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  1. You are a Godsend! Any advice for color-treated fine curly hair? I have fine 3b/3c curls with blonde highlights. Thank you!

  2. the information would be a bit more convincing if you used examples of females with thin fine hair. every picture of a female’s thick curly hair….just saying 🙂

  3. Hi! This is super helpful, thanks 🙂 I’m wondering what you would recommend if someone isn’t using a hair dryer at all—so only air drying, if micro plopping and other scrunching techniques are no goes?

    1. Hi there!
      Is there a reason why you’re not using a hair dryer and only air drying?

      1. I don’t know about Sarah, but I have a damaged rotator cuff, and using the dryer is difficult-to-impossible. So, same question.

  4. Andrea Kuykendal says:

    Do you have a blog post on how best to refresh fine hair? I saw a reference in this post but couldn’t find a post about refreshing fine hair.

    1. Curl Maven Assistant says:

      Hi there! There isn’t a dedicated post for refreshing. If you’re noticing that your hair isn’t lasting more than a day, you might need to make some changes to your wash day and or product application. I recommend reading the following post to help you out:
      https://staging3.curlmaven.ie/washday-workbook/
      https://staging3.curlmaven.ie/understanding-hair-products-application-techniques/
      https://staging3.curlmaven.ie/the-best-products-for-fine-wavy-curly-hair/

      Good luck!

  5. Andrea Kuykendal says:

    For fine curly hair what type of product do you recommend for refresh days?

    After reading some of your blogs I realized my hair is over moisturized so I am in the process of trying to correct that. Just not sure how to style my hair when day 2 and day 3 are limp or frizzy.

    Thanks!

  6. Anne Ciaccio says:

    Hello and thank you for your tips! I’ve already improved volume and quality by not applying styling products to sopping wet hair and diffusing right away.

    Question on deep conditioning…it’s winter so I will add the Innersense deep conditioner. Do I wash and condition with my innersense after I deep condition or just style as usual? TIA

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hey! If you want to deep condition, shampoo as normal, then apply your deep conditioner, leave in for the desired amount of time, then rinse (but don’t rinse it out fully if your hair is feeling dry) then style as normal x

  7. Nichole Brunk says:

    I’m trying to embrace my curls. My hair is complicated because it has every texture from totally straight, wavy, curly, to WOAH-we-have-a-situation! But it’s so fine that it devolved to “mostly wavy” once the monster curls relax a little. (Assuming frizz doesn’t take over).

    I prefer to air dry my hair. Partly due to laziness but also because I have lingering issues from a spinal cord injury and it’s just difficult to manage. Is there an approach that gives good results without diffusing? Thanks so much!

  8. Thank you for this post. So many curly hair tutorials are not geared towards fine curly hair. I have gone down MANY wrong paths and I am hoping to try and find a routine that works for me consistently so I am not tempted to blow my hair straight. I have 3B, super fine curls. No color. I don’t flat iron. So far, I have found a way to air dry with very minimal styling cream to get good volume and definition. If I had even just a little gel and try to diffuse, my hair ends up more stringy with no curl or movement. If I diffuse without gel, I am a puff ball. I am wondering if you find that some hair is so fine that it just cannot handle diffusing.

  9. I’m very much looking forward to the third blog on product recommendations. Is it coming soon?!

  10. Christina says:

    Do you have a video of how to root clip? Lol, I tried it once, and what a tangled mess! Ain’t nobody got time for that! I think I just need a visual example. Btw, love your website, it’s so helpful for fine curlies! Thanks!

    1. Gabriella says:

      yes, linked in this blog post! It’s on my Instagram page @curlmaven, and I’ve got quite a few videos and highlights on it x

  11. Thanks for Gabriella! Would you recommend conditioning as normal after using the Joico KPAK reconstructor? Xxx

  12. I love that you included KY as a gel option! I used it all through college. It was the 90s – there weren’t many good options for curl products on the market! I should try it again one of these days.

    1. Gabriella says:

      It’s SO good! If you haven’t seen the video of me doing a full refresh using KY Jelly, please do! The results are amazing!

  13. Hi Gabriella, thanks for writing this, I recently found your blog and I love your posts! I have a question: I’m trying to get into the habit of clarifying my hair more often and I also want to use the Joico K-Pak four-step system every month or so as my hair is coloured and highlighted. I know that the protein reconstructor and deep conditioner have silicones in them – would the shampoo in the four-step system be enough to counteract that or would I be better off buying the Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo? Thank you!

    -Ally

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hey Ally, definitely check out the post I wrote on How to Maintain Healthy Hair When Colouring as I talk about this in there. Personally, I prefer the BB Sunday Shampoo to the Step 1 Clarifying Shampoo in the Joico KPAK.

  14. Yes, love this!! Was ticking off some of the tips as I went. But as always there’s always more that so can do to improve my curls! Thanks again for a really informative blog post!