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, andThe 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 is the book for all ‘Curly Girls’!!!! I grew up in a family of straight haired people and not one had a clue how to manage my hair. Every day I had a brush dragged through my hair, the tears and the pain is ingrained in me for life. I took to the straighteners once they hit the high street and no longer had to go to a hairdresser to have them straighten my hair every few days to a week. How about trying to have a hairdresser cut your hair and when you let it dry naturally it is SO SHORT and you cry for hours, if not days, because the hair dresser has no idea how to cut curly hair.
Well I am here to tell you that if you are like me and have lived through this pain and are scared for life then this is the book for you. You will embrace your curls and learn to either tell your hair dresser how to cut your hair or learn to deal with that aspect yourself, this is what I do because I am still heart afraid of hairdressers!
Lorraine Massey is a blessing and the best friend for all ‘Curly Girls’