Curlsmith Blog
This is the home of our content to help you in your journey to embrace and empower your natural hair texture The content is categorised to help you find what you need, look out for guest spots from our favourite influencers, stylists and tricologists.
Protein or Moisture? Learn What Your Curls Need
Does my hair need protein or moisture? This is the question we all find ourselves deliberating on when we’re facing an issue with our cur...
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Curly Haircare for Beginners
If you are just starting your curly hair journey, you may be overwhelmed by all the information out there and the various products for n...
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The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Scalp
Have you ever considered how scalp care is skin care? The skin on our scalp needs special attention just like the skin on our face to ...
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What Causes Excessive Hair Shedding?
It's perfectly normal to shed hair daily; we all notice it, whether it's in our hair brush, on the floor, or clogging the drain in the sh...
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Everything Youn Need to Know About Hair Texture
Hair Texture 101 Texture is often a way to characterise how something feels, which is also the case when it comes to hair texture. Hair t...
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Hair Density 101
Hair Density 101 The density of our hair refers to how many strands of hair we have on our heads. These range from low, medium, to high....
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TOP TIPS TO IDENTIFY & CARE FOR TYPE 4 HAIR
Type 4 hair is the most delicate of all the hair types. To care for it properly it’s important to understand its characteristics and need...
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TOP TIPS TO IDENTIFY & CARE FOR TYPE 3 HAIR
​​Type 3 hair is the most common curl type. The defined, corkscrew-shaped curls are everything people with this hair type strive to achie...
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The Truth About Gel Cast: Why Crunchy Curls Are Not Bad
Do you struggle with hard, crunchy curls? That’s called a gel cast. It’s imperative to get a strong hold on your routine, preventing friz...
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Type 2 Hair: How to Identify & Care For
Type 2 hair is one of the main 4 types of hair. Type and texture are determined by so many factors, starting with our DNA. Our guide will...
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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
Knowing how often to wash your hair could be the difference between dull, dry hair & the hair of your dreams. Follow our expert care ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Wavy Hair
Want to know more about wavy hair? Look no further. We are divulging all the secrets there are to tell. Discover all the tips and tricks ...
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Ultimate Guide to Curly Hair
Learn all there is to know about Curly hair. From what it is, to how to care for it properly. We have all the curly hair knowledge you need…
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The Ultimate Guide To Coily Hair
Educate yourself on everything you need to know about coily hair now. From what it is, to the perfect products, we have all the informati...
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Curly Hair Types: How to Find Yours
Understanding curly hair types is the first step on your journey to gorgeous curls. Discover your hair type & how to care for it with...
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Protein Moisture Balance 101
Your protein moisture balance can have a big impact on how your hair behaves. Ensuring yours is in check will help you achieve your hair ...
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Everything you Need to Know about Hair Porosity
Hair porosity is the hair’s ability to absorb & hold water. We guide you through the 3 main types & explain how you can test your...
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Everything you Need to Know about Low Porosity Hair
We explain what low hair porosity is, how to test if you have it, as well as share essential hair care tips to get the most from lower po...
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Everything you Need to Know about Medium Porosity Hair
What is medium porosity hair, do you have it, & which products are best to care for this hair type? Our master guide tells all.
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Everything you Need to Know About High Porosity Hair
We expertly explain what it is, tell you how to test for it, as well as share essential hair care tips on managing this hair type.
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What to Do if you’re in Moisture Overload
Moisture overload can cause hair to feel mushy, limp, & curls struggle to hold shape. Understand tell-tale signs & see how you ca...
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What to do if you’re in Protein Overload
Protein overload can cause hair to become brittle & dull. Understand the signs & symptoms, & how you can fix your hair overlo...
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Ingredient Transparency with Clearforme
Curlsmith was born from a curly community to create premium products with clean recipes to serve the needs of all curls. We only include...
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5 Ingredients Every Curly Girl Should Know
Five Ingredients Every Curly Girl Should Know Looking at the ingredients list on a product can feel overwhelming, especially when you ar...
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How Safe is Fragrance in Hair Products?
