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Crimped? Corkscrew? Kinky? Whatever you call your curly locks, we know the daily struggles that curly girls face when it comes to taming their wild locks. Add sustainability into the mix, and you’re faced with a whirlwind of uncertainty of which way to turn, which products to choose and which hair-washing routine to follow.

 

 

But fear not. Fiils have made it even easier for curly-girls to regain control over their unruly hair with their refillable conditioner, which is paraben and sulphate free and made with 99% organic, natural ingredients. What’s more, is the Fiils refill conditioner formula is ultra-moisturising and smells like holidays (we’re nuts about coconut!), which makes it the perfect addition to your #shelfie if you’re following the Curly Girl Method.

 

 

An over-head image of three coconuts sliced in half on a light brown background.

 

 

Now, if you’re a curly girl reading this blog post with absolutely no idea what the Curly Girl Method is, don’t get your ringlets in a twist! We go through all the curly hair dos and don’ts with our very own home-grown curly-girl, Lara, on how she manages her gorgeous locks, because we’re nice like that.

 

 

Lara’s experience as a curly-girl:

 

“I had a very difficult relationship relationship with my curls growing up,” Lara tells the Fiils Blog. “I think all little girls are told some variation of “eat all your crusts so your hair will grow curly!” But all of my friends had this beautiful, sleek, straight hair, and then there was me – a frizzy mess looking like I’d been dragged through a hedge backwards! For years, I’d sit at my mum’s feet while she straightened out all the kinks so I could feel like I fit in with all my friends.”

 

But Lara soon grew to love her curly hair: “It wasn’t until my family lost a close friend to cancer that I realised how lucky I am to have my hair at all, no matter its texture.”

 

“I began researching ingredients and products that would benefit my curls and slowly but surely, I learnt how to take care of my hair and how to style it and grew to love my curls as a part of me,” she says. Her curly-girl research led her here, to Fiils, where she now works as the Fiils Brand Assistant and Customer Experience Lead.

 

Lara loves the Fiils conditioner for her curly hair: “What makes the Fiils conditioner so brilliant is that it’s so versatile! You can use it as a co-wash, as a regular conditioner, as a leave-in, even as a mask.”

 

“It contains all the curly-girl-friendly ingredients you could want from a hair product,” she tells me, and she’s right! The Fiils refillable conditioner is 100% cruelty-free with no nasties and is also paraben and sulphate-free.

 

“This was something I felt passionate about when assisting in the development of the Fiils products because I obviously wanted to be able to use the products we were shouting about! The fact that it smells good enough to eat without using any perfumes, only essential oils is an added bonus that I’m definitely grateful for,” Lara says.

 

You too can love your curly hair with Fiils. So, keep reading for Lara’s top-tips and take your lock from drab to fab in a flash.

 

 

 

 

Curly Girl Don’ts:

 

No shampoo (zilch, zippo, nada!)

No heat styling (nope, not even a tiny bit.)

No brushing, especially on dry hair.

No sulphates (don’t worry, Fiils products NEVER contain sulphates or parabens)

No drying alcohols

No perfumes

 

 

Curly Girl Dos:

 

Step 1: Cleanse

 

Gently stimulate your entire scalp and cleanse your roots with fingertips and conditioner, but avoid using shampoo to cleanse your hair as it can dry out your precious curls. You don’t have to give up your precious shampoo cold turkey, but you should wean yourself off by cutting down on shampoo over time. Why not try our coconut conditioner and get soft, glossy, tangle-free hair?

 

Wavy Hair – Cleanse your hair once a week. You can use regular shampoo to cleanse your hair, but condition before and after to maintain healthy hair.

 

Curly Hair – Cleanse your hair once a week or every 10 days, co-washing with conditioner and water.

 

🌀 Coily Hair – Clean your hair as little as possible. In between co-wash days, wet your hair and go straight to Step 2.

 

 

Step 2: Condition

 

Smooth down the hair shaft by smoothing conditioner all over your hair in sections.

 

Wavy Hair – Feel free to leave a little bit of conditioner in, no need to rinse all the way.

 

Curly Hair – You can rinse or leave the conditioner in, depending on your hair. Go with your gut and do whatever you prefer!

 

🌀 Coily Hair – Wrap your hair in a microfibre towel or t-shirt for 15 minutes for an ultra-conditioning moisture boost. Rinse hair out completely to avoid leaving a film.

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Dry & Style

 

Tilt your head forward and blot hair dry by cupping curls in a towel, then leave to air-dry. In a hurry? Diffuse. Avoid the temptation to use a hairdryer without the diffuser attachment, it will only serve to dry out your already sensitive curls. Scrunch your chosen styling product (Lara loves to use gel!) from ends towards the scalp and clip the roots for a lift.

 

Wavy Hair – To get curlier hair, do extra scrunching or pin curls. Otherwise leave to air-dry for natural waves.

 

Curly Hair – When hair is completely dry, simply flip forward and scrunch to create lift and volume.

 

🌀 Coily Hair – A wash and go is recommended, but you can style your hair however you like! Just try to avoid using heat.

 

 

Two silver Fiils refillable aluminium bottles next to two Fiils refill pouches.

 

 

At Fiils, we strongly believe your hair should be taken care of just as much as the rest of body! So be sure to shop the Fiils Hair & Body Duo or refillable conditioner, guaranteed to give you the smooth, luscious locks you’ve always dreamed of.

 

 

Words by: Gabriella Ferlita

24.06.21 | POSTED BY Fiils