Comments on: Ask Design Mom Week: Caring for Curly Hair http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 15 May 2014 11:01:17 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: tammy http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-458242 tammy Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:15:58 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-458242 i have just started to embrass my curls..I use Karite by Renee Furteter and postion #9 and learned to use a diffuser..Now I am loving my soft strawberry blonde curls..dont know how to put a picture with this..

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By: Megan M. http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-387039 Megan M. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:06:31 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-387039 My two year old has gorgeous curls and I’m obsessed with taking good care of her hair so that she doesn’t grow up to hate it! LOL I don’t really use curl defining products on her yet but I did buy Curly Girl and read it cover to cover and bought a wide-tooth comb for her. I use a conditioning cleanser similar to Wen and pile it on, then do a light rinse so that it isn’t all rinsed out and scrunch her curls while they’re drying. If they start looking frizzy and flat I just spray her hair with water, comb it through a little, and re-scrunch. I’m afraid to take her for haircuts… I will try what a previous poster said and ask around for a stylist with naturally curly hair.

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By: Melanie http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-351180 Melanie Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:27:36 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-351180 The Kinky Curly products are awesome and all-natural. You can get them at Whole Foods and I think they carry them at Target now.

http://kinky-curly.com/

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By: Heather - Chickabug http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-59380 Heather - Chickabug Sun, 03 Oct 2010 04:54:27 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-59380 I’m a curly girl so I give tips #1 and 2 a big AMEN, and I have some tips to add, too!

3) Get rid of your hairdryer, too. Or if you have to use one, low heat only – plus a diffuser.

4) Find a hairstylist who has curly hair in a great style. Cutting curly hair is different than cutting straight hair – you need someone who really understands that. I knew I found the right stylist when she DIDN’T offer to straighten my hair at the end of the cut.

: )

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By: Heather NYC http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-50255 Heather NYC Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:09:09 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-50255 I’m a renegade hair care curly headed one. I have curly, fine hair and oddly enough, hardly ever use conditioner. These days my seconds in the shower (due to a VERY active toddler!) limits me to shampoo-in-one. While my hair is almost sopping I add a few handfuls of mousse, comb with a wide comb or paddle brush to “shape” into separate curls and then dry with a diffuser. It’s never crunchy, rarely frizzy (only if I space a miss spots with the mousse) and stays healthy. (Apparently the mousse mostly evaporates as your hair dries!) I’ve taught a few of my curly headed friends my “way” and they all do the same! :) Good luck!

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By: Ellen http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100023 Ellen Wed, 08 Apr 2009 21:37:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100023 I have wavy hair that I’ve given up on wearing straight. I hate spending money on hair products… so I’ve tried all the cheap ones… and by far my favorite is: Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream. Just scrunch it in your fresh out of the shower hair… and let it dry. No crunching. Just perfect, soft curls. Love it.

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By: Angelique http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100024 Angelique Tue, 07 Apr 2009 23:24:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100024 Round trip or super sculpting foam – paul mitchell they work great!

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100025 Amy Tue, 07 Apr 2009 21:04:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100025 I like the Aveda products too, but have used Deva Curl products for the past year. You put the conditioner in first, then shampoo, then condition again. Never brush, like everyone has said. I also take small section of hair (usually around my face) and gently twist them around my finger. They dry less frizzy.

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By: The Snyders http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100026 The Snyders Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:46:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100026 I love to use JOIWHIP by joico, I had tried every product out there and when I found this I stuck with it, sometimes I combine it with Curls Rock by Catwalk TIGI, but I use barely any of the curls rock and then put on the JOI WHIP, made my somewhat crazy hair to a beautiful masterpiece.

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100027 Amanda Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:51:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100027 Use a t-shirt rather than a towel to dry. Keeps the frizz to a minimum.

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By: Jordan http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100028 Jordan Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:24:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100028 Thank you. I was just sighing “woe is me” in the shower this morning wondering how to tame my frizz.

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By: Granite Farm http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100029 Granite Farm Tue, 07 Apr 2009 13:53:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100029 I’m a hair dresser and I use Paul Mitchel’s Skinny Serum on my clients with both straight and curly hair. The hair is shiny and frizz free.
A few of my clients swear by using Olive oil. There hair look great and it keeps the frizz under control.

