Embracing Your Frizz

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Us curly girls spend our life battling frizz and trying to create perfectly defined curls. The thought of walking around with a big wild halo sends a shudder down your spine. Well this week I was asked by the awesome duo that is Kay Montano and Thandie Newton to take part in their #frizzchallenge. All I had to do was to brush out (yes brush, you read correctly) my curls and take a selfie. I literally felt the fear, I don't do bushy hair and have deliberately avoided this look since my Mum had me sporting it most of my youth and I...

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Winter Curl Care

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Your hair and skin need special attention in the Winter, they're at the mercy of cold temperatures and bracing winds plus the dehydrating effects of central heating. Curls can end up looking frazzled and dry. Bouclème's range is rich in coconut and argan oils plus aloe vera leaf extract and honey which are great fatty acids and humectants. They keep your curls looking tip top due to their moisturising properties and also because they help attract and hold moisture in the hair, which can be a real challenge in winter weather. Boost moisture with conditioning treatments Add in a weekly or bi weekly deep conditioning...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil

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The Bouclème range contains a unique blend of plant actives chosen for their proven therapeutic effects on dry curly hair. Virgin coconut oil, one of the key ingredients in our Curl Cleanser, Curl Conditioner and Curl Defining Gel has been used across the globe for thousands of years and it's easy to see why when you understand it's amazing properties and benefits. It's rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory Lauric, Caprylic, Capric, Myristic and Palmitic acids.  Where most products only coat the surface of the hair coconut oil is molecularly small enough to penetrate into the hair cortex (the...

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10 Golden Rules For Fabulous Curls

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 Keep your curls in tip top condition with these 10 must follow rules. 1) Never brush curly hair. Always detangle your curls when wet or with coconut oil. Use your fingers, a wide tooth comb or a tangle teezer to avoid breakage. 2) Wet hair can weigh curls down at the roots and leave you with a flat top. Use duck bill clips at the roots to give volume and lift. .  3) A good night time routine will help you achieve great 2nd or 3rd days. Loosely tie hair up in a pineapple on top of your head or try using a hair net....

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Cleansing Your Curls

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There has been a lot of press coverage on cleansing conditioners recently. Using a cleansing conditioner (or co washing) isn't a new thing in the curly world, curly girls all over the globe having been using this method to cleanse and hydrate their curls for a long time. Cleansing conditioners provide a gentler way of cleansing hair as opposed to the harsh drying effect of sulphate shampoos. Sulphates are used in dishwashing/laundry detergents as well as engine degreasers. They strip away the natural protective oils, leaving hair and the scalp parched.  Sulphates can cause irritation to the scalp leading to itching and...

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