curl. Use a great conditioner whenever you wash. Quit drying your curls, if you let them dry naturally, you will have happy, healthy curls. Apply a drop of Moroccan oil and a bit of curl cream (I recommend Aveda or moroccan oil). Scrunch into your hair then leave it alone. If you have to blow dry it, leave it slightly damp, don't dry all the way and finish with another drop of Moroccan oil.

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    1. I started using Moroccan oil conditioner. I love it! My hair has never been so soft whether I flat iron or curl it.

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    2. I have used aveda for years and love it. I've had Moroccan oil suggested to me, but haven't tried it yet. I also use a diffuser, but it's a sponge-type. I don't even know if they still sell them, but i prefer that type to the kind that comes with hair dryers.

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  7. A couple helpful blowdrying tips:
    When blowdrying, its best to go with the natural direction of your hair rather than against it. If you arent using a diffuser, try to avoid blowing air from the ends up, instead hold the dryer overhead and blow from the roots down. Also, don't shake your dryer when you blow dry, it creates frizz! :)

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    1. Blow drying from the roots down will make your hair LESS curly!

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    2. That is true. Roots down the curl won't look as good. Not to mention the top of ur head will be sooooo flat...not a good look.

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    3. Yeah, that's all wrong!

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    4. It will make it flatter but it true that if you don't use a diffuser blowing up against the hair shaft will cause frizz

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  8. Just did this this morning and LOVE the results. I rarely ever wear my hair with my natural curls because it would always be a rats nest of tangles with my regular scrunching method. It's way into the afternoon now and now tangles!! It also only took me a total of 10 minutes which it takes way longer to dry my hair out so that it's completely straight! Thanks for the instructions!

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  9. Great tips. But what i've noticed is that the longen your hair gets the harder it is to make to curls stay curly!
    Vut the tshirt tip is great, works awesome for me!

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    1. The reason it loses curl is because the weight of your hair. if its cut it will curl more

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  10. I love the Hemp styling cream for my curls, just a dime sized amount about 5mins after the shower, flip, scrunch twist bangs up (sometimes a tiny French braid), and I'm good to go! I usually add some Enjoy color stay conditioner to mitigate frizz too.

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  11. I have used Wen for my curls and absolutely loved it! But I have really long hair and went thru Wen so fast & it is pricey. So I tried Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan oil Shampoo & Conditioner and the Argan Oil spray and I love it!! It adds so much shine and my hair feels so healthy! It is very reasonable. You can buy at places like Walmart or even the Grocery store. I highly recommend it for curly hair! :)

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    1. I use wen and love it, try buying it on QVC. Much more affordable.pO

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    2. I also use Organix, but the coconut oil and eggwhite one. I also use the coconut oil serum and mousse, but not on my roots. I diffuse my hair upside down and I never touch a straightener or curling iron. My curls are in the best shape ever!

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  12. I have 3 little little girls w curly hair any tips for me styling them? Mine is straight as a board..

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    1. My girls had curly hair, too! Use conditioner especially on the ends, detangle with wide tooth comb from ends to roots, ponytail length gives the most options, no bangs, no sleeping with wet hair, sleep in braids or pigtails to avoid tangles, have a spray bottle with 3/4 water and 1/4 conditioner - use to spritz hair in the morning to "bring it back."

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    2. If you want something quick for your girls just use a mousse like herbal essences and scrunch it into their hair while it is damp. It will give them cute curls without damage and its quick and easy.

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    3. If you want something quick for your girls just use a mousse like herbal essences and scrunch it into their hair while it is damp. It will give them cute curls without damage and its quick and easy.

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    4. Ahhh! I have EXTREMELY naturally curly hair & my mom has bone straight hair! You should see my school pics from K-7 until finally a friend took pity on me & told me to use moose. Lol, the next day I showed up w/crunchy shiny hard hair & told my friend her method did not work, she explained I need to apply it on wet hair! Lol, anyway, I'm so thankful for the Internet & the help that millions of little girls will be getting in order to avoid the "oh, your hair is beautiful" remarks from moms & grandparents when your curly hair has just been brushed out into an afro! DEFINITELY braid your girlies hair every night to avoid the tangles & use the h2o/conditioner mixture when sprucing up in the A.M. Your daughter's will eventually want to get those curls going & start to primp more but those 2 above mentioned hints are definitely must do's. GOOD LUCK & thanks for seeking out advice from the curly headed ones!!

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  13. I have been doing this exact same thing for 10 years! And we very similar curls my hair is just a lot longer. It's cool that we have the same method. I even do the t shirt thing!

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  14. So glad to hear I am doing the right things with my curls, I've only had them for 4 years, when my hair grew back I got to go from my old normal of stick straight to my new normal of curly!!

