Curly Birthday Giveaway

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It has been a little over a year since I started blogging about curly hair on JustCurly. To celebrate not only my blog’s but also my birthday (not today, but this past week) I would like to make a gift to one of you: a surprise-package with all of my favorite products in it.

Honestly, I can’t believe it has already been a year since I first posted an article on JustCurly! I was so excited about starting a blog that I literally checked Google Analytics every 10 minutes to see if someone had already read the post. Obviously not many people knew my blog back then, so I only good very little views.. But I didn’t mind, because writing about curly hair was and still is something that I really enjoy and it makes me unbelievably happy whenever I read one of your comments about how my blog was able to help you tame frizz or maybe could even help you accept your curls!

That is exactly why I started blogging in the first place: When I decided to embrace my natural curls a few years back I had such a hard time finding the right information on the internet..  With my blog I would like to make this process easier for new curlies and above all, I just love spreading the curly love!

Sorry, I just got a little carried away there – back to the giveaway: I will not yet tell you what exactly you can expect to be in the package, but browsing through my blog might give you some clues as to what products I like and I will definitely only include products I really like 🙂

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment to this post by October 2nd the latest. I would love to read either why you love your curls, what curly topics you would like to read about or simply why you want to win the package! I will then select and announce the winner on JustCurly.

I wish you luck and I am looking forward to reading your comments!

 

86 Comments
  • Emily
    September 11, 2015

    For so many years I had no idea what to do with my curls so I would just straighten my hair everyday making it damaged and frizzy. I love reading your tips on how to manage and embrace my natural curls! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Abbey
    September 11, 2015

    I would love to win this package because you are one of the few bloggers that I have found with a similar curl type as me! I would love to get my hands on some of your products to see how they work for me 🙂

  • Rachel J
    September 11, 2015

    I love my curls because I don’t know anyone that has them quite like me! They make me different and unique. I haven’t ways liked having curls, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to embrace them and their beauty.

    I would love to learn more about cutting curly hair, layering, etc.

    I love following your tips and what products you use! I try to go chemical free to help my lupus and have found some of the products you suggest to be wonderful!! Thank you 🙂

  • Erin
    September 11, 2015

    Hi there! It’s been so fun reading all your posts and seeing your beautiful curls after finding you on Instagram! I’ve embraced my curls for quite a few years but its only been in the last couple that I’ve really gotten a handle on them! New products are always fun, but expensive, to try to winning your trusted faves would be AWESOME!!

  • Julie
    September 11, 2015

    I’ve learned so much from your blog on hair to care for my curls. I’m starting to enjoy them more. I love reading about the differ et techniques and products for styling.

  • Dawn
    September 11, 2015

    your bobby pin clipping technique on YouTube is genius. Thank you for all that you share with us!!

  • Claudia Zamudio
    September 11, 2015

    Hi! I just recently discovered your blog. I must admit, I LOVE it! I have been searching for a curly hair blog for what seems like forever. I have super curly frizzy thin hair. I would love to learn more about ways to style my hair without making it look so thin. I hated having curly hair for the longest time. I just recently started loving my hair because it is never boring. However, it is pretty hard to manage. Sometimes, I get really lazy and just throw it up in a bun. What do you do when you don’t feel like doing anything with your hair? I am so excited that I discovered your blog! I have gone out and bought a few of the products that you use. Additionally, I feel like everybody’s curly hair is different. Some people have kinky curls, some people have wavy curls, etc. I would like to know how exactly to be able to tell what type of curly hair I have. Also… haircuts. I know I am not alone when I say, finding a good stylist to cut curly hair is probably the biggest struggle ever! It never fails for me to cry every single time I get a haircut. Tips on what types of layers to get and the length to keep my curly hair at would help immensely. Again, I LOVE your blog! Sorry I let my comment get so long! Thank you!! 🙂

    -Claudia

  • Shelly
    September 11, 2015

    For years I straightened my naturally wavy/curly hair, only to have it POOF back up at the slightest threat of rain or humidity – which is quite often here in the south. After having a daughter with tight curly hair, I decided I needed to learn how to love my curls so that I could be a good example for her.

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing with us curly girls. 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 11, 2015

    I began following your blog because my curl type is pretty similar (perhaps a bit curlier all around). I’ve gained some really great tips on product application and diffusing through reading your posts! I’d love to try some more of the products you’ve mentioned on the blog; so far, I’ve ordered two because of your recommendations. I’m always looking for new products that will help my curls to clump better, without adding frizz. The challenge I’ve had with products is that some of them clog my pores around my hairline (I had to give up using the kinky curly curling custard for this reason, though it made my hair look great).

    Thank you for all of your helpful posts! Happy birthday to you and your blog!

  • Cassandra
    September 11, 2015

    I love following you on instagram and reading your blog because you have a very similar curl pattern as mine. It’s always great to see what other people do with their hair!
    I love having curls because it’s always something different and no matter how perfect I try to make my life, my hair reminds me to relax because it’s never perfect!

