Atoya's Curly Hair Course - highly recommended!

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Last week I first heard about this online course, so I checked out the stylist who made it and fell in love with her work! I would love to go see her, but she's in Portland which is no where near me and I'll probably never get out there. So I decided to spend the money to take her course. I'm so happy I did! I made a few tweaks to my routine, and my hair is coming out great every day! I have more volume (which I'm always lacking), and my hair is curlier, and I'm getting consistent results.

If you're new and confused by all this, or even if you've been doing this for a while and aren't getting the results you want, then you should think about taking this course. It's just the standard Curly Girl method so all the info is out there for free, but there's also a lot of misinformation out there, and it's hard to figure out what's good and what's not good, and it's hard to put together a full routine that's right for you. Atoya does it all for you!

I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer wanting to share.

The Curly Hair Studio
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Last week I first heard about this online course, so I checked out the stylist who made it and fell in love with her work! I would love to go see her, but she's in Portland which is no where near me and I'll probably never get out there. So I decided to spend the money to take her course. I'm so happy I did! I made a few tweaks to my routine, and my hair is coming out great every day! I have more volume (which I'm always lacking), and my hair is curlier, and I'm getting consistent results.

If you're new and confused by all this, or even if you've been doing this for a while and aren't getting the results you want, then you should think about taking this course. It's just the standard Curly Girl method so all the info is out there for free, but there's also a lot of misinformation out there, and it's hard to figure out what's good and what's not good, and it's hard to put together a full routine that's right for you. Atoya does it all for you!

I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer wanting to share.

The Curly Hair Studio
Originally Posted by janiegirl
What does it entail?
You get a whole new section of her website. Each step gets its own page with written instructions and information. Then each page has a video showing the technique. And there are additional videos to download. She's tried to get models with different hair types for each step so you can see how it works for different hair. Then there's a video showing the whole routine, one video for each hair type. Plus an in-shower video showing her own routine. Questions and answers work as comments below each page. Once you've finished the course there's a facebook group to join. I've sent a friend request but no response yet, so I haven't been there yet.

All the videos get right to the point. I'm not a big fan of youtube because there's always so much blah blah blah to start with. I don't want to hear you talk for 10 minutes, I just want to see the technique! Atoya doesn't do that. She'll give you the info you need without a lot of hair flipping and preening for the camera.

She makes it seem so easy and straightforward. Trying all these different techniques and products and it seems like nothing works, so trying more stuff...it's gotten really complicated for me. Even the CG book made it seem more complicated than this. So I've pared down my routine and products, gotten back to basics, and I'm getting really good results.
You get a whole new section of her website. Each step gets its own page with written instructions and information. Then each page has a video showing the technique. And there are additional videos to download. She's tried to get models with different hair types for each step so you can see how it works for different hair. Then there's a video showing the whole routine, one video for each hair type. Plus an in-shower video showing her own routine. Questions and answers work as comments below each page. Once you've finished the course there's a facebook group to join. I've sent a friend request but no response yet, so I haven't been there yet.

All the videos get right to the point. I'm not a big fan of youtube because there's always so much blah blah blah to start with. I don't want to hear you talk for 10 minutes, I just want to see the technique! Atoya doesn't do that. She'll give you the info you need without a lot of hair flipping and preening for the camera.

She makes it seem so easy and straightforward. Trying all these different techniques and products and it seems like nothing works, so trying more stuff...it's gotten really complicated for me. Even the CG book made it seem more complicated than this. So I've pared down my routine and products, gotten back to basics, and I'm getting really good results.
Originally Posted by janiegirl
It would be worth it if you are able to get good support and ask her questions about your concerns and product recommendations for your hair.
She's not a product or ingredient expert from what I can see. She prefers the original Deva products - low or no poo, one conditioner, and ultra defining gel. Plus for wavys (and she's a wavy too), she recommends a texture spray. You won't get the kind of product support you get from your hair analysis person.
She's not a product or ingredient expert from what I can see. She prefers the original Deva products - low or no poo, one conditioner, and ultra defining gel. Plus for wavys (and she's a wavy too), she recommends a texture spray. You won't get the kind of product support you get from your hair analysis person.
Originally Posted by janiegirl
I prefer Deva Delight low poo and and I like ultra defining gel myself.

I've been wanting to try a texture spray but confused on which one to try. Was thinking sea salt spray but heard it's not good.
I finally got into the facebook group and asked about texture sprays. Atoya says she hasn't found a silicone free one. She just uses whatever and then uses the Build up Buster every couple weeks. In her video she was using a Kevin Murphy spray. I stopped at the salon yesterday to read the ingredients and it has cones. Someone else mentioned a Kenra spray (will have cones I'm sure), and one other person said Matrix Rough Me Up is cone free. I might try either the Matrix one or the John Masters one mentioned in the other thread.

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