Monday, February 23, 2009

5 minutes, 5 questions with gretchen heber from

For our readers with curly locks...this is for you. is the online oasis for curlies-- Offering forums, tips, articles and products all devoted to curly-heads.

Here's a little about the founders Gretchen and Michelle.

Gretchen was nice enough to sit down and answer some questions for us and here's what she said...

With the dry weather we've been having, what are some quick remedies for frizzy hair?

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Dry air and dry indoor heat are murder on our moisture-loving locks. Use a deep conditioner at least once a week and use a leave-in conditioner every time you wet your hair. Other helpful frizz tips:

Apply your styling products to soaking wet hair
Sleep on a satin pillowcase
Avoid touching your hair as much as possible
Sleep on a satin pillowcase.

What are your Top 5 products for curly hair?

There are too many to choose from! Many curlygirls love Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper.
Some other great ones: AG Hair Cosmetics Re:coil, Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding, Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control and Kinky-Curly Knot Today.

What's the best way to style curly hair, air dry or diffuser?

It depends on your hair. Some curlies swear by air drying; others like the extra fullness they get from the diffuser. A very common method is to diffuse the hair until it's about 70% dry, then let it air dry the remainder.

Can you suggest any bargain alternatives to deep condition curly hair?

Lots of curlies use olive oil to deep condition their parched locks. Others make a paste of very ripe bananas or of avocados!

What's the best piece of beauty advice you've ever received?

Simplicity is best. Find the simplest, most effective routine that works for you, and stick with it!

Thanks Gretchen!

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