Curl Warehouse Blog

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...
Hard Water and Your Hair

Maybe you notice the build up on a clear shower door or the film in your sinks. Perhaps your white clothes never stay white very long or you see the white residue on glasses after washing them by hand or in the dishwasher.  Or maybe your home is serviced by a well which are typically hard water.

With respect to hair, you may notice that your shampoo won’t lather much and you may need to use it twice to effectively clean hair and scalp.

Does hard water affect your natural curls and waves?  Yes it does. 

Great Products Under $20 for Curlies on a Budget
So are there products out there that don’t cost a lot to get started on the Curly Girl Method / Curly Hair Method???Yes! …. and we have quite a few here at Curl Warehouse.  Today I will focus on 5...
10 Tips to Heal and Prevent Hair Damage
I think all of us, at one time or another, have had some level of hair damage.  Those of us new to the Curly Girl / Hair Method are probably the ones with higher levels of damage because of what...
Refreshing Your Hair: Day 2 and Beyond
Since wash-day does involve a bit of time and effort, a lot of us like to enjoy the benefit of “refresh days”, or days without doing a full wash, that take less of both.Before I start with all of these...
Winter Care for Curly Hair
If you are reading this, winter is here.  Perhaps you’ve already noticed changes in your hair.  Maybe it is flat, dry, or frizzy but it certainly isn’t the same hair you had this past summer.  So now what to do?

The temperatures are dropping which will add an element of dryness to the air.  This is the time we need to start thinking about more moisture and film forming humectants. 
10 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Curly/Wavy Hair Routine
So you have just started the Curly Girl / Curly Hair Method, or you have been doing it for a while, but your hair doesn’t look or feel right…. Right?  We all experience this, even years into embracing our curls. ...
Why and How to Condition Your Curls
Conditioning your hair is pretty important… why? It is probably the most important step in a routine for curly/wavy hair because it helps to:- keep a thin film over the hair to protect it from tangling and frizzing- provide flexibility...
The Lowdown on Shampoo
You have probably read somewhere that shampoo and the Curly Girl / Curly Hair Method are a no go.  Maybe you’re in a FB group that doesn’t allow shampoo to be discussed.  Or you just don’t know which shampoo to...
Product Absorption and Low Porosity Hair

In your mind picture a pinecone.  The ones laying on the ground with wide open scales would be high porosity, the ones on the tree that are turning brown and not fully open would be normal porosity, and the ones near the top that are still tightly closed would be low porosity. 

Your products might not be absorbing well into your lower porosity hair.  

So how can you help your low porosity hair get the most out of your routine?