Hair is hair, right? That’s what I thought before I figured out my hair was curly and then my mind was blown by how much I didn’t know about hair. Whether you’re new to being curly or just wanting to understand better, here’s your first look at understanding hair. Before I get too far into […]
To figure out your hair texture, compare it to a standard piece of thread. Medium is about the same size as a piece of thread, fine is thinner, coarse is thicker. The same way that you can have different porosity, density, and curl patterns around your head, you can also have different textures. For example, […]
As mentioned in the texture post, the terminology used for density and texture are often confused. Fine and coarse are terms to describe single strands, while thin and thick reference the number of strands in any give area of your head. So your hair can just as easily be thick and fine or thin and […]
Hair porosity is, well, what it sounds like- how porous is your hair? This matters because it determines how easily your hair is able to get hydrated and if it is able to retain moisture. I’d argue that porosity is more important to know than your hair type for how your hair will react to […]
First on the list of things you didn’t know was “a thing” before diving into the curly world- hair typing. Turns out there’s more than just basic denomination of “curly or straight.” I’m sure at this point everyone has seen pictures like my terrible drawing that I did in “paint” pictured above. These are curl […]
Why go CG?
So you started down the rabbit hole and are completely overwhelmed. Why do people drive themselves crazy trying to learn names of ingredients in hair care products? Why go through the extra effort? Is it right for me? Went through all of these questions myself- I get it. I’ll start with the fact that we […]
Why’d you start a blog? You’ve always said ______.
For those that know me personally, you may be surprised that I started a beauty blog. I’ve always said I’m not a writer. I’ve always said I’m awkward taking selfies. I’ve always said I have a bit of a complex about wanting to be liked for my brain before anything physical. I’m WAY out of […]
Abbreviations and Definitions
These are popular acronyms and words/phrases that you may find across the curl world. Hope this helps! Assy Side- Alyson’s hair stylist came up with the term, Alyson made it popular in the curly community. Everyone has a good curl side and an assy side. It’s just a fact. Cast– The protective hardshell formed by […]
Wait…you didn’t know your hair was curly?
“Oh my God, your curls are amazing! Why haven’t you worn your hair like this before??” “Because I honestly had no idea that my hair was curly.” I’ve had this exact conversation multiple times a week since March 2018, when I finally embraced my natural hair texture. It’s usually followed by a look of disbelief, […]