Re-Introducing Curly Sexy Hair!

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It’s really amazing how far curly hair shampoos, conditioners and styling products have come. During the ’80s products specifically designed for curly hair were scarce. We had L’Oreal Pumping Curls (a spray curl enhancer) and that was IT. Those were some rough years, and I have the bad pictures to prove it!



Fast forward to 2009: now there are entire lines of hair care products for curly hair. πŸ™‚


This week I started testing cleansing, conditioning and styling products from the newly revamped Curly Sexy Hair line. Have you tried these yet?

The Curly Sexy Hair line’s been around for a few years, but I just never got around to trying their stuff until now. The company folks say the new products feature a more moisturizing formula than before — perfect, since my hair’s always dry and thirsty.


Products in the six-piece collection range from $13 to $16. That includes a Liquid Curling Gel spray ($16), Moisturizing Shampoo ($13), Conditioner ($14), Spray Detangler ($15), Curling Creme ($16) and a Spray Foam mousse ($16).

If your hair is on a strict no-silicone diet, it’s important to note that several of the products contain dimethicone (a common de-frizzing silicone relative).

Some curlies believe dimethicone can build up over long-term use and cause frizzy hair problems. I used to be strict about staying away from the stuff, but now … not so much. So many hair products contain it, and with moderate use over the years I’ve never had problems with it. Plus, I just like to keep my options open, ya know?



I really like the green apple scent of the shampoo and conditioner. I haven’t even opened the curling creme or gel yet, but hopefully they smell just as nice.

I’ll report my results after using the products. I hope they work as well as they smell! πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Paris B says:

    Ok that certainly took me way back to the 80’s! Hehe… Cute though πŸ™‚

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  2. Luv J says:

    Girl.. you make me wanna bust out the Aqua Net and my teasing comb!! Hand over the banana clips while your at it πŸ˜‰

  3. Mishel says:

    omg karen, even though i was young in the 80s, u better believe i still wore leggings with the foot straps, side ponytails…argh! hope ur doing well! i was wondering what state u live in? CA?…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mishel,

      I rocked the leggings/side ponytail/hightop reebok action back in the day, too!

      Yup, I’m in California. I grew up in the East Bay… ahh, good times.

  4. Marisol says:

    I like this brand and really liked it. However, since my hair id dry and damaged from all of the coloring & hot tools that I use on it, I have been trying different moisturizing products. Hope this works for you.

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  5. desiree says:

    i so thought that was a picture of tatiana ali from fresh prince!!!! you are so awesome

  6. Ann says:

    i totally remember pumping curls!!!!! And honestly I don’t remeber it being anything extraordinary. But that takes me back!!

  7. Heidi says:

    OMG Karen! LOL. I love your 80’s look. It’s so flamboyant and out there. I wish more women had the guts to wear their hair waist down and flaunt it. πŸ™‚

  8. dimpy says:

    I think u look cute n innocent in the pic………not much left in girls of today…….

  9. YadiQ says:

    girl you and i had this convo already about the loreal pumpin curls lol

    i must say there are alot of curly lines out there recently i have been working with the tresemme moisturizing curly line – been using their creme and shampoo and conditioner – to minimize my bumble usage being at almost 30 bucks a pop i gotta make em last lol

    so far so good ! try it out

    i used to use the curly sexy line in its old packaging and loved it but then i couldnt find it for a hot minute!

    will have to try again !

    girl if i could tell you how many horrid pics i have like this – if onlyi could go back in time – tomorrow is the big 30 – i pulled out a few wiry greys this am lol

  10. Shiny says:

    Hahaha love the pic, you clearly were a child of the 80’s all the way. I moved to Canada late in the 80’s so I never got quite into the look. Still have those hot pink legwarmers though!!

    I would like more reviews on curly products, or if you can refer me to any other sites… summer is coming (supposedly, it snowed again) and I would like to wear my hair au natural. Also do you know anything about salt sprays for curly hair and if that’s a bad idea? Thanks Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shiny,

      Oh! Legwarmers! I had some rainbow ones. πŸ™‚

      I’ve tried salt sprays before and they just don’t work for me. They make my hair look hella frizzy in a BAD WAY. I dunno… some people get the tousled, just out of bed look from those sprays. I just don’t get it.

      Have you checked out the Naturally Curly website? It’s a great curly hair resource!

  11. pia says:

    karen…you looked so adorable even during the 80s and no matter how pumped your bangs was back then, I still envy your long hair. I wish I could grow mine without losing my hair. Ugh!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Pia,

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ Those were some rough hair years… I shudder to think of all the cans of hairspray I went through.

      I’ve read that you can do things to help hair grow along the way. A few years ago I went through a phase where I took fish oil caplets and I swear my hair looked thicker. It also seemed to grow faster, too.

  12. evilcharity says:

    I’m curious to know whether the styling products provide curl definition. I have natural curls and I find that most products fight frizz, but don’t define the curl and add a little bit of weight (my hair is chin length. need to counteract the afro-puff). I’ve been a user of TIGI Curls Rock for sometime now, but I like options!

    Love the 80’s pic! I bet if I looked hard enough, I could find my own version. Complete with the big bangs.

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    • Karen says:

      Hi EvilCharity,

      Okay, I’ll make a special note to keep an eye on curl definition.

      Have you ever tried Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious Curl Creme? It kinda expensive but for me it adds shape to the curl and some weight. I like the smell, too.

  13. Anastasia says:

    I refuse to give up my Aussie scrunch spray LOL I think I had that same jacket… girl, you lookin’ goooood!

  14. When I first started doing the Curly Girl method (no silicones), I followed it strictly but, slowly I’ve been adding back some silicones back to my hair. It’s hard to stay away from the scents of products that have silicones especially Herbal Essences.

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  15. jane says:

    Hows that shampoo?
    Is there any sulfates?

  16. Michele says:

    I am in love with the Everpure line!
    no sulphates, and color conserving.
    I like that. It sold out of CVS when it was on sale.

  17. Ceceilia says:

    Ok i wanna kno gurl has this stuff worked out for you o not? I mean i saw the curly sexy hair mouse and was sooo wanting to get it but didnt want to waste my iwas wondering how its working out fo u!

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