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Curly Hair Products, Hairstyles, and Hair Growth Tips for Natural Hair

Curl Centric

If you’re thinking about going natural, creating curly hairstyles, or learning about the latest hair growth tips, you’re not alone since many women are using Curl Centric to improve their hair care routine. Curl Centric specializes in all curly hair types, including kinky hair and coily hair. If you want to wear your natural curl pattern, keep reading to learn how to create voluminous curls.

Most Popular Articles

If you have curly hair, these are some of our most popular articles. We recommend that newbies read all of these articles to better understand your curl pattern, create defined curls, choose products, incorporate a deep conditioning treatment into your curly hair routine, and find styling ideas that don’t require a hairstylist.

Curly Bangs, Bouncy Curls, Going Natural, and Articles Related to Healthy Curls

The natural hair movement (often called going natural) has garnered a lot of support over the last several years. The movement focuses on embracing your naturally curly hair and creating flawless curls.

Even better, it integrates perfectly with the current desire of many people that wish to live healthier lifestyles and use fresh, organic hair care products, all while wearing their naturally curly hair.

So, where do you start? How do you maintain curly hair?

If your naturally curly hair has been chemically altered with a relaxer, harsh hair dyes, damaged by heat styling tools, or has experienced damage in some other way, you have a few options to consider.

You can choose to big chop (i.e., reset cut) or transition back to your curly hair depending on your personal preference. Big chopping (also called a reset cut) involves cutting off the damaged hair.

For example, if you had a chemical relaxer, you would cut off the relaxed hair ends, leaving you with your naturally curly hair.

Alternatively, transitioning refers to allowing your natural hair to grow independently while the damaged hair remains intact for a period of time.

Curl Centric will help you understand basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques for curly hair care. Within this section, you’ll learn about wash days, loose curls, natural oils, and different ways to care for your curly hair strands.

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Proven Hair Growth Tips for Women

Hair grows following a particular growth cycle with four distinct phases. The hair growth cycle includes:

  • Anagen (Growth)
  • Catagen (Regression)
  • Telogen (Rest)
  • Exogen (Shedding)

Each of the stages mentioned above comes with various characteristics that determine the length of your hair. The four stages of hair growth are occurring on individual hair strands simultaneously.

For example, one hair strand might be in the anagen phase, while another strand is in the exogen phase. This hair growth cycle isn’t unique to curly hair; everyone’s hair follows the same general hair growth process.

Learn more about how to grow long, thick hair with these comprehensive articles on Curl Centric.

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Headshot of Kira, co-founder of Curl Centric

About Kira

Kira Byrd has been blogging about curly hair since 2008. She primarily focuses on creating a positive mindset. Kira’s passion for helping others grew as she realized the obstacles that her daughter faced while managing curly hair. After searching for information and support on the internet, Kira realized she needed to share her experiences with curly hair to help other ladies during their journey. Kira is also the author of the Curly Kids Coloring Book and The Loosey Goosey Tooth.

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The Most Inspiring Curly Hairstyles and Voluminous Curls

We often hear that natural hairstyles are limiting. However, we believe the opposite is true. Wearing curly hair allows you to create versatile, exciting hairstyles for every curl type, and you’ll certainly fall in love with your natural texture, regardless of your hair type.

Say goodbye to runaway, wild curls as Curl Centric provides hairstyle tutorials for various curly hair types and textures, such as dreadlocks, box braids, crochet braids, hair extensions, wigs, goddess braids, faux locs, bantu knots, passion twists, and the frohawk hairstyle.

While many of the hairstyles can be worn by nearly anyone, some hairstyles are focused on curly and wavy hair exclusively.

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Our Favorite Products and Brands for All Curly Hair Types

Curly girls know that product selection is a critical component of their natural hair regimen. Just for wash days, you’ll need shampoo to cleanse your hair, a process for drying wet hair, a conditioner to moisturize and make your hair soft, and potentially many other products (e.g., gel, styling creams, etc.).

While the notion of purchasing hair products that contain all-natural ingredients is seemingly a myth, there is usually an expectation from consumers when buying “natural” products to find natural ingredients.

Some consumers might trust that companies have done their due diligence on the included ingredients, but in many cases using the term “natural” is just good marketing.

While searching for the best hair products, some of the things you should keep in mind include the following:

  • Always read the full list of ingredients, especially if you’re trying to avoid specific ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, and mineral oil. Although, the top 5 ingredients usually constitute at least 85% of the product.
  • It’s common for companies to use words such as raw, unrefined, fresh, organic, and much more during marketing campaigns. These words are often distracting to the consumer due to implied meanings. We recommend that you focus on the ingredients and don’t get distracted by marketing campaigns.

Look through the marketing hype and find the best products for your curly hair. In this section, you’ll learn about leave-in conditioner, styling cream, coconut oil, avocado oil, castor oil, shea butter, and many more beauty products.

You can get a list of editorially chosen products on Curl Centric. While we try to be inclusive, our recommendations are usually focused on women with natural curls instead of straight hair. Although, nearly all of our recommendations can be used on straight hair without any issues.

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