Curly Girl: The Handbook by Michele Bender, Visit Amazon's Lorraine Massey Page, search

By Michele Bender, Visit Amazon's Lorraine Massey Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Lorraine Massey, , Deborah Chiel

The Curly Girl manifesto is again, now thoroughly revised, up to date, and increased through greater than a 3rd with all-new fabric. Created by way of curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey—the go-to curl specialist featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The manhattan Times; proprietor of the Devachan salons in manhattan; and writer of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products—Curly Girl is the astounding bible for the sixty five percentage of ladies with obviously curly or wavy hair and a wish to have a good time it.

Curly Girl is jam-packed with special and fail-proof hair-care tools, thought, and an empowering pro-curl perspective. It’s all right here: day-by-day exercises for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine’s no-more-shampoo epiphany—handle your hair as lightly as you do your most sensible cashmere sweater; do-it-yourself creams and potions.

New to this version: an illustrated, step by step advisor to trimming your personal hair (Remember: It’s no longer what you're taking off; it’s what you allow on.); a piece at the specific wishes of wavy hair; Lorraine’s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy regimen; extra fantastic ’dos for weddings and different distinct events; a bankruptcy on multicurltural hair written via an African American professional at Devachan. Plus, up-to-date info on eco-friendly and chemical-free items, 20 new Q&A’s, and a DVD with tutorials on taking good care of 4 kinds of curls.

From now on, there’s no such factor as a nasty hair day.

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The sebum and sweat that your scalp produces are sterile and clean but they attract dirt and bacteria, which must be rinsed off regularly to keep the scalp healthy. But it’s not necessary to remove all the oils from your scalp; in fact, it’s not good for you. HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW Hair, which grows at a rate of about a half inch a month, develops under your scalp in a tiny sac called the follicle. When the hair comes to the surface it hardens and keeps growing for three to five years. After this, it goes into a period of rest for a few weeks while the root is released from the follicle and then drops out.

I unquestioningly followed this routine, because I’d never found any care instructions that addressed the specific needs of curly, as opposed to straight, hair. Then one morning I looked in the mirror and I had to admit that my hair looked frizz-free and curlicious. According to my schedule, I was due for a shampoo, but I couldn’t bear to mess with success. I dared myself to wait another day. One day stretched into a second, then a third, until I’d managed to hold out for almost three weeks. All I did was cleanse my scalp with a spritz of lavender and squeeze some watered-down conditioner onto my hair and scrunch.

Detergents, heat from a blow-dryer or flat iron, chemicals, and brushes damage hair by making the cuticle rough and scaly. Instead of lying flat, pieces of cuticle stick out and lock together like Velcro, causing knots, snarls, and tangles. The cuticle resembles a pinecone. Smooth = moist cuticle. Open = dry, frizzed cuticle. A strand of healthy, well-conditioned hair: The tilelike cuticle lies flat. PREGNANCY CURLS One day when Jamie, a favorite client and friend, sat down for a haircut, I looked at her hair and knew she was pregnant.

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