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  15. I use "as I am" coconut co-wash about 3 times a week. My curls are much better defined now. I also use hair oil to as a moisturizer.

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  16. I tried this and it worked so well!!!! I've never had my curls turn out so well!!!! Thanks!

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  17. PROBLEM! My hair regardless what products i use or how i dry it, it drys freezy! Never stays shinny or anything. U would think that by puttin gels sprays etc n it tvat it would go dry/freezy but it SLWAYS DOES! I have spent loads of money on everything on the market and nothing helps... Im sick of my dry frizzy curls :( help help help????

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    1. This usually happens to curly hair that has been over processed. This doesn't always mean that hair has damage from coloring or heat styling... It can also be a matter of where you live, if your water has a lot of mineral deposits in it that will be on your hair too. Having a good shampoo and conditioner really will help. You also need to make sure you are getting your curly hair trimmed often and regularly... Like every 4-6 weeks at the most depending on how dry your hair is. Make sure your hair is getting plenty of moisture(masks, deep conditioning treatments, etc) mosy importantly from within.... Drink your fluids!! I would obviously suggest professional hair care products, being a stylist who has extremely curly, bleached/highlighted hair who also likes to straighten it most of the time... :/ you'd think my hair would look horrible, but I have many clients who WANT their hair to look like mine... My hair is also long... Down to the middle of my back. I credit this all to... Trimming my ends frequently!! And using good thick conditioning products, and also putting good things (as much as possible) into my body. Find a regimen that works and stick with it, I don't believe you won't have luck using drugstore products and homemade products, you just have to stick to it.

      Some more affordable professional products I would reccomend are:
      Redken's all soft conditioner- good to use as a leave on mask over night with a plastic cap, or scrunch a small amount into wet/damp hair for gorgeous, soft shiny curls
      It's a 10 spray- good to spray in and leave in whether leaving hair curly or styling it. Has 10 benefits all in one bottle!

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    2. I just started using its a 10 spray. My hair is less frizzy and super soft. Defenitely recommend!

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    3. Try doing a weekly mask, I mix an avacado with 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil into a paste (making sure all the lumps are out) and leave it on my hair for an hour. Try not to get it on your roots as it will make them a little greasy, and use heat to really get the most moisture (I put a shower cap on and blow dry it for 5 minutes immediately after application). It's helped me so much through the humid summer.

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  18. I have tried everything too it seems.. My hair is VERY similar curls to yours.. I've used wen.. It works ok for a while.. But the absolute best products I have ever found is ouidad products.. The botanical boost spray and the humidity control gel! It's absolutely amazing! It leaves my hair soft and light and bouncy with zero frizz! Also lately biolage has come out with a new line called exquisite oil. The shampoo and conditioner are great, but the oil drops are heaven!:)

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    1. I loved oidad! She has great tips with her products too.

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  19. Thank you so much for this. I tried it with a little tweaking. I have the curls I always wanted. My hair spiraled with almost no frizz. So stoked. Thank you so much. :)

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  20. There is also a thing from John Fredia that is kinda like a detangler but I have very long curly hair (and like you said gravity and weight) and when I put that stuff on I can actually SEE my hair curl up some, just from spraying it on, I use that product FIRST to let it soak in without anything to try and get through. I can't remember what it's called but it's definitely John Fredia and it's kind of an oval bottle. Definitely worth a look!!

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    1. Dream curls probably. I use it too!

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    2. I use John Frieda shampoo, conditioner,and then spray my hair with dream curls and also use the finishing cream all by John Frieda. My hair is very rarely frizzy and the curls are beautiful. I also use the hair dryer sometimes but always on low and with a diffuser. I love my curls!!!

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    3. I've used the dream curl product for about 6the months. Love it! Especially at about $5!

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  21. This was very helpful!

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  22. I have actually stopped combing my hair when wet if possible because your hair is the most fragile and it causes it to break when you run a brush through it

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  23. my hair is weird curly, it was an afro of spirally banana curls when I was a toddler & stayed that way until I started grade school and my mom cut my hair into a prettyyy short bob with straight bangs. from then until I was mmm about 15 or 16.. my hair was very thick & straight. then my hair started getting wavy when I went into high school. it was back to spirally curls by the time I was 17, but very thin (hormonal issues, PCOS, causes thin hair) ANYWAYS- my hair curls very tightly naturally in the bottom underneath layers... however, the hair around my face.. curls very loosely & sometimes is almost straight. I hate blow drying, and I only straighten my bangs, if that.
    I hate gel or mouse or anything that leaves my hair anywhere close to crunchy. I use the tshirt instead of towel trick, it's amazing.
    I also like Paul Mitchell's root lifting voluminous root spray & split-end mender by nexxus (I think? it smells great)

    another tip: don't touch your hair all the time, hands are oily and gross. causes frizz,
    I also hate diffusers, my hair dries the most beautiful when it air dries.
    love using a shirt instead of a towel, it's amazing the difference it makes.
    My hair gets curlier all the time. everyone always asks me if it's my "natural" hair... lol, yeah cause I could DO this on purpose... right!

