Sharley Viola

Textured Hair Specialist with a vast amount of experience delivering education both nationally and internationally. A self-confessed product junkie committed to spreading her wealth of knowledge amongst the curly hair community and beyond.

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What Causes Excessive Hair Shedding?
It's perfectly normal to shed hair daily; we all notice it, whether it's in our hair brush, on the floor, or clogging the drain in the sh...
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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
Is washing your hair every day bad? What about just once a month? Everything depends on your hair type and lifestyle!
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The Ultimate Guide to Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is the loosest of the curl types. It is often treated just like straight hair that misbehaves, but we're here to change this! 
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Ultimate Guide to Curly Hair
Curly hair is the most variable of the curl types. It is particularly prone to frizz but can be defined following a few tips and tricks.
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The Ultimate Guide to Coily Hair
Coily hair is the tightest of the curl types. It can come in very tight coils, a z-shaped pattern or a mixture of the two.
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How to Identify Your Hair Porosity
Hair porosity is the hair’s ability to absorb & hold water. We guide you through the 3 main types & explain how you can test &...
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Protein Moisture Balance 101
Your protein moisture balance can have a big impact on how your hair behaves. Ensuring yours is in check will help you achieve your hair ...
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Vegan Haircare
Curlsmith is a vegan haircare brand that offers 100% vegan products throughout all recipes in the range. All products consist of curl-lov...
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Ingredient Transparency with Clearforme
Curlsmith was born from a curly community to create premium products with clean recipes to serve the needs of all curls. We only include ...
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5 Ways Tea Tree Oil Benefits Your Hair
Tea tree oil provides vital moisture, cleanses the scalp & promotes hair growth. Learn how to make the most of this natural oil &...
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Apple Cider Vinegar: Should You Use It On Your Scalp?
Apple Cider Vinegar is a popular DIY treatment that the curly community can't seem to do without. But is it really as safe as it seems?
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Rice Water for Hair: Benefits & How to Use
Rice water for hair boasts benefits. Discover whether it’s right for your hair type & how it could help you achieve your hair goals...
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Which Vitamins are Good for Hair?
Vitamins are essential for healthy hair. Discover which vitamins you need to achieve gorgeous locks & how you can easily incorporate ...
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Should You Change to Sulfate Free Shampoo?
In order to have healthy locks, you must care for your hair correctly. Discover the benefits you could have by going sulfate free.
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Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Hair?
Considered a wonder ingredient, see why coconut oil is so good for your hair. From tackling dryness & breakage to adding shine. Explo...
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Curlsmith Rocks Coachella
Curlsmith kicked off festival season with braids and waves at Coachella, taking over the Geojam Mansion Pool Party, in collaboration with...
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Curlsmith's 5th Birthday
Happy 5th Birthday to Cursmith! We are so excited to be celebrating this special occasion with you. Caring for curly hair shouldn't be ch...
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The Curlsmith Story
Discover where our award-winning curly hair brand started, and why it's loved by thousands of curlies all across the world.
Is Hairspray Bad For Your Hair?
Hairspray is often touted as being “bad” or “drying” for curly hair, but has this product just been given a bad rep? Hairspray has been a...
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Introducing the New Anti-Frizz Recipe
Frizzy curls are an issue most curl friends face; therefore, we have launched a new 4-piece collection of products that help to control f...
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All New Compact Defrizzion Dryer
A travel dryer for curly hair is an essential item whether you're exploring long-haul destinations or whisking off to a weekend staycatio...
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Curlsmith Essential Travel Trio
When traveling, it's essential to have curly haircare products to keep your tresses moisturized and hydrated. However, bringing full-size...
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Flawless Finish Hairspray
Hair spray for curly hair is finally here; Curlsmith has cracked the code to balance the benefits of hair sprays that are curl friendly w...
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How To Use Effortless Waves on Fine, Damaged Hair
Styling fine, damaged wavy hair can be challenging, as your waves may have lost their elasticity due to chemical or mechanical damage. Us...
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Styling Wavy Hair with Effortless Waves
Curlsmith has launched a new product specifically for wavy hair. The new and amazing Effortless Waves will help to moisturize, enhance an...
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Bamboo Pick
Our new bamboo hair pick is perfect for your curly hair tool collection. Whether you have done a wash and go, twist out, or braid out, it...
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Bond Curl Rehab Salve
Introducing our Bond Curl Rehab Salve, a hero product for curly hair clinically proven to reduce damage so your hair feels soft, hydrated...
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Best Leave-In Conditioner for Curls, Waves & Coils
Finding the best leave-in conditioner for curly hair is a must as it’s a crucial step to a successful wash day routine. Some may skip thi...
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Introducing Essential Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
The Essential Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner form an ideal pair for every curl type. Regardless of your texture, ensuring hydration and...
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Four-Step Method With Moisture Recipe
Curlsmith has a four-step method to make every wash day successful. We are excited to reveal that launching our new Essential Moisture Sh...
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What is Co-Wash?
Co-washing is a popular cleansing method for curly hair types. But what is a co-wash? Find out now in our ultimate guide!
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Wash & Go
When you have curly hair, your wash day is typically longer than those with straight hair. Generally, the tighter or thicker the hair, th...
