Calling all curly girls, I've just had my hair done at a curly girl and organic salon and my hair looks amazing..!

(49 Posts)
Scarletohello Tue 12-Nov-13 21:49:43

I just had to share this. I've just had my hair ( blonde, dyed, dry and frizzy ) done at a salon in Birmingham where the stylist was trained in New York by the woman who wrote the Curly Hair handbook!

My hair looks amazing,he cut my hair dry and the method he used to dry it was so different to how I normally do it. I was so impressed with both the stylist and the colourist, they both spent about ten mins talking to me about my hair, examining it and have both done a brilliant job! Ok it wasn't cheap but it was so worth it!

When I was leaving, another client said to me, your hair looks amazing, I saw you when you came in ( when it was a dry, frizzy mess..)

He talked to me about why silicone is so bad for curly hair ( basically cos its like coating your hair in plastic and then doesn't allow your hair to absorb moisture so over time your hair gets more dry), advised me on what products to use in the future and how to dry and style it. Am so impressed and am a total convert!

Very happy to share details with anyone who is interested... (Don't want to be seen to be advertising anything here but have learnt so much already about care of curly hair, I just wanted to pass it on!) smile

FreddieStarrAteMyHamster Tue 12-Nov-13 21:57:17

I'm listening...would love to toss my straighteners. problem is my hair is neither curly nor straight. More 'fluffy'.

KosherBacon Tue 12-Nov-13 22:02:46

I've had a cut at the curly girl salon (Devachan) in NYC and saw the author there. It was an awesome cut. Unfortunately, nobody has been able to cut my hair the same since, and all the curl that was in my hair has dropped out postpartum.

I'm glad you've had a cut you like. Care to share pictures?

MyPantsAreGreen Tue 12-Nov-13 22:11:36

Was it the Aveda place in Edgbaston? Been meaning to try that one for my frizzy hair.

dottypyjamas Tue 12-Nov-13 22:12:01

Oh I'm so jealous! I follow the curly girl method but have drawn a blank finding a hairdresser who gets curly hair sad. Maybe I'll have to take a trip to Birmingham...

KosherBacon Tue 12-Nov-13 22:16:58

Was it Matthew Jones btw? The girls on British Curlies love him.

GampyWabbit Tue 12-Nov-13 22:21:27

Ooh I need the details! Do you think they are experienced with mixed Afro/white curls???

I need the details too, my hair is in desperate need of sorting out!!

KatyMac Tue 12-Nov-13 22:26:44

DD needs a leave in conditioner any suggestions?

houseisfallingdown Tue 12-Nov-13 22:29:42

I need details for DD and DS's curly mops. My hair is totally straight so I have no clueshock

Scarletohello Tue 12-Nov-13 22:57:10

This is the website. I can't stop touching my hair, it's so amazing it's like I've got totally different hair..!!

www.matthewjameshair.com/Site/UKs_Curly_Hair_Specialist.html

Hope link works!

Scarletohello Tue 12-Nov-13 23:00:56

Re products, he used Deva curl but you can only get them on Amazon so he couldn't sell any to me but he advised the Bodyshop shampoo and conditioner and the Umberto Giovani ( Gianni?) gel.

Scarletohello Tue 12-Nov-13 23:03:00

Also whilst I was there he gave me the Curly Girl handbook to read. It gives lots of suggestions for home made recipes to use on curly hair such as a lavender spray, conditioners etc.

Scarletohello Wed 13-Nov-13 00:28:30

I'm not going to put any photos of me on here but he does have some photos on his website. Would love to hear how any of you get on if you decide to go see him..

monkeynuts123 Wed 13-Nov-13 05:54:03

so how did he dry your hair?

Scarletohello Wed 13-Nov-13 06:02:24

Well firstly he dried it a little with paper towels, put some gel on it and then put a few clips along the parting. He then used a diffuser on a hot setting for about 30 seconds, followed by a minute of diffusing on a lower setting but close to my head ( hope that makes sense!)

Then left it under a dryer for about 20 mins. It looked very ' crispy' until.... I had to put my head down and shake my head a few times and then he used his fingers to ruffle my hair, mainly on the scalp. I then threw back my head and voila! Drop dead gorgeous curls!

AmberLeaf Wed 13-Nov-13 08:03:14

Then left it under a dryer for about 20 mins

So not something that can be done at home then, unless you have one of those salon dryers?

Does he show you how to maintain this method at home?

I'm not a hairdresser, but I have curly hair and get my hair looking like the women on that website daily [well each time I was it-not daily]...maybe I should set up a curly advisory service grin

AmberLeaf Wed 13-Nov-13 08:04:36

wash it* not 'was it'

zeebee Wed 13-Nov-13 11:01:48

Which Body Shop shampoo and conditioner and gel, please?

Scarletohello Wed 13-Nov-13 11:33:05

The Rainforest shampoo and conditioner are the ones.

Scarletohello Wed 13-Nov-13 11:35:23
butterfliesandflowers Wed 13-Nov-13 14:25:20

Brilliant smile
I drive nearly 150 miles to my hairdresser cos he gets curly hair and I just cant go through the trauma of finding another hair dresser!

Been promising myself to try the curly girl routine when my current stock of silicone based products has run out so thank you for the heads up on those products

zeebee Thu 14-Nov-13 13:36:31

Great, thanks, will definitely check tho out and save a few £££!

dubaipieeye Thu 14-Nov-13 13:41:23

I once flew from Dubai for him to do my hair (ok, was overdue a family visit too...). I posted something similar on here afterwards. Nice chap and not too expensive either. Brill!

BranchingOut Thu 14-Nov-13 19:32:24

books train to Birmingham...

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