Getting my curls back

Me with curly hair

Look how curly my hair used to be!

This photo was taken well before the onset of peri-menopause and hot flushes. I rarely tied my hair back unless I was cooking or gardening. I left it loose and it never seemed to get in the way. Even when I was working fulltime in shops unboxing deliveries etc. I didn’t need to tie it back.

However, over the last 10 years or so I’ve been having to tie my hair back a lot. I have to keep it out the way when making products and also when I’m having a phase of hot flushes. Sometimes I can have up to 30 a day. When this happens I can’t bear my hair around my neck so I have to tie it back.

Over time, puling it back has smoothed the curls out and made them relax a lot. So now it’s wavy now rather than full on curls which I’m really sad about. Plus when I tie my hair back I look like I’ve got no hair at all! Big hair or no hair, it’s all or nothing!

Getting my curls back

I’m not gonna lie, I don’t have a lot of patience with my hair.

Sadly I wasn’t blessed with the gene that makes you able to do loads of hair styles and french plaits and other faffy stuff like my daughter and daughter in law can do. My talents must lie elsewhere – tho I’m yet to find out where yet!

Pretty much all I can do is wash it and leave it to dry naturally. It’s mainly down to time but it’s also a good thing because it makes my hair stay healthier without being weighed down by products and getting split ends from repeated styling.

When I’m not working I try to wear my hair loose to encourage it to curl again – apart from during hot flushes when it has to go back. I’ve now had it cut shorter so there’s less weight and my hair stands a chance of boinging back up again.

I’ve been researching curl products to try and help my curls and what I found was a bunch of confusing information and horrific ingredients and an awful lot of faff.

What’s with all the curl products at the moment?

Since the onset of the ‘curly girl’ revolution lots of brands have jumped on the bandwagon and are cashing in on creating gorgeous ‘natural’ curls, when the products and methods are anything but natural.

I decided to do some research and found that these products contain some goddam awful ingredients, silicones (plastic) to coat hair so it can’t breathe, waxes to weigh it down and lots of unpronounceable ingredients of dubious origins.

These products and methods aren’t really very timesaving. One method I watched involved nine different products and sixteen steps to getting your hair looking sleek and curly. By the time you’d finished every step it would be bedtime and you’d have to start all over again the next day.

So, as usual I started working on something myself. I thought of all the hair loving ingredient I use in my shampoos, conditioners and treatments and started to experiment.

Then I came up with Curl Cream – great name eh! Because you know me, I don’t give my products faffy names, their names are either what’s in them or what they do.

My curl cream ticks all the boxes:

✅ Won’t weigh your hair down.
✅ Won’t make your hair oily.
✅ Defines curls naturally.
✅ Makes hair feel thicker when the product is brushed out.
✅ Easily reactivated with some added moisture (try using our toner) and scrunching.

Curl cream is really light as it has a base of organic aloe vera and seaweed. I’ve then added a host of organic oils, butters and light waxes to condition and define curls without weighing hair down. Plus it has added panthenol and plant keratin to strengthen and nourish each strand of hair. And as if that wasn’t enough it has the most amazing fragrance. It’s my uplift and revive blend of organic sweet orange and neroli essential oils. This means you’re sure to have happy curls that smell gorgeous!

As with all my products there’s no SLS, palm oil, parabens, artificial stabilisers, silicones or plasticisers unlike many of the curl promoting products on the market.

How do I use it?

To use it just take a tiny amount and rub it through your fingers and apply to damp hair, scrunching it as you go. Either leave to dry naturally or dry with a hair dryer fittet with a diffuser. To revive your curls see below.

Do you want glossy perfect curls? This is the wrong product for you then. With y curl cream all you will get is hair that can be itself. Hair that can breathe, looks natural and behaves naturally – and smells fabulous!

Curl cream helps my hair to not resemble a haystack, apart from first thing in the morning!

To read more about it on the website just click this link

To make your own curl reviving spray watch this video

Lots of love
Sue xxx

2 Comments

  1. Vicki Appleby

    Hi there I’ve been recommended to you by Jenny Mcivor, I don’t know if this would be something that interests you but I’m organising a well-being day next March with a group of different Holistic therapists bringing different areas of specialism, I really like your ethos and your products look great, just let me know if you would like to be involved.
    It’s taking place on 9/3/24 @ Langford Village Hall,
    10-4pm
    Warm regards
    Vicki Appleby

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