  • Lindsey
    September 11, 2015

    Your post about over conditioned curls saved my hair!!! I was obsessed with making sure my curls were always moisturized and I for sure went a little crazy and my curls were lifeless but not anymore!!!! I love all your product recommendations and tips! I would love you give your favs a try!!

  • Melanie
    September 11, 2015

    I just started to really take care of my curls…. Few days ago I was really desperate and wanted to google some good ways to take care of my curly hair – that was when your blog popped up and I was more than intrigued! So I clicked on it and I have to tell you that I’ve never learned more about curly hair. I literally went through all your posts and absorbed every little detail I could get. Now I’m about to make a big change in my hair care routine and I really have to say thank you! I don’t have a blog myself but maybe some day I will. I still have a lot to learn about my hair and I’m really glad that you run this blog because it inspired me big time!

  • Maja
    September 11, 2015

    It’s awesome that you’re running a giveaway but wouldn’t it be fairer when you choose a randomiser to select the winner? It’s lovely to read about all the curly love but then again you pick the one you liked the best, even if it could be all fake just to win here…

  • Kelly
    September 11, 2015

    I love how casual you are about your curls and I mean that in a good way. You don’t fuss over every little curl that might be out of place. Instead you embrace it and make it look like it should have always been there. I can only hope that one day I am able to embrace the out of place curls with little fuss. Thank you for sharing your knowledge on curls. It truly is a tremendous help.

  • Nora
    September 11, 2015

    I would like to win this package because I am from switzerland myself and you probably know how hard and/or expensive it is to get good products without sulfates and silicones in them. Also, you and I have a lot in common when it comes to our hair, so I am pretty sure that your favourite products would work for my hair as well.
    Lot of love!

  • CalicoKitties
    September 11, 2015

    Happy birthday to you & your blog! 🙂 I’m still a fairly new curly girl; I started the CG method in June of this year, so I’m still trying to figure out my hair and what products to use for it (thus why I would love to get new products to try out!).

    Before I started the CG method, I was just blow-drying my hair straight. I had never bothered to take the time to learn how to care for my hair. I reached a point where I was tired of my hair never looking as smooth or straight as other girls’ hair, so I started doing some reading. This research led me to the CG method, which I promptly began and continued to learn about my hair.

    I actually started my very own curly hair blog for the exact same reason as you (your blog was one of the ones that inspired me to do so)! I had a tough time finding info at first, so I wanted to help share the curly love. 😉

    My blog is CarefreeCurls.blogspot.com, if you’d like to check it out!

  • elaine
    September 11, 2015

    I hated my curly hair when I was little, because, hell everybody had straight hair, even my sister!! As I got older, into my 30’s, I began to accept what I had been born with and blessed that I inherited it from my father. Now in my 50’s I love them and wouldn’t trade them for the world! I’m always complimented on them and ALWAYS have people ask if my curls are real LOL! You betcha they’re real and I’d love to win your curly giveaway ! 🙂

  • Daphna
    September 11, 2015

    I would like to read about why one side of my head is less curly.

  • Mitch FJ
    September 11, 2015

    It has taken me a long time to love my curls. Now that I have learned how to treat my hair, I have embraced my curls. Finding an online community for curly hair has helped me immensely.

  • Rachel
    September 11, 2015

    The bobby pin technique for root lift has been helpful. I also have been working on the plopping technique. I haven’t got it quite perfect yet but it’s so much better than what I was doing before.

    Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks and favorite products! It’s incredibly helpful.

  • Nuraan
    September 11, 2015

    I love your tips on curly hair, especially since we have similiar curl types. Would love to see more articles on damaged hair 🙂

  • Melissa H.
    September 12, 2015

    I have only been embracing my curls for a little over a year now – I am always on the look-out for bloggers who have hair similar to mine to find product recommendations. I would love to win the giveaway since I think many of the products you like would work for my hair.

  • Sophie
    September 12, 2015

    Hi Sandra! I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and it’s one of my favorites. I’ve found every one of your posts helpful on my curly journey. You actually inspired me to start diffusing. And of course, you also inspired me to start my own blog! 🙂
    I embraced my curls because, well, I was tired of being unhappy with them. I’ve learned so much about curl care over the past year and a half, thanks to online curlies like you! Now I love my curls. I believe that having a good hair day can really boost your confidence, and feeling confident in your natural hair is one of the best feelings. I don’t love my hair because I’m conceited or all I care about is looks, I love it because it’s a part of who I am, and, just like all other parts of my body, I want it to be healthy.
    I would like to win this giveaway because we have pretty similar hairtypes. Also, my mom doesn’t like buying me products, but I’m only 14 so I have a difficult time making money to buy them myself. It would make me so happy to win your favorite products!
    Thanks, happy late birthday, and good luck to the other entrants! 😀

  • Alli
    September 12, 2015

    You have helped me more than you know with my curls! The hint about “scrunching out the crunch” was life-changing, and I have had so many compliments on my hair ever since trying out your tips! Next week I will be getting my very first “dry” hair cut from a stylist who also has curly hair. I had heard of the “dry” cut but I have never had the confidence to try it.
    Thank you so much for all of your tips!

