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CURLYWORLD BLOG

CURLY KID INSPIRATION: CURLS FOSTER CONFIDENCE!

By Kelly Skillestad

September 1, 2023

We love my son Connor’s curls. They have a good 8 to 10 inches of spring. Luckily, he is a very patient, mature kid who has always understood the care needed to keep his curls healthy...

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TIPS FOR ACTIVE CURLIES OF ALL AGES: TRY A PONY, PIGTAILS OR A PINEAPPLE

By Lorraine Massey

July 1, 2023

I recently received an email from a 12 year-old Curly Girl seeking healthy advice for keeping her curls out of her face during Karate class...

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SCARED STRAIGHT: PLEASE PROTECT YOUR CURLS FROM HARSH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS

By Lorraine Massey

May 1, 2023

I’ve dedicated my life to encouraging love for our natural curls and the practice of healthy curl care. So, it pains me to see the ongoing and often misleading promotion of chemical straightening treatments that...

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4 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE SELECTING A CURL STYLIST

By Lorraine Massey

March 1, 2023

One of the biggest complaints I still hear from curlies around the world is, “I can’t find a stylist who understands my curls.” This doesn’t surprise me and I don’t fault the stylists...

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SHARING CURLY PRIDE WITH MY DAUGHTER

By Patti Paige

January 15, 2023

When I was a little girl, I was so desperate for straight hair that moved when I turned my head that I begged my mother to buy me a bathing cap with a ponytail attached to it...

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – AND SO ARE YOUR CURLS

By Lorraine Massey

November 30, 2022

All hair benefits immensely from good nutrition. The health and radiance of your curls can be directly linked to your diet, says Esther Blum...

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FINDING CONFIDENCE IN YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

By Melissa Malebranche

October 20, 2022

When you don't feel good about your hair, you don't feel good about yourself. Growing up, I remember never being truly happy with my hair. It never seemed to do what I wanted. I thought of my hair as something that needed to be tamed. Saturday was hair washing day and was my least favorite day of the week...

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SLEEP IN BEAUTY: HOW TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR CURLS WHILE SLEEPING

By Lorraine Massey

September 30, 2022

One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked is how to properly protect curls while sleeping. Some of us toss and turn, which can cause friction to our hair. Others sleep on one specific side and complain about why that side is not as thick as the other...

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FROM CURLY KID TO
MISS NC TEEN USA 

By Gabby Ortega

August 15, 2022

As a child, my hair went from loose, large curls to tighter spirals that were prone to frizz and halo. When I was younger, I would brush my mom’s hair and dream of magically waking up with silky straight hair just like hers...

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20 YEARS LATER:
REVISITING THE CG METHOD

By Lorraine Massey

June 30, 2022

Twenty years ago, when I first developed and documented the Curly Girl method in Curly Girl: The Handbook, I could not have imagined how the approach would take off or how many organizations would adopt and recommend the methodology...

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CURL LIBERATION STORY:
EMMA MCCOY

By Emma McCoy

June 20, 2022

How could I make both my hair care and my sports life (as an elite-level kayaker training for the Olympics) uncomplicated? I’ve always wanted my hair to be unapologetically me—bouncy, sassy, sporty, and curly. I agonized over it before...

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CURL LIBERATION STORY:
NATALIE WECHSLER

By Natalie Wechsler

June 10, 2022

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with the story of Rapunzel and her long hair. I loved giving my long-haired dolls different hairstyles, because my parents forced me to keep my own hair short. They thought curls were meant to be tamed...

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UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF YOUR CURLS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THEIR NATURAL BEAUTY

By Lorraine Massey with Michelle Bender

May 30, 2022

I love care labels in clothes. They make me respect a fabric and think carefully about how I treat it. If only our hair came with a care label! The truth is, there isn’t much difference chemically between your hair and the fine wool that comes off a pashmina goat...

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