• Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls,  Technique Matters

    The Secret To Creating Soft, Bouncing Curls Without That Terrible Crunch

    Every naturally curly girl knows the struggle of wanting to find that perfect balance between defined, moisturized, bouncy curls and no frizz all while avoiding that crunchy feeling after your hair dries. The problem is that it’s so much easier said than done. I remember my high school years of using ginormous gobs of L.A gel max strength to help with definition and curl. Still, I always ended up with that dreaded crunchy mess by the time my hair dried. So frustrating!! But after years and years of trial and error, I’ve finally found the missing link in every curly girl’s routine that is causing that terrible crunch and hiding…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls,  Technique Matters

    Gel Cast & SOTC: What does that even mean?

    Two really confusing terms when I started my #curlygirljourney were Gel Cast & Scrunch Out The Crunch I made a quick video here to show you. You can watch it here. Here is everything you need to know about a gel cast and how to scrunch out the crunch. Gel Cast: How To Create A Gel Cast: After you apply a gel to wet hair, it will harden around the curl. I used to think that meant I had a bad product but it’s a good thing. A gel cast is a goal. Do not touch your hair until it’s COMPLETELY DRY!!! I know, I know. It’s hard because most curlies take a…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls

    What You Actually NEED For Curly Girl Method On A Budget

    After years of fighting, over-processing and straightening your curls, you’ve finally decided to embrace them. Congratulations! This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. If you are reading this post, chances are you have damaged curls and went on the hunt for the perfect product but stumbled into a completely different world. The curly girl method world. You can watch my video here. You have probably seen dozens of curly before and afters that have inspired you to give it a go. For a complete list on the do’s and don’t of the GCM read here What is the Curly Girl Method? But the two things that are standing in…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls,  DIY's For Curlies,  Uncategorized

    The Beginners Guide To Making Flax Seed Gel

    If you’ve been in the curly girl community for any length of time, chances are you’ve read chatter about a DIY flaxseed gel. I decided I wanted to put the recipe to the test and made my first flax seed gel. You can watch the video here. But first, coffee :)…..then….lets talk about the many benefits of flaxseed when it comes to your hair. Flaxseed Benefits Include…. Rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids Nourishes your hair Keeps hair conditioned Soothes Scalp Ingredients: 2c. Water A Small Sauce Pan 1/4c. Whole Flax Seed Fine Strainer A jar A few drops of your favorite Essential Oil Other optional add-ins: 1 tbsp lemon…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls,  DIY's For Curlies,  Uncategorized

    A Complete Guide To Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse For Beginners

    One thing that will inevitably start popping up after researching the curly girl method is doing an apple cider (ACV) vinegar rinse. You will find dozens of posts on IG but before you decided to do one, let me offer a bit of information to help you get started on the right foot.  Also, because the curly girl method can be incredibly overwhelming, I created a getting started cheat sheet just for you! Download your free copy here! #Igotyougirlfriend In this guide, I compiled tons of research that took me days to dig up to help get you get started on the right foot.  You can see my results after…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care | For Damaged Curls,  Uncategorized

    Everything You Need To Know About Hair Porosity

    If you’re new to the curly girl method, chances are you’ve heard about or maybe even taken the hair quiz.   For a curly girl newbie, getting labeled as high porosity, 3A, medium-density curlie…….is pretty confusing. Like…that’s great now what? I got you, girlfriend <3 Since the first step in learning how to take care of your locks is learning more about them, I wanted to help break down the terminology to help you make sense of it.  Getting started down the curly girl method can be incredibly overwhelming, so I created a getting started cheat sheet just for you! This helpful cheat sheet is for the CG (curly girl)…