• Curly Hair Care,  DIY's For Curlies,  Uncategorized

    DIY Hot Oil Treatment (under $15!!)

    After I delivered my third baby, my curls were non-existent and I was pulling out handfuls of hair in the shower. I had 4 back to back pregnancies (1 miscarriage 3 births) which left my hair in rough shape, to say the least.   In my despair of losing my curls, I resorted to over processing (i lightened my hair to platinum) and using heat tools more often than not.  Wearing my hair naturally wasn’t even an option because it was so damaged.  I started following the curly girl method which completely transformed my curls (read more here). Hot oil treatments came on my radar shortly after someone pointed out my…

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    Grow Hair Naturally & Faster With These 11 Easy Steps

    Growing your hair out can be much easier for some people than others.  Still, I think it’s safe to assume that most woman and even many men would love to have thicker, faster-growing hair.  After I had my third baby, I experienced postpartum hair loss and was pulling out handfuls in the shower every day.  I did a bit of research to find a hair growth serum but they just seemed expensive and I was highly skeptical about how well they worked.  So I started doing a ton of research on natural remedies to increase hair growth and repair hair loss.  To my surprise, I found several natural alternatives do…

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    How To Make Rice Water For Curly Hair

    If you have curly hair and have spent any amount of time researching how to care for it, You’ve surely come across the idea of a rice water rinse.  Doing a rice water rinse is huge in the curly world because of its many benefits.  Here are my results after my first time experimenting. You can see the full post on Instagram where I share daily curly hair care tips.  I think part of the huge rise in popularity for rice water is because of it’s many benefits to hair growth and overall health, is cost-effective, and super easy to do!  Pretty much everyone has rice in their cabinet and…

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    Pre-poo: What, How & When

    Shortly after joining the curly girl community, you will typically be bombarded with terms and techniques you’ve never heard before. Today I’m breaking down the term pre-poo. What it means, do you need it, and how to do it. What is a pre-poo? A pre-poo” is an oil treatment applied to hair before shampooing or cleansing. It can also be applied overnight. The purpose of a pre-poo is to add moisture, repair hair shaft, and detangle curls before washing. You can easily create your own pre-poo full of delicious oils! I used coconut oil, argan oil, and Jamaican black caster oil.  Do you need to pre-poo? Here are a few signs…

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    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. (1/2 cup for thicker consistency) Whole Flax Seed Fine Strainer A jar A few drops of your favorite Essential Oil Other…

  • Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care,  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 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 If you are knew to the Curly Girl Method and feel a little overwhelmed, I created this Getting Started With Curly Girl Cheat Sheet just for you! <3  You can download your FREE…