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yagurlbubblez 08-24-2010 03:21 PM

Curly Like Me by Teri Laflesh
 
Has anybody read this book and just felt like it was the curly bible. i got it 2 wks ago and i finished it last week and my regimen is just where it needs to be my hair his healthier, stronger, moisturized and i always reference it in case i want to get a new product. it has actually help me also not become a product junkie.

i have only been curly for about 2 months now and at first i was just buying up anything i saw. this book has taught me that all i need is just conditioner, water and oils here and there and u are good to go.

I love love love this book and i havent really run into ppl who have read this book yet. have you read it and do u agree this is like the bible for curly heads?

testimony777777 08-24-2010 08:50 PM

I love that book! The last hair book I bought was Curly Girl. That was the book that started my journey towards loving my curls. I didn't think I needed to read any other hair books after that one given the wealth of information on the web. I was so wrong.

I purchased this book out of curiosity because I love her web sight. That book has been so helpful. I love her regimen and it has already made a huge difference in my hair.

Spiralli 08-25-2010 06:01 AM

Does the book address curly hair care in general, or is it more 3c/4 centered? Sorry if that's a silly question.

yagurlbubblez 08-25-2010 09:03 AM

this book is mostly centered around any curly girl, visit her website too at tightlycurl.com and you should be able to find just basic info on her and the book and pictures too

Spiralli 08-25-2010 04:41 PM

Thanks for your reply. :)

mermadelove 08-25-2010 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Testimony777 (Post 1452317)
I love that book! The last hair book I bought was Curly Girl. That was the book that started my journey towards loving my curls. I didn't think I needed to read any other hair books after that one given the wealth of information on the web. I was so wrong.

I purchased this book out of curiosity because I love her web sight. That book has been so helpful. I love her regimen and it has already made a huge difference in my hair.

+1:study:

I actually look forward to doing my hair now. Just this past week I had been bemoaning a patch of hair at the crown of my head that seemed coarse compared to the rest of my hait. I couldn't detangle it without literally ripping it apart. Teri's method took care of that issue 100%! That patch is now as soft and well defined as the rest of my head!:love4:

My only problem with the book is that now I must be totally cured of my PJ ism-- which I only just admitted to!!!

I'll still use henna to cover any impending grays, but I now have a surplus of brand new products!!!!

lldm2 08-26-2010 04:57 AM

I agree. Wholeheartedly.
Especially the detangling section; godsend.

yagurlbubblez 08-26-2010 10:54 AM

i so agree w/ the issue w/ being cured from being a Product Junkie. Its like i already know what i need and i am saving money lol. kinda upset tho b/c i was exploring my hair and now its like okay so i have my regimen now, next lol

KurleeEdna 08-30-2010 06:24 PM

Yes, I love Teri's book...
I've actually been using her detangle and smoothing method since I did the BC in February of 2009. It's the only way I can get the bouncy, defined curls. (Though my hair seems to prefer non-silicone conditioners and I do add a tiny bit of gel when I do each section.) :D

acarrico 01-18-2012 12:37 PM

Just did for the first time...
 
and I am amazed! I am 3c - and struggling to go natural. I can NOT believe my hair is not a frizzy mess without gel. I spent $5.00 on a bottle of herbal essences conditioner!!! That last bottle of gel I purchased was $17.00!!! So I am thinking that conditioner with a bit of gel might be the way to go. But I am such a Product Junkie I don't know if I can let it go...

Has anyone else used this method over time??? I don't even know what to say...I am stunned. Basically I would like a little more definition to my curls but I am happy. I would leave the house looking like this and all I did was section my hair, put in LOTS of conditioner and smooth/rake my sections....

WHOA...

WavyJanet 01-18-2012 04:52 PM

I haven't read her book, but I have looked at her website. Her method is so simple! I've gotten frizz-free hair with her tips. I just get lazy with the smoothing step.

curlykey 01-18-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Spiralli (Post 1452468)
Does the book address curly hair care in general, or is it more 3c/4 centered? Sorry if that's a silly question.

