The change of seasons is probably every curly girl's worst nightmare, with winter being the top contender! The dry bitter cold air makes our hair even drier, getting wind swept makes detangling the ultimate challenge and our daily environments (with central heating) can also have an impact on our hair.
Your curls are going to want a little extra TLC during the next few months but don’t worry we have our top tips to keep your curls moisturised this winter!
Embracing your naturally wavy, curly, or coily hair comes with the added task of hair maintenance. Each curl pattern is distinct, with individuals possessing a variety of curl patterns. Finding out what works for each individual is a monumental undertaking in and of itself. It is possible to avoid many of the usual mistakes that individuals make during their transition journey in order to bring out the finest potential of your curls.
These are the top ten errors to avoid, which will help you battle frizz, breakage, and dryness in your hair.
North Coast Hair is a curl specialist salon in North Cornwall, close to the beautiful town of Padstow. The salon is owned by Rachel and her husband, they stock the Only Curls range which they use on all their curly clients.
She has undertaken specialist curl training and has decided to make it her mission to help her curly clients embrace their curls and waves.
The heat of summer can be brutal on your skin and hair. The humidity, sweat, and sun rays together wreak havoc. Luckily, there's one simple product that will help with both problems: the silk pillowcase!
There have been many twists and turns through the rocky road of this pandemic. One unexpected positive for us has been the amount of people using lockdown as an opportunity to embrace their natural curls. With glossy salon blow dries out of the question, and with so many no longer needing to be dressed in office attire, it’s been a great opportunity for people to work on getting their natural curls back.
We reached out to some of our curly customers to ask them about their lockdown curly journey.
What’s co-washing, and why you should do it? All your co-wash questions answered...
Co-washing is short for 'conditioner washing', which means ditching the shampoo and washing your hair with a conditioning based product only. You may have people refer to this as the 'Curly Girl Method' or 'No Poo Method'.
The Muse Curls is a curl specialist salon in Northampton who use and stock Only Curls products. The salon was founded by Erica Liburd who began crafting kinky, coily, curly and wavy hair way back in 1995. She is vastly knowledgable about curls and now has a team of textured hair specialists.
"The first time I received a negative comment about my hair was at an interview for an office job. The director of the company asked me if I intended on keeping my hair curly if I was to be offered the job. He said my hair was a little ‘wild’ and might scare the clients. I told the director that I would most certainly be keeping my curls and that straightening it for the job would not be an option. I was so hurt that my hair was the director’s main concern rather than my capabilities as a potential employee."
To those returning to the office, we just wanted to send a reminder that curly hair IS professional. We know many of you embraced your curls over lockdown, so we just wanted to encourage you to wear those curls back into your workplace with pride.