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By: yvonne http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100030 yvonne Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:30:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100030 Ouidad (www.ouidad.com) are the BEST products for curly hair!! I have very curly hair and these products have completely changed my hair from a frizzie mess to beutiful curls! I can’t say enough good things about it. I don’t wash often, condition a lot and never use a brush. The balancing rinse and teh Tress FX styling are my two favorite products.

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By: Brandi Mae http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100031 Brandi Mae Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100031 The one thing that has made a world of a difference with my hair, being that I’m bi-racial and it can be difficult to care for curly hair, has been to NOT BRUSH IT! I only us a wide tooth comb in the shower to help the conditioner through, rinse, rub a dollop of conditioner back into my hair, and then exit the shower, get dressed and go. Hair is weakest when it’s wet, so if your brushing it then, that’s where the dryness, and breakage comes from. Also, i find my hair has such natural bounce and shine when I’m not violently brushing it when it’s wet trying to get all the tangles out. It dries naturally, the way curly hair should, and in time it has transformed the look, and feel of my hair.

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By: MarshelleP http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100032 MarshelleP Mon, 06 Apr 2009 14:20:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100032 I’ve struggled with my very, very curly hair for years. Recently I’ve found products, advice, and a stylist that have made me actually enjoy (if not love) my curly hair. Here are my thoughts:

1. I completely second the advice to check out Curly Girl.
2. The author of the book, Lorraine Massey, also has her own salon and hair care line. I use her DevaCare products and LOVE them.
3. I once stumbled upon this website, naturallycurly.com. I order my DevaCare products through them. But they also have a wealth of other products for sale. More importantly, they have articles on how to identify the type of curl you have, which will influence how you style and what products you use. Most importantly, they have user reccomendations for stylists. I found my current stylist through them (she’s actually trained by Lorraine Massey!). I’ve NEVER walked out of a salon satisfied until I found her.

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By: Robin http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100033 Robin Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100033 oh wow, i’ve been trying to get her to give up her hair regimine for a while now! i have pretty much the same hair, i don’t know what conditioner she means here, but i use a lot of it too, spray conditioner, again lots of it. i spray often to revive. my favorite is ICON replenishing spray. it’s really expensive when you see how fast it goes, but if you have the dough, it’s a good place to spend it!

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By: juneshine http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100034 juneshine Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:24:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100034 You must check out Kearastase Curl products – the creame is amazing as are the shapmoo and conditioner. Totally expensive – but so worth it!

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By: Rachel G http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100035 Rachel G Sun, 05 Apr 2009 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100035 I have curly hair too, and the BEST product I have ever tried (and I’ve tried a LOT!) is made by Sunsilk, it’s their “Captivating Curls” line.
And the great thing is that it is cheap!!

They have shampoo and conditioner, but the products I use are the de-frizz leave in cream, which I put in while hair is wet. Then I use the scrunching mousse, I use a ton if it but the great thing about this product is it doesn’t leave your hair “crunchy” feeling. IT’S STILL SOFT! So I put the mousse in and then towel dry a little, and then DIFFUSE. The true key it too keeeeeeep drying until your hair is really dry. It makes it so soft and curly. I might use some hairspray at the end, because I live in Florida and it’s really humid = frizz.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100036 Laura Sun, 05 Apr 2009 11:04:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100036 Also, I never, ever blow dry my hair. I know that wouldn’t work for some, but it makes your hair more healthy and shiny if you can skip the blow.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/ask-design-mom-week-caring-for-curly-hair/comment-page-1/#comment-100037 Laura Sun, 05 Apr 2009 11:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=678#comment-100037 For my curly hair, I leave conditioner in for a few minutes while I shave my legs, then rinse of course. After I get out of the shower, I put my hair in a towel turban and then when I’m ready to style it, I first wet it in the sink so it is dripping wet once again, towel dry it a little bit, and apply a little Pantene Curls gel, then a little Pantene Curls mousse. I’ve been using this trick for years and it works like a charm. The secret is all in wetting it that second time.

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