Monday, September 20, 2010

Hair Dryer Diffusers!

Every curly needs to have a diffuser in her hair arsenal. These hair dryer attachments help distribute the heated air evenly and doesn't disturb the curls the same way a blowdryer without one would do. A diffuser is used to create curl, body and texture. There are a few different types of diffusers to choose from; finger, without fingers and the mitt diffuser.

If you are looking to create more curls with your hair and add more volume, then the finger diffuser is your best bet. They can cost as little at $5.99 to as much as $34.99 and generally fit most hair dryers. These are the most popular types. Diffusers without fingers resemble a vent and work similarly to a mitt diffuser. Mitt diffusers also help distribute the heat gently without frizzing curls. They travel easily and are inexpensive - starting at $2.49 - but may not last as long as a hard plastic diffuser.

Hair dryer diffusers allow you to have better control when drying your hair. You can focus the air on sections of your hair. You can gently pull the sections to stretch your curls or scrunch to add more curl and definition. Holding your head upside-down while drying adds body and volume. You can also use your hands to feel the curl.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Latest WC Review

Read all about The Make Up Chick's experience using Wonder Curl!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Humidity? what humidity?

no frizzies here!

Why Curly Hair is Awesome...ehem...

In honour of yesterday’s National Afro Day, I would like to take this time to shout out to all curly people and their confidence for wearing their hair out in its natural state. To all those folks who think curly hair is unprofessional or bohemian, I say ‘Pish Tosh” and would like to make some bullet points to why curly hair is awesome.

* It’s your hair! Despite what anyone thinks or says, this is what nature gave you (and nature does not make mistakes). No, it’s not a joke. Your curly hair is a unique part of who you are.
* Not to dismiss point one but you’re not alone either. Over 70% of the world’s population has some sort of texture in their hair.
* Curly hair gets noticed. While I don’t have any statistical data behind me, I do know that I get way more attention when my hair is curly. Also, when out with straight-haired friends, I get so many compliments on my hair.
* Knowledge is power! Again, it may just be me, but there are tons of fabulous sites designed specifically for curly hair. I haven’t noticed too many facebook albums entitled ‘My straight hair journey’
* You! When I see women and men out with their curls/kinks/Afros for all to see, it serves at hair inspiration for others to look at themselves and think ‘Hmm, my hair is similar to theirs and I can wear mine out too.’

Curls instill confidence and self-empowerment. You become your authentic self when you accept, love and nurture who you are.

I leave you with words from singer Donnie in his song “Conscious Cloud” he says:
I’ll be a chameleon and wear it bone straight but it’s so much stronger when it’s in its natural state.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Shrinkage got your hair feeling a bit short? It is the phenomenon that most curlies complain about and the curlier and thicker your hair, the shorter it can appear once it's fully dry. Fret not, my pets. Below are some simple suggestions that will get you the curls that you've for. LOL!

1. Pineappling - simply, this is when you put your hair into a bun on top of your head after it is completely dry and ends up looking like a pineapple. This is also an effective method to maintaining your curly styles overnight.

2. Banding - taking sections of your hair and creating small ponytails using snagfree elastic bands. Place the bands on each ponytail from root to tip. Keep bands in until your hair is dry. Style as usual.

3. Stretching while blowdrying - after hair is about 80% air dried, blow dry in sections by gently pulling hair down with the nozel also in a downward motion. To minimize the damage from heat always use on a low/to medium setting. Better still, use the cool button feature on your blow dryer.

4. Twist or Braids - section wet hair and braid or twist each section. Air dry or use a hard bonnet hair dryer. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

5. Bantu Knots - section wet hair and twist each section into a 'knot' same as if you were putting your hair into a bun. Secure each knot with an elastic band. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Directions on using Wonder Curl's Products

1. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
2. Section wet hair into 3 or 4 parts.*
3. Take each section at a time and add about a dime size of Get Slick Hair Smoothie to each section. Add more depending on length and thickness; be sure to coat the ends.
4. After applying Get Slick, put your hair back into sections.
5. Starting from the back of hair, create smaller sections.
6. Detangle the smaller section with a wide tooth comb as necessary.
7. Apply about a quarter size of Get Set Hair Jelly to the section, starting from the root to tip using your fingers to rake the product through.
8. Use fingers to create clumps and smooth, add more Get Set as needed to section.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until the entire head is saturated with Get Set Hair Jelly.
10. Let hair air dry or under a hair dryer.
11. Once hair is dry, you can use your fingers to separate the clumps or pull back into a loose bun to stretch the curls.

For photos on how-to, please visit

*Please note, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may need more than 2ozs to cover your entire head. If you are sampling the product, follow steps for a part of your head to get an understanding of how the products will work in your hair.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Best Ponytail holders ever...EVER!

I am one of those people who read about something that is so cool that I manage to convince myself that life just won't be complete unless I go out and get one. These ponytail holders by Scunci was one of them. I read about it in my Real Simple magazine and made it my mission to get some.

I finally found them at Kmart for only $2.99 plus tax for 12 and they come in awesome colours like neon and glow in dark. I went with pink, purple and black collection. While I was at it, I decided to grab the head bands too.

What makes these holders and bands so much niftier than your average holders is that they are made from silicon and if you are a child of the 80's such as myself, they breathe of nostalgia to the jelly bracelets of yesteryear. They also don't snag and since there's no rubber, won't lose elasticity so easily. If you like to put your hair up while it's still wet, you understand how fabulous this is.

My one wish was that they were a little bit bigger so I could wear them around my wrist without cutting off my circulation. I'm just being picky at this point.

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