Curlsmith Blog
This is the home of our content to help you in your journey to embrace and empower your natural hair texture The content is categorised to help you find what you need, look out for guest spots from our favourite influencers, stylists and tricologists.
Protein or Moisture? Learn What Your Curls Need
Does my hair need protein or moisture? This is the question we all find ourselves deliberating on when we’re facing an issue with our cur...
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Curly Haircare for Beginners
If you are just starting your curly hair journey, you may be overwhelmed by all the information out there and the various products for na...
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The Importance Of Maintaining A Healthy Scalp
Have you ever considered how scalp care is skin care? The skin on our scalp needs special attention just like the skin on our face to ma...
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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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Everything You Need to Know About Hair Texture
Texture is often a way to characterize how something feels, which is also the case when it comes to hair texture. Hair texture can be def...
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Hair Density 101
The density of our hair refers to how many strands of hair we have on our heads. These range from low, medium, to high. Many factors dete...
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Top tips to identify and care for Type 3 Hair
Type 3 curls are the most common curl texture. Learn how to recognize it, care for it and enhance this pattern.
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The Truth about Gel Cast: Why Crunchy Curls are NOT Bad
Nobody likes crunchy curls, but that's the key to prevent frizz & help your style last. Did you know that feeling is only temporary?
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Top tips to identify and care for Type 4 Hair
Type 4 coils are the tightest curl texture. Learn how to recognize it, care for it and enhance this pattern.
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Top tips to identify and care for Type 2 Hair
Type 2 waves are the loosest curl texture. Learn how to recognize it, care for it and enhance this pattern.
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What Is Your Curly Hair Type?
Are you wavy, curly or coily? Understanding what type of curls you have is the first step on your journey to embrace your natural hair.
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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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Low Porosity Hair: What Is It & How to Care
Discover what low porosity hair is, how you can identify it, & the best ways to care for this hair type. Our ultimate guide walks you...
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Everything you Need to Know about Medium Porosity Hair
What is medium porosity hair, do you have it, & which products are best to care for this hair type? Our master guide tells all.
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High Porosity Hair: Characteristics & How to Care
We expertly explain what it is, tell you how to test for it, as well as share essential haircare tips on managing this hair type.
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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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What to do if you’re in Protein Overload
Protein overload can cause hair to become brittle & dull. Understand the signs & symptoms, & how you can fix your hair overlo...
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What to Do if you’re in Moisture Overload
Moisture overload can cause hair to feel mushy, limp, & curls struggle to hold shape. Understand tell-tale signs & see how you ca...
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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 Ingredients Every Curly Girl Should Know
Looking at the ingredients list on a product can feel overwhelming, especially when you are new to caring for your curls. Knowing which i...
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How Safe is Fragrance in Hair Products?
Can fragrances in hair care products affect the skin & scalp? See management tips & how to choose your next products if you have ...
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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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The 13 Worst Curly Hair Sins
There is an endless list of dos and don'ts in the curly girl handbook, an some fringes of the community can make you feel that if you com...
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Curlsmith is Redefining Professional
Inspired by a LinkedIn post, we have teamed up with curlfriends across different industries to change how we view curly hair in the work...
How To Care For 4C Hair
Looking after 4C hair doesn't have to be complicated. Discover our expert's top tips to embrace the most delicate hair texture!
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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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6 Years of Curlsmith
Happy 6th Birthday to Curlsmith! We are so excited to be celebrating this special occasion with you. Caring for curly hair shouldn't be c...
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Hall of Fame
Quotes and Features From Our Editor Friends “Beauty Bible is delighted to welcome a brand to our Awards which recognises and addresses ...
Meet Curlsmith's new Senior Hair Stylist!
After 4 years in the business of helping people feeling comfortable with their natural hair, we are thrilled to announce that our family ...
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.
Introducing new Volume Recipes
The best volumizing products for curly hair have arrived in the form of a whole new recipe; Curlsmith has heard your concerns and come th...
