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Education, Products, Styling

The Facts Behind Flash Drying

If you’ve spent any time in online curly circles, you’ve probably seen references to the “flash drying” phenomenon. But what is it? What causes it? And what do you do if it happens to you? While this sensation is most often called flash drying, the more accurate term might be “flash freezing.” But no matter…

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Education

Is ‘Curl Training’ Even Real?

As you create curl clumps over and over again, across weeks and months, can you train your curls to clump and spring up on their own? In short: not really. “I don’t like to use the term ‘curl training’ in my approach, because I feel it’s misleading,” says Camille Janae, Curl Stylist Panelist and owner…

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Education, Insight

Teaching Tight Curls To Both Beginners And Pros

If you have tight curls or work with them, you should know Aeleise Ollarvia. As a curl educator and visual artist, Aeleise uses science and simplicity to give women and stylists the knowledge they need to create and maintain beautiful, healthy natural hair. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew…

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Education, Insight

The Questions Stylists Wish You’d Stop Asking (And What To Ask Instead!)

1. I wish people would stop asking what their curl type is. It means absolutely nothing. What’s important to know is what style you’re going for, hair density, porosity, how often you wash your hair, your lifestyle, climate, water quality, if you’re using water-soluble products, and surface texture.Andee HoosMop Factory Salon, Denver, Colorado 2. I…

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Culture, Education

The History And Significance Of The Afro Pick

The pick is one of the most commonly used tools for taming curls, but it’s far from just another grooming device. With long teeth and wide gaps, it’s a must-have for highly textured hair; however, this everyday item has surprisingly deep roots. What’s known today as an “Afro pick” has actually been around for over…

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Education, Life, Stylist Panel Q&As

Would You Like To See More Curly Hair Education In Cosmetology Schools?

Curl gives you answers right from the experts, including our Stylist Panel of professionals who specialize in curly hair. Meet the panelists here! Q&A: Would you like to see more curly hair education in cosmetology schools? – Paige W. AELEISE SAYS: There is curl education in cosmetology school. It resides in learning the foundational anatomy, biology,…

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