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Curlychylde's Latest Product Reviews

Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioner

Sep 28, 2009 - 3C curls here. The price has gone up to 4.19. I am very happy with this product. It separates and detangles my curls without giving my hair that waxy buildup feeling. Great daily conditioner!

Generic Value Product Hair Reconstructor Conditioner

Sep 28, 2009 - My 3C curls were parched, and many of the listed products were outside of my price range (shoulder-length curls soak up lots of conditioner, FAST). WOW. It smells good, a little goes a long way, you can't beat the price (and ease to find), and the RESULTS!!! My curls instantly regained their definition, bounce and shine. Without a doubt, this will be my weekly deep conditioning treatment.

Curlychylde's Latest Salon Reviews

Debra C. Lewis, Inc. - A Curl Haven - Gainesville, Florida, United States

Dec 01, 2016 -

When I was a little girl, I would cut doll's hair dry to shape it. It never came out right. This is how the stylist approached my short, 3C curls. 

She asked me to wear my hair natural, and that she'd cut my hair dry. I've heard about the dry cut method; I never took much stock in it. Hair is hair, after all. My hair was (and still is) uneven, even after a second "please fix it" visit. I got so frustrated that I ended up cutting and evening out my own hair at home. 

She is a very nice person, and she did take about an hour to cut my hair. She's very big on curl instruction, too. But her "it doesn't have to be even to look even" method left me with the worst haircut I've ever gotten.

Salon Mode East - Gainesville, Florida, United States
Claudia McKibbin

Aug 10, 2016 -

I moved to Gainesville recently. My chin-length 3C hair had about two inches of damaged hair that needed cut, and a grown-out undercut. I booked an appointment with Claudia. Reception was very accommodating and honored a first-time client discount after a bit of haggling (see their website for more). 

I was greeted by smiles and hellos from everyone; the vibe was definitely relaxed and welcoming. Claudia came over and introduced herself, she had lovely, shoulder-length curls herself (always a good sign)!

I was shown to the chair after a brief tour. They're a full spa offering a broad spectrum of beauty treatments including microdermabrasion, mani-pedis, a coloring station, etc. I showed Claudia some tapered cut pics - I wanted to blend in the undercut so my hair would grow out evenly. She then started the session by giving me a mini massage! At this location (there are two) they specialize in Davines products. Claudia used a lovely, soothing chamomile-eucalyptus oil blend and worked on my neck and shoulders for about five minutes. Truly, it was a lovely surprise. 

I'd rinsed and finger-combed my hair just prior to my appointment; Claudia cut my hair damp. She did a wonderful job of giving me just the cut I wanted and needed, listened intently to what I was looking for - a low-maintenance cut that would blend in the lengths and grow out flatteringly. There was no pressure to buy additional products or services, and I was truly happy with the result. Claudia knows her craft well, and she's very affordable too!

Merengue Salon - Hollywood, Florida, United States
Maria Sanchez

Feb 10, 2014 - Caribbean girl with waist-length 3C curls here. My hair was in desperate need of a cut. I had about two inches of split ends and I hadn't gotten a cut in about a year. I've been living in Miami for about 14 years and I've gone to other salons on this website. I've gotten a mostly okay cuts, but none quite met the "big picture" standard I was looking for. I'd always avoided Dominican salons (I'm half Dominican) because they tended to push hard on "fixing" my curly hair. Anytime I walked into a salon and heard "derrizado," "alizado," "relaxer" or "blow out" I'd walk right back out. I got the recommendation to go to Merengue after I asked a girl with a gorgeous head of perfectly cut 3C curls who'd cut her hair. I called the salon on a Tuesday and spoke with Maria. She was very pleasant and easy-going on the phone (and fully bilingual). She told me I could head on in that afternoon. I told her I had waist-length curly hair and just wanted a simple cut. Maria said that for longer hair like mine, she preferred to cut it dry if it was blown out. Mine wasn't, but I went in with dry hair anyway. The salon is very conveniently located right off the I-95 exit, on the ground floor of a tall, white building. There is plenty of parking in the back. When I walked in, I was relieved to see the other stylists had varying hairstyles ranging from curly to straight, and long to medium-length hair. Maria and the other stylists made me feel very welcome. I was attended to right away. The recommendation to relax or blow out my hair never came. Instead, I got a pleasant shock. Maria complimented my hair! Maria cut only what was necessary. Most importantly, she listened to what I wanted. I'd gone in wanting long layers, but Maria said that with my type and length of hair I should just let it grow to an even, long length. That was a first. Every salon I've ever been to has treated my hair as a problem in one way or another. Not Maria. All she recommended was a cellophane treatment and to come back in four months for upkeep. I can honestly say that Maria did a spectacular job. From start to finish, she was quick, courteous and professional. I paid the least amount of money I've ever been charged at a salon (including the tip), and got the best cut I've ever gotten in Florida. My curls have found their south Florida home.