"I think allowing your hair to breathe from any heat tools and applying a little mouse or curl cream and scrunching and letting it air dry will allow you to see how much wave or curl your hair actually has," he explains. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Click submit to see if it is Curly Girl (CG) Approved! Welcome to Curly Girl Approved. 1. This isn’t possible with just a product name or picture, which is a problem we quickly discovered and had to figure out how to solve. The result was a full head of blonde waves and it appears she's stuck with her new curl-friendly routine since making the video. When we started CurlScan I was so discouraged and frustrated. Reply. Our products are botanically based with Ayurvedic herbs, flowers and roots that provide nutrients to the hair and scalp. I spent years pulling it into a bun or ponytail just so I didn’t have to deal with it. A quick Google / YouTube search will be a good place to start. We are working on adding features that will help people new to the method to understand how to use different products to get the most out of their curls. Plus, CurlScan can be accessed on a desktop where you can easily dive deep into their database to learn more about CG approved, vegan and cruelty free products and information to soak up all the knowledge you need. "Brushing your hair in the shower and not touching it once you add products will help to keep the curl pattern intact," Sturdivant-Drew adds, and that using a silk pillowcase or hair scarf at night can help retain shine. All rights reserved. I use apps for other things in my life, so I could see how beneficial one would be for the curly community. One viral video has led to hundreds of users discovering how to care for their natural waves. Ad Choices, TikTok Is Making People Realize They've Had Naturally Curly Hair All Along. You can easily obtain a look like this with a layered haircut and a beautiful blonde balayage. Forms a loose “S” very easily straightened, Forms a definite “S” shaped like a corkscrew, Very tight curl when stretched creates an “S”, Hair intentionally matted to form "ropes", Guides and resources for easy product selection, Learn how to read your hair product labels, Easy-to-make recipes for all your haircare needs, Community member favorites make up this coveted list, Chat with curl friends about your favorite curly topics. If you look around at any other website or software (or product, service, or anything else), updates and improvements are made all the time. Not to mention trying to understand the ingredient list and know what each one means and the benefits they provide. Curlsbot Ingredients Analyzer. If it turns out you do have natural curls and you want to embrace them a little more, a few tweaks to your hair habits can go a long way. Don't be afraid to lean on the internet's many curly-hair communities — especially TikTok, where curl newbies are popping up left and right. No. He wasn’t really on board, but I kept coming back to it because I could see there was a need for something like CurlScan. Click here if you can’t see the video below. I hated my puffy, frizzy hair until I finally learned how to take care of it properly. Sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks. People are becoming more aware about animal testing and choosing to avoid products that test on animals. On the bright side, there are plenty of resources, tutorials, methods and even apps to help you be sure you’re taking all the right steps to properly care for your waves, curls and coils. We have recently started adding the ingredient list to each approved product as formulas seem to change so frequently.