Curl Power Girls

Curl Style Headline:
What’s hot & Curls are definitely HOT! 😉

I love my curls because...
“On a good hair day, the bouncy locks definitely gives the extra boost I need & oh! Did I mention that it makes me stand out in a crowd?! ;)”

Curly Hair Craft:
Once a week I use an Almond & Coconut oil to keep my scalp moist. I wash my hair every other day with shampoo & conditioner (If I’m in a hurry and need my hair to be on its best behaviour, I use only conditioner).

I use my fingers to untangle the knots. Once the hair is washed, I dry my hair mildly keeping most of the water in. I take a styling mousse and squeeze out a palm full & lather on my locks while scrunching at the ends & I use my fingers to run through my hair to break up my curls so that it gives more volume. I set my hair the way I want it before it dries u. Then if there are still a few stubborn strands sticking out, I use some hair wax and run my palms over my hair.

Your Curl Secret Weapon and why:
John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume hair mousse.

The one product on your curly hair wishlist and why:
Some days my hair looks really flat, so I would like a product that could give my hair more volume. Also, I don’t like to look like my hair has been through a grease tunnel, so a product that does wonders for curls without looking greasy would be great!!

What should Hair Brands be doing more for us curly girls?
There are so many products & options for people with straight hair. It would be great if the same range of options and product ranges were available for our curly locks too.
Laks / Sri Lankan
Curl Style Headline:
Curly Wurly and wild- curls that aren’t always tame-able but always love-able

I love my curls because...
“They are unique and even though they have a mind of their own, deciding when they want to stay in place and when they just want to be messy, I get different curls everyday!
Karunya JD / Sri Lankan
Curl Style Headline:
Short and unruly

Hairdresser:
Toni & Guy, Chiswick 

I love my curls because...
 “They reflect who I am - slightly different and generally unpredictable!

Your Curly Hair Craft:
Wash hair twice a week, using various shampoos and conditioners (I have yet to find the perfect one).   I put oil in my hair at least twice a month, wrap hair in clingfilm (yes really!) and a towel and keep in overnight.

Also, a mixture of equal parts cider vinegar and water once a month removes all the built up shampoo and conditioner residue.  For styling, I find that Boots curl cream on very slightly towel squeezed hair and a natural drying process keeps the curls quite tight.  One dry, fluff with your hand at the roots for more volume.

Your Curl Secret Weapon and why Boots Curl cream! 
The one product on your curly hair wishlist and why:
Something that I can use on dry curls to eliminate frizz! 

What should Hair Brands be doing more for us curly girls?
Cater to different types of curls and use more oil based products.
Hema D / British
Curl Style Headline:
Long raven curls, temperamental - with more of the mental!

Hairdresser:
Michael Price, Unruly Curls, 2 Olaf Street, London W11

Complete this sentence:
“I love my curls because..” they make me stand out from the crowd and while a challenge to maintain, they are beautiful!”I love my curls because...“They make me stand out from the crowd and while a challenge to maintain, they are beautiful!”

Your Curly Hair Craft:
Once a week I use Argan Oil to moisturise my hair. Every other day I use a volumising shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo (run fingers through hair to remove knots) and rinse. Next apply conditioner concentrating on the ends. Leave in for 5-10 mins. Then, tipping my hair all the way over, I rinse thoroughly in cold water, raking my fingers through. Don’t squeeze any of the water out. Taking my Tigi Curl Rocks Amplifier, I use one “pump” and mix it with cold water (until a thin consistency) and rake it through my hair, scrunching the water at the ends. Style while wet (ie achieve the parting I want) and leave to air dry.

Your Curl Secret Weapon and why:
Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier – great smell, achieves good coil-form!

The one product on your curly hair wishlist and why:
A non-greasy balm or something to revive my curls on day 2 and maybe 3 post wash. I don’t want to wash my hair too often. Also a really good volumising styling product.

What should Hair Brands be doing more for us curly girls?
Create more variety of products for the different kinds of curly hair texture out there. At the moment the market just condenses us into one.

Radhika D / Sri Lankan
Curl Style Headline:
Short bob , lusciously layered for ultra curly boost!

Hairdresser:
Really struggling to find a good hairdresser - any suggestions?

I love my curls because...
“They are my trademark and make me stand out! Wouldn't have my hair any other way - they make me, me!"

Curly Hair Craft:
I wash my hair everyday and only use natural and organic products including a really good intensive conditioner. I'm currently using Green People's intensive repair (not tested on animals) shampoo and conditioner. I leave the conditioner in for about 5 mins which softens my hair. For styling I towel dry and rub in some Naked style curl cream (again not tested on animals), then I twist strands of my hair all over - otherwise it would be a complete ball of frizz! I have a fringe which I blowdry straight to the side, then diffuse the rest (sometimes upside down), give it a good shake with my fingers and I'm ready to go!

Your Curl Secret Weapon and why:
Naked style curl cream - no grease, so light and curls stay in place!
My curls remain soft!

The one product on your curly hair wishlist and why:
More natural and organic, non animal tested products for curly hair. Naked curls is great but I've heard the company has gone bust, so when stocks run out, I'm in trouble! Also a volumising product for the next day or some sort of leave in conditioner that gives curls a boost but doesn't make the curls go stiff (I find Aussie curls does this - I haven't used it in years though).

What should Hair Brands be doing more for us curly girls?
I take my hairdryer everywhere - why has no-one invented a travel diffuser yet?!? Or if they have, please point me in its direction!!!!
Anjali T / Indian
I drench my hair in pure coconut oil once every week or every two weeks depending on time available. I leave it on for as long as possible. I never stick to the same shampoo and recently I have started using Wen. It's a all in one cleanser for the hair and leaves it soft and shiny. I always use cold water to wash my hair. After I towel dry, I use Moroccan oil or frizzeaze to calm the curls. If I am in a rush I use a diffuser to dry or else, I just clip the front bits at the nape of my neck and let it dry naturally. If not, the weather here makes me look like a mushroom.

What should Hair Brands be doing more for us curly girls?
I want my hair to look the same as it did when I washed it. As it is on day 2, I have to wear it in a tight bun so that it looks neat and doesn’t appear too coarse.

Hairdresser? - No-one specific, I hardly straighten my hair, so it's all in pretty decent shape and does not warrant a regular cut.
Batchi / Sri Lankan