Grey & Glamorous

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We're constantly bombarded with images of young girls with flawless skin and lustrous hair in magazines and billboards that it can be hard to see ageing and turning grey as beautiful and desirable. But with age comes wisdom, acceptance, self love and contentment - what's not to love about that! Going grey is inevitable, it can happen as early as our mid 20s. If this is your stage of life then you face a choice - embrace it or spend years, heaps of money and time dyeing your hair. Ageing with confidence is totally possible - embracing the grey doesn't...

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CURL TALK: Ana from Curly Essence

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Curl Talk is our new monthly feature where we talk to fellow curlies and find out what being curly means to them, learn about their hair journey and inspiration. This month we bring you the beautiful Ana co founder of the blog Curly Essence. What was it like growing up with curly hair? People always made comments about my hair and they weren’t always positive. My brother has curly hair and my hair is curly but more frizzy. Imagine hearing someone say your brother’s hair is better than yours? It's weird. In addition to these comments, my mother also did not like...

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Lindsey Hughes | Specialist Curly Hairstylist

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Hairdressers are feared by most curly girls after years of awful hair cuts and meeting stylists who lack any understanding of curly hair (other than blow drying it straight) and how to bring out the best in them. Meet Lindsey Hughes a curly specialist, she offers a unique way of cutting and colouring curls. A fellow curly herself, she shares with us her inspiration, tips and curl routine.   What inspired you to become a curly hair specialist? I love curly hair and the diversity of it, no two heads of hair is the same. Also the complete lack of help for...

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Do You Judge A Conditioner By Its Slip?

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Slip basically refers to how well a product detangles curls. Some curly folks place a lot of importance on the slip a product gives their hair, believing that the more slippery a product feels on the hair, the better it is. Ingredients like Behentrimonium Chloride or Behentrimonium Methosulfate give a product great slip -  they accumulate and form a film on the surface of the hair. They thicken and emulsify formulations making them feel creamy and therefore easier to detangle your curls. However, being film-formers they sit on the shaft and often don’t penetrate. However, just because a product has...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera Leaf Extract

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Aloe Vera has been used for its healing properties for centuries. This incredible plant consists of 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids (the building blocks of healthy hair and scalp) and 200 active enzymes. It's brilliant for curly hair, we add it to our Curl Cleanser, Curl Conditioner and Curl Defining Gel. Here are some of Aloe Vera's benefits to hair. Itchy and inflamed scalp - In conditions like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis the pores and follicles of the scalp can become clogged and irritated which can slow down hair growth. The anti-pruritic enzymes within Aloe Vera destroy dead...

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