Every person with curly hair wants that defined spiral that moves like a spring.
Picture perfect hair.
Curls so voluminous that even the 80’s would be jealous of your luscious locks.
I started straightening my hair at 13
Straightening your hair - a nightmare for not only naturally curly hair but anyone’s hair. According to The Natural Haven, a blog written by a PhD holder in Material Science, “You will have to trade moisture for straightening…the hair may return to a ‘normal’ looking state but it will not be exactly the same”, therefore straightening one’s hair can cause irreversible damage.
I didn’t start properly researching how to take care of my curls until this past May, during quarantine. Not having anywhere to go meant I didn’t have to straighten my hair for three months. My hair health improved and my natural curl pattern began to reform. I started researching the Internet high and low for curly girl advice. I finally worked up the courage and began my hair journey in September of 2020.
It’s officially been six months and I’ve finally made it to a place where I can say my curls not only look better than ever but my hair is the healthiest it’s ever been. What’s my saving grace you may ask, the curly girl method!
What is the curly girl method?
The curly girl method is a hair washing, protection and styling regime originally created by Lorraine Massey – author of Curly Girl: The Handbook.
The curly girl method:
- Eliminates the use of silicones and sulfates
- Adds more moisture to your hair through after shower products
- Cuts back on the use of heat and styling tools significantly, if not fully
- Encourages you to not use combs, brushes, alcohol or fragrances
When starting a new hair routine, especially one that is so detailed, things can get confusing. I know it was for me. I had to play around with different densities of products and techniques before I found what works for my hair. Everyone’s hair is different, and what works for some may not work for others, but don’t get discouraged. In this video I break down everything you need to know behind the products you should be using on your curls, the key elements of the curly girl method, as well as do a tutorial on a high quality curly human hair wig.
Curly human hair toppers and wigs and why they’re so hard to find
European ancestry is the largest makeup of the U.S. population. In a study conducted by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, they found that within people of European ancestry, 45% have straight hair, 40% have wavy hair and 15% have curly hair.
Along with this only 2% of the population has naturally blonde hair, as hair tends to get darker with age. So if you're looking for a blonde curly topper or wig, your search pool just turned into a small pond.
This data shows that finding virgin curly human hair that someone is willing to donate is no easy task. This is why a lot of wig and topper makers will perm pieces to mimic that desired curly look. A perm is a great way to achieve the curly look on a hairpiece. The treatment usually lasts three - six months depending on your care and upkeep.
Curly hair pieces I think you’ll love
I have personally worked with a Serenity Wigs and Toppers wavy human hair topper for added volume to try a Pinterest hairstyle that I never had enough hair for. It was easy to work with and I loved how full it made my hair look. I was worried about the blending since curly hair is so unique to each person. However the second it was in my hair and blended you couldn’t even tell I had on a hair piece - highly recommend! Here are few in stock at Silk or Lace:
This wavy darkest brown/lightest black topper is just like the one I worked with!
RARE FIND ALERT! This is a rooted 6/7 blonde highlighted hair topper. That small pond of blonde curly toppers just gained a new fish - better catch it before someone else does!
Finally, if you're looking for a natural black mermaid hair beauty, check out this topper as well!
Along with the curly topper, I worked with a curly lace human hair wig. I tried the curly girl method on the wig and it turned out amazing. It goes to show how if you properly take care of a curled piece you can really extend the shelf life of it!
Here are some curly lace wigs in stock:
This Lavish Locs lace front piece puts the bang in bangin! You can keep up with the popular bang trend of 2021 with this wig.
This lace front piece is golden blonde with dark brown underneath. The perfect color mix to shine in the spring sun that's just around the corner.