Unless you were born with curly hair and were lucky enough to have been raised by a mother who knew how to treat them, there’s a good chance your locks started to come in later in life.
Many curly women report this surprising change in hair type to have happened somewhere around their (pre) teens – as was the case for Jessicurl founder, Jessica McGuinty.
She shares on the Jessicurl website.
“Until the time I was 14 I had thick yet fairly straight hair. Somewhere around the time that puberty struck, my hair grew more and more coarse and eventually started to curl. I was mortified and at a total loss for how to deal with it.”
A lot of curly girls and boys will find McGuinty’s story very relatable. Curls are not the easiest hair type to deal with, especially when you have no idea as to what kind of care and products they require.
This inexperience often causes those new to the curl game to cause more damage than good, no matter how well-intentioned their approach to finding a hair care regime that works for them.
Take McGuinty’s straight-haired mother, for example, who advised her to, “go brush your hair” – possibly one of the worst pieces of advice you could give someone with delicate curls!
These types of experiences can really do a number on a self-conscious teen and, unless they get a handle on them early on in life, this complicated relationship to their curls can last well into adulthood.
Fortunately, we have a whole world of fantastic resources online these days, that can help us learn how to treat our curls for the best possible results. Blogs such as ours and many others dedicated to the curly community are here to help you find your groove.
And, of course, there’s an equally fabulous world of quality products specifically designed for curls out there, and they truly can make all the difference. Products from brands like Jessicurl, for example.
Whether You Have Fine Waves or Tight Coils – You Have the Right to Remain Curly!
When McGuinty finally decided to learn how to get the best out of her ringlets, she stumbled upon the amazing online curly community. Via blogs and forums, she found all kinds of tips on products she could try but, somehow, she never quite landed on the one.
“Many of them actually made the condition of my hair worse, drying it out with alcohols and stripping the natural oils with harsh detergents,” she explains.
“One day I came across a very basic recipe for a hair gel made out of flax seeds. I remember thinking, “Wow, how cool would it be if I could just make my OWN hair gel? I sure would save a lot of money!” I tried that very basic recipe, and the results were less than stellar.”
The seed had been planted, however; McGuinty felt inspired and was determined to hone the recipe until it reached perfection:
“The results were nothing short of miraculous. I was shocked that FINALLY my hair looked like I wanted, and I had made the product on my stove!!”
After posting the recipe on NaturallyCurly’s message board, curly headed members from all over the world started contacting her, asking whether they could purchase her magic potion directly from her. “The rest, as they say, is history! Rockin’ Ringlets Styling Potion was born.”
The Rockin’ Ringlets Styling Potion and the many other products that came to follow, reinforce the idea behind the brand’s slogan: “You have the right to remain curly” – these products and their obvious effectiveness, are sure to give you the will to remain curly in the first place!
“The path to loving our curls is not easy,” McGuinty admits, “but many of us have made it and many are in the process.” Jessicurl’s products ensure the process is one you will get to enjoy, and one that is easy to maintain.
Jessicurls’s Best Cleansers and Conditioners for all Curl Types
The first thing any curly girl needs for an effective hair care routine is a quality cleanser – this is definitely one of the most important products to have in your repertoire. JessiCurl’s Gentle Lather Shampoo is an excellent, sulphate-free and light-weight choice.
“Before starting Jessicurl, I used to hate the one or two days a week I “had” to wash my hair. I knew it had to be done but dreaded suffering through 2 – 3 days of fluffy, puffy, dry frizzy hair that resulted from washing with traditional shampoos,” McGuinty admits.
“Gentle Lather Shampoo is completely different from those bad old days of harsh shampoos. It will clean your hair but will not strip it out, so you can actually wash your hair and have it look good on the SAME day!”
Of course, there’s no better way to follow up a thorough cleansing session than with a moisturizing conditioner that will add extra softness, and leave your curls replenished and glowing.
JessiCurl’s Deep Conditioning Treatment truly puts the “treat” in treatment. It was originally called “Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment”, but seeing as it works great on the daily and as a leave-in hair mask, its name deserved a revamp.
“It’s thick. It’s rich. It’s moisturizing. And best of all, it doesn’t build up. It really is the ideal formula for restoring moisture to dry curly hair.”
If you’re not in the mood to condition your hair but would still like a softness boost, you can always opt for the jojoba, avocado and coconut-infused goodness of the Oil Blend for Softer Hair. Soft silkiness guaranteed and no need to wash your hair beforehand.
JessiCurls’ Awe-Inspiring Curls vs. Confident Coils
If you want awe-inspiring curls, you’re going to need an Awe Inspiraling Spray that will keep your curls in check while you’re on the go, and the morning after your dedicated styling session.
It’s that little pick-me-up your curls will need after a long work day or a walk in the wind. It’ll also rejuvenate any styling products you used in your hair the previous day, saving you some time on going through the whole rigamarole of styling again.
Be aware that, the Awe Inspiraling Spray doesn’t actually offer any hold by itself, it really is designed to be a touch-up in between styling sessions, or when you’re hair has been exposed to harsh climates or stressful situations. Or a bad hair day, perhaps.
If you’re looking for an actual hold and beautifully defined and Confident Coils, this creamy styling product should become your absolute go-to. This curl cream feeds even the tightest, kinkiest curls with the moisture needed to get long-lasting elongation and definition.
Chances are, you won’t even need the Awe Inspiraling Spray to touch up on curls treated with the Confident Coils, that’s just how effective this light but potent styling cream is. Though it can never hurt to carry a quick touch-up option with you at all times.
If you’re working with a looser curl pattern, consider combining it with JessiCurls’ Rockin’ Ringlets for an extra bounce and the frizz control we often lack but oh-so-desperately need. Another added plus? It helps to detangle those stubborn curls easily.