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The Best Volumizing Products for Curly Hair
The best volumizing products work to infuse curls with body, bounce and lift. Some of the tell-tale signs that your curls, coils or waves...
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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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Best Products for Frizzy Curly Hair
Frizz has become a ‘dirty’ word in the curly world. It is something that many curlies try to eradicate altogether, but we are here to giv...
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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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The Best Hairspray to Hold Your Curls In Place
Hairspray for holding curls is such an underrated step that can really be helpful in your curly hair routine. Hairspray is typically a pr...
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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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Different Types of Hair Gels
There’s a common misconception that hair gel is something that makes your curls hard, crispy, dry, flaky, or greasy looking, but gel has ...
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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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How To Use Curl Cream on Waves, Curls & Coils
Does a curl cream feature in your curly hair routine? If not, it should!  Curl creams can bring a myriad of benefits to all hair types, f...
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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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Co-Wash vs Shampoo: What’s Best For Curls?
Shampoos & co-washes are both cleansers. But which one is best for curls & which actually cleanses your hair more?
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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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Curlsmith Glossary
Find definitions for all relevant terms in our Glossary below: Term Definition Alcohol An ingredient used in hair care produc...
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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15 Best Products For Shiny Hair
The Best Products for Shiny Hair If you’re looking to enhance shine on your curls, you should focus on styling products. While shampoo an...
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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's the right way to use hair oils?
Is it better to use oils on dry or wet hair? As a leave-in or rinse-out product? Explore 4 ways to add them to your routine.
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5 Benefits of Using Hair Oils in your Curly Routine
Hair oil is vital for curl health & appearance. Explore the benefits different oils can bring to your routine based on your needs.
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How to Choose the Best Hair Oil for your Curl Type
Not all hair oils are the same. Depending on their properties, they may suit certain hair types and provide different benefits.
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Before you buy another hair supplement - read this.
Do you really need hair supplements, or is it all just a hype? Learn the truth about healthy hair nutrition from a licensed trichologist.
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Step-by-Step Guide to Co-Washing
Co-washing has surged in popularity in recent years, but there is a lot of misinformation online. How do you do it properly?
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How To Use Conditioner: An Expert Guide
What is the difference between rinse-out, leave-in and deep conditioner? How do you add them to your routine? Read on to find out.
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Clarifying Shampoos: What Are They & How Do You Use Them?
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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Is Oiling Your Scalp Actually Good For You?
For many of us, oiling the scalp has been an age-old hair care practice passed down from our parents, who learnt from their parents, and ...
A trichologist guide to Dry Scalp
Scalp dryness can be triggered by a range of factors. It is a common scalp condition that can be easily prevented and treated at home.
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Flaky Scalp: Trichologist tips on what it is and how to fix it
Flaky scalp is one of the more common scalp conditions, but it shouldn’t be confused with dandruff. How are they different?
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Why Is My Scalp Itchy? Trichologist Explains it All
Asking yourself why you have such an itchy scalp? Get expert trichologist advice on causes & how to keep the dreaded itch at bay.
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7 Trichologist tips for a healthy scalp
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. See exactly what it takes to achieve it with our expert written tips.
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7 Causes of Itchy Scalp & How to Remedy
Itchy scalp is a common condition. Explore causes, home treatments, & expert tips on how to prevent the itch.
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How to Remove Scalp Build Up
Found yourself wondering why you have dull, limp hair? You may be suffering from build up! Find out how to remove scalp build up, to have...
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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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Sustainable Shopping Tips
Here are some top tips for being a greener curlfriend and reduce your environmental impact.
Curlsmith's Community Commitments
As part of our drive to become a better business, Curlsmith has been actively looking for ways to give back to our community.
Curlsmith's People Commitments
Curlsmith started life as an online community, and people are still at the heart of our business.
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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How to Add Volume to Your Hair
Are you struggling with flat roots, sparse-looking hair, or limp curls? We will be covering how to add volume to your hair using volumizi...
