Curly Girl: The Handbook

by Lorraine Massey, with Michele Bender ; photographs by Gabrielle Revere.

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 plus more fabulous dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multi-curl-tural 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.


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Ella BottomleyPosted June 30, 2011

Let's start out by saying that I've been fighting with my curly hair all my life. It was always too fuzzy, never consistent, never STRAIGHT enough for me. The one time I was completely happy with my curls was when I blew a bunch of money to get a s...

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