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Curly Hair Types Explained: It’s Science! Sorta…

If you’re here, you’re likely befuddled, bemused, and bedraggled over curly hair types.

What’s yours? 4a? 2c? How do you know? Why is this so hard? Should I give up and flat iron?

Where would Inigo Montoya and The Six Fingered Man fit on a curly hair chart? How do I find The Six Fingered Man? Once I find him, how do I find you again?

In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya,

Let me ‘splain! No. There is too much. Let me sum up.


Incidentally, I’d say Inigo’s hair type is a 2C – 3A.

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How to Style Your Daughter’s Curly Hair (for Newbies)

Are you stuck on how to style your daughter’s curly hair?

It happens. Straight haired lasses have curly girls and boys. And then they…

Panic? Find themselves at a loss? Get out the flat iron???

No way.

They learn to care for ringlets, waves, coils, kinks, and curls.

Yep. You can learn how to care for your daughter’s curly hair. But trust me, it takes some work! Not to worry, though – I am here for you!

If your daughter has curly, frizzy hair, and you have no idea where to begin, well, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you just what to do!

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How to Write a Killer Craigslist Ad

I love throwing stuff away.

My garage is calling me. It’s saying,

Come get these free craigslist chairs you acquired last year and put them out on the curb.

If I obey the call, I can get to the important stuff in there – like my box of sewing supplies, the kid’s off-season clothing, and the contraband supply of Hagan Daaz in my freezer.

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Reading 50 Shades of Gray in a Chik-Fil-A

Election years make my brain shrivel up like last month’s raisins, found under the baby’s car seat.

It sucks the life out of my normally optimistic mood, and makes me want to unplug every social media site, television, phone, and news platform.

Because I hate politics?

No, not really, though I confess to loving them about as much as I love a slight papercut. That is to say, uncomfortably ignoring them until I can no longer. There are the issues I care about, and about a million others that make my head swim.

But that’s not the reason.

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My Favorite Curly Girl Products: What Works, What Doesn’t

Having been a mostly faithful Curly Girl Method follower (I color, so it lets me out of the club, but I follow it 95% of the time) for over a decade, I foraged through my bathroom cabinets to line up all the hair products I’ve bought this past year.

Why? So I can tell you what works for my hair, and what still sits, nearly full, in the very back of the cupboard because it didn’t do rad things for my locks.

So let’s talk about my favorite Curly Girl hair products, especially what works, and what doesn’t.

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15 Coffee Table Books That Are Better Than Anything You Can Read on Your Phone

Let’s talk about great coffee table books.

I know, it’s fun to order and read (or listen to) books on your Kindle or your phone. They don’t take up space and clutter your house, they’re portable and can go with you.

E-books are cheaper, you can delete them if they’re terrible instead of tossing them in your car to donate to Goodwill where they slide around for six weeks until you remember, they have less impact on the environment, etc etc etc.

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Constantly Worried About Weight: Why I Don’t Diet (My Story)

Yes, I constantly worried about weight. This is my story of why I don’t diet. (Anymore.)

As I sit down to write this, I want to slam shut the laptop, scream, and run away.


A. It’s hard, and
B. it’s private, and
C. I could say it’s none of your business.

But it is your business, especially if you’re a girl/woman, because unless you are like .01438% of the population (stat made up entirely by me) and have never felt insecure about your body, then you’re the Rest of Us, who have.

And do.

Every day.

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