Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday


That I just got through reading a great blog post with lots of pix showing how a Mom named Sara manages her toddler's tight spiral coils? She uses Teri LaFlesh's "Tightly Curly" method. I believe this child is biracial....and wow does her hair look great at the end of the day...I mean look at this curl definition...!

Did I mention this is a TODDLER? Who has presumably been wandering around doing TODDLER stuff all day? Dang!!

If you have a child with awesome coils like this little girl, I encourage you to go and read Sara's blog post about how she gets these results.

Let us know if you try it and what your results are!


  1. Wow! Gonna check that out for sure.

  2. I just read it and you know what? I found this technique months ago on the same website! It really does work great. There is a trick though. The conditioner has to be heavy enough. I was using a store-bought conditioner and it worked great. I switched to Taliah Waajid thinking it was a better conditioner (which it is), but it's not heavy enough. I am currently on the search for a happy medium. The same gal recommends a few conditioners that she has found are in thsi happy medium here: http://www.tightlycurly.com/products/combingconditioners/. I think I will have to post about it all on my blog too. Thanks for the post!

  3. Your lovely comments about the photo were an eye opening post...Whevever I have done my mixed-heritage daughter's hair in a similar style to this photo, my mother tells me it looks terrible, like there are worm on her head with bald patches. It is a HUGE relief to hear supportive words because I LOVE my little one's curls absolutely to pieces when I see them like this!! Single Mom in Massachusetts.

  4. I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog. A big huge "Thank you" for sharing your experience with your girls' beautiful hair!
    We are in the middle of the paperchase to adopt an infant from Ethiopia. My friend let me practise with her daughter's hair for the first time the other day: http://myfarawaydaughter.blogspot.com/2011/03/learning-how-to-do-curly-hair.html

  5. Dear Trisha - if there are bald patches, maybe try to make ringlets with smaller sections of hair. Also, experiment with conditioners with "shine" agents (we love Alaffia conditioner, available at Whole Foods). And say "NO" to listening to negative comments from unsupportive family members!!!

  6. We have tried this many times, and it does work. We found we got better results with a heavier conditioner (Herbal Essences Hello Hydration) than with our usual Aubrey Organics. Also, since it really curls the hair up, be prepared for the hair to look a lot shorter. But we love the defined curls for when we're doing simple headband styles.


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