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How to Boost Volume on Flat Hair
Do you struggle to boost volume and avoid flatness in your curly hair? One of the biggest complaints of new curlies, especially those wit...
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Type 2A Hair: What Is It & How to Care For It?
Type 2A hair is the loosest form of wavy hair on the curl chart, which specifies three types of beautiful waves: 2A, 2B, and 2C. Each typ...
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Why Your Curly Hair is So Frizzy
If you’ve been dealing with frizz for some time, you might have asked yourself why your hair is so frizzy? The truth about frizz is that ...
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5 Causes of Frizzy Curls & How to Prevent It
Do you struggle with very frizzy hair? If you have naturally curly hair, it’s likely that you have experienced frizz. It’s completely nor...
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How to Style Curly Hair
Styling curly hair can completely transform your look. Whether creating a special do for an upcoming event, getting your hair out of your...
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Type 2C Hair: How to Identify & Top Care Tips
Do you have type 2C hair? Perhaps you’re not sure how to identify your hair pattern and often feel like you teeter between wavy and curly...
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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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Type 2B Hair: How to Identify & Care Tips
Type 2B hair, alongside type 2A and 2C, form three different categories of waves, classified as type 2 hair on the curl chart. Which cate...
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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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Curly Hair Routine
Finding an easy wash-day routine for curly hair can often feel challenging. The information overload on the internet can be daunting and ...
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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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How to Achieve Strong Curly Hair
When you hear the words “strong curly hair”, what do you think of, shiny, bouncy curls, long-lasting styling, less breakage and split end...
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5 Causes of Frizzy Curls & How to Prevent It
Do you struggle with very frizzy hair? If you have naturally curly hair, it’s likely that you have experienced frizz. It’s completely nor...
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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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How to Protect Curls While You Sleep
Curls, waves, or coils need protecting at night to avoid damage & frizz. See how to protect your curl pattern while you sleep now.
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How To Diffuse Your Hair
Diffusing your hair can make a huge difference to your hair style because of how versatile curly, wavy, and coily hair is. Diffusing your...
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Air Drying vs Diffusing Curly Hair
Which is better for our curls, air drying or diffusing? There are pros and cons to both drying methods and many people prefer one of the ...
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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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5 Curl Care Tips for Hot & Humid Summer Months
Curls need protection throughout the summer and environmental aggressors such as UV rays, humidity, seawater and chlorine can lead to dam...
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Top Causes of Dull Hair & How to Fix
Are your curls looking dull? If your tresses are looking less vibrant than normal you may be wondering where the shine has gone. There ar...
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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Why Is My Hair Dry & How Do I Fix It?
Dry hair is caused by genetics, harsh products & too much heat. Learn why your hair is dry & how to remedy with moisturizing prod...
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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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The Curly Snatch-back
Styling curly hair is a mixed bag. Those gorgeous locks turn heads, but they also come with challenges if you don't have the right produc...
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Shakira Serving Waves with Curlsmith
Shakira's hair drew the attention off the court at Wimbledon to her beautifully defined locks. Renowned for embracing her natural texture...
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10 Best Hairstyles For Curly, Wavy, & Coily Hair
Curly hairstyles are always on-trend, and rocking your curls however you like is so important. From big bold styles, to a sleek up-do, yo...
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Festive Hairstyles
Festive hairstyles for curls are here, and we have the perfect guide to see you through the holiday season. Whether you are a Grinch or a...
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Curly Hair Styling Techniques & Product Application
Styling curly hair can be simple if you know the right product application methods and styling techniques. The following article will exp...
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Wedding Hairstyles
Wearing your curls confidently on one of the most important days of your life is a must! So why is it that when searching wedding hairsty...
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5 On-Trend Festival Hairstyles for Curls
We are well and truly in the swing of Summer, which means one thing, Festivals! There's nothing better than getting together with a group...
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5 Holiday Hairstyles
It's officially holiday season and travel is well and truly underway, so let's get into holiday hair 101. We all know the struggles of pa...
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