  • Trudy C
    September 12, 2015

    I have naturally wavy/curly hair and am the only one with it in my family… I would always just take the flat iron to it and keep it maintained straight… I have just recently decided to get my curls back and let them be free :). I am just testing out a few sifferent products and havent found the best one or technique yet! Your pics and videos give me a lot of insight… so thank you!

  • Christina D
    September 12, 2015

    I would absolutely love to win this package because I love maintaining my curls. I love reading recommendations and tips, I style my hair so differently now. I love experimenting with new hair products for my natural curly hair.

  • Dee
    September 12, 2015

    I was so happy when I found your blog one day in the last year!

    My BIG reason for wanting my natural curls back is because I got engaged earlier this year and kept thinking about how I would feel if I have a daughter one day with curly hair and how she may feel if she grew up watching me battle against my hair instead of loving the hair I have!! And in the process, learn about caring for curly hair so that I could teach her the same.

    I had STRAIGHT hair as a child until I was 16 (trendy to have curly hair at that time!), but fell victim to flat irons and bad blowouts for MANY years after as styles changed!! I started on my Curly Mission last August, and now I have (almost) bra strap length beautiful curls that *mainly* behave 🙂 Love your blog and your hair – both beautiful!

  • Susan Rockman
    September 12, 2015

    Congrats on your anniversary and Happy Birthday!! Although I have been wearing my hair curly for about 30 years, the past few years have been challenging. Since I started coloring to cover my gray my hair became more porous and really hard to keep moisturized. Your blog has always been so helpful to me for techniques and product ideas! I know you talk about and use Moptop a lot and I’ve never tried them and would love too!! Thanks for all you do!

  • Cindy A.
    September 12, 2015

    Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway. I would love to win because I want to try your favorite products. I am currently in the middle of another love/hate battle with my curls. Every time the seasons change my curls are the first to know! It usually takes a week or two of product testing and adjusting before I can get my frizz under control again.

  • Chris
    September 12, 2015

    I’m a curl advocate now, but loathed my hair as a girl. It’s taken my whole life to embrace them and learn how to care for them, and it’s not a process that will ever stop. I enjoy your posts, and the journey you take as you too learn to love the hair you were born with. I had boys, so it’s fun to watch a young woman experiment. My boys got my hair but cut it all off; your blog gives me that fun experience.

  • Alison G
    September 12, 2015

    I love your blog! I think we have similar curls, which is very helpful! Lots of great tips on here.
    I love being a curly and that when people describe me they call me the “curly one”.
    Since embracing my curls, I have gotten so many complements, it’s fun. I’ve also inspired a co-worker to go curly, which is awesome!
    I’d love to win the giveaway!

  • Stacia
    September 12, 2015

    Your website is a wonderful resource for us curly/wavies! I just found your site through a link someone posted in a Facebook group for curly hair (it was your post about using bobby pins to clip for volume). You have stunningly beautiful curls, so I will definitely be reading all of your posts for suggestions and advice in curly hair care and styling. I haven’t read all your posts yet, but it looks like you have addressed the major issues facing those of us with curly/wavy hair. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Sandra, and congratulations!

  • Jenn B.
    September 12, 2015

    I love my curls because they make me unique and keep me on my toes! They seem to constantly be evolving, and even though they are a pain sometimes to manage, I wouldn’t change my curls for the world. I have had all lengths of curls, from super short to super long. When I was younger I didn’t know how to style them or take care of them properly, so they looked horrible and I tried to straighten them. So glad I came to my senses and embraced them! I am now 32 years old and I am so proud of them, I grew them out to below my waist..and I love it!!!

    I really enjoy your blog and I have learned A LOT from you! I have a very similiar curl pattern, so a lot of your tips work wonderfully for my hair. Thank you for the time and energy you put into Just Curly! I most enjoy your hair style posts, and how to diffuse properly.

  • Jennifer F.
    September 13, 2015

    I love reading all of your posts. I especially love the product reviews…I’ve picked up so many great tips about how to care for my curls. What a difference I’ve seen just from plopping and clipping my roots.
    I always look forward to a new post!

  • Andrea
    September 13, 2015

    Happy Birthday! I’d love to try new things, especially what works for other girly gals! I just got my first curly cut in May. I’ve never really abused my hair, just not enhanced the curls so it tends to just be frizzy. Well its been a fun summer. 🙂 I haven’t decided if I’m going to be a purist, But right now I’m exploring products to see what loves me and I love. Quick easy tips and hair styles are always welcome! I’m a mama of littles!