Can fragrances in hair care products affect the skin & scalp? See management tips & how to choose your next products if you have ...
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5 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil For Your Hair
5 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil For Your Hair
Apple Cider Vinegar For Scalp: The Secret Ingredient You Need
Does your hair seem to appear lifeless or dry? The secret ingredient you may want to use on your scalp is apple cider vinegar! See the be...
Rice Water for Hair: Benefits & How to Use
Rice water for hair boasts benefits. Discover whether it’s right for your hair type & how it could help you achieve your hair goals…
Which Vitamins are Good for Hair?
Vitamins are essential for healthy hair. Discover which vitamins you need to achieve gorgeous locks & how you can easily incorporate ...
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Should You Change to Sulfate Free Shampoo?
In order to have healthy locks, you must care for your hair correctly. Discover the benefits you could have by going sulfate free.
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Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Hair?
Considered a wonder ingredient, see why coconut oil is so good for your hair. From tackling dryness & breakage to adding shine. Explo...
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The 13 Worst Curly Hair Sins
There is an endless list of dos and don'ts in the curly girl handbook, an some fringes of the community can make you feel that if you com...
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Curlsmith is Redefining Professional
Curlsmith has been hitting back at standardised concepts of beauty and social pressures around embracing natural hair texture since we’ve...
How To Care For 4C Hair
Discover how to look after your 4C hair properly with our expert’s advice! Achieving healthy hair has never been easier. See our top tips…
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Shakira Serving Waves with Curlsmith
Shakira's hair drew the attention off the court at Wimbledon to her beautifully defined locks. Renowned for embracing her natural textur...
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Curlsmith Rocks Coachella
Curlsmith kicked off festival season with braids and waves at Coachella, taking over the Geojam Mansion Pool Party, in collaboration wit...
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Curlsmith's 5th Birthday
Happy 5th Birthday to Cursmith! We are so excited to be celebrating this special occasion with you. Caring for curly hair shouldn't be c...
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The Curlsmith Story
Curlsmith didn’t always make hair products. We actually started life as a community of curlies on Instagram and YouTube, sharing tips, t...
Meet Curlsmith new Senior Hair Stylist!
After 4 years in the business of helping people feeling comfortable with their natural hair, we are thrilled to announce that our family ...
Curly Hair Styling Techniques & Product Application
Styling curly hair can be simple if you know the right product application methods and styling techniques. The following article will exp...
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Best Products for Frizzy Curly Hair
Frizz has become a ‘dirty’ word in the curly world. It is something that many curlies try to eradicate altogether, but we are here to giv...
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Introducing the New Anti-Frizz Recipe
Frizzy curls are an issue most curl friends face; therefore, we have launched a new 4-piece collection of products that help to control f...
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The Best Hairspray to Hold Your Curls In Place
Hairspray for holding curls is such an underrated step that can really be helpful in your curly hair routine. Hairspray is typically a pr...
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Flawless Finish Hairspray
Hair spray for curly hair is finally here; Curlsmith has cracked the code to balance the benefits of hair sprays that are curl friendly ...
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Curlsmith Essential Travel Trio
When traveling, it's essential to have curly haircare products to keep your tresses moisturised and hydrated. However, bringing full-siz...
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Different Types of Hair Gels
There’s a common misconception that hair gel is something that makes your curls hard, crispy, dry, flaky, or greasy looking, but gel has...
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How To Use Effortless Waves on Fine, Damaged Hair
Styling fine, damaged wavy hair can be challenging, as your waves may have lost their elasticity due to chemical or mechanical damage. U...
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Styling Wavy Hair with Effortless Waves
Curlsmith has launched a new product specifically for wavy hair. The new and amazing Effortless Waves will help to moisturise, enhance a...
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Bamboo Pick
Our new bamboo hair pick is perfect for your curly hair tool collection. Whether you have done a wash and go, twist out, or braid out, i...
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How To Use Curl Cream on Waves, Curls & Coils
Does a curl cream feature in your curly hair routine? If not, it should!  Curl creams can bring a myriad of benefits to all hair types, ...
