Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year y’all!!

I hope you all are having a fantastic start to 2015!! I would like to take the time to thank you for taking the time to follow my blog and read my posts and I hope that you have enjoyed the past six months with me as much as I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and learning experience on this subject, and I hope that you will continue to follow and join this journey with me during 2015!

I would like to reflect on the past six months and what I have learnt thus far. It’s been a whirlwind, filled with learning curves and quite a few setbacks, but also many successes in both life and my transition. This journey has taught me that getting my curls to their full health and shine is not only about the products I use, but also about getting in touch with my hair texture, while fading out and dismissing the clichés around the appearance of naturally curly hair.

During the past six months I have come to love my naturally textured hair. Why? Well, because being in transition, it seemed to change almost constantly. No wash and go would look exactly alike. My hair would have a wavy appearance when lacking moisture and be beautifully bouncy when properly hydrated. Experimenting with various product mixtures and styles has been fascinating and quite liberating.

This year I would like to take my thoughts, methods and product reviews to the next level in the hope of not only giving me a better understanding of what it is I need, but also to try and help those out there searching for the answers to the same or similar questions that I have.

Join me and enjoy the ride!

Lovies,

Courts

Ps: Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lostincurlation 😉

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  3 comments for “Happy New Year 2015

  1. shinada2
    January 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Hello! I found your blog when I was searching curly hair + Austria on Google. I have recently moved to Austria (Vienna, to be exact), and I am a curly girl just like you! I am a devoted Devachan client (I am really going to miss the NY salon!), but I am having difficulty procuring/finding the proper products for my hair. Would you be able to help me? What No-Poo and conditioners do you recommend that can easily be found in Vienna? And, more importantly, hair gel? I have been to Bipa, Mueller, and DM but cannot find a proper silicone/paraben/sulfate-free gel. Technically I found one at Mueller (John Masters), but I hate it! It's so flaky! It smells like oranges and alcohol! And it's more expensive than the Deva collection! My normal hair gel is Herbal Essences Set Me Up, which is very strong (I need that) and, of course, unavailable in Austria, and I also use Deva's No-Poo, One Condition, and Mister Right (I think the name has been changed for that spray). What do you recommend to use to take care of my hair so I can go extra long between cuts? What other products and websites would you recommend, and do you have any hair stylists in Austria whom you'd recommend? Sorry for the long comment, but being a curly girl in Austria is very frustrating. I also found out I cannot order Deva products on Amazon--that only ships to Germany.

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    • January 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Hello :) Unfortunately, it is pure frustration trying to find products for naturally curly girls like us. The American products that you have been using, like the DevaCurl line can only be found at ONE German Website that does ship to Austria. But let me warn you that it is EXTREMELY expensive. The online shop that I am referring to is locken-idol and I am sure that you will find most of your regular products there. I have been scouting other online shops like iHerb that stocks Kinky Curly products. Other than that, I would recommend you stick to finding all natural conditioners like Lavera or Aubrey Organics that can be found at the online shop called Ecco Verde ( I will list all the links down below). I personally have been using Kinky Curly Custard as a styler that I have order from iHerb.com (reasonable prices & cheap delivery to Austria). I myself am still trying to find the perfect styler for my hair. As for a stylist, I would recommend you follow the cutting methods used in the Curly Girl Handbook. About a week ago I went to a stylist who I had a consultation with before and I honestly thought she knew exactly what I wanted and how I preferred my hair to be cut. This after visiting so my hair stylists and not being able to trust any of them. Needless to say, I wish I did the job myself!!!! Stylist in Austria have no idea what they are doing when it comes to our curly hair!!! So please, do not let anyone touch your curls unless they literally go through the process with you step by step.

      I will be spending the next month or so, finding more online stores that carry well-known hair care brands for curly hair. If you're interested please subscribe.

      I really do hope that this info was helpful!! :) And I honestly understand what you are going through... It's the reason I started this blog :)

      Here are the list of the online stores I have previously mentioned:

      Ecco Verde: www.ecco-verde.com
      iHerb: www.iherb.com
      locken idol: www.locken-idol.com

      Thanks for your comment and I hope we stay in touch xx

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  2. shinada2
    January 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Thank you thank you thank you! I am definitely following your blog now! I saw on your new post you recommend Shea Moisture--they have that at Prosi! Since I didn't know which of those was a kind-of-gel (and now I do), I'm going to pick one up and try it out. What I found most annoying about Prosi Cosmetics is that almost everything is behind glass, so I can't walk around the shop reading the ingredients, and when I asked to look at their gel selection, they pull out that gross gel in the tubs that are full of silicones.

    As of right now, it is cheaper to buy my normal gel on Amazon in the US and ship it to myself here in Austria. I should not have to do that. I'm considering calling Devachan and begging them to open a salon here.

    I was definitely planning on consulting with the stylist before cutting my hair, and I was going to email my stylist in New York asking for specific instructions to tell any stylist here. I'm going to check out Joel's Dream Hair (since they speak English) and Arthur Frank (since they use all natural products). Do you have any knowledge about them? Another expat suggested Cut 'N Curl, but he neither has long hair nor curly hair, and when I checked out their website, literally NO ONE had curly hair. I can't trust a "curly hair" salon that doesn't have curly hair.

    Please keep up the great work! This is most helpful! I'm looking forward to your next post! You are a lifesaver :)

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