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    Flora & Curl

    Continuing my quest to find curly girl approved products that actually work for my hair, I stumbled across Flora & Curl, a company creating plant based hair products especially for curly hair and free from chemicals. They aim to simplify curly haircare routines and have only a handful of products. For me, this sounded perfect as I sometimes struggle with the overwhelming variety of curly hair products. I’m just not sure which products I need and which order I should apply them in. I read lots of great reviews about the Flora & Curl products which are apparently suitable for all curly hair types. I mentioned in this post that…

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    My “Curly Girl” Attempt

    I briefly mentioned here about my attempt at the “curly girl” method. This involves cutting out silicones and only using completely natural products on your hair. I first started trying the curly girl method around Christmas in 2016. We’d recently got engaged and I wanted to try and sort out my dry, frizzy hair before the wedding. After reading lots about how wonderful the method was and looking at tonnes of photos of amazing curls, I was expecting big things. I knew it might take a few weeks for my hair to transition from dry and frizzy to sleek, hydrated and voluminous but the weeks turned into months and I never…

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    Coco & Eve Like A Virgin – Miracle Hair Mask?

    A few months ago I started getting a million adverts on Instagram for the Coco & Eve Like A Virgin hair mask. The before and after pictures looked incredible and I was in the midst of a dry hair crisis caused by my crazy pregnancy hormones (in addition to the dry skin situation). I’d been using the “curly girl” method for almost a year before getting pregnant which involves cutting out silicones and only using completely natural products. Lots of curly girls also stop washing their hair completely but I was washing mine every other week with a gentle sulphate free shampoo which seemed to be working for me –…

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    Umberto Giannini Curl Friends

    For the past few weeks, I have been using the Umberto Giannini range for curly hair, aptly named Curl Friends. I have all but given up trying new hair products as I always end up going back to the same two products from Avon – the Quick Touch Leave In Conditioner and the Dry Ends Serum – but I was intrigued by some of the products in the Curl Friends range so thought I would be brave and try them out. I haven’t used mousse for years now because I tend to find that it makes my hair feel and look extremely dry and usually crispy. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the…