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How do hormones affect curly hair?

How do hormones affect curly hair?

We get asked this question a lot, so thought we'd answer in our TikTok Q&A series. Here's Lizzie with the answer...

Question: "Hey can hormones kill of curls? My hair used to be so curly and now it's just wavey"

Answer: Yes, hormones massively affect your hair. So puberty, having a baby, menopause, all three of those things can really change your hair. I'm dealing with much more wavy hair these days after having a baby 18 months ago. So I think I'm a good person to answer your questions because I can give you some good wavy hair tips.


Number one, try a stronghold gel. This is our Mega Hold Gel. It's actually amazing on waves. And it's not something people necessarily think it would be perfect for waves because you think a strong hold gel I think as being something more for curly curly curls, but actually because it's sticky. And it really holds the curls up in the drying process and then creates a cast around the curls and leaves a stronger hold. And that's actually really good for wavy hair. So I would give that a try.


Second thing that you can do in the styling process. So when your hair's wet after you've applied it curl creme, do some finger coiling. And that can really just help encourage the curl pattern. And so that's manipulating your curls a little bit, but it definitely helps as well as brush styling. So everyone loves the Denman brush. It doesn't have to be the Denman, but using a brush to twist those curls into shape, and we'll pop some tutorials on our page for Denman, brush curling, and finger coiling to help you.

Who knew incorporating a bowl in your wash day routine could help create hydrated, defined and frizz free curls?

The simplest and equally effective method is simply using a bowl of water to rinse off your conditioner. Re-dipping your hair into the bowl of conditioner and water, multiple times, helps create amazing curl clumps and forces more water into the hair for extra hydration. 

Our fabulous curl specialist Sherie put together some videos to show her favourite curly hair hacks and application techniques. In this post you'll see how to do 6 new amazing techniques to get your curls popping...

If you’ve ever tried drying your curls with a regular nozzle attachment you’ll know that the direct air blows apart all those lovely curl clumps. A diffuser disperses the air so that no direct heat or air is being applied to one concentrated area, this is kinder and more gentle on the hair and allows the curls to form.

Taking away the water weight by diffusing can result in even springier curls!

We asked curl specialist Charlotte Hay at Bella Box salon to help us demonstrate the best diffusing techniques for curly hair. 

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