3 Tips to Combat Flaking In Your Wash & Go’s
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
Flaking is a conversation that comes up frequently in both our private and public education spaces. Whether the flakes are big or small, many tight curlies + naturals may be experiencing flaking from their styling products due to their product choice, their unique Essential Elements or even the technique used to apply or set the product on the hair. It could also be due to multiple gel stylers being used to set the hair. Gel is a film and those films break, ultimately turning into flakes that you see flying around after fluffing your hair. This blog post will outline 3 tips to help combat fla ..read more
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3 Reasons Why Your Botanical Gel Isn’t Drying
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
Botanical gels are gels that are plant-based and water soluble. They typically contain herbal extracts and humectant ingredients such as aloe, flaxseed, okra, elm and marshmallow root that help promote hydration by pulling moisture from the atmosphere and adding it to your hair. One of the biggest challenges naturals face when using botanical gels is how long they take to dry. Over the years, Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic in particular has been a staple botanical gel in our backbar because of its formulation, performance and overall accessibility for both stylists and consumers. Botanica ..read more
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10 Long Curly Natural Hair Styling Ideas
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
Our perspective of long curly hair is hair that reaches your collarbone and beyond. Truthfully speaking, we don’t personally see many clients in the salon with longer lengths in the salon. The reason for this is that many clients that we see are actually in the beginning stages of their natural hair journeys, as they may have previously followed hair care practices that weren’t the most beneficial. This could include heavily using oils and butters, frequently wearing protective styles and shampooing infrequently which can often result in dehydration, holes from breakage, damage from heat, ove ..read more
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3 Signs You Need To Use A Deep Conditioner For Your Natural Hair
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
Hair treatments can make a huge difference in the overall health and appearance of your hair. From deep conditioners to hair masks, there are several different treatments available on the market to address your different hair care challenges. This blog post will outline three reasons why you would use a treatment for your natural hair. What Is A Hair Treatment? A hair treatment, which can be done during your salon service or for at-home use, can be added within your regular cleansing routine to address specific hair challenges. “Specific hair treatments include protein and moisture deep cond ..read more
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Defining Hair Color Techniques for Type 4 Naturals
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by Sasha Earnest
4M ago
Styled by Sasha Earnest, Photo Credit: Michelle Dawn Photography When it comes to coloring hair, navigating the terminology can be challenging for consumers. However, understanding these terms is essential for effectively communicating with your stylist and achieving your desired look. During consultations, it's crucial to provide examples of styles you admire, as this helps your stylist understand your preferences and pinpoint the techniques that catch your eye. While it's not your responsibility to know the technicalities, doing some research beforehand can aid in expressing your desires cl ..read more
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3 Reasons Why We Use Topper Gels for Type 4 + Natural Hair
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
As professional stylists, we often like to reach for topper gels for wash and go styling for numerous reasons. A topper could be needed based on the condition of a client’s hair, the desired result or style longevity. And let’s be honest, we almost never used one styler when we were relaxed. So, why would we think we only needed one styler while natural? In our educational spaces such as our digital course community, The SeeSomeCurls Visual Library, we provide a full curated product list which includes options for topper gels for wash and go styling. This blog post will outline 3 reasons why ..read more
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10 Bob Length Natural Hair Styling Ideas
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by Black Girl Curls
4M ago
A bob is a length of hair from mid ear to collarbone. Truthfully, most of the clients that we see in the salon are in bob length territory. A bob can have multiple shapes from sharply angular to a perfectly round circle and anything in-between. This blog post will list out 10 different bob length styling ideas from licensed stylists listed on My Style-List—a location-based directory created by Black Girl Curls CEO Aishia Strickland, that helps connect prospective clients like you to qualified professionals in your area. You can utilize this free resource to search for stylists by geographic l ..read more
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3 Ways to Achieve A Voluminous Wash & Go For Natural Hair
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by Black Girl Curls
5M ago
Big hair me PLEASE! We’ve recently received various feedback from our educational spaces and social media that more naturals are desiring bigger hair. So in true Black Girl Curls fashion, we’ve got your back! This blog post will outline 3 quick tips for how to make your voluminous hair dreams come true. 1. Add A Foam To Your Styling Cocktail Adding a foam to your styling cocktail as the second layer helps expand the hair that gives you the volume that you desire. When foam is layered over your base gel, it allows the hair to escape the curl clump adding to the nice, soft hold needed for volu ..read more
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10 Tapered Natural Hair Styling Ideas
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by Black Girl Curls
5M ago
A tapered haircut typically starts out longer at the top of your head and gets shorter as you go down the natural hairline on the nape and sides of your hair. A taper or a short style in general requires a consistent schedule for maintenance cuts, which could be every 6 to 8 weeks depending on how short or tight you’d like to keep it. Depending on how the hair is cut and how an individual likes to wear their hair, setting and styling this cut may be necessary every 4 to 7 days. This blog post will list out 10 different tapered styling ideas from licensed stylists listed on My Style-List—a new ..read more
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3 Things to Know About Using Silicones For Your Curly + Natural Hair
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by Black Girl Curls
5M ago
As tight curl educators, we understand that silicones can be a fairly controversial topic within the natural hair community. We believe that many tight curlies + naturals like yourselves may have read things online that have ruled silicones inherently bad or even may have cautioned you against using products that contain them to mitigate potential damage, however this isn’t necessarily 100% true. We spoke to two licensed curl specialists—Roni Jones located in Pasadena, CA and Sasha Earnest located in Raleigh, NC to provide their professional opinions regarding silicones. This blog post will o ..read more
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