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If you have Tight Curly hair, you will know there is near to no help out there for us.  How often should we wash it?  What products should we use?  How do we comb it?  Nobody knew and the majority of us just did ‘what we could’ with it.  For myself and sister, this usually meant scraping it back into a bun before smothering it with gel.  Our hair didn’t grow and so the only option left was to start straightening it.

A few weeks ago, I searched ‘products for mixed-race hair’ and was amazed at the result I finally found.  At first, a list of the usual products popped up.  These included S.Curl and SofnFree.  Products I have tried before and have done nothing but turn my hair into a nice-smelling, greasy mess.  Scrolling down further I found a link to a discussion on curly hair on a blog.  Other curly-haired people were discussing products that did and didn’t work for them.  Reading further into their discussion I saw a repeated link to another site.  I clciked on this link and it may be the best site I ever visit!

http://www.tightlycurly.com/welcome/

This site belongs to an inspirational woman.  Teri LaFlesh.  Click on the above link to learn how to treat curls.  I only wish I’d known of Teri when I was younger!  You will too.  Visiting her site showed me how and where I’d been going wrong all these years.  She has detailed information and tips on how to manage our unique hair.  Instructions given are ideas I have never considered before but work! Teri discovered all of this on her own through years of experimenting.  An example is leaving conditioner in!  On every bottle of conditioner you could get your hands on, it would instruct you to ‘rinse thoroughly’ after use.  Teri suggests otherwise.  Condition your hair generously and do not rinse it out.  Now take your comb and use it to gently untangle knots.  When finished, all excess conditioner will have disappeared.  I tried this, and as Teri said, my curls were left defined, shiny and best of all manageable!

My hair did not grow because of breakage. When I used to comb my hair, quite mercilessly, I could actually hear it snapping. This damage was doing my curls no good and was the reason it always remained short. I have been shown how to eliminate this breakage. No breakage, no damage, longer curls!

Look her up and you will be amazed and pleased at what she has to offer.  From recommended products to a timeline of her personal photos, you will leave her site feeling very educated and grateful.

Teri has the most amazing, long and beautiful curls. She is living proof that her own regimes work. I personally have never seen tight curls so healthy and long. She has helped me understand my curls and them and I have a friendlier relationship. I hope her name and findings spread to many more curly-haired people so that they too can be inspired and helped. Tight curls are beautiful and different. Ditch the straighteners and let’s all go back to natural hair, now that we know what to do with it!

Teri LaFlesh!

…Pass it on!

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