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  • 10 Tips to Fight Frizz + Win Free Products!

    FRIZZ FACTOR

    Win the No-Frizz Battle with Ten Tips and Free Products Every Day of May from NaturallyCurly.com

    The weather is changing and frizz season is creeping up on us. Whether you wear your hair curly or straight, frizz control is always a priority!

    In its quest to help curly girls find solutions, NaturallyCurly is launching 31 Days to Fight Frizz during the month of May-prime frizz weather. Each day, readers can enter to win products from some of the top frizz-fighting brands, including Ouidad, Ojon, John Frieda, Curly Hair Solutions, Carol's Daughter and CURLS. One grand-prize winner will also receive a $1,000 gift card.

    "April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring frizzy hair!" says Michelle Breyer, president and co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com. "Frizz is the curly girl's arch nemesis, and here at NaturallyCurly.com we want to keep curlies looking good."


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    Frizz control starts with how you care for your curls. Frizzy hair doesn't discriminate,

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  • 15 Essential No-Frizz Tips


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    We know how frustrating frizzy hair can be, and we're here to help! We've compiled this must-have list of our favorite no-frizz tips for curly hair.

    1. A Good Haircut is Key

    Split ends are the beginning of frizz, so stop them before they start by getting your curls trimmed every 6-8 weeks. Don't cut hair too short, since shrinkage can be a real problem in humidity. You can find the best stylist for your curls using NaturallyCurly's Salon Finder.

    2. Don't Shampoo Every Day

    Curly, kinky and wavy hair needs the natural oils from your scalp to reduce frizz. No more than four washes every week is good. For your off days, go the rinse and condition route.

    3. Lots of Conditioner!

    Moisturize = Happy Curls! Aѕ curls succumb easily tο dryness, regular conditioning іѕ crucial. Never skip thе conditioner, аnԁ avoid two-іn-one, shampoo/conditioners. Once уου аrе done shampooing, squeeze extra moisture frοm уουr tresses (never wring), thеn work уουr conditioner іn frοm root tο tip. Leave

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  • Dry Natural Hair: How to Avoid It!

    With the fall and winter months approaching, it's time to start figuring out how to retain moisture in our natural heads of hair in order to prevent excessive drying and breakage. In this video, I present key factors that have helped with retaining moisture in my hair

    Still holding on to that first terrible curly disaster? We've all had those embarrassing hair moments that still haunt us, but here is your chance to share your curly horror stories and win big! Share your hair curltastophe and win the ultimate giveaway with a FLIP Video Camera! ENTER NOW!

    Check out NaturallyCurly.com for more tips for curly hair.

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  • American Idol Finalists 2011 – Idol Contest Goes Curly!

    Highlighting American Idol's Curly Contestants

    American Idol's finalists are rife with wavy, curly and kinky hair. As the season moves forward, will their stylists encourage them to go straight or will they stick to their curly guns?

    Ladies first Karen Rodriguez

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    Spotlight on Karen Rodriguez
    New York City native Karen Rodriguez, 21, auditioned for American Idol via MySpace, but Karen knows her way around a stage too, having previously appeared on a Spanish-language television singing competition. In awe of Jennifer Lopez during her original audition, she even sang J. Lo's "If You Had My Love" at auditions in Hollywood-while J. Lo sang along silently. Telling J. Lo, "You don't know how much you inspire me" probably wasn't a bad call, either. Certainly, she made an impression on all the judges.

    More Curly Women Tatynisa Wilson

    Tatynisa Wilson-Type 3c

    Lauren Turner

    Lauren Turner-Type 2b

    Ashton Jones

    Ashton Jones-Type 3c

    Thia Megia

    Thia Megia-Type 2a

    Kendra Chantelle

    Kendra Chantelle-Type 2a

    Haley Reinhart

    Haley Reinhart-Type 2b

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  • Oscar Nominations 2011! Curly Nominees for the Academy Awards

    Want to see what curly heads are getting Oscar nominations for 2011? Check out the curly nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards now!

    And the nominees are…

    The full official roster of Oscar nominees were announced on the morning of Tuesday, January 25, 2011, and here we report on the nominees rocking curls!

    The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2011, telecast live from the historic Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Curly head James Franco, along with the beautiful Anne Hathaway, will serve as the co-hosts of the show. And while, of course, we admire the hard work and dedication that all the nominees put into their work, we do admit we are a bit partial to the curlies who made the final cut. With that in mind, we offer this handy list of curly actresses and actors nominated for for Oscars-you know who we're rooting for!

