Nowadays hardly a week goes by without reading or hearing about a new health scare associated with the food we eat, resulting from the chemicals or other additives being used in the production process. As a result, many of us have become quite fussy about the food we buy, examining ingredients carefully to avoid harmful preservatives and artificial flavourings etc. However, how many of us know that chemicals can also enter the body through our skin and hair and consequently examine hair and beauty product ingredients with the same level of challenge as with food ingredients???   We all know…

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This question has come up so many times in consultation with my clients, either directly or indirectly i.e. “why is my curly hair always so dry and frizzy !!!”….if this sounds like you, read on. Oh, and by the way, I am not a scientist so I have explained it as best I can in my own way. Porosity basically means the hair’s ability to absorb water. Each hair strand has a layer called the cuticle,  covering the hair like tiles on a roof. When hair is high porosity it means the cuticle layer is ‘lifted’ and water is absorbed into the cortex…

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Many of my amazing clients will have followed my story from the beginning – or have been with me over these last few weeks – to hear about my adventure to America recently to train with some of the world’s top curly hair specialists at the Deva Academy in New York and LA.  The Deva Salon in LA This has been a complete dream for me and something I have wanted to do, and aimed for, since I started my own curl journey around three years ago – and heard about the Deva Curl salons unique and innovative cutting and colouring…

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  So everyone. I have got a confession….Despite being someone who champions curly, natural locks, I have only truly been a Curly Girl for the past year-and-a-half.    Before this I regularly had my hair chemically straightened (oh the horror!!) and religiously used my straightners, because I thought it was easier and didn’t want to admit to even myself that I had naturally curly hair. There, I’ve said it. In fact, even in the 80s I had my hair spiral permed, to think my hair was already curly, what on earth was I thinking?  Thank goodness really straight hair is…

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I decided this week to answer some of the questions I’m asked on a daily basis to help you with your curly routine – so I hope you find it helpful! Q: Are there any cheaper natural products?  A: I find that the product Faith in Nature is great, both the coconut shampoo and conditioner. While there are sulphates in the product, they are naturally derived from vegetables. The shampoo and conditioner each cost around £5 and I sell them in my salon. While it is not specifically designed for curly hair, it works great. The coconut conditioner is very…

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