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Yay Brave!!!!! :)

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:01 -- Jess

I was going to title this post “My Brave Review” then I was like, “Gawd that’s boring, and very much lacking in exclamation marks.” So I changed it. :)

I’ll say out the gate that there was no way I was NOT going to love this movie. So this is not a review at all really, rather, a “These Are The Reasons Why I Loved Brave” post.

First of all, there’s the whole curly red hair thing. :) Truthfully, until you guys started posting on my Facebook and saying Merida reminded you of me, it didn’t even cross my mind. But once it happened so many times, well, I thought, “Why not have some fun with this?”, and got the picture below taken. :) (Have I mentioned that my photographer Terrence McNally rocks? Because he does. Clearly.)

Anyway, yeah, Merida’s hair is amazing. In fact, it took Pixar THREE YEARS to create it. Man. And we thought it took us forever to do OUR hair. ;)

But this movie is about so much more than hair. No, really! :) I love love LOVE that she’s a Princess who goes against the typical Disney Princess thing of “Oh dear, but WHEN will I find my handsome Prince?”

Not this Princess. Quite the opposite! The LAST thing she wants is to get married and settle down – and I for one can totally relate to that part! I literally cheered out loud in the theater when she expressed her sentiments on that subject. ;) In fact, she opts to buck tradition and fight for her OWN hand. Way to go Merida! :)

Jessicurl radio ad - "Stop your tormentors in their tracks..."

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 14:53 -- Jess

Normally I wouldn't think people would chose to hear an ad, but if you have curly hair and are a Jessicurl user, I think you'll get a kick out of this one. :) It's one I made for KHUM, the local station where I advertise Jessicurl and also do a radio show on Wednesday nights called Global Grooves. Anybody who was ever teased about their curls will relate to this. :) If you've heard my story, you know it's 100% true. SPEAKING of Global Grooves, if you want to tune in, you can do so tonight from 6-8 Pacific time. Just go to www.KHUM.com and click the Listen Live button at the top of the page. It's 100% live radio, so anything can (and usually does) happen. :) I also happily take listener requests.

Riding in cars with curls. Or, how to have your curls and freedom too.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:32 -- Jess

Happy Friday! Some of you may recognize the subtle shout out in the subject line to my all time favorite celebrity crush, Drew Barrymore. :) I love her. In perfectly acceptable, non-stalkery ways. (I live too far away to be a stalker anyway.) But I digress.

Later today I’m heading down to San Francisco and given the epic weather, you can bet I’ll have the top down on my car. That’s right – I have a convertible AND a hair obsession. How can that BE? I’m here to tell you my secrets. :)

The key to preserving your curls during a top-down drive is NOT to scrunch out the crunch when they dry. Whether you air dry or dry with a diffuser, when your hair gets to that point where you’d normally scrunch out any crunch, DON’T. That crunch is what will (mostly) preserve your curls during the drive.

No, this picture was not taken today. I don't tend to take long drives in fancy dresses. :)

Will your hair be in perfect, frizz-free condition when you arrive at your destination? Nope. Should you get over it and enjoy your life? YEP! :) In the end, it’s just hair, right? It might be a bit frizzier than normal and certainly wind-blown (duh) but by not scrunching out the crunch your curls will be in much better shape than they would be otherwise.(Oh, and no, this picture was not taken today. I don't tend to get so dressed up for long car rides. :) )

Welcome to my new blog! And, please enter our Contest/Scavenger Hunt/Quiz/Game-Thingie!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:39 -- Jess

**Updated July 18, 2012 at 12:07PM Pacific time: This contest is now closed and the winners have been notified by email. Thanks for entering! We'll do it again in the future since it was so fun!

Hey Curlies!

First off, welcome to my new blog! :) It’s been a while since I’ve kept a blog but I’m excited to start it up again. I’ll keep you updated with any Jessicurl info, as well as all things curly hair related and whatever else I hope you’ll find interesting. I’m totally open to your suggestions for what you’d like to read here, so if you have one, (or thirty-seven) let me know. :)

We’re kicking off the new blog with a Contest/Scavenger Hunt/Quiz/Game-Thingie! Why the long name? Well, we really just couldn’t figure out what to call this…thingie…and it was holding up actually TELLING you about this … thingie … so we stopped there and just called it that. Who cares what it’s called – participate and you can win one of three fabulous prizes:

First prize: $250 Jessicurl gift certificate

Second prize: $175 Jessicurl gift certificate

Third prize: $100 Jessicurl gift certificate

The best part is that participation couldn’t be easier.

If you’re a fan of Jessicurl on Facebook, Youtube or Twitter, you may have seen the AWESOME Stuff Curlies Say video my friend Ryan submitted. Ryan Constantino is the charming, curly haired guy you may recognize from the makeover videos on Jessicurl.com as well as our brochure. He’s an actor/producer and the video he made is hilarious and adorable. (Just like him, I suppose. :)

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