The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Masseythe go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; and founder of several curly salons and curly products in New York CityCurly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.
Curly Girl is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. Its all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraines no-more-shampoo epiphanyhandle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (remember: its not what you take off; its what you leave on); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraines Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicurltural hair written by an African American specialist. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&As, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, theres no such thing as a bad hair day.
Michele Bender is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Working Mother, and Health, where she was a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.
Lorraine Massey channeled her passion for curly hair by founding a group of stylish salons in New York and California that drew curly girls from near and far. Today she cuts hair for charity and is at work on a new book.