5 Rules For Cutting Curly Hair

{ Monday, 23 November 2015 }

Whether it’s conservative or edgy, nothing complements great curls more than an even greater cut. To ensure that you get the cut you want, follow our five rules for a winning snip every time. #1. Interview your stylist You don’t have to become best friends, but if it’s your first time with a stylist, take […]

8 Things Women with Curls Are Most Thankful For

{ Monday, 23 November 2015 }

It’s that time of year again, where we all reflect on the things that give us the greatest joy. With an attitude of gratitude, we asked eight stylish go-getters what they are most thankful for when it comes to their hair. Below, they dish on what they love best about their loose, classic, tight or […]

Get Glam and Celebrate!

{ Thursday, 19 November 2015 }

Elegant, festive hair that’s perfect for your holiday get-together doesn’t have to take hours to pull off. Check out these gorgeous styles—one for every curl type—that take just minutes to make. Stunning Side Sweep for Loose Curls Give your loose curls a touch of volume and glam with this sultry sophisticated side sweep. STEP 1: […]

Seven Real Reasons Your Curls Dry Out

{ Friday, 13 November 2015 }

Keep your curls hydrated to the hilt by addressing these seven major moisture zappers. #1 Shampoos with high pH levels Did you know that curly hair is naturally low on the pH scale, making it slightly acidic? That acidity plays a key role in keeping the hair cuticle smooth and strands shiny. However, if the […]

5 Ways to Repair and Prevent Damaged Curls

{ Thursday, 12 November 2015 }

Damage happens. But how you handle it can make or (literally) break your curls. Luckily, Ouidad Educator Chad Pendley has five expert tips that will help reverse the course (or prevent it completely) and put your hair on the road to recovery. Pro Tip #1: Minimize direct contact with heat On days you decide to […]

Is Humidity a Curl’s Friend or Foe?

{ Friday, 6 November 2015 }

During the cooler months, it’s not unusual to deal with more moisture in the air. But is humidity in the fall a curly girl’s friend or foe? Below is a go-to guide for what each curl type needs and how to handle your hair in wavering weather. LOOSE What it needs: Moisture balance from deep […]

Curl Cleanse 101

{ Wednesday, 4 November 2015 }

Here’s the scoop: the key to bouncy, tangle-free curls starts with a four-star cleanse. It’s the foundation that sets your curls up to shine 24-7. When done to perfection, a good shampoo halts dryness and snagging (two of the biggest wash-day complaints) in their tracks. How do you make your next wash a winning one? […]

Curl Cocktail Recipes for You!

{ Friday, 23 October 2015 }

No two curls are ever the same. That’s a part of their beauty—and why the regimens created to care and style them aren’t either. As the Curl Expert, Ouidad has perfected the art of curl prescriptions with products that cater to loose, classic, tight and kinky curl types. Don’t know where your curls fall? First, […]

If These Curls Could Talk

{ Friday, 23 October 2015 }

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Carlene Benelli shares her story about shaving off her curls and taking back her power to have the privilege of saying “I’m a survivor.” As told to Taking Charge When I was set to begin chemo, my oncologist told me the exact day my hair would begin […]

Caring for Curls After Chemo

{ Monday, 19 October 2015 }

The fight against cancer takes a toll on mind, body and soul. Yet, one of the most emotional is the toll it takes on your curls. Treatments such as chemotherapy can cause extreme hair loss. This is because chemotherapy destroys cells at the hair shaft, causing the hair to fall out. Whether the loss occurs […]

Does Your Hair Reflect Your Health?

{ Friday, 9 October 2015 }

When your hair speaks, you should listen. Stress, disease, nutritional deficiencies and toxins can adversely affect the condition of your hair. The first person to realize this may not be you, but your hairstylist. She or he is intimately connected to your strands and can alert you that something is amiss internally. What is your […]

Hair Color Tips for Every Curly Texture

{ Wednesday, 7 October 2015 }

Color has the ability to spice up your texture by adding dimension to every day hair, pineapple ponytails or two-strand twists. When done by a professional colorist (someone who is certified to color hair), color can be beneficial to the health and shine of curls, as it reflects light throughout the hair. But if done […]