Mistakes I made while following the Curly Girl Method

I started (loosely) following the Curly Girl Method in early 2018, and started blogging about it and reviewing products later in that same year. Since then, I have learned a lot about my hair and about taking care of curly hair. Although I never followed the method strictly and have always been a huge proponent … More Mistakes I made while following the Curly Girl Method

Review: Schwarzkopf Anti-Klit Conditioner [Dutch]

Toen ik nog een klein meisje met kleine krulletjes was, gebruikte mijn moeder regelmatig de Schwarzkopf Anti-Klit Conditioner om mijn haren te ontklitten. Hoewel deze conditioner in de jaren ‘90 vast nog niet geschikt was voor de Curly Girl Methode, was ik blij verrast toen ik ontdekte dat hij dat nu wel is! Natuurlijk betekende … More Review: Schwarzkopf Anti-Klit Conditioner [Dutch]

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]

Trying out my old non-Curly Girl-friendly products

Almost two years ago I started following the Curly Girl Method. Although there are things I don’t like about the method and I don’t follow it strictly, it has definitely changed my hair for the better. However, before I started the Curly Girl Method, I didn’t really have a hair routine at all. Of course … More Trying out my old non-Curly Girl-friendly products

Review: Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream [English/Dutch]

The first styling product I bought on my curly hair journey was the Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream, a little over a year ago. The first time I used it, I hated it. I didn’t like the strong coconut smell, my hair didn’t fully absorb the product and felt hard after drying. And … More Review: Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream [English/Dutch]

Review: Schwarzkopf Nature Moments Argan & Macadamia Oil conditioner [Dutch/English]

De laatste tijd voelde mijn haar erg zacht en slap aan, en de krul was er snel uit. Na een zoektocht op Google kwam ik erachter dat mijn haar waarschijnlijk “over-conditioned” was. Je zou niet verwachten dat het mogelijk is, maar mijn haar was té gehydrateerd. De oplossing: een conditioner met proteïnen gebruiken. Dit zou … More Review: Schwarzkopf Nature Moments Argan & Macadamia Oil conditioner [Dutch/English]