"Don't buy products based on your curl type because curl type doesn't matter. What matters is hair porosity and hair thickness."
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Meet the lovely Amanda from Kentucky in the USA! This natural curly started to embrace her curls at the age of 39 and she has never regretted it! She enjoys her curls more than ever and is working on regrowing her hair healthily.
What inspired you to return natural?
I’m Amanda from Kentucky.
After straightening my hair my entire life, I decided to go curly. At age 39 I went natural and have never regretted it. I’ve embraced my natural 3a/3b curls for the last two years. I was experiencing hair loss and wanted to have a healthier hair routine. Unfortunately, covid was a big part of my hair loss but I still am loving my curls and working on regrowing my hair.
When I first started my journey I bought numerous products that I would see on social media. I spent countless dollars on expensive products that didn’t work. I ordered products based on others' hair types. I quickly realized I had hair products for coarse and thick coils that didn’t work for me. After I discovered a few social media accounts that showed fine low-density curls that looked like mine, I knew what kind of hair products I needed to make my curls work for me. I have fine-textured curls and I needed lightweight products like the Flora & Curl Hair Mist and Foam.
I still need a gel to help make my curls last. And I have a routine that works for days. I still have to wash about every third day with minimal refreshes, but I’m so happy with my hair and easy routine.
What were the challenges (if any) along the way of your healthy hair journey?
In the beginning, it was hard trying to figure out what products I needed for my fine curls. I spent a lot of money on hair products that didn’t work. After watching many Instagram vloggers, I finally realised what products I needed to be using. Following accounts that have the same hair type and density as me was a real game changer.
What is your number 1 curl tip?
Learn what hair type, texture and density you have and the right products will make a world of difference.
What made you buy Flora & Curl products? How did you hear about us?
An Instagram account I follow recommended F&C products so I ordered some and love them.
How did you see your hair change after using Flora & Curl products?
I have a lot of scalp itchiness and using the Coconut Mint Scalp Refresh Mist has really helped me.
Which Flora & Curl product is your favourite and why?
I love the
What is your current Flora & Curl haircare routine?
I use the Rose Water Curl Mist as a light leave-in, the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam and then the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Defining Gel to set the style. On my refreshing days, I like to use the Coconut Mint Scalp Refresh Mist.
What sets Flora & Curl apart from other brands/products on the market?
I love that they are natural products. They are better for me, my health and my hair.
Can we just say... WOW. Look at how defined and healthy your curls look right now?! This transformation is definitely one of our favourites. We are so glad that you're enjoying your curls and looking after your scalp too. You know what we say, a happy scalp makes for happy curls, and my oh my! Your curls are looking overjoyed!
The Team at Flora & Curl