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.

Check out their site for more information:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Product Review of Get Set Hair Jelly

Check out the product review on Savvy Brown's Blog

Hair Product Review: Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Wonder Curl Website

What's new?
We have migrated to hosting who uses 100% wind technology, better for the earth, better for us!
Integrated shopping cart for smoother shopping experience!
More scents to choose from with a drop down menu... See More
Choose between First Class and Priority shipping.
If you live in the Bloomfield, NJ area, you can order online and pick up your purchase, no shipping!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Have Summer...Will Highlight!

In my effort to appear as if I am perpetually on vacation, I have decided to add highlights to my hair. Since I am a self-proclaim Budget Socialite, I wanted this at the cheapest cost possible.

At home highlights really aren’t as frightening as it may seem. I decided to forgo the highlighting kits since trying to tame my curly mane and pulling my hair through one of those caps or attempting to use a brush to apply to each strand were out of the question, time consuming and painful sounding. I am also about instant gratification. I wanted highlights as quickly and with the least amount of effort possible.

What I did and how I did it:

You will need:
A small mixing bowl – that you will toss later
A brush – you can get an elf foundation brush for only $1 at Target
Hair dye – choose a colour that will compliment your current colour

The trickiest part was choosing a colour. Since I already lighten my hair, I wanted a colour that would compliment my ends, but also blend my dark roots easily. I went with Revlon Colorsilk because it’s only $3 at Walmart and claims no ammonia on the box. I settled on Light Golden Brown as this colour is reminiscent to my youthful days when I ran played outside all day during the summer and the crown of my hair would lighten to a colour similar to the box.

After reading a nifty trick on about braiding your hair to create highlights, I decided to employ this technique to my own hair. So, I braided my hair into four cornrows, however you can do as many or as few braids as you wish. I then mixed the contents of the hair dye, shook in the bottle supplied then poured into the small bowl.

Now the fun part…

I used the brush to apply the hair dye directly on my hair, applying only to the top part of my braid. I added some hair day to roots and down to the ends. Once I was satisfied, I placed a plastic cap over my hair and waited a few minutes, checking on the progress intermittently.

When I was happy with the colour, I washed out immediately then styled my hair as usual.

This entire process took maybe a half an hour, give or take a few minutes.

My only regret, not knowing about this when I first lightened my entire head, I would have done this instead! to see the photo album with more pictures.