Curly Girl (Enhanced Edition) - Michele Bender, Lorraine Massey & Deborah Chiel

Curly Girl (Enhanced Edition)

By Michele Bender, Lorraine Massey & Deborah Chiel

  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
Score: 4.5
From 295 Ratings


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 Massey—the 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 City—Curly 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. It’s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine’s no-more-shampoo epiphany—handle 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: it’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine’s 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, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day.


  • This book will change your hair!

    By abbyrinzo
    I read this book when I was in the 5th grade. I’m 25 now and I still love it and read it.
  • Curl changer!

    By coutureeeeee
    I've heard about this book a long time ago, but figured I knew all the basics and didn't need a book -boy was I wrong. I read the book last night and did my first wash & style today and my curls have not looked this good in years and it's just the first day of this journey can you imagine what they will look like in the next few months! I'm obsessed - if you're frustrated with your curls BUY this book; I'm telling you I was ready to go pixie until I took the plunge and read this book. Good luck curlfriends ➰
  • Help for me!

    By Sduty
    Lots of great information here. Now I have a plan and hope. Know what's wrong and where to start. Would like more picture profiles. Thanks, ladies.
  • Eye opening!!!

    By Mrsmonkeybrief
    This book has totally changed my view on curly hair and given me the insight and knowledge I need to properly care for both my daughter's corkscrew curls and my own Botticelli curls. I would highly recommend this book to all curly girls and guys everywhere!!!!
  • Must read this!

    By Andyluz
    If you have out if control curls you must read this book! I am on my journey and a lot of the knowledge on this book is out there in little pieces but this book will make your journey easier!
  • Enlightening

    By IAMLola48
    This book was very informative and shared things I did not know. However, as an Black American I wish it would have given more insight and a visual of my texture and hair type. It provided me a lot to consider how I've been treating my hair. I will purchase the products but I still feel like I need more information how to care for my hair because the women shown in this book their hair looks nothing like mine.
  • My curly hair bible!

    By NNC35
    Ever since I read this book back in 2008, my hair has transformed into one of my favorite features. I have both editions. The best update to this second edition was the instructions on trimming your own hair. I decided to get the e book version as I'm constantly sharing this book. If you are a curly, get this book. Your hair will thank you with good curly hair days.
  • Wow

    By Riferous
    I'm sad that I only found this book at age 50... But, what a difference it has made in my outlook on my hair!!! I truly love each curl I have...I've always had crazy thick coarse curly frizzy hair that literally had its own zip code!!! It still has its own zip code, however friz is almost snuffed out totally by the mere disappearance of the evil shampoo!!! Along with the other techniques shared in this book, I no longer look like a troll as I've been called in my childhood!! If they all could see me now!!!!! Thanks so much curly girl, yay!!!
  • Become a curly girl! Just do it!

    By Botticelli Betty
    Frizz, unrecognizable curls, and hair that looked shocked, was my daily battle. Only blow drying, straightening and oil along with twisting sections constantly or lying on it flat seemed to make my hair look normal. Then, after an hour, I'd have waves pop out and thickness rise, as my hair began metamorphosing back to its usual self. It was its own self! Using the curly girl method, I have revealed what my silent enemy was begging to say! It wasn't a curse, it's a powerful miraculous and goddess like blessing! My curls are isolated, soft and best of they were meant to be! After a proper hair cut and deep conditioning, my hair now makes me in a good mood verses turning my day into a moody nightmare. I see people glance and I know they are thinking that my hair looks healthy, vibrant and fun! I love the volume and sexiness. I am in my thirties, a college student, a wife, a mother a three and a curly girl for life! I am a brunette with long, layered Botticelli curls and they are who I am! Thank you Lorraine. Xo Betty
  • *** Freeing - Excellent - Empowering - Liberating ***

    By Telinda Thomas
    "CURLY GIRL - Enhanced eBook Edition" is a must read! I feel liberated and empowered to take the plunge of embracing my curls now that I have knowledge about caring for and, maintaining my unruly natural hair. I have NOW been freed from the bondage of bad hair days, blow dryers, flat irons, costly products with empty promises, the drudgery of styling my hair which always took 4 hours or more and frequent salon visits! I no longer have the need to be afraid of daily weather reports and the need to run from humidity. I can now go swimming, get in a hot tub, go into a steam room or take a simple shower without the worry of fuzzy frizzy hair. "Curly Girl - Enhanced eBook Edition" should be required reading for every household, salon professionals and hair school institutes. "Curly Girl - Enhanced eBook Edition" is enlightening and fun to read. The book contains clear easy to understand instructions and, real life tips with tried & true experiences. My goodness, the book even contains organic whole food recipes so that you can make your own hair care products in your home! And, the author also included instructional video clips. My goodness, this book is POWER PACKED and worth every bit of your valuable time!!?, I AM SO GRATEFUL and, I can't wait to share it's easy to-the-point readable material. I am now free to be who God created me to be and, happy to be who I am NATURALLY!!! So, be encouraged to purchase this book with total confidence! "CURLY GIRL - Enhanced eBook Edition" is worth every penny and more!!! ALL THE INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION AND TIPS HONESTLY WORK!!! Peace, Love and happiness, Telinda Thomas (54 yrs old & Loving it!) Location: Tennessee Date: 12-15-2012