  • Maria McKeen
    September 13, 2015

    I have been wanting to wear my hair curly for the past 2 years because my younger daughter has curly hair. I want her to love it and realized that she never will if she keeps seeing me straighten my curls. I need to be an example that curly hair is beautiful if you take care of it.

  • Pat S.
    September 13, 2015

    I somehow made it to being over 50 (yikes) without realizing that I had curly hair. I’ve known that it was thick, coarse, wavy, and anything but straight., but no one told me that it was curly. Imagine my surprise realizing that if I use the right products, and avoid brushing while blow drying, that I have curls and waves everywhere. At any rate, I’m on the beginning of my learning curve on what products work, and how to care for my hair that I suddenly live. I’d appreciate being able to try some products that you think are worthwhile as I’m on this journey with newly discovered curls.

  • Beverly
    September 13, 2015

    One of the reasons I love my curls is that they connect me to my great grandmother who had the same hair.
    I’d love to win the products you use because your curls look so healthy and frizz free.

  • Ansley
    September 14, 2015

    I love your blog so much, it’s taught me a lot about curly hair! I’m a huge hair fanatic, so I definitely love reading your blog. Thank you so much for helping others learn to love their curly hair, it’s such an incredible thing to do. Growing up my best friend had super curly hair like mine but she always straightened it everyday, and I just hope that when people read your blog they don’t feel the need to straighten their hair everyday and learn to embrace their hair the way it is. Love you and keep up the amazing work!

  • Simone F
    September 14, 2015

    Hello! Congrats on your first year of blogging! I think you have done a wonderful job of providing useful information on here, and I really enjoy reading your posts. I found your blog when I first started going natural in April of this year, and loved having the basics so easily explained – it really cleared things up for me! I have used a ton of your tips and tricks, and look forward to reading even more. I would be interested in seeing anything you might know about cutting one’s own curly hair. Thanks for everything!

  • Rachel Krause
    September 15, 2015

    I read your article on Making 3A Hair Clump, and had to find more advice from you!! My hair is very similar to yours and your blog is great! Do you get your hair dry cut? I’ve only had mine wet cut and am curious if it’s something I should look into. I would love to win this – I like to try new things and have found great products this way. I also received the Macadamia DC from NC and I also liked it!

  • crystal
    September 16, 2015

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I started embracing my natural curls about a year ago and have struggled with how to care for my hair. Your blog has been most helpful to me in my journey. I have been getting compliments on my curls, since I have taken your advice. Thank you!

    Crystal

  • Brandy
    September 17, 2015

    love your blog! I’m learning to love my curls. Great tips that have helped me get them to clump better. Thank you!

  • Jorgelina
    September 17, 2015

    I’ve always loved my curls, since I was a little kid. I never wished to have straight hair, I think I loved feeling special, having curls makes you feel special because even on your own hair not a single curls is the same as another; each of them are unique and they make you unique as well.

    For years I used shampoo and brushed my hair after drying it with a towel because I didn’t know any better. Then one day I discovered the NaturallyCurly forum and the Curly Girl Method, and man that changed the whole thing! Not only my routine became easier but also my curls started popping! I knew that I had very curly hair, but the methods I was using were breaking them apart and making my hair more bushy than curly. But since 2006 my hair changed for the better and it made me love my curls even more! 😀

  • Ivanshi
    September 18, 2015

    First of all, happy late birthday. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I have been struggling with curly hair and I have super thick curly hair and I’m trying to find a way to love my curls and get beautiful curls like you do. Everyday I see people with beautiful curls or beautiful sleek straight hair. And then there’s my hair which always look frizzy and messy and they’re hard to deal with. I just found your blog today and I will try out some of your hairstyles and tips today. Your hairstyles look beautiful and I would love to try them out. I really want to win this package because I want hair like yours so I could also learn to love my curls. Your hair looks beautiful and I hope the products do to my hair what they do to your hair! I want to embrace my curly hair and I don’t want to be upset with them. I hope every day is a good hair day. I want to change the way I, and everyone else, looks at my hair and feel more confident. Thank you for writing this blog and helping so many people out there like me who have been struggling with curly hair. You are blessed with beautiful curls and I hope someday I will have beautiful curls too.

    • Ivanshi
      September 18, 2015

      Whoops I accidentally wrote my comment twice since it didn’t show up at first so I thought there was a problem so I wrote a second one and then two showed up… Im so sorry!

  • Iva
    September 18, 2015

    Hi I’m Iva and I have curly hair. My hair is super thick and hard to tame so I never have the guts to leave my hair down. I’m searching the entire internet to try to find ways to tame my hair without buying too many products and wasting money on new products. I always buy a product and then end up never using it more than once because it doesn’t work. I would love to try your trusted products and tame my hair and make them as beautiful as yours. Also happy(late) birthday!

