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10 December 2010

I Need A Curl Friend...

Some of you may have seen me post this wild like bush on twitter a while back before I went to bed.

Please don't be alarmed, I did not stick my finger in a socket, this is my hair when its left to air dry naturally. The above picture was taken when it was about 70% dry, It only grew bigger with time -_- I used to have much more of it when I was younger and was nicknamed 'lion' whenever anyone had attempted to give it a blow dry, and again -_-

Its all well and good having hair like this if you've got an on tap zoo keeper to tame it, which I sadly do not have. Nothing and I mean nothing has ever tamed my hair in its natural state, Its definitely in a league of its own

Enter Umberto Giannini new Curl Friends range, designed to help curly head girls stay frizz free....

The Hairspray...
This spray is one like no other, no matter how much you spray, it never gives your hair that crunchy cornflake feeling. It smells lovely and definitely keeps style in place for a solid few hours. I would recommend this to anyone really, I have used this when my hairs straight and its just as good.

The Serum....
Designed to keep frizz at bay and enhance your curls leaving them shiny and smooth, without leaving you looking like you have dunked your head in a bucket of grease. This definitely passed the test, I pumped a lot of this stuff into my hair and all I got was shine, no grease. I do have the type of hair that soaks up moisture like a sponge though, so bare that in mind.


The Mask...
If you love the feel of a rich intensive mask slathered all over your head, then you will love this whether your hair is curly or straight. The treatment itself is an intensive moisturising conditioner that helps tame frizz and repair damage hair. I kept this on my hair for around 10 min, and wrapped my head up with cling film and a warm towel (oh the glamour). Once I had rinsed this out my hair felt so soft and there was a definite shine.


All in all I love, and I would say you could definitely use these whether your hair is straight or curly. If you are going to try these on naturally straight hair, make sure your hair is on the thicker side as I'm not sure if these would weigh down thinner hair.

Sadly my hair defeated these products, although my curls were much more defined my root area was just out of control, which is the norm for me. I gave in and headed to my straighteners, but I was left with uber shiny hair so that was a bonus.

I'm fighting a losing battle when it comes to taming my natural hair, I'm never going to win.

The Curl Friends range is available in Boots right now, but isn't available online yet.

Each product retails at £4.89

Have any of you tried these? or maybe you just have a magic tip for dealing with unruly curly hair....

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31 comments

  1. Girl your natural hair is gorgeous, what are you doing straightening it!? xx

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  2. @La LOOOL its so wild and out of control : (

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  3. hahaha I used to get called Lion when I was younger too as my hair is a curl extreme like yours!! x

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  4. I think your hair looks beautiful curly and natural! But I find the Kerastase Oleo-Relax range works really well for taming curly hair :) x

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  5. LOVE your natural hair! & I've never tried that brand but have always wanted to :)

    Kaushal xx

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  6. I'm with the other posters... I think your hair looks gorgeous natural!

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  7. Aww thanks girls, its a bit too wild in reality, dont be fooled by the pic lol

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  8. I'm loving the natural hair! You're so lucky lady! x

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  9. i think your hair looks pretty cool curly :)

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  10. Girl please, your hair is teh sex! : D Don't hide it!

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  11. actually, i quite like the hair you have! i'm a dancer, so bigger = FIERCER! rock it, girl!

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  12. my hair is naturally straight and id kill to have hair like yours! xx

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  13. You do have really beautiful! Try these products called "mixed chicks" they have a website online :) ---love ur blog!

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  14. @Ali thanks I will do, I think my friend was trying to tell me about this site but she couldnt remember the name. Thanks so much : )

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  15. Um.... I LOVE your hair curly in that photo it is gorgeous! I literally used to have hair like that, its slowly died with all the straightening over the years, and when I bleached it- that was it - pooof gone! I moaned about it so much, but to have a little wave or a curl back rather than a frizzy thing would be lovely.
    I haven't really found a lot of curl products work to help me, to be honest. I'm trying my hardest to get my curl back though, so may give these a whirl x

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  16. @steph, I regret using straighteners too, I used to have a lot more hair than this and back when it was longer I could controll it : /

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  17. I know its been said but your hair REAllY does look lovely au naturel!

    My hairs just wavy but not wavy enough to be left natural and its bushy to top it off so I always have to make do with straightners, curling tongs or shove it up!

    Vikki @ Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot

    x

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  18. First of all: Your hair is fantastic!!! ust gorgeous.

    Secondly: Have you ever tried "phytojoba"? It's the nourishing shampoo by phyto.
    It's incredible and nearly too much for my hair, which is nearly straight anyway. So maybe it's good for you? You never know :-)

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  19. Hiya, new reader to your blog, and I love it! I recommend British Curlies http://www.britishcurlies.co.uk/store they have all sorts for all types of curly hair!

    I'm not working for them by the way :)

    xxx

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  20. @Jacquie Thanks for joining me and lol I will check em out.x

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  21. awww I seriously love your natural curls. I've always wanted BIG bouncy curls since I was little. You've got the Rihanna look goin. I LOVE it :) x

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  22. When you get a chance, check out naturallycurly.com. There is a ton of information on there about different curl types, textures and patterns as well as product info and reviews. I used to constantly straighten my hair and ended up with a LOT of damage. I've been using the DevaCurl line for a year now with great results. There are a lot of products out there and once you find the ones that work best for you I think you'll be very happy with your natural hair :)

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  23. @cheeks thanks so much, will check it out : )

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  24. Oh my hair is like that too!! It's really BIG, rather than curly, but it straightens easily. I only recently started to wear it natural, but I've been getting pretty good responses. I'm glad because I would love to be able to wear my natural curls out more. I was worried that everyone would be like 'TAME YOUR HAIR!!' haha I'm really trying to grow it out for the summer so I can have big summery hair :)

    Is this a new range? I've tried the other Umberto Giannini curls range, but it's a light pink. I don't think the new one has been released in Dubai yet :(

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  25. @prettyinthedesert it is the new range.x

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  26. I actually love ur hair, you should go natural and be different ;-)

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  27. I guess they have rebranded? I saw by this 3/4 years ago, I used to use the scrunching jelly and leave my hair to dry naturally and I got really defined, pretty curls, although you do have to be careful with the amount or you just get that crunchy wet look! and I think your natural hair is lovely too!

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