• Curly Hair Care,  Technique Matters

    The Right Way To Brush Curly Hair

    Detangling curls is no small task.  Whether your hair has tight coils or loose waves, it’s super important that you are giving your curls the care they need when it comes to detangling.  It’s important to detangle your hair before you wash because curls tend to create matted curls that can lead to hair loss. But curly hair is very temperamental when it comes to brushing. If done wrong you will end up with a frizzy mess and damaged curls.  Start with a pre-poo I’m a big believer in doing a quick pre-poo before you begin the detangling process. You can read more about a pre-poo here.  This helps to…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care,  Technique Matters

    15 Things You Can Do Today To Get Perfect Natural Curls

    Every curly girl knows the struggle of trying to get those perfect curls. While products and techniques vary depending on what type of curls you have, some core habits are true for every curly girl.  Healthy curls begin with healthy habits But first, I would love for you to head over to my Instagram and say hello @curly_colleen! I offer daily curly hair care tips and LOVE connecting with other curlies around the world! <3 15 tips you can start doing today to keep your curls in the best condition.  1. Give The Curly Gurl Method A Try If you have not already tried the curly girl method, I highly…

  • Curly Hair Care,  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!! 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 those…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care,  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…