Synopses & Reviews
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
, 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.
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.
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.
Say no to shampoo, unplug the dryer, and find your inner curl
Celebrate the beauty of curls in a buoyant how-to, manifesto, and curly girl support group all in one.
Beginning with hair's true nature and underscored by Lorraine's Shampoo Epiphany - handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater - it's all here: the care, the styling, the cuts, the dos, the tips, the products, the remedies, the attitude.
Tight coils and soft wavy tresses, African American curls and curly kids - this is what to do to look and feel your best.
Includes: Curly Cues and Quizzes, Daily Routines for Corkscrew, Botticelli, and Wavy Curls, Homemade Lotions & Potions, Q&A's for No More Bad Hair Days, Twelve-Step Recovery Program that will change your life, one shampoo at a time.
Plus: I Used to be Straight....And 22 Other Curly Girl Confessions
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
Michele Bender is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Working Mother, and Health, where she was a contributing editor. She lives in New York City. 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
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)