Meet Stefani from stunning Cyprus! Stefani is 29 years old and works as a data analyst. But when she's not working hard on her career aspirations, she's learning more about her wonderful curls! We're obsessed with this transformation.
What inspired you to return natural?
Hello, My name is Stefani and I am from the beautiful island of Cyprus. I am 29 years old and I am a data analyst. As a kid I had curly brown hair but when I was a teen, I started straightening my hair and the curls never come back since then. I got inspired during covid lockdowns where I had more time to spend on my hair. After I bought sulfate and silicone free Shampoos and Conditioners, I also bought some curl creams such as the Flora & Curl Sweet Hibiscus Curl Activating Lotion and gels like the Flora & Curl Sweet Hibiscus Curl Defining Gel, some deep conditioning masks and 2-3 different brushes. Then the journey had begun.
I was watching hundreds of videos on instagram for different styling methods, how to moisturise my hair after washing, how to apply the cream and brush the curls, how to apply the gel and then how to scrunch it out. Now, one year later the results are HUGE, my curls are almost completely back in form with shine, no frizz, volume and no grease. I only wash them twice per week. All of my colleagues, friends and family love my hair now. I try to inspire others as well and have bought my friends some products to start the curly journey too.
What were the challenges (if any) along the way of your healthy hair journey?
The challenges where when I had to attend some weddings during summer and I didn't want to straighten my hair but I had to because my curls were still in their transitioning phase. And also, weddings in Cyprus in the summer months can hit 40 degrees. So, I went to the hairstylist (not a curly specialist) washed my hair with silicones and sulfates and styled with straighteners.
What is your number 1 curl tip?
USE A LOT OF WATER WHEN STYLING. This is the tip that helped me the most. Keep the hair moisturised with water before applying a gel.
Discovering Flora & Curl
What made you buy Flora & Curl products? How did you hear about us?
The Boucles Project. An online shop in Cyprus, a beautiful curly woman opened this store to help curlies in Cyprus. I bought your products from her.
How did you see your hair change after using Flora & Curl products?
No frizz, shiny, structured curls that are grease free.
Which Flora & Curl product is your favourite and why?
My favourite of course is Flora & Curl Sweet Hibiscus Curl Activating Lotion. Because, for real this product activated my curls.
What is your current Flora & Curl haircare routine?
The Flora & Curl African Citrus Bloom Superfruit Shampoo and then conditioner. Then I use the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Activating Lotion and then the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Defining Gel. Sometimes I also use Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam and African Citrus Bloom Superfruit Hair Oil.
What sets Flora & Curl apart from other brands/products on the market?
You need a very small amount of product to see huge difference.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Stefani! We can't believe your transition! Your curls look super healthy and loved. So proud of you! You can follow Stefani's curl journey on her personal Instagram!
If you're one of our loyal curly customer's why not share your curl journey with us? We'd love to hear your story! And if you're a newbie here, welcome! Get inspired even more by giving our Customer Curl Journey page a browse!Naturally Yours,
The Team at Flora & Curl