Curl Warehouse Blog

What Causes Frizz? 12 Tips to Reduce Frizz
If there is one subject that gets talked about a lot in the wavy/curly/tight curls world it is FRIZZ!  Some embrace it while others do everything they can to banish it.  But one thing is true: we will all have...
How to Integrate New Products into your Curly Hair Routine
Have you been doing the Curly Girl / Hair Method (strict or modified) for a while now? Are you getting bored using the same products?  Or maybe you have it down and are ready to try something new!!  Well Curl...
Gift Guide for People with Curly, Wavy, or Textured Hair
If you are starting your Black Friday or Holiday Season shopping list now, this blog will help you get some new ideas.  Or you can pass along a copy to your friends and family so they know what you are...
7 Product Tips for Transitioning Curls from Summer to Winter
Have you read our blog about routine changes you might want to consider as we head into winter?  A Canadian winter can be really tough on our curls. Along with changes to your routine, you might be interested in switching...
How to Start the Curly Hair Method Without Getting Overwhelmed
You’ve heard about this thing called The Curly Girl / Hair Method on social media.   Maybe a friend told you about it. Or you’ve noticed that your hair is just never straight without heat intervention.  You know it is naturally...
Tips to Avoid Fading in Coloured Hair
This is the second blog in my coloured curls series.  To read the first one, click here: Maintaining Colour with the Curly Girl / Hair Method. Now that you know how to maintain your hair colour, these are my top...
Maintaining Colour with the Curly Girl / Hair Method
Many of us (myself included) enjoy using all types of colour and highlights on our hair.  Perhaps it is for fun - just a change up - or you want to cover up the greys.  Either way you can still...
Routine Changes for Amazing Winter Curls
The days are getting shorter and everyone across Canada is experiencing cooler mornings and evenings.  Perhaps even some of us have had to turn the furnace on already!   What does this mean for your curly hair routine?  Below are some great tips...
The Curly Canadian Road Trip: Product Suggestions for the Northern Territories
Come along with us on a Curly Canadian Road Trip this summer! We've suggested products based on the different climates we have in Canada so you can get the best out of your curls, regardless of where your holidays may...
The Curly Canadian Road Trip: Product Suggestions for the East & West Coasts
Come along with us on a Curly Canadian Road Trip this summer! We'll be suggesting products based on the different climates we have in Canada so you can get the best out of your curls, regardless of where your holidays...
The Curly Canadian Road Trip: Product Suggestions for the Prairies
Come along with us on a Curly Canadian Road Trip this summer! We'll be suggesting products based on the different climates we have in Canada so you can get the best out of your curls, regardless of where your holidays...
The Curly Canadian Road Trip: Product Suggestions for Southern Ontario and Quebec
Come along with us on a Curly Canadian Road Trip this summer! We'll be suggesting products based on the different climates we have in Canada so you can get the best out of your curls, regardless of where your holidays...
What to do with Products You Don't Like
It is easy to collect hair products.  You are in the drugstore, salon or a beauty supply store like Curl Warehouse and there they are!  Maybe it’s that one you've always wanted to try or it is on sale…. or...
Do I Need to Deep Condition in the Summer?
It's a common question we receive at Curl Warehouse: Do you need to deep condition your hair in the summer?Yes you can - and probably should - deep condition your hair depending on your outdoor activities.Winter is normally cold and...
Summer Curl Care Tips
Spring is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere.  As the snow melts, flowers appear, and the grass begins to grow, we start noticing that our hair routine isn’t quite working.  Plus we start looking forward (especially here...
How to Deal with Common Scalp Issues on the Curly Girl / Hair Method
One item that seems to come up a lot when transitioning to our natural hair is scalp issues.  It’s true washing your hair with conditioner, a cowash, or a low poo is really great for your hair - but sometimes...
Do I Need to Change My Routine for Summer?
Summer will be here before we know it!  A question we get frequently at Curl Warehouse is whether we need to change our routine or our products for the seasons. The short answer is: probably. This is most applicable for...
Everything You Need to Know about Shampoo Bars
You may have noticed that Curl Warehouse just recently added another brand of shampoo and conditioner bars - the Vida Bars - to our growing list of products.Solid bars are really popular these days as we try to use less plastic -...
Heat and Your Hair (Read This Before You Use Your Flat Iron)
So you have decided you want to use some heat.  You are looking for some variety in how your hair looks, and at the same time you don’t want to damage your hair or affect your natural waves, curls and...
Does Your Hair Need Protein?

Besides moisture, the one other thing that is talked about a lot when it comes to the Curly Girl / Curly Hair Method is protein. This topic seems to get the blame and the glory in equal measure.  So what is the right thing for you?

Hair that loves protein is usually higher porosity, finer texture, has colour/highlights, is dried regularly using heat or a combination of these traits.  The more damage that you have will mean your hair needs and likes those proteins to fill in the chips and cracks and help keep that moisture in.

The Best Brushes for Curly Hair and How to Use Them
Out there on social media you may have seen a lot about using a brush on your hair.  The original method for caring for curly hair has actually been around for many years, but it seemed to be more widely...