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Best Gels For Curly Hair
The best gels for curly hair are great for hold and definition, but have you ever tried to search for one online? The choice is overwhelm...
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Wash Day With Our Best Sellers Kit
It's a great time of year to shine some light on our Curlsmith Best Sellers kit. No need to rack your brains on what to gift your curl fr...
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Best Curly Hair Products
There are thousands of hair products on the market, all with various claims, best for heat protection, best conditioner to strengthen, et...
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Full Body Thickening Lotion
When you think of curly hair, what comes to mind? Big, juicy, bouncy curls; sounds like a dream, right? But what if we can't achieve this...
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Everything You Need to Know About a Pre-Poo Treatment
You have likely heard of the term 'Pre-poo,' and you may think this is just a gimmick for hair companies to sell yet another new product....
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Hair Oil 101: Explore Curlsmith’s Best
Hair oil is a great hair care product that suits all whether you have waves, curls or coils. There is so much choice on the market when i...
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What Is Clarifying Shampoo?
Clarifying shampoos cleanse your curls & remove product build-up. Learn how they work & when to use them to transform your hair.
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What is & How To Use Leave In Conditioner
Leave in conditioner is a brilliant moisturising product for dry hair. Our ultimate guide walks you through what it is, its benefits, &am...
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How To Strengthen & Repair Hair Bonds
Hair bonds are what makes up your hair’s structure and texture. They also determine the hair's strength, so how do you repair them when t...
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What is & How To Deep Condition Hair
Deep conditioning restores softness & shine. Explore what it is, how to do it, & the essential benefits it provides to your hair.
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How to Exfoliate Your Scalp at Home
Exfoliating your scalp is vital in maintaining a healthy environment for your hair follicles to grow in. Discover the easy ways to exfoli...
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Curlsmith Commitment to tackle Hygiene Poverty
We are proud to announce our charitable partnership with two incredible Hygiene Poverty Charities – Project Beauty Share and The Hygiene ...
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Wavy Hair Mistakes You Might Be Making
Making wavy hair mistakes when styling can negatively impact your final look, causing it to appear limp and lifeless. We will address and...
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How to Achieve the Perfect Wavy Wash Day
Washing wavey hair and achieving a good wash day routine can be simple once you know how. Follow our Curlsmith four-step method, includin...
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How to Diffuse Curly Hair
Diffusing your curly hair can help to control frizz, create volume, & help you perfect your styling techniques. See our tips for diff...
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How to get Shiny Hair
Curly hair tends to be less shiny naturally compared to straight hair due to the texture dispersing light as it reflects. There are sever...
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Best Tips for Caring for Curly Hair
The best curly hair tips can help you find solutions to caring for your hair type. Curly hair is beautiful, but it does need to be cared ...
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How to Diffuse Coily Hair
Diffusing coily hair is a popular drying method with several benefits. However, if you are not aware of the methods for diffusing type 4 ...
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How to Diffuse Wavy Hair
Diffusing your tresses is a popular drying method when you have curly hair. It has several benefits if you can complete the process succe...
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Applying Hair Gel: Wet vs Dry
One of the most important things about hair gel is whether it's designed to go on wet or dry hair to achieve the best results. Using a ge...
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How To Moisturize Curly Hair
How to moisturize curly hair is a common query in the community, because it is inherently dry. The consequences of dry curls can lead to ...
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How to Refresh Your Curls
How to refresh your curls is a question that arises a lot in the curly community, so let's address it today. Whether you have waves, curl...
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What is my curl type: How to start your curly journey
Whether you have decided to retire from your straighteners or let go of that chemical service, starting your curly journey can be challen...
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Fall Hair Color Care
Fall is here, and for our curl friends who want to switch things up, that only means one thing, color transformations! It's time to make ...
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8 Reasons Why you Should Switch to a Microfiber Towel
Microfiber towels have grown in popularity over the years as a staple hair accessory with several benefits to ensuring your locks stay he...
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Damaged Hair
At some point in their hair journey, most of our curl friends have experienced damage resulting in dull, lifeless, limp curls. We all str...
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Best Stylers for Curly Hair
When selecting a styler, it can feel like you are a kid in a candy store; the choices are endless. There is a wide range available, from ...
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Kids Hair Tips and Advice
You may face many challenges when raising a child; however, their curly hair shouldn't be one of them. Learning how to care for kids with...
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5 Ways to Protect Curls at Night
Protecting your curls whilst sleeping is key to avoiding the dreaded bedhead. It also contributes to the health of your hair and gives yo...
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Benefits of a Satin Pillowcase For Curly Hair
Table of contents What are the benefits of using a satin pillowcase? What are the benefits of switching your traditional cotton pillowca...
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Signs of Damaged Hair
Think you may have damaged hair & not sure what to do? Let Curlsmith show you the signs of & how to repair damaged hair. It's nev...
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Oily Hair Guide: Signs, Causes, & Fixes
Oily hair can make locks look dull & lifeless. Discover the causes of oily hair now, & how you can put a stop to greasy locks!
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How to Repair Damaged Hair
From heat to bleach, we put our hair through a lot which can cause damage. Follow our tips on how to repair damaged hair to achieve the t...
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How to Stop Hair Breakage
Hair breakage can cause a lot of stress. With our ultimate guide you can learn how to prevent breakage from happening. Leaving you with g...
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