I wondered the same thing since I'm not a 3c/4 myself. I do want to try this when I know I have nowhere to go :). I'm hoping this will work. I know there are some that use deva OneC for this method with success.

lady1gryphon 01-21-2012 12:14 AM

I have never read her book but I do control my hair with basically a conditioner, a leave-in, and an oil mix or a Shea butter mix. It seems my hair rejects everything else.

acarrico 01-21-2012 05:13 PM

Tight curls/Recommend book
 
Well, I do highly recommend the book. Her website is a great start but she adds a lot to her book. Enough to be well worth the purchase/read. I really appreciated her story on trying to "figure out" her hair as she grew up. Her enthusiasm and acceptance of her curls is "catching." I was extremely frustrated with my hair when I read her book and she gave me hope that I could some day figure it out. I also read Ouidad's book who is also very enthusiastic. The thing I like about Teri is her "tight" curly focus. I think anyone with curly hair can benefit from a read -- but for those of us with tighter hair is nice to see a natural option. Her discussion of relaxers/straighteners was enlightening (and explains why I ended up with scabs on my head!!!!!) Bottom line: all curlies will find info - but tight curlies will find comfort and acceptance. When you finish her book, you think your curls are natural not wrong.

akhavish 02-23-2012 10:21 AM

I wonder why they don't sell this book at CurlMart?
 
This book is worth every penny. I'm very surprised that they are not selling it here.

I have hair which I think is 3b, so not precisely as tight as the curls she focuses on, but there were as many revelations in Curly Like Me as there were in Curly Girl. While I don't follow everything, it's great to have well-reasoned perspectives to draw upon. Curly Like Me is meticulously written, unlike the fashion-magazine style of Curly Girl, and addresses all kinds of small details about curly hair care such as biochemistry, what to do if you are camping, how to wear your hair "big," hair accessories, how to do your own trim... Instructions and illustrations are very clear.

The styling tips really made a difference for me. She shows you how to "seal" your curls, styling with only conditioner to hold it and no gel required. She also has a great method for nighttime hair braiding and an easy morning hair fix, in which you open the braid with conditioner-moistened fingers and use conditioner and water to bring curls back to life. It really works and allows for about a week of good hair.

I don't post on the forum threads often, but this book deserves more attention. It's been so good for me. I should add that LaFlesh has some different ideas about the role of silicones and shampoos. Although I avoid silicones, it is interesting to read what she has to say as well. My main complaint would be that in order to recommend affordable brands, she mostly recommends drugstore stuff which may be effective, but is not so good for the environment and may contain stuff like parabens- but she does explain how to choose a conditioner based on key ingredients.

namom3 02-29-2012 11:05 AM

Love that book! I would never have thought to use pure conditioned as my sole styling product. And it works. Trick is even distribution of the condioner so I work it in sections. Then I curly some of the top layer with a comb or just finger curl. It truly is a holy grail and my only focus is exploring conditioners!

yagurlbubblez 02-29-2012 02:19 PM

Update: i still use the same method to this day and my hair is soooo healthy. its just the longer it gets, the longer it takes to get it detangled but its worth it. This book truly has saved my curly life :)

valcave 03-03-2012 12:54 PM

Hey curlies! I don't have the book but love her website and ideas. Am I the only one that finds her method with doodling your hair to time consuming? Each curl really? I think two weeks was my limit with the doodles but I do follow most of her other hair advice.

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Spiralli 03-03-2012 04:13 PM

I am very tempted to get this book! Do you think that Teri's info would apply well for 3b curly hair? Mine is on the dry side, and layered.

KurleeEdna 03-04-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Spiralli (Post 1899911)
I am very tempted to get this book! Do you think that Teri's info would apply well for 3b curly hair? Mine is on the dry side, and layered.

Hi, Spiralli! I know you've been here a long time, so you probably already know pretty much what works for you!

I personally love the book because it's more that just about silicone conditioners and finger-twisting. I found it part inspirational (her struggles with her curls growing up, her acceptance of her curls and finally finding the right way to care for it) but mostly educational (what exactly is curly hair and finding the right products, tools and methods for your hair). I also love that she writes like she's talking to her girlfriend and not talking down to you.

My hair is mostly 3C-4A, but there's some 3B right at the nape. I only need to rake the conditioner through this part of my hair and finger-twist near the top and front of my hair. (My hair is also layered and tends to get very dry. I use Renpure to co-wash. I mix Tresemme Naturals and Biotera Gel as a leave-in.) You probably don't need to go through the extra trouble of twisting each curl.

Maybe if you see it at a local bookstore you can browse through it and you might find something new and interesting before you spend money on it.


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