Hair Crush: Wonder Curl’s HairStory!

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Okay, y’all know that I love me some Wonder Curl Butter than Love for a great TnC set. Well, I finally got the gorgeous Wonder Curl herself, Scarlett, to dish on her HairStory:)! Enjoy!

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Describe yourself in 100 words or less.
I am the creator of Wonder Curl LLC, amazing hair care products that give curlies unbelievably beautiful hair. I’m a bona fide Jersey Girl who adores big (curly) hair who was born in Haiti and is a lover of sparkly things.

How long have you been natural and why did you chose to go natural?
I’ve been completely natural (no chemicals or heat) since June 2006, however I’ve been on my ‘journey’ since 1998. I decided to stop relaxing my hair after reading an article in Essence magazine about a woman who went natural. This was my lightbulb moment and I haven’t looked back since.

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Did you transition or big chop?
Big Chop! There is something so liberating about cutting off all of your hair. Not only is it easier in the morning, but whenever I see a woman with short hair, I equate her with confidence.

What is/was your biggest hair challenge/obstacle? How did you overcome it or what are you doing now to try to address the problem?
I have come to the understanding that my hair is high maintenance, no matter what. It takes me 2 ½ to 3 hours to wash and style. This has always been the case, whether relaxed or curly. Finding the cut and products that work best is key. That’s why I started my own hair care line of products. I wasn’t in love with anything on the market, nor was my hair. Now, I can style my hair and it can last up to one week and I haven’t had a bad hair day ever since.

What do you love most about your natural hair and/or about being natural?
I love the attention that my hair gets me. I get more compliments on my curly hair than I ever did when it was straight. And it’s great speaking with other curlies, helping them along their journey.

What is your current regimen? Has it changed in any major way since you first went natural?
Wash-n-gos work for me. Using my products and the ‘raking’ method gives me better results than a twist out. Depending on the products I use can dictate how loose or curly my hair can be.

What are your Holy Grail and staple products?
I use all of the Wonder Curl products. In the summer, I use Get Set Hair Jelly and Get Slick Hair Smoothie for frizz-free, defined curls and, in the winter, I mix Butter than Love Hair Pudding, Hair Whipped (on the ends) and Get Set Hair Jelly for super moisture and definition. The Pudding and Whipped also lets me wear my hair looser.

What is your “go to” style? Do you wear protective and/or low manipulation styles?
My ‘signature’ style is parted down the middle and worn loose and my protective style is a bun.

How often do you cut/trim your hair? How do you cut it (salon, DIY, straight, curly, in twists)? If you go to a salon, would you recommend it?
I go to Tameeka of JadedTresses.com (NYC) for everything hair. She is one of the few stylists who shares our passion for curly hair to the degree that she is an expert and offers seminars to other stylists looking to break into the natural hair industry. She is also one of the few who cut hair wet. The time to get a trim is when my ends are full of single-strand knots and I have to use more hair products than usual to style my hair.

Has going natural impacted other areas of your life (i.e. health & fitness, style, environmental consciousness, etc.?) If so, how and in what ways has it affected your lifestyle?
I don’t need a shower cap anymore.

Do you have a “hair crush?” If so, who?
Shelli of Hairscapades! Seriously, I love following your tutorials and Aevin Dugas, the world record holder for the largest Afro. We’re FB friends and I stalk her page.

Who do you follow online (i.e. blog/website, Youtube, Fotki, etc.)?
My go-to sites are TheBeautyBrains, SavvyBrown, hairscapades (of course) and TheBudgetSocialite.

Where can we find you online?
www.wondercurl.com
facebook.com/wondercurlcom
youtube.com/wondercurlcom
twitter.com/#wondercurl

What advice would you give someone who is contemplating going natural and/or becoming discouraged with their natural journey?
I believe that nothing will happen until you are ready and explain to those contemplating going natural that it’s a whole new learning process, but it’s totally worth it. Everyone I know who’s gone natural tells me they wish that they had done it sooner.

Anything else that you’d like to add?
It is inspiring that we created an entire industry based on natural hair. We gather to discuss our hair, make products to meet our needs and share our experiences with each other. We didn’t wait for someone to do it for us, and now we are getting noticed for doing something that is the most natural thing…growing the hair that nature gave us and wearing it proudly.

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Thanks Scarlett!!

Don’t forget our British Curlies/Wonder Curl Giveaway this month! If you are a resident of the UK, you can enter to win a sample kit of all four products in the Wonder Curl line! Click the link for details!

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16 responses »

    • LaShonda, They are great. I’ve used the both the Butter Than Love Pudding and Whipped and always get defined, shiny, soft hair.

      My only issue is that the products seems to go super fast. I typically get about four uses out of the 8 oz jar (my hair is thick, but I’m just out of the awkard length phase so it is not THAT long). I find myself not using it as often as I’d like so that I don’t have to repurchase so quickly. Even still, I definitely suggest checking it out.

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  1. Great hair story! I am interested in learning more about her products, but I can’t find the ingredients on the website. Am I missing something, or could someone clue me in?

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  2. This page is bookmarked and favorited, OK! I need to get these products. If she can get curl definition like that from a wash n’ go without a twist out, I’m sold!

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  3. Pingback: The Big Chop: Michelle’s HairStory « hairscapades

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