Curl Alert: Nexxus Alluring Curls

Creating gorgeous, frizz free curls just got easier with the latest curl enhancing products from Nexxus! The curls in this video are long-lasting and touchable, never sticky or stiff. If your curls are crunchy, get out of the ’80’s and join the bouncy revolution! We especially like the Alluring Curls lotion to fight the frizz and add definition and shine. Curls love to bounce!

The curling tips in this video are great and you’ll love the results from the products. It’s amazing how they get these curls to stay long and loose without a stray in sight. Now that’s impressive!

-CurlyBelle

Second City Style Beauty Olympics 2008: Hair Category Winners

Do you like hair care products with panache? Appliances that get accolades? Conditioners that get kudos? Us too! Here is a list of hair category award winners of the Second City Style 2008 Beauty Olympics:

Shampoos and Conditioners
Fine and limp: Fekkai MORE Scalp-Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner
Coarse and/or Curly: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted
Damaged hair: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo
Dry scalp: Head & Shoulders

Fortifying Cream Conditioner: Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment

Styling Products
Styling Cream: Jonathan
Shine Enhancer: Alterna
Taming Serum: Aveda Light Elements (editor’s pick)
Straightening: Mark Salon Straight Anti-Frizz Serum With Invigorating Orange
Anti-Frizz: Fekkai COIFF Anti-Frizz Silkening Créme
Volumizer: COIFF Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel
Hairspray: Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

Styling Tools and Accessories
High-Powered Blow-Dryer: FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000
Travel Blow Dryer: T3 Tourmaline Overnight Ionic Ceramic Travel Dryer
Flat Iron: FHI Platform Iron
Wet/Dry Iron: T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Wet or Dry Iron
Curling Iron: Hot Tools
Round Brush: Spornette Mixed Bristle
Paddle/Flat Brush: Mason Pearson Handy Bristle
Inexpensive Paddle/Flat Brush: Umberto Beverly Hills
Travel Brush: Fekkai Travel Brush

Want more? See the entire list.

-StraightBelle

Controlling Frizz on Curly Styles

This video gives some top frizz fighting tips!

For more tips and tricks on banishing frizz, check out this article: Frizz Fighting Tips That Work!

-StraightBelle

Curl Conscious? Meet Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick

Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick Curl CremeHave your crazy, kinky curls met Bumble and bumble? They have an entire Curl Conscious line of hair care that is straight out of curl central and I’m curls over heels in love with their Kinky Chick Curl Creme.

The Curl Conscious line also has shampoos and conditioners too, but if your curls are new to the brand, I’d suggest you go straight for the Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick Curl Creme to start. It’s a great styling product for those ‘enthusiastically’ curly curls and is the perfect treat for curls that need a little tough love.

Kinky Chick is a revolutionary curl enhancing cream made especially to soften and add definition to medium-to-thick curly hair. Most curls are not one size fits all and it’s nice that this product is tailored for those of use with thick, unruly tresses. We all know someone (and it’s usually me) who is commonly known as “the girl with all that curly hair” – this product is for her!

Just rub a tiny bit from roots to ends on your wet curls and wind, twist, twirl or scrunch your hair as usual. The creme will instantly soften and tame your mane without leaving it droopy or flat – a curl killer for sure. It also helps conquer your curl’s arch enemy – frizz.

Styling tip: Lots of curls? Lots of curl creme!

I also use a tiny bit more after I blow-dry to add more definition to some of those more “spirited” curls that just won’t behave. This curl loving creme makes them calm down quickly without a fight… whew!

Start softening and defining your unruly coils with Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick. Remember, crunchy curls are soooo 80’s. Bouncy, behaving curls are what you want!

-CurlyBelle

Curling Iron Techniques: Tight Curls

Brush up on your curling iron techniques with this short video that promise to have those curls coiled in no time!

For spirals ala “Beyonce” in the video, try a 1/2″ curling iron – the smaller the barrel width, the tighter the curls!

-CurlyBelle

Kerastase Creme Elasto-Curl is a Curl DO!

Kerastase Creme Elasto CurlKerastase Nutritive Creme Elasto-Curl is a definition forming creme for thick, curly hair. That’s what the bottle says. But does it work?

I’m always on the lookout for anything that claims to enhance curls and control frizz. But seriously, don’t all products designed for curly hair claim to do this? I must admit, a lot of products I have tried fall short of this claim, though every time I try a new product, I am as enthusiastic as ever with hope!

If you have curly hair, you know how this feels. You get all excited to try a new curl enhancing cream, and midway through using it, you realize it’s not going to do what you want it to do. Then the big let down, your hair looks worse.

Well Kerastase can change that. Their Creme Elasto-Curl helps condition and improve curl definition, while it adds shine, suppleness, and softness. And yes, it really does help control frizz. Kerastase offers a complete product line of hair care products and hair treatments created to restore and maximize your hair’s natural beauty. And there is nothing better than nice natural curls!

Enjoy the total Kerastase experience at home, you won’t be sorry! If you’ve read my blog posts you know that I’m already a huge fan of Kerastase Oleo Relax too!

For curly hair styling tips from Kerastase check out this video: Modern Curls with Kerastase Oleo Curl. Curls RULE!

-CurlyBelle

How To Use Hot Rollers for the Hottest Curls

Got a set of hot rollers? This step by step video tutorial will explain how to get those large, sexy supermodel curls in no time. Bonus Points: It also explains which size rollers go where for the best look – no more guesswork!

Healthy Heat Free Curls

Want to create some healthy carefree curls without heat…while you sleep? All you need is a pack of bobby pins, some curl cream and minute or two to watch this video. You’ll get some of the bounciest curls we’ve seen, and we’ve seen ’em all! This simple technique shows you how to create killer curls without a curling iron, hot rollers or curlers. The curls you create will vary depending on your hair’s length and type and will work best on hair that has a slight texture, but be warned, your curling iron might feel left out after you watch this.

Though I might not banish my favorite curling tools altogether, after taking the time to roll up each curl correctly, I was impressed on the quality of each curly coil, but sleeping with all the bobby pins may take some getting used to!

-CurlyBelle