    Actor in a Leading Role Jesse Eisenberg

    Wavy Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"

    James Franco

    Curly James Franco in "127 Hours"

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  • HELP! 10 Curly Hair Disasters and How to Fix Them

    We've all had them-curly hair disasters. Check out our tips for all hair types for fixing your curly hair disaster.

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    NaturallyCurly's Evelyn

    Curly Hair Disaster Tips from Evelyn

    The Flat Iron Fiasco

    You decided to try something new-a straight style! But come wash day, you noticed your hair hasn't rebounded back to its tight, springy coils. You shake your head in disbelief, fighting back some of the most painful words in your natural hair journey: heat damage. Put the hair shears away! It might not be permanent.

    Solution: Deep condition! Heat clamps down the cuticle of the hair, not allowing any moisture in. It may take a while for the moisture to reach your hair and revert. Use a moisturizing deep conditioner and let your hair sit under a steamer or shower cap for 30 minutes. You may even have to do this over several days to train it back into its natural curl pattern.

    To prevent this in the future, make sure you do protein treatments to strengthen your hair. They

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  • Quick Tips for Fixing Date Hair Disasters

    We've got great tips for emergency date-hair fixes!

    No time to fix your curls for your dinner date tonight?

    We have all had days when nothing is happening on time and feel like you are falling behind schedule from the minute you wake up. The worst part of this kind of day for me is at 7:00 pm when I have a dinner date. My curls are not in top date-night condition. And you guessed it-I don't have time to go home. My emergency solutions to making my curls date-ready are hair accessories, aka hair candy. Headbands and decorative clips and combs are all great ways to make your curls look great.

    Did your good hair day turn into a bad hair night?

    I am having a great dinner date. My new hair product that I used this morning worked much better than I thought. I am sipping my wine wondering why he has not complimented my curls yet? A few minutes later, looking in the bathroom mirror at the restaurant, I understand why he has not mentioned my curls. My hair looks terrible. My new

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  • 5 Things to NEVER Put on Your Hair


    Most likely you are on this website because you love your curls or you are trying to get to that point. Whatever the reason, your journey will go through ups and downs and you will do a lot of experimenting. If you are new to the curly world, consider yourself lucky because you have now been warned about 5 things you should avoid. If you are well into your curly journey, leave your comments below to let others know what things you avoid.

    1. Hand lotion As strange as it sounds, this is sometimes used to add a fragrance to curls and even used to tame frizz. For example, after you put lotion on you use the excess and do a quick run over your hair to get the flyaway hairs down. Lotion has several non-fatty alcohols in it, which when used on your hair can completely dry out every ringlet and cause severe breakage.

    If you are in need of a quick spray to add a little scent to your hair as well as boost your curl, try DevaCurl Mist-er Right. It's a great refresher that also has

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  • Common Curly Salon Disasters —and How to Avoid Them!

    Even the most heinous haircut seems to at least start with hope and a smile. But then comes the moment when excitement turns to dread. You know something is wrong, and you want to speak up, scream, run! But you don't, or can't, or won't. You feel invisibly chained to the stylist's chair as the nightmare continues on auto-pilot, until it's finally over. Why put yourself through the tress torture?

    Here, we learn from curlies who endured the most common (yet disastrous) salon snafus. Find out what they learned from their mane mistakes - and how they made a curly comeback.

    SALON SNAFU: You emerge with the dreaded pyramid

    Like many curlies, Susan Rizk has long been on the receiving end of nightmarish haircuts. "My hair has been teased and blow-dried upside down," says Rizk of Salem, New Hampshire.

    Her worst curl-crushing cut unfolded at an upscale salon five summers ago. Although she told the stylist that she had no interest in looking like a poodle, her curls were sheared into a

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  • Growing to New Lengths

    In the cyber world, there are several concoctions and magical serums floating around that promise to swiftly grow your hair to great lengths. I'm not in the position to review any of them...not even Boundless Tresses, which I used intermittently for 2 weeks. I believe that growth happens from the inside out. Obviously, we can't override our genes, but we can MOST CERTAINLY maximize our growing potential!

    The truth is, TLC and patience are the only sure things. However, from my personal experiences, I've learned that the following were correlated with faster than average (and/or healthier) hair growth:

    1. Physical Exercise - Running or any other moderate/high intensity exercise (yay for Cardio) increases the blood flow to your scalp. Increased blood flow means that more nutrients are brought to your hair follicle. I purchased a treadmill last year, and used it regularly for 5 months. I'd put in a Deep Treatment (DT), don a plastic cap, and walk briskly (I don't run, lol) for
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