  • Ivanshi
    September 18, 2015

    Hi! I have curly hair and I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Also, Happy late birthday. My hair is super thick and hard to tame so I never have the guts to leave my hair down. I’m searching the entire internet to try to find ways to tame my hair without buying too many products and wasting money on new products. I always buy a product and then end up never using it more than once because it doesn’t work. I would love to try your trusted products and tame my hair and make them as beautiful as yours. I have been struggling with curly hair for a long time and they are decreasing my confidence. I want to embrace my curls. I always see people with beautiful hair, but my hair is always a frizzy junkyard. I want to change the way I, and others, look at my hair. I want to have hair as good as yours and I want every day to be a good hair day. I just discovered your blog and I will try your beautiful hairstyles and helpful tips today. You are blessed with beautiful curls and you are so helpful to curly haired girls all over the world. I have been looking for good products for a long time and I have wasted so much money trying to find something but nothing ever seems to work. I also don’t know how I should part my hair and whether I should use a volumizing shampoo or not since my hair has a TON of volume already. I currently use Nexxus Youth Renewal shampoo and conditioner and then put Argan oil spray after shampooing. No matter what I do I never end up liking my hair so after spending hours on them, I end up putting it in a bun everyday. I will look at more tis on your blog and see which ones work best for me. Thanks for writing this blog it helps a lot! 🙂

    • Ivanshi
      September 18, 2015

      I meant tips… 😀

  • Deborah Schuster
    September 18, 2015

    I’ve just discovered your blog while searching for a video on the clipping roots for more volume. I haven’t found a video yet — maybe you can direct me there? Meanwhile — I love your blog and it’s nice to see women rocking their curls again!!

  • Deborah Schuster
    September 18, 2015

    I just found the video on clipping the roots…awesome! 🙂

  • Elena
    September 18, 2015

    Growing up in the 90s, there wasn’t as much curl love out there as there is now, since it seemed like having straight hair was exclusively popular for the longest time. It was a struggle to learn how to love my hair and to find information to care for it. Despite the frizz disasters, despite multiple hairdresser suggestions to get it relaxed or permanently straightened, despite looking like a fluff ball next to silky straight heads surrounding me every year in school, I stuck with my curls and can honestly say that I love them. I love my curls because I never quite look like myself without them. I love them because I’m the only great-granddaughter in my family who got them from my beautiful great-grandmothers. A blog like yours means girls growing up today will have an easier time learning to love their coils and even their frizzies, and it won’t be such a struggle to accept their natural beauty. I appreciate your message and your advice. Any curly girl would be lucky to win this package you’re giving away! Thanks for all the curl-spiration.

  • Leigh
    September 19, 2015

    I more recently disocvered both your YouTube channel and blog. I am very excited that you have a similar hair type to me. If I won the products, I would be curious to see if they would help me with the crazy way my curls have been acting lately.

  • Amber
    September 19, 2015

    This is the first time reading your blog! I happened to be looking for ways to style my curls, and up came your site! I am really enjoying reading through it! I am in the process of learning to wear my curls. I decided that after having my baby girl I needed to teach her that she is beautiful the way she is. I don’t want her to grow up feeling like she will need to alter herself in any way to feel pretty. So, I am trying to do the same. (It will be a good lesson for my boys too!) Congratulations on the success of your blog, and Happy Birthday!

  • Sunshyne
    September 20, 2015

    I would like to win the package because I have reading your blog for about two weeks now and I am really interested in how to love my curls! I used to love my curls when I was little and then I got a straightener for Christmas one year and I believe that I just ruined my curls! 🙁
    But you give me hope that I have revive them and I hope to do so soon! ❤️

  • Grace Newlin
    September 20, 2015

    I love my curly hair because it is what makes me different. I compete in the Miss America Organization, and let me tell you, I am probably the only one that competes with natural hair. All the other women have extensions, or spend hours killing it, by flat ironing, curling, and teasing, all just to have performance ready hair. Well mine is already performance ready! On pageants days all I have to do is wash and dry! So easy! My hair has always stood out wherever I have gone, and I mean in a good way! lol Whether it is at parties, or in class, or even at my work! Which is quite funny because, I work at a car wash, and the main customers are men, and even they notice my hair and have actually commented, saying how lucky I am, since many women kill to have curly hair. My boyfriend has curly hair too, our friends joke that we will have extremely curly haired children one day! lol But the best thing about my curly hair is that it looks fancy with every bun I do. I even wore my hair naturally curly for prom! Which I would love to show you a picture of. I have never felt so beautiful, and I drove to Canada the morning of to get it done by a Deva stylist! All in all my curly hair is wonderfully me, and will continue to be in my life forever!

  • Karen
    September 20, 2015

    Happy Birthday to you and your blog!

    My hair has gotten curlier as I’ve gotten older and I’m still learning how to take care of my curls. I straightened my hair for so many years, but now I love it as it is and wear it curly. I love how it is different every day, always a surprise, which used to really bother me.

