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Happy Birthday, Free Curls! How It All Started

Happy Birthday, Free Curls! How It All Started

Hi, I'm Glaucia - the co-founder of Free Curls! Today is the first birthday of Free Curls. It seems like the perfect time to introduce myself and share a little of our origin story with you. You might be wondering why you haven’t heard from me in the last year. It’s because Free Curls isn’t about me, it’s about our community. I want Free Curls to be about our community of curly girls who are all going through the same struggles. The Story of How Free Curls Began Although Free Curls was launched in 2020, the idea came to life...

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Plastic Free July in Aotearoa

plastic free july recycling program return your empties

  New Zealand has a global reputation for being a ‘clean and green’ country that’s serious about sustainability. It’s easy to see why, with its 2019 ban on single-use plastic bags and the government’s commitment to fighting climate change. Many Kiwis are joining millions around the world to tackle plastic pollution in Plastic Free July. Since we're halfway through the month, keep reading to find out how New Zealand’s doing and what we can be doing more of.    While the country’s done a great job with phasing out single-use plastic bags, New Zealand has some work to do when...

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What’s the point of a Leave-In Conditioner?

What’s the point of a Leave-In Conditioner?

Leave-in conditioners offer a wide range of benefits. As an extra step in your hair care routine, leave-ins can provide more moisture (always a plus for curls), soften and soothe hair, and help with frizz. Think of a leave-in conditioner like a backup or reinforcement that ensures your hair is moisturised and protected between washes. The main difference between a regular conditioner and a leave-in conditioner is that a regular conditioner is rinsed out of your hair. A leave-in conditioner is designed to stay in the hair and offers many benefits such as added moisture and help with detangling. There’s...

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What Is The Curly Girl Method? Is Free Curls CGM Friendly?

What Is The Curly Girl Method? Is Free Curls CGM Friendly?

The following scenario might sound like a familiar situation, especially if you have curly hair. After years of straightening your curls, you’ve decided to embrace them and wear your hair naturally. Then the excitement of that liberating decision slowly turns into frustration and feeling overwhelmed. What products should you use? How should you style your hair? How do you deal with frizz? These are the questions that led Lorraine Massey, a pioneer stylist and expert in the curly hair movement, to create the Curly Girl Method (CGM). Keep reading to learn more about the iconic method and how to use...

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