Curly Qs: Stylish Trend
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/28/2010 - 12:57

Several celebs have been sporting waves gathered to one side lately. It’s a simple hairstyle that depicts old Hollywood glamour, yet these stars are proving there is nothing old about it. To achieve the look, simply brush strands back to the side of your choice and keep hair in place with pins. It’s a one-sided style that always looks stunning. Best of all, it works with any hair texture. Suerte!

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Curly Q’s: Product Aficionada
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/21/2010 - 10:50

I’m a self-confessed hair product junkie—if you haven’t already noticed. I like to experiment with my strands, which means I end up accumulating a bunch of half-filled bottles, tubes and spray cans. Every few months I have to clean out my cabinets and purge the items I don’t want anymore.

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Curly Qs: Chica Mirta
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/05/2010 - 15:29

I’m a little ashamed to admit that, until recently, I had never tried a Mirta de Perales product. I know, I know. I can't explain how this happened while growing up in a Latin household. I remember seeing Mirta de Perales commercials with the long-haired models flaunting their shiny locks on Univision, and was even surrounded by family members who lived by the famous Herbal Shampoo and Oil “N” treatment. But for some reason, I never ended up buying them.

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Curly Qs: Straightening Rollers
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/24/2009 - 09:00

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Curly Qs: Hair Ornaments
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/16/2009 - 09:31

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Curly Qs: Steal of the Month
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/09/2009 - 16:18

My colleague always comes to work with the most springy, super shiny ringlets. A few weeks ago, I just couldn’t resist anymore and I asked her to please tell me her secret. She told me about Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer ($5). After washing, she finger combs her strands and styles individual curls with this rich cream. I went shopping for it that same day.

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Curly Qs: Haircuts for a Good Cause
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/02/2009 - 10:09

I can’t remember the last time I got a haircut. I didn’t mean to grow my hair long, but before I knew it my curls reached the middle of my back. Ready for a change, I made a salon appointment to cut off several inches. I thought about donating my hair, but I wasn’t sure if it would be long enough since the minimum length to donate is usually eight inches. When I arrived at the salon and told the stylist my plan she combed my curls to stretch them out and measured. Eight inches didn’t look like that much so I decided to go with a full 10 inches and told her to chop it off!

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Curly Qs: Scalp Soothers
By Sandra Mariscal | 11/18/2009 - 14:05

Suffering from an itchy scalp? Dry, cold air can make skin lose moisture and feel itchy. Whenever I start scratching my scalp, I reach for SoftSheen-Carson Optimum Oil Therapy Dry Scalp Leave-In Treatment ($5, drugstores) and apply a small amount on troubled spots. This light cream calms any irritation with essential oils from coconut, olive, avocado and jojoba. It doesn’t make my hair greasy and has a nice floral scent.

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Curly Qs: Homemade Aguacate Mask
By Sandra Mariscal | 11/04/2009 - 11:22

I’ve always been curious about at-home hair and face masks. Do they really work? I decided to find out a couple of days ago when we received a gift basket in the office with Avocados from Mexico (you can find them at your local grocery store). I checked the brand’s website, , and found recipes for easy-to-make beautifying treatments using avocados, along with some yummy recipes for dinner too.

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Curly Qs: A Different Kind of Alcohol
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/28/2009 - 10:44

I take a long time shopping for hair products. This is mainly because I always read the ingredient list on the back of the bottles to find creams and conditioners without alcohol. I’ve heard alcohol can be drying to hair, and my curls definitely don’t need that. But no matter how much I try to avoid this ingredient, the products I end up finding usually have some kind of alcohol in them. Why would a conditioning product contain a drying ingredient?

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