    Thank you for your blog and everything you do.
    xo

  • Melanie
    September 20, 2015

    LOVE your blog and LOVE your hair! You have helped me embrace my curls after years of wishing for straight hair and blow drying and straightening my bangs. I am now plopping and pineappling and trying to grow my hair out and loving my curls (for the most part:)! I love trying the products you suggest and have tried a few on my 3a-3b hair but as you know it is expensive and I can’t get everything I want:) I also have 6 children and I want people to see that moms with lots of kids can still look great! Thank you for all your tips!!

  • Wendy
    September 21, 2015

    I just came across your blog and went on a binge reading episode. Thank you so much for putting this together. I have 3b hair and I will be trying a few of the tips you have written about regarding how to get your hair to clump while minimizing frizz. You asked for topics we might be interested in. I would be very interested in a blog entry on DIY hair care. Would you be able to talk about homemade deep conditioners or hair gels like flax seed gel? I can’t afford expensive hair care products and would love affordable hair care options. Thanks again for all of your work on this blog. I am going to share it with other curlies I know.

  • Eden Hewitt
    September 22, 2015

    I am always interested in other curly routines as I am still trying to sort mine out. I get so many mixed messages but as time goes on, little things here and there work for me. I tend to over scrunch as you mentioned in your blog so I will try that approach as well. I have been trying to leave conditioner in my hair but that seems to weigh it down at times. I am having fun experimenting!

  • Friederike
    September 22, 2015

    Hi, I am currently also trying to get nice, curly and especially frizz-free hair. That’s why I love your blog so much because it gives a lot of tips, recommendations and tutorials! Great work! Keep it up!

    p.s. Of course I would like to win the package as well 😉

  • Theresa
    September 22, 2015

    I would love to try your routine and your products.. I have hair similar to yours. I am a little older coming to curly acceptance but better late than never. My hair has changed a lot over the years. Especially with my pregnancies! All 7 of them. I am the proud mom of 5 beautiful boys age 12-23. Going to follow your blog:)). Thanks for the tips!

  • Leslie
    September 23, 2015

    I just found your blog as I was searching for information on how to tame my three year old daughter’s frizz. I have stick-straight, fine hair and she has curly, frizzy hair so this has been quite the learning curve for me. I would love to win the basket because I am definitely trying to find the right products for her hair, especially in the heat and humidity! Thanks for all the tips on your blog–I’ve already learned a ton!

  • Tatyana-Atanasiya Topliyska
    September 23, 2015

    I love my curls because embracing my impredictable curly-wavy texture made me feel stronger and in a way more sure of myself. When I used to straighten my hair I also was very shy and kinda afraid to talk to people and be myself in front of strangers. Imbracing my natural hair was one of things I did while growing as a person. I love your blog because you have a similar texture to mine and it helps me a lot because most ot the curly hair blogs are about black natural hair and you know the struggle of finding a product what mosturises your wavy-curly hair but doest weight it down either…

  • Paige
    September 23, 2015

    This is my favorite blog!! when I was younger I hated having such curly hair but in my young adulthood have learned to embrace it more and more. The information you post is not only helpful but nice to feel like someone else has the same struggles as me and that there are solutions!! Happy Birthday to you and thanks for all you do!!

  • Fabi
    September 24, 2015

    Hello! I should win the prize because I have your website/blog saved under my favorites and we both have similar curl types. I remember when I first discovered your blog I immediately replied on a comment and asked you questions about your hair because you have excellent hair volume! Throughout the year I’ve seen your hair grow but most of all you inspire me and others to embrace the curls we were born with and I’m proud to say that I haven’t touched a flatiron for 2 years now.
    Continue doing what you are doing girl!

  • Vanessa
    September 24, 2015

    Hi!
    I found your website today! I am determined to read all your blogs asap. For a long time i continuously straightened my hair. I had no idea how to manage it, so I flat ironed it. I never really like how it looked. My hair is thin so it looked a bit odd. I was fortunate to get my hair cut by someone who has curly hair and it began. I embraced my naturally curly hair and it’s volume. I am now studying how to take care of it and emphasize what my poppa gave me. your blog has been fun to read. It’d be pretty cool to win your contest but you have a life long fan nevertheless. Keep it up! Thank you

  • Estelle Osment
    September 26, 2015

    I’ve finally become serious about letting my naturally curly hair out for good and have been doing a lot of research on how to start. I’m so glad I found your blog and plan on trying a lot of these methods! I have the same curl type that you do but have straightened my hair since as long as I can remember because I never knew how to really care for it. My mother hated this and begs me to let it be curly every time I go home to visit. I’m hoping to schedule an appointment with a devacurl stylist soon and plan on starting out with their products.

    You have gorgeous curls and I hope by changing the way I care for my hair, I will too. It’s so sweet of you to offer this give away and I would love to be able to try your favorite products. Oh and happy belated birthday!

