Hello, Curly Friend!
Welcome to this tiny corner of the world where we geek about curly hair!
Curls were meant to be loved, cared for, and boldly worn with pride……
That’s what I believe and why I started my curly blog.
My name is Colleen and I’m a believer, wife, and mom of three little cuties.
Sadly, the picture below was an all-time low for my hair. I had suffered postpartum hair loss and had lost my curls. It was sad.
ColleenCharney.com was built after spending years disliking and not knowing how to care for my curls.
Until I finally decided to accept and learn about my curls. So I created a space online that I could share my curly journey and offer helpful resources to curly girls around the world.
My hope is that through this blog you will find inspiration and connection that will help you wear your curls with confidence.
If you have ever…..
- Wished you had straight hair
- Felt overwhelmed by all the curly hair information on the internet
- Are ready to bring your curls back to life
- Felt alone on your curly journey
- Are tired of not knowing how to care for your curls
Then, curly friend, you are in the right place!
….and I have a special gift for you! I created this simple cheat sheet that will give you everything you need to know to get started on your curly hair journey.
This curly hair guide breaks down the basic steps needed to bring dead curls back to life.
About My Curly journey
I’ve gone from loving, hating, over-processing, and just throwing my curls in a messy bun because I didn’t know what else to do with them.
Curls have a mind of their own and you never know what you’re gonna get.
After four back to back pregnancies (1 miscarriage & 3 births) my hair was in the worst condition it has ever been.
I cut and lightened it to platinum which made it go from bad to worse. I was pulling out handfuls in the shower and there was little to no body left in it.
I felt like straw. It was so terrible! I never thought I would have curls again.
I had my hands full with three small kids and just didn’t have the time to put into researching home treatments and I didn’t have time to go to the salon often.
At that point, for fear of my hair falling out, I decided to start trying to take better care of my hair.
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I had a few salon deep conditioning treatments that were helping bring back my curls. The curl was slowly but surely coming back.
But I certainly wasn’t committed to establishing consistent healthy habits in my daily routine.
As my kids grew and became more independent, I finally decided to start getting serious about taking care of my curls.
But the internet seemed crowded with so much information, some of which was very conflicting or unrealistic.
It was overwhelming on knowing how to get started.
I began to peel back the layers of all the information I found around curly hair, and hone in on simple steps that were key to reviving curls.
So after combining what I already knew about curly hair (I’ve had curly hair my whole life) plus months of research, experimenting, and testing, I discovered a simple step by step system that actually works.
And through this process, I was able to bring my curls back to life. But this time my curls were even more curlier than before.
Maybe you, like me, are in a place of feeling defeated, hopeless, or even desperate about your curls.
Maybe you feel lost on how to get started and what actually works.
Well, curly friend, it comes down to a few simple steps. And it’s not nearly as complicated as people make it out to be.
When you get down to the nitty-gritty of having great curls it comes to just a few simples things…..
- You must learn to love your curls. Until you have accepted that your curls were uniquely and wonderfully made, you will never be able to wear them with confidence.
- Learn about your curls. You can’t care for something you don’t understand
- The right products. Choose the products that are right for your specific hair type
- Implement healthy consistent habits into your daily routine. No matter how many fancy products you use, they are only as good as the person using them.
- Style your curls. Find the right styling technique that works for your specific curls
…and that’s pretty much it. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!
If you would like a more in-depth look into each one of these steps, I got you <3
P.S Don’t forget to get your curly girl cheat sheet here!