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    1. I also have very thin curly hair due to PCOS. I'm was glad to see someone post something about this curly hair. Mine is always so frizzy and since it is so thin it gets oily and gross after one day. How can I condition with out causing my hair to become falt and oily?

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    2. I also have very thin curly hair due to PCOS. I'm was glad to see someone post something about this curly hair. Mine is always so frizzy and since it is so thin it gets oily and gross after one day. How can I condition with out causing my hair to become falt and oily?

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  24. Great information thank you. By the way. Didn't know this was from someone I knew back in high school until I saw you in the pictures. Your hair looks fantastic! Trying this out!

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  25. I've tried a ton of curl products, and the best one I've found thus far is Aveda Be Curly curl enhancer. It'sba thick styling cream that controls frizz and promotes shine and leaves me with bouncy, healthy-looking curls. I just finger comb some through my hair after applying leave in conditioner, scrunch, and then scrunch with a bit more if necessary. I always let my hair air dry.

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  26. I need my natural curls to be MORE curly... How do I do that? If I don't use a diffuser it just gets frizzy & half flat... But when I do use one it is way way too fluffy! I love curls rock by bed head... the kind in the yellow bottle I believe, & it's cheap, it doesn't leave your hair crunchy at all... (used it when I used to perm) but it doesn't really work for me now... also favorite product Biolage!! But, it's expensive!

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  27. I find that the cut helps with curls. I have lots of long layers (as I have long hair) and my curls are amazing. Though some may disagree, I shampoo and condition daily with herbal essence hello hydration. Really wish we could post pictures here. I follow up with herbal essence tousel me softly mouse. My hairstylist always complements me on how soft and shiny my hair is. Btw my hair is also color treated and naturally curly.

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  28. I am not able to use a defuser without disasterous results.... so my hair stylist (along with burning my comb and brush, and telling me to use coconut oil as a leave in conditioner twice a week) suggested the twist sections and NO touching! And it looks better than ever

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  29. Biolage gel and hairspray! I have very thick full hair and the product is very light and won't weigh it down. Perfect curls.
    Same method :)

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  30. Just recently started doing the coconut oil as a conditioner once a week....it is awesome! I used to use spray gel but I prefer the Pantene curly mousse...and I dry head flipped over just with curls resting in my hand... No diffuser.i finally love my curls

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  31. Thank you all for the tips. I have frizzy wavy hair that I had been straightening but recently decided yo grow it out and blow drying then straightening became too harsh and time consuming. I started gelling and letting my hair dry natural but noticed the products were drying out my hair. Im gonna start using the conditioner like u have, I think that will help. I certainly need to buy a diffuser. Those help immensely. Its tough being a woman!!!! Lol :)

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  32. I just tried to do this with my wavy frizzy hair and can't get it to look good. Now I remember why I always straighten my hair. No way crunching looks right. The back has no curl just slight wave and front is crazy big and top of my hair is flat. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but my curls look nothing like yours. :(

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    1. I'm a hairstylist, and try diffusing starting at your roots to keep the volume in. you can always touch up around your face and part with a curling iron as well.

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  33. How do you not brush/comb? My hair is all the way down my back I'd be scared if I didn't... Suggestions on this?

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    1. My hair is half way down my back. To remove tangles, I run my fingers through my hair while the conditioner is soaking.

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    2. I have to comb mine or i get "rats nests" underneath. I've found the best solution is to keep a large, wide tooth comb in the shower and comb through my hair while conditioner is in it every 2 or 3 days when i wash it. It keeps my curls tangle free & beautiful!

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  34. Try getting one of those military/ camping towels...they dont dry the skin out either nor the hair.

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  35. As a hairstylist with curly hair I would like to say that you can still own a comb.....but only if it's a wide tooth, it helps group the curls together. you should comb after applying products and re scrunch with the t-shirt. Also if you notice some frizzy pieces touch up with a curling iron. I also suggest using a curl cream vs. a spray gel for 2 reasons. 1. Gel has alcohol in it which can dry out hair and 2. Gel sometimes gets a "crunchy" look to it and creams don't.

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  36. I like to blow dry the top of my hair and then scrunch the rest so that it looks more like i curled it with a curling iron rather than having the curls start from the roots. I also use dry shampoo for volume near the roots.

