CurlyEllie Curl Buddy Starter Sheet


Thanks for signing up to our CurlyEllie Curl Buddy!

The aim of the Curl Buddy is to give you a buddy to chat all things curls, a bit like a pen pal friend who you can share and swap tips with; from washing and conditioning, to styling and getting rid of bed hair.

So... let’s begin this exciting curly journey!

It would be lovely if you and your Curl Buddy mailed each other a quick introductory email about yourself. Here are a few questions you might want to consider when writing your message:

  • What do you find challenging about managing curly hair?
  • What are your likes and dislikes with your current hair routine?
  • What would you like to get out of this experience?


Here are two suggestions to start you on this journey.


Curly hair tends to be drier and more likely to tangle than straight hair. More care and attention has to be taken when washing curly hair, including how often your hair should be washed.


A.    Task for the Curl Buddies:
It would be great if you both compared notes on how often you Shampoo your child’s curls and the products you currently use. The aim is to wash, at most, once a week and condition with the CurlyEllie Nourishing Conditioner during and between washes.
Challenge 1: One half of the buddy can take on the challenge to wash every day for a week and the other just once a week. Compare results throughout the week and finally after a week and a half to see which results are better for your kid’s curls.
Challenge 2: Depending on how dry or knotty your child’s curls are, I like to apply the shampoo and nourishing conditioner twice. One Curl Buddy can apply our Gentle Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner once at each wash while the other Curl Buddy applies our Gentle Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner twice at each wash and see if it makes a difference.


What to look out for

  • If your hair feels greasy, you may be over or under doing the shampoo and/or conditioning.
  • If your scalp feels itchy, again you may be over or under doing the shampoo and/or conditioner.


Keep in mind that our Nourishing Conditioner adds nourishment and hydration to your curls but does not clean your curly hair. For cleaning we would recommend the CurlyEllie Gentle Shampoo.



A.    Task for the Curl Buddies
Loose the brush if you can. Regular brushing can cause split ends and cause your curls to frizz. If you have knots or tangles in your curls, start detangling with your fingers and then finish with a wide-toothed comb.


Challenge 1: Have a go at having a few days without using a brush. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle and style. If you do not have a wide-tooth comb, try finger detangling.


B.    Task for the Curl Buddies
Keep your curly hair hydrated EVERY DAY by introducing a daily dose of moisture to the hair. Hydrated hair is key for defined, glossy curls. Try using the Moisturising Detangling Spray at least twice a day and see if it makes a difference to the curls. You can try many different amounts to see which works best.



  • Only detangle your child’s curly hair when it is wet or partially damp. This makes it easier to remove knots. Always start at the ends and work your way up to the scalp.
  • If you must detangle dry curly hair, use our Moisturising Detangling Spray and your fingers or a wide tooth comb to gently ease out the knot.
  • Never start brushing at the roots of your hair. Instead, start at the end of your hair and work your way up towards your scalp.
  • When the hair is damp, apply the Curl Defining Leave In Conditioner and run your fingers through your hair, starting from the root to the tip. Pay special attention to the tips and then squeeze out the conditioner without rinsing. If you must use a towel, pat dry the hair, don’t rub it. Leave to air dry.


Keep us updated on your progress!


Please remember to Check in with us and let us know how your buddying is going.



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We will look out for updates on your recommended routine, what you have learnt and any useful nuggets of wisdom and tips you’ve picked up.



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