  • Pam Bieber
    September 26, 2015

    I stumbled upon JustCurly on Pinterest and found your information priceless! Your tip on clipping roots for volume may be the answer to some of my prayers girl! I wore my hair super short for 51 years because of uncontrollable curls. Therefore, I missed out on those slumber party years where girls spent hours trying out new do’s. My current hair dresser finally convinced me to grow out my hair and carried me through that horrific period by straightening my out of control curls. Now, 4 years later, I’m beginning to embrace my natural curl and set free the hippie chick I’ve always wanted to be. Recently, at a party I met a 20 something fellow curly head who turned me on to exploring the no-poo philosophy. I’m not sure I’m grasping the concept, and am quite overwhelmed by product choices. Apparently, to silicon & sulfate or not is the million dollar question. Of course my hairdresser stands by Paul Mitchel products only, so it’s just me and my long of list of fancy named chemical ingredient no-no’s in the hair care isle at Walgreens. YIKES, HOLY FRIZZY HAIR BATMAN, GET EDWARD SCISSORHANDS HERE AND CUT THIS MOP OFF!!! Obviously I need help on so many levels. I hope to win, and husband is begging for help to save the curls!!!

  • Rachel JC
    September 29, 2015

    Happy birthday to you and your blog!
    I love your blog as we both have similar curls and I regularly refer to it when I need help! My goal is to get lovely defined curls like yours so to be able to use products that you recommend would be a bonus! I’m still trying out lots of different products to find which ones suit me best 🙂

  • maritza ramos
    September 30, 2015

    Hola

    Quiero felicitarte por el importante artículos “mi top 7 productos para el métodos CG,tan bien por la foma en que escribe los artículos pensando en las nuevas chicas rizadas,sabe estoy en transición y me han servidos muchísimos todos los que escribe,pero me gustaría que hiciera reseña sobre productos dominicanos o de productos que podamos encontrar en cualquier parte del mundo por que soy de república dominicana y créeme es muy difícil encontrar productos limpios para nuestros cabellos y que sean económicos,muchas nos tenemos la opción de hacer compra en Internet ya que no tenemos la tarjeta para eso;felicidades y sigue así .

    Espero que siga mi humilde sugerencia!!!

    Gracias

  • Helen
    September 30, 2015

    I want to burn all my teenage photos just because I had no idea how to tame my curls, I was just adamant that I wouldn’t give in and straighten my hair! In recent years I have slowly learnt the basics of curly hair care, but until this blog I was missing so much information on things like how to sleep on my hair or get volume in my roots. These little changes have given me so much more confidence with my curls and they are no longer shoved in a ponytail from day 2 onwards, so thank you so much!!

  • Dawn
    October 1, 2015

    I only recently started embracing my curls. As I’ve aged they have gotten harder to straighten and I no longer want to spend that much time on it. I came to your website through a post on getting curls to clump that has made such a difference in how my hair looks. A future post on managing your hairline or dealing with cow licks would be appreciated.

  • Paulina
    October 1, 2015

    Hello from Lithuania!!

    Well, first of all, this is my favorite blog from Europien curly!! uou heped me a lot to understand my curls and how to take care of them. Unfortunately, I went to hair dresser to trim my end, and she trimmed it way too much.. Instead or bra lenght, now i have shoulder lenght, and even more- she thinned my hai with sizors… and i lost my curl patern.. I was so upset, i cried two days, and two night i couldn’t sleep. I now it is just a hai, and it will grow out, but still, this lenght i was growing for a year, and now everything is gone 🙁 So, I would like moe post about how you grow your hai, or what to do, when you have beutiful first day hai, and second day is chaos, no curls, totally dried out.. Also, as i said i live in ithuania, and i can’t get good hair products, because here a not so many curlies, and that is why i can’t buy anythhng.. I am trying to shop from USA, but it is too expensive with shipping… So it wuld be a honnor and so big oportunity to try products you use and to enchance my curls, especially this time, when it is so hard to take care of my curls.. Thank anyway !!! Good luck!!! 🙂

  • Ty
    October 1, 2015

    Here’s a poem about something more valuable than pearls,
    Allow me to express my love for my curls.

    I didn’t always have great curls, yes it’s true,
    What I had was a frizzy uncontrollable hairdo.

    All the girls around me had hair ever so sleek,
    So my wiry mane made me feel like a freak.

    Once I discovered the perfect cocktail of gel and hair cream,
    My hair wasn’t as bad as it once seemed.

    I learned to embrace my curls as pretty and unique,
    Forget about eyebrows, my hair is on fleek!

    My curls are now a crucial part of my identity,
    For if I didn’t have them, I wouldn’t be me.

    So to all those fighting your curls, here’s a piece of advice:
    Look at your hair as a strength, not a vice!

