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ISBN13: 9780761123002
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Curly girls of the world unite! Sixty-five percent of women have naturally curly hair, but for too long too many of these women have either been at a loss on how to care for their hair properly or, worse, have gone through life pretending they have straight hair. No more. Lorraine Massey, a professional hairstylist and passionate proponent of curly hair, celebrates the curly girl way of life, from hair care to carefree attitude.

Beginning with The Curly Girl's Twelve-Step Program (Step Three: I will accept that the scalp and hair are two different entities with completely different needs, and I will treat them accordingly), Curl Girl is an illustrated how-to, support group, and tongue-in-cheek manifesto all in one.

There are tips on shampoo (never daily), conditioners (use lots), drying, combing (only when wet and well-conditioned), styling, getting the right cut, and how to Heal Thy Hair after years of strong detergents and damaging blow-dryers. There are before-and-after photographs, Curly Cues, self-help tests, confessions from curly girls, advice to take to your stylist. And for girls seeking their inner curl, compassion and encouragement to let their hair break free-and to put the fear of frizz behind them forever.

Because from now on there's no such thing as a bad hair day.

Synopsis:

This volume is an illustrated how-to manual for women with curly hair, as well as a support group and tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the curly haired. There are self-help tests, confessions from curly girls and advice to take to your stylist.

Synopsis:

The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey--the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products--Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.

Curly Girl is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It's all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine's no-more-shampoo epiphany--handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine's Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous 'dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicurltural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A's, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there's no such thing as a bad hair day.

Synopsis:

And for girls seeking their inner curl, compassion and encouragement to let their hair break free - and to put the fear of frizz behind them. Because from now on there's no such thing as a bad hair day.

About the Author

Lorraine Massey is the founder and co-owner of Devachan, a stylish salon and spa in SoHo in New York City. Her specialty--her passion--is curly hair, and curly girls from the city and afar flock to Devachan for her magic.

Table of Contents

Introduction (xi)

Our Curls, Ourselves: Finding Your Inner Curl (1)

Hair: The Inside Story (9)

The Three Types of Curly Girls: Which Curl Are You? (19)

The Curly Girl Program: Creating a Daily Routine (29)

Products and Home Remedies: What's a Curly Girl to Do? (47)

You Go, Curl!: African American Hair (61)

A Cutting Edge Philosophy: A Crop of Curls (69)

Color Me Curly: The Best Choices for Curls (79)

The Care and Handling of Curly Kids: Getting Kids to Like Their Curls (85)

Curly Girl Q&A: No More Bad Hair Days (91)

Looks for Special Occasions: Easy Updos (109)

A 12-Step Recovery Program for Curly Girls: One Shampoo at a Time (119)

Time Line: A Cavalcade of Curls (125)

Astrolocurls: A Horoscope (136)

Curly Diary (141)

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wildsheepchase, March 20, 2007 (view all comments by wildsheepchase)
Recently I decided to conduct a little "experiment"–starting to embrace my curly hair rather than being indifferent about it. After getting a few suggestions from the web and a stylist about how to start treating my hair, I happened upon the existence of this book and got it from my local library.

Curly Girl taught me the different types of curls, showed me a radically new (and effective) way of taking care of my hair, let me know it would take about three weeks until the curls really looked great and what to expect in the meantime, and related personal stories of how people's relationship to their hair changed throughout their life as they came to learn how to properly care for their curls.

Additionally, the book provides homemade product recipes for curly hair, shows how curly hair should be cut properly, suggests a number of great ways to style curly hair, shows celebrities with each type of curl, and tries to have a little fun in the process. The book is richly illustrated, including before and after photos, shots to identify each type of curl, step-by-step photos of suggested hairstyles, and more.

I couldn't keep the library book forever, so this morning I called Powell's to buy it. I want to have it around for reference as I continue my curly hair "experiment," which I'm now willing to call a "lifestyle change." So far it has been about two months since I stopped shampooing my hair, and I'm very happy with the results!

Some parts of the book seem a bit fluffy in nature, such as the bits that talk about a curly hair "attitude," and the idea of calling yourself a "curly girl." There are also a number of curl-related puns sprinkled throughout the book. I think this approach is meant to appeal to teen readers, probably at the publisher's insistence. It also would have been nice to see more of a male presence in the book, and more ethnic hair, but again I think this was a deliberate choice based on who the publisher thought the primary market would be. Finally, there is also a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker at the front of the book that has been blown-up to an extremely grainy level, which is hard on the eyes.

Despite its weaknesses, Curly Girl has a ton of very useful information and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to rethink their approach to their curly or wavy hair.
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kittystew, January 29, 2007 (view all comments by kittystew)
I have been struggling with curly hair since I was in high school. When I was a little girl my curls were beautiful but once I started using all of the products, blow dryers, curling irons, etc. my hair lost its luster. Reading this book and getting back to the basics made me love my curls again and embrace them! Thank you for all of your excellent tips!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761123002
Author:
Massey, Lorraine
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
With:
Chiel, Deborah
Author:
Chiel, Deborah
Author:
Bender, Michele
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Care and hygiene
Subject:
Hair
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Hair
Subject:
Hair -- Care and hygiene.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7 x 0.44 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This volume is an illustrated how-to manual for women with curly hair, as well as a support group and tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the curly haired. There are self-help tests, confessions from curly girls and advice to take to your stylist.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey--the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products--Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.

Curly Girl is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It's all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine's no-more-shampoo epiphany--handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine's Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous 'dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicurltural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A's, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there's no such thing as a bad hair day.

"Synopsis" by , And for girls seeking their inner curl, compassion and encouragement to let their hair break free - and to put the fear of frizz behind them. Because from now on there's no such thing as a bad hair day.
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