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Bond Curl Rehab Salve
Our Bond Curl Rehab Salve is a hero product for curly hair if you are experiencing damage and breakage or want to maintain strong, healt...
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Best Leave-In Conditioner for Curls, Waves & Coils
Finding the best leave-in conditioner for curly hair is a must as it’s a crucial step to a successful wash day routine. Some may skip thi...
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Four-Step Method With Moisture Recipe
Curlsmith has a four-step method to make every wash day successful. We are excited to reveal that launching our new Essential Moisture Sh...
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What is Co-Wash?
Co-washing is a popular cleansing method for curly hair types. But what is a co-wash? Find out now in our ultimate guide!
Wash & Go
When you have curly hair, your wash day is typically longer than those with straight hair. Generally, the tighter or thicker the hair, th...
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Introducing Essential Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
The new Essential Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner are the latest addition to the Curlsmith family. All hair types require hydration and ...
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Co-Wash vs Shampoo: What’s Best For Curls?
If you have naturally curly hair, you may have heard of the term “co-washing,” but how does it differ from shampooing? We’re going to br...
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Best Gels For Curly Hair
The best gels for curly hair are great for hold and definition, but have you ever tried to search for one online? The choice is overwhelm...
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Wash Day With Our Best Sellers Kit
It's a great time of year to shine some light on our Curlsmith Best Sellers kit. No need to rack your brains on what to gift your curl fr...
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Curlsmith Glossary
Find definitions for all relevant terms in our Glossary below: Term Definition Link Alcohol An ingredient used in hair car...
Best Curly Hair Products
There are thousands of hair products on the market, all with various claims, best for heat protection, best conditioner to strengthen, et...
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Full Body Thickening Lotion
When you think of curly hair, what comes to mind? Big, juicy, bouncy curls; sounds like a dream, right? But what if we can't achieve this...
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Everything You Need to Know About a Pre-poo Treatment
  You have likely heard of the term 'Pre-poo,' and you may think this is just a gimmick for hair companies to sell yet another new produc...
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15 Best Products For Shiny Hair
The Best Products for Shiny Hair If you’re looking to enhance shine on your curls, you should focus on styling products. While shampoo an...
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Hair Oil 101: Explore Curlsmith’s Best
Best Hair Oil for Curly Hair Hair oil is a great hair care product that suits all whether you have straight hair, waves, curls or coils. ...
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WHAT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO USE HAIR OILS?
Oils provide many benefits to the hair, such as preventing breakage, locking in moisture and softening the hair. Oils not only improve th...
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HAIR OIL FOR YOUR CURL TYPE
With so many types of hair oils on the market it can be challenging to know which one is best for your hair type. There are oils naturall...
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5 BENEFITS OF USING HAIR OILS IN YOUR CURLY ROUTINE
Hair oils are a wonderful addition to any curly hair routine. There are countless options on the market, from plant-based natural nectars...
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Before You Buy Another Hair Supplement - Read This
In a culture with a high dependency on hair care products, it’s hard not to buy into a narrative that touts topical products as the only...
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Step-by-Step Guide to Co-Washing
Co-washing has surged in popularity in recent years, but there is a lot of misinformation online on how to co-wash your curls properly. ...
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How To Use Conditioner: An Expert Guide
How To Use Conditioner for all Curl Types How should you use conditioner on your curls? The answer is not as simple as you may think. Th...
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What is & How To Use Leave In Conditioner
Leave in conditioner is a brilliant moisturising product for dry hair. Our ultimate guide walks you through what it is, its benefits, &am...
What Is Clarifying Shampoo?
Clarifying shampoo is the best way to remove build up. Discover exactly what this shampoo is & the wonders it can do for your hair.
What is & How To Deep Condition Hair
Deep conditioning restores softness & shine. Explore what it is, how to do it, & the essential benefits it provides to your hair.
How To Strengthen & Repair Hair Bonds
Hair bonds are what makes up your hair’s structure and texture. They also determine the hair's strength, so how do you repair them when t...
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Is Oiling Your Scalp Actually Good For You?