    If you need some curly hair inspiration all I can say is this,
    Check out JustCurly.com by Sandra the Swiss.

  • Anna Carlson
    October 1, 2015

    Whenever I feel my curls are struggling, I go to your site! I have found many deep conditioners and products from your suggestions that works so well with my hair. And old friend used to say I had the Eiffel Tower on top of my head but now I love my curls and feel they embody my personality: wild, spunky, and full of life! Thanks for all the tips and suggestions this past year and congrats on really helping us curly girls with our problems!

  • Mila
    October 1, 2015

    Hi Sandra, my name is Mila, I’m from Serbia. I have to say that took me a lot of time to love my curls, especially because I was bullied in school because of my hair. Even when I embraced my curls I didn’t know how to take care of them and I used a lot of those alcohol mousses, I started curly girl method a year ago when I discovered naturallycurly.com but it is really difficult because there aren’t many curly friendly products here. I love reading your blog because you have similar texture as mine, but you use a lot of products that i can’t get anywhere.. But your tips are universal and they have helped me a lot. Anyway I really hope you pick me for this giveaway and thank you for being there for us curlies, you have helped me so much.

  • Elise
    October 1, 2015

    I am just starting to learn how to work with my hair. It’s empowering to embrace my hair instead of being in a constant battle with it. I’d love to try out some different products to see how they work for my hair.

  • Jane
    October 1, 2015

    After years and years of my husband asking me to wear my hair curly, I am finally doing it. You have helped me tremendously and I appreciate every word you write. Thank you!!

  • Esther
    October 2, 2015

    You are so right about the lack of information about how to care for curly hair! I’ve only recently found out about the Curly Girl method, and I’ve been binging on any possible information I can get! Funnily enough, I’ve been using the baking soda/ACV method for 3 years, and definitely noticed that my hair became curlier after quitting shampoo. But I kept using the same styling products, and now I’m in a desperate search for anything without silicones!

    Happy birthday/anniversary. I hope your blog continues to thrive.

  • Laura
    October 2, 2015

    love your curls, what curly topics you would like to read about or simply why you want to win the package!

    Hi there!

    I’m a curly girl since 2 years now and I’m still looking for new products.
    When I was 12 I noticed a change in my hair structure. Suddenly I had big curls and I didn’t had a clue how to care for them. People said rude about my hair and I admit that I was really annoyed about my curls in puberty and wished for sleek, shiny hair.
    When I learned about the CG-method 2 years ago, I started reading your blog, too, and I learned so much about how to style and care for them. I love love love my curly hair now, also thanks to you, and I’m wearing them with pride!
    I love your styling tips and your product reviews and would like to read a lot more in the future!

    Keep up the good work! I really like your blog!
    Rock your curly hair, girls!

    Greetings from a Curly Girl, currently living in Bern 🙂

  • maritza ramos
    October 2, 2015

    Hola

    ME gustaría saber quien es el ganador?

  • Evelina
    October 2, 2015

    So, Im starting uni on Monday in a, for me, new country (England, I’m from Sweden) and I would love to rock my curl so that my new classmates wont be able to forget me, hehe. Curls are actually a good way to get people to recognize and remember you. Obviously, I don’t want them to remember me as a big frizz (and that is a big risk they will because the english weather is crazy aka humidly) -and that’s the main reason way I would love to win your giveaway!

  • Jane
    October 2, 2015

    I tried to comment yesterday, but I don’t see it here. Here goes again! My husband begged me for years and years to wear my hair curly. After 22 years, I have finally decided to do just that. However, after straightening for so long, I had no idea how to care for my curls. Your blog has helped immensely and I appreciate every blog and article you write! Thank you, thank you.

  • Grace Robertson
    October 6, 2015

    Hey I know I’m like three days late but I just wanted to say that I find your website really exciting because until recently my hair has either been really frizzy or I would straighten it everyday to take away the frizzyness. The thing is I had really long hair that I had not cut for almost three years. During the summer I cut it about 5 inches off. After I cut it and I washes it it went extremely curly. I decided that i really liked it curly but after about three weeks it started to become less curly and more frizzy again. I always though that other people either had perfect strait hair or perfect curls but your website has really made me excited about y curls again and I really love all your tips, they help me not to feel alone in my hair struggles. I would really love this package from you so I can continue to develop my care for my new curls and be able to keep them looking good all day. II LOVE YOUR WEBSITE SO MUCH!!!!!! Keep going with this website inspiring curlys to embrace their curliness and not just straiten it all away. 🙂

  • Elizabeth
    July 20, 2016

    Hi Sandra,

    I am so happy I found your blog today!! Unfortunately, I have always had a hard time with my curls!! I am a homeschool mom of 3 so I normally just throw my hair in a ponytail. I have been using Deva Curl products for several years which helped some. However, I never could find much information for the curly girl method unless it was for a person of color. Thank you again. I am so excited about the posiibities for my hair. YAY!! 😃

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