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Going Curly Saves Time and Money

Winter is a punishing time for hair–indoor heating dries it out while wind and snow cause tangles and frizz. Consider going curly for the season with some help from Curly Girl–it could save you a bundle!

THE CULPRIT: Chemical Straightener

Requires an approximately 4 hour visit to the salon every 2-3 months (a similar timetable to coloring roots)

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$300-$700

THE CULPRIT: Blow-drying

Weekly 1-2 hour long visits to the salon

THE DAMAGE…………………………………………….. $45-$80 per visit

A high-quality hairdryer used daily for 30 minutes – 1 hour each time

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$35-$200

THE CULPRIT: Accessories

A flat iron for daily straightening (takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour each time)

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$85-$200

Round brushes for blow-drying and flat ironing

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$10-$30 per brush

THE CULPRIT: Restorative Treatments

Must-have conditioning treatments to counteract the effects of chemical straightening and daily blow-drying and flat ironing

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..Approximately $60/month

Trims every 5-6 weeks to eliminate split ends and other damage caused by chemical straightening and daily blow-drying and flat ironing

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$35-$300

THE CULPRIT: Extensions and Weaves

Extensive straightening will, in time, lead to visual signs of damage to the hair, such as halted growth or even hair that begins to show signs of falling out. At this point, many women turn to hair extensions and weaves—which often take over 6 hours to apply—to make their hair appear fuller and healthier

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$1,000-$4,000

Synthetic clip-ins are a temporary, more inexpensive alternative to extensions and weaves, but they may fall out unexpectedly at inopportune moments

THE DAMAGE……………………………………………..$30-$100

THE ALTERNATIVE: Love What You’ve Got
The time and money-saving alternative is YOU embracing your natural hair. All you have to do is cleanse, moisturize, scrunch with gel, and then leave it alone! The Curly Girl Method says NO to hairbrushes, standard blow dryers, straightening, excessively frequent haircuts, weaves, and extensions. With CURLY GIRL: The Handbook, Lorraine Massey shows that wearing your hair the natural way is not just a trend—it’s a lifestyle.

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    long curly hair
    June 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Cool, nice post and a cool website

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