For many of us, oiling the scalp has been an age-old hair care practice passed down from our parents, who learnt from their parents, and...
A Trichologist Guide To Dry Scalp
Scalp dryness, next to scalp itchiness and flaking, completes the ‘big three’ circle of problematic conditions most commonly experienced ...
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FLAKY SCALP: TRICHOLOGIST TIPS ON WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO FIX IT
Flaky scalp - clinically known as pityriasis - is commonly associated with a number of scalp conditions. Whilst some of these conditions...
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Why Is My Scalp Itchy? Trichologist Explains It All
This one goes out to the itchy scalps, head patters, nail scratchers, and scalp massagers. Whether your preferred method is one or all of...
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7 Trichologist Tips For A Healthy Scalp
It seems everyone has suddenly awoken to the need for a healthy scalp, but no one really knows where to start, how to do it properly, or...
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7 Causes of Itchy Scalp & How to Remedy at Home
Do you struggle with an itchy scalp? Dealing with this condition can be frustrating and uncomfortable. There are many symptoms and cause...
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How to Remove Scalp Build Up
Found yourself wondering why you have dull, limp hair? You may be suffering from build up! Find out how to remove scalp build up, to have...
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How to Thoroughly Exfoliate Your Scalp at Home
Exfoliating your scalp is vital in maintaining a healthy environment for your hair follicles to grow in. Discover the easy ways to exfoli...
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Curlsmith's Journey to Carbon Neutrality
Curlsmith is committed to reducing our environmental impact – and BIG changes to our products and supply chain are already in motion. 
Sustainable Shopping Tips
Here are some top tips for being a greener curlfriend and reduce your environmental impact.
Curlsmith's Planet Commitments
As part of our drive to become a better business, Curlsmith has been actively looking for ways to measure and reduce our environmental im...
Curlsmith's Community Commitments
As part of our drive to become a better business, Curlsmith has been actively looking for ways to give back to our community.
Curlsmith's People Commitments
Curlsmith started life as an online community, and people are still at the heart of our business.
Curlsmith Commitment to tackle Hygiene Poverty
Curlsmith is proud to announce our charitable partnership with two incredible Hygiene Poverty Charities – Project Beauty Share (USA) and ...
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Becoming a Better Business
Nobody’s perfect. We can all do better - for our people, communities and the world around us. At Curlsmith we have always held ourselves ...
5 Causes of Frizzy Curls & How to Prevent It
Do you struggle with very frizzy hair? If you have naturally curly hair, it’s likely that you have experienced frizz. It’s completely nor...
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How to Style Curly Hair
Styling curly hair can completely transform your look. Whether creating a special do for an upcoming event, getting your hair out of you...
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Type 2C Hair: How to Identify & Top Care Tips
Do you have type 2C hair? Perhaps you’re not sure how to identify your hair pattern and often feel like you teeter between wavy and curl...
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Wavy Hair Mistakes You Might Be Making
Making wavy hair mistakes when styling can negatively impact your final look, causing it to appear limp and lifeless. We will address an...
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Type 2B Hair: How to Identify & Care Tips
Type 2B hair, alongside type 2A and 2C, form three different categories of waves, classified as type 2 hair on the curl chart. Which cat...
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How to Achieve the Perfect Wavy Wash Day
Washing wavey hair and achieving a good wash day routine can be simple once you know how. Follow our Curlsmith four-step method, includi...
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How to get Shiny Hair
Curly hair tends to be less shiny naturally compared to straight hair due to the texture dispersing light as it reflects. There are seve...
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Best Tips for Caring for Curly Hair
The best curly hair tips can help you find solutions to caring for your hair type. Curly hair is beautiful, but it does need to be cared...
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Applying Hair Gel: Wet vs Dry
One of the most important things about hair gel is whether it's designed to go on wet or dry hair to achieve the best results. Using a g...
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How To Moisturise Curly Hair
How to moisturise curly hair is a common query in the community, because it is inherently dry. The consequences of dry curls can lead to...
