Review: Giovanni L.A. Hold Styling Gel + Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly [English/Dutch]

In the past couple of weeks I have tried out two gels that are quite popular in the curly hair community: the Giovanni L.A. Hold Styling Gel and the Umberto Giannini Curl Scrunching Jelly. Both gels are Curly Girl Method approved, vegan and quite affordable – I could find both for around €11 for 200ml. … More Review: Giovanni L.A. Hold Styling Gel + Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly [English/Dutch]

Review: Noughty Wave Hello shampoo, conditioner & curl taming cream [English/Dutch]

Noughty is a brand from the UK that I have been wanting to try out for a while now. When I saw that they recently started selling their Wave Hello shampoo and conditioner at a big Dutch drugstore, that was the perfect chance to finally purchase them. After using these products for a while, I … More Review: Noughty Wave Hello shampoo, conditioner & curl taming cream [English/Dutch]

Zo lees je ingrediëntenlijsten voor de Curly Girl Methode: een uitgebreide gids

An English version of this post can be found here. Beginnen met de Curly Girl Methode kan nogal overweldigend zijn. Waar je vroeger gewoon haarproducten kon kopen zonder de ingrediëntenlijsten te lezen, zijn er plotseling allerlei ingrediënten die je moet ontwijken: sulfaten, siliconen, uitdrogende alcoholen, minerale oliën en waxen. En dan zijn er ook nog … More Zo lees je ingrediëntenlijsten voor de Curly Girl Methode: een uitgebreide gids

An extensive guide to reading ingredient lists for the Curly Girl Method

Voor een Nederlandse versie van deze post, klik hier. Starting the Curly Girl Method can be very overwhelming. Where previously you could just buy hair products without reading the ingredient lists, suddenly there are all these ingredients you need to avoid: sulfates, silicones, drying alcohols, mineral oils and waxes. And then there are also ingredients … More An extensive guide to reading ingredient lists for the Curly Girl Method

Review: new HEMA shampoo, conditioner, curl booster [English/Dutch]

Quite some time ago I reviewed several hair products by the Dutch store HEMA. None of these products were completely Curly Girl Method approved, but they were silicone-free. Since then, HEMA has renewed their hair product line and now all of their hair products are not only silicone-free, but also completely sulfate-free and without waxes … More Review: new HEMA shampoo, conditioner, curl booster [English/Dutch]

Review: Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil shampoo+conditioner [English/Dutch]

Love Beauty and Planet is a hair and body care brand that is marketed as being ‘green’. While I am not sure how sustainable they really are, being part of Unilever, their products are vegan and they use recycled plastic for their bottles – so at least those are good things. Another good thing about … More Review: Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil shampoo+conditioner [English/Dutch]

Review: Nivea Curl Plumping Mousse [English/Dutch]

Back in 2019 I reviewed the Nivea Curl Defining Creme and the Texture Sculpting Gel from their – then new – hair styling lines for different hair types. In this post I am reviewing another Curly Girl Method friendly hair product from the curl line: the Curl Plumping Mousse. In 2019 reviewde ik de Nivea … More Review: Nivea Curl Plumping Mousse [English/Dutch]

Things I wish I knew before starting the Curly Girl Method

It has been over two and a half years since I started using the Curly Girl Method to take care of my hair. While I never followed the rules very strictly, just taking a lot of the principles and applying them to my hair has definitely changed my hair for the better. It is healthier, … More Things I wish I knew before starting the Curly Girl Method

Review: Andrélon Pink Happy Curls Crème + Gel Spray [Dutch]

In de afgelopen paar weken heb ik de Andrélon Pink Happy Curls Crème en de Andrélon Pink Happy Curls Gel Spray uitgeprobeerd. De Happy Curls Creme is geschikt voor de Curly Girl Methode: er zit weliswaar een silicoon in, maar deze is met water uitspoelbaar. Daardoor kun je deze crème gebruiken als je sulfaatvrije producten … More Review: Andrélon Pink Happy Curls Crème + Gel Spray [Dutch]

Review: Nature Box Spray Conditioner Avocado Oil [English/Dutch]

Recently Nature Box came out with a new product: a spray conditioner. This product is marketed as a detangler, but it can also be used as a leave-in conditioner. It is available in two versions, one with avocado oil and one with olive oil, and it is Curly Girl Method friendly. Of course, I wanted … More Review: Nature Box Spray Conditioner Avocado Oil [English/Dutch]