Curly Girl

Curly Girl

The Handbook

Paperback - 2010 | Expanded 2nd ed.
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Celebrate the beauty of curls in a buoyant how-to, manifesto, and curly girl support group all in one.

Say no to shampoo, unplug the dryer, and kiss frizz and bad hair days good-bye. Curly Girl is the surprising bible for those with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it, from Lorraine Massey, owner of the Devachan salons and products. It's all here: Daily routines for corkscrew, Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls. Homemade lotions and potions for locking in moisture. Expert tips on caring for African American hair. Fabulous dos for weddings and special occasions. How to trim your hair yourself, step-by-step. (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.) Recommendations for chemical-free products. And so much more: the care, the styling, the products, the remedies, the empowering, pro-curl attitude.

Includes: Ten things to do before you dye You are what you eat--and so are your curls Getting kids to love their curls Curly guys Lorraine's 12-step recovery program And check out Lorraine's video tutorials on YouTube.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Workman Pub., c2010.
Edition: Expanded 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780761156789
Branch Call Number: RL91 .M278 2010
Characteristics: xi, 188 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 DVD (24 min. : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Bender, Michele
Revere, Gabrielle


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Apr 02, 2019

This is a great book, written by a female who was frustrated every time trained hairdressers ruined her hair with methods they were trained to use on everyone! So she developed techniques specifically designed for all degrees of curly hair. It's helped me so much with knowing how to best work with my daughter's mixed-race hair, without damaging it in the process. The author even demonstrates the correct way to trim curly hair, which is completely different from the way we see most hairdressers cut hair. If you or your child has curly hair, I highly recommend this book!

May 01, 2018

This is a great book for anyone who has curly or even wavy hair and needs encouragement and methodology to free themselves from the tyranny of the blow-dryer and straightening flat irons. Now I finally look like the real me, and the real me looks great!

Sep 23, 2016

This book is a winner. :) I have awesome curls, thanks to Lorraine.

LoganLib_Adults Jun 02, 2016

For anyone with a curl in their hair, this is the book to read!

Arii_ Jan 30, 2015

Book was very informative however it didn't have that much information for my specific hairtype... Curly Nikki's book was better although both are super inspirational.

Jul 15, 2013

Great book for curly girls. I found most of the instructions very informative, including using clips at the roots. For additional information check out Youtube for videos by Lorraine Massey. From the book I thought barely washing out conditioner on fine hair was crazy; but after seeing it done in a video I trusted it and my hair has never looked better.

kaj616 Aug 18, 2012

this book is awesome!!! If you have curly hair, read this book and be amazed! Your hair will look fabulous! <3

Oct 31, 2011

Great guide to dealing with curly hair. If you have curly hair you should check it out!


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Arii_ Jan 30, 2015

Book was very informative however it didn't have that much information for my specific hairtype... Curly Nikki's book was better although both are super inspirational.


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