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How to Refresh Your Curls
How to refresh your curls is a question that arises a lot in the curly community, so let's address it today. Whether you have waves, curl...
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Festive Hairstyles
Festive hairstyles for curls are here and we have the perfect guide to see you through the  holiday season. Whether you are a grinch or ...
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What is my curl type: How to start your curly journey
Whether you have decided to retire from your straighteners or let go of that chemical service, starting your curly journey can be challen...
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Fall Hair Colour Care
Fall is here, and for our curl friends who want to switch things up, that only means one thing, color transformations! It's time to make ...
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8 Reasons Why you Should Switch to a Microfiber Towel
Microfiber towels have grown in popularity over the years as a staple hair accessory with several benefits to ensuring your locks stay he...
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Curly Hair Routine
Finding an easy wash-day routine for curly hair can often feel challenging. The information overload on the internet can be daunting and...
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Damaged Hair
At some point in their hair journey, most of our curl friends have experienced damage resulting in dull, lifeless, limp curls. We all str...
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How to Achieve Strong Curly Hair
When you hear the words “strong curly hair”, what do you think of, shiny, bouncy curls, long-lasting styling, less breakage and split end...
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5 Causes of Frizzy Curls & How to Prevent It
Do you struggle with very frizzy hair? If you have naturally curly hair, it’s likely that you have experienced frizz. It’s completely nor...
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Best Stylers for Curly Hair
How To Select The Best Styler  When selecting a styler, it can feel like you are a kid in a candy store; the choices are endless. There i...
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5 Ways to Protect Curls at Night
How to Protect Your Curly Hair at Night Protecting your curls whilst sleeping is key to avoiding the dreaded bedhead. It also contribute...
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Kids Hair Tips and Advice
Kids Hair Tips and Advice You may face many challenges when raising a child; however, their curly hair shouldn't be one of them. Learning...
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How To Diffuse Curly Hair
Diffusing your hair can make a huge difference to your hair style because of how versatile curly, wavy, and coily hair is. Diffusing you...
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Air Drying vs Diffusing Curly Hair
Which is better for our curls, air drying or diffusing? There are pros and cons to both drying methods and many people prefer one of the ...
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Benefits of a Satin Pillowcase For Curly Hair
Table of contents What are the benefits of using a satin pillowcase? What are the benefits of switching your traditional cotton pillowca...
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5 Curl Care Tips for Hot & Humid Summer Months
Curls need protection throughout the summer and environmental aggressors such as UV rays, humidity, seawater and chlorine can lead to dam...
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Top Causes of Dull Hair & How to Fix
Are your curls looking dull? If your tresses are looking less vibrant than normal you may be wondering where the shine has gone. There a...
Signs of Damaged Hair
Damaged hair can affect each and every one of us. In fact, many people are unaware that their hair shows signs of damage at all! In our q...
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Why is My Hair so Dry?
Suffering from dry hair & not sure why? We explain all, from symptoms, common causes, & how to fix. Achieve your hair goals with ...
Oily Hair Guide: Signs, Causes, & Fixes
Oily hair can make locks look dull & lifeless. Discover the causes of oily hair now, & how you can put a stop to greasy locks!
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How to Repair Damaged Hair
From heat to bleach, we put our hair through a lot which can cause damage. Follow our tips on how to repair damaged hair to achieve the t...
How to Stop Hair Breakage
Hair breakage can cause a lot of stress. With our ultimate guide you can learn how to prevent breakage from happening. Leaving you with g...
10 Best Hairstyles For Curly, Wavy, & Coily Hair
Curly hairstyles are always on-trend, and rocking your curls however you like is so important. From big bold styles, to a sleek up-do, y...
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Wedding Hairstyles
Wearing your curls confidently on one of the most important days of your life is a must! So why is it that when searching wedding hairst...
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5 On-Trend Festival Hairstyles for Curls
We are well and truly in the swing of Summer, which means one thing, Festivals! There's nothing better than getting together with a group...
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5 Holiday Hairstyles
It's officially holiday season and travel is well and truly underway, so let's get into holiday hair 101. We all know the struggles of pa...
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