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.
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 ...
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 Wavy Hair Guide
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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The Ultimate Curly Hair Guide
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 Coily Hair Guide
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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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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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 ...
Limited Edition Hydrating Hair Mask
When caring for our curly hair, we know that routine is key, but did you know that when it comes to conditioning the hair, it's advised t...
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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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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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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 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!
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 ...
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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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 hairsty...
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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 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
Curly hair is versatile, and just a small tweak to how you diffuse your hair can make a huge difference. Diffusing not only dries your ha...
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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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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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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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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...
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...