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  37. Question..is the "t-shirt thing" mean using a t-shirt instead of a towel to dry your hair?
    Great advice found here..reason why I love Pinterest...I get introduced to awesome blogs I would otherwise not ever see.

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  38. CONDITIONER while my hair is condtioning in the shower I use any natural "growth" oil my favorite is shea butter/coconut (who doesnt love shea,if you use it in its natural state melt it so its easier to spread trust me its easier a quarter sized amount goes over my entire head its like a grease but its rinsed out anyway) or apricot works wonders I just started & I do it every time I condition more definition & shine & not greasy if u use the perfect amount which comes with practice

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  39. Jessicurl is a great product line for curls!!!!! Love it and it smells so good :)

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  40. My hair gets really greasy after the second day of using just conditioner...any tips?

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    1. Rinse with distilled white vinegar or apple cidar vinegar and a little baking soda

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  41. My hair has never looked better thank you so much. Being newly single after 10 years i needed a bump in my self esteem

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  42. My hair has never looked better thank you so much. Being newly single after 10 years i needed a bump in my self esteem

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  43. I have a question. What if you don't have a diffuser?

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    1. I've just cupped my hair in my hand in small bunches and done it that way on the warm or cool setting

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  44. I use coconut oil when my hair is still wet, and Dove style + curl whipped mousse. I also love Organix Moroccan Argan Oil, but swear by the coconut oil. If you put it on your dry hair and blow dry on low/warm for about 2-3 mins it's like a hot oil treatment. My curls have never been happier!

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  45. I have tried using the defuser oon my hair and it just blows my hair straight up in the air, and ruins my curls! :( is there anything I could do or need to do so it won't blow my hair everywhere and ruin my curls? I'm open to almost any suggestions at this point!

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  46. Looking at your picture, you do not have curly hair, wavy yes, but you do not have curly hair.
    Curly hair does not blow straight with a blow dryer or straighten with a straightener.
    I get so tired of people complaining about their curly hair when they don't really have a clue.

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    1. WOW!! I'm sorry that you were having a bad day and hope you're doing better. Sheesh...

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    2. Yeah that was REALLY rude of you. All she's trying to do is share some tips and tricks that worked for her. Her hair looks beautiful.
      There was nothing negative in her instructions, only positive words of encouragement. I have naturally straight hair and her blog interested me so much I'm even reading it and te replies and wishing I had curly hair!!

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  47. I have very long, naturally curly hair, but the underneath curls more than the surface and it looks so uneven that i feel like i HAVE to straighten it all the time. I use Tresseme shampoo & conditioner and just use their gel to attempt to scrunch it after the shower. But its so inconsistent. One day will be fabulous and the next is a horrible rats nest! Is it just my horrible luck that i am the only one with this problem? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!

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  48. I have thin small curly hair and I'm looking for advice from people who have my type of curls on shampoo and conditioner. I am using curl life by matrix and after reading all this info turns out its a bad pick since it has sulfate in it. I'm open to styling products as well.. I use that curl cream by bed head I believe and got2b fat-tastic

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  49. I love the color of your hair in the video. What
    color is it?

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  50. I have had curly, frizzy and dry hair my whole life. Flat ironing was a nightmare! I use morocan/ argon oil and Got 2 be kinkier hair product an OMG!! It's just perfect! I only wash every other day or so with neutragena cleanser to make sure I get all of the product off, because I have a sensitive scalp. But seriously, I almost cried the first time I used the kinkier mousse!! If you use the right amount, the curls stay soft too!

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  51. I LOVE Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier! I've been using it for years and makes my curls absolutely GORGEOUS. I scrunch it thru my hair as it dries and it defines my curls while making them bouncier, bigger and soft. Model hair and looks completely natural!

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  52. Thank you so much! Having curly hair is do hard esspecially when everyone has straight hair but this blog helped me so:D

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  53. I'm still trying to find that "sweet spot" with my curls and products. Before you spend tons of money on products, try a new haircut. I've found my curls look totally different and amazing if it's short. So much easier to do in the mornings and cuts down on the amount you have to blow dry. only blw dry half way. it makes all the difference in the world!

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  54. Do you ever use a curling iron to curl your hair or do you try to stay away from heat all together?

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  55. To the commenter with the daughters with curly hair, and all of us for that matter, find a stylist who knows how to work with curly hair. Since finding my current stylist, my hair is cut in such a way to maximize its potential. I wear it curly for the first time in twenty years. Love the tips.

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  56. Where can you buy mixed chicks products? Also, I'm having a hard time finding the spray gel you use. Every store I go to seems to have the moose and the gel, but no spray gel.

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