Curly Girl

Curly Girl : The Handbook

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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 multicultural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 178 x 216 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 076115678X
  • 9780761156789
  • 15,402

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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
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About Lorraine Massey

Lorraine Massey is the author of Curly Girl: The Handbook, founder of Devachan Salons, and cofounder of DevaCurl products. She now works independently, teaching the Curl by Curl(TM) cutting technique and leading the movement to more natural hair care products with the launch of her new company, CurlyWorld (TM).

Michele Bender, co-author of Silver Hair and Curly Girl, is an award-winning freelance writer. She has co-authored best-selling books, such as Believe Me with Yolanda Hadid and The Immune System Recovery Plan with Dr. Susan Blum. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Real Simple and Family Circle, among other national publications.
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I was apprehensive about buying this book, thinking 'what can a book teach me that hours of googling and tremendous amounts of products can't?' I was at my whits end with my hair, and I thought, why not? Well, I had a read and followed her tips and my curls are actually 'normal' I kind of love them, coming from someone who has spent years straightening their hair and spent bucket loads of money on treatments and products, never thought I'd be saying I love them! This book truly will help you, my morning hair routine has gone from an hour down to 5 minutes!! From wavy hair to tight thick ringlets, this is your new bible. I wish I could post a before and after picture of my curls on here!show more
by Jacqueline Smith
Thanks for the sending. I am so happy to have this book with me know after many times looking for it. I am so happy. Have a good weekend guys!!!. Good job!show more
by Adriana
I first encountered this book (the old edition of it) in the local library. i read it on one night... read it again, returned it, re-hired it...returned it... decided to go online and buy it because its a fantastic reference tool for curly girl hair. To my delight, this new edition with more info and a free DVD had been released. What a bargain for such a wealth of information. My curls now look amazing and im not ashamed to be a curly girl... seriously, do yourself a favour, throw out your straightners and buy this book and follow it instead! i did :-)show more
by Tez
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