"I am happy to have found the curly community and all the helpful advice."

January 25, 2022 0 Comments by Brittany Knight

Meet Sandra from Nuremberg, Germany! Sandra discovered her curls through undergoing chemotherapy sessions and has a new-found love for her wonderful loops of curly joy! Notice how bouncy they look?!

The Journey

What inspired you to return natural?

Hi, I’m Sandra from Nuremberg, Germany. My inspiration to embrace my curls had a not so inspiring start. I unfortunately lost my hair due to chemo for my breast cancer treatment in 2019.

As my hair finally started to grow back in January of 2020, I noticed that it came back with lovely curls. I was a bit overwhelmed as my pre-chemo hair was a little wavy at best and I had never paid too much attention to it. After letting my hair grow for nearly two years to get some length, I realized that I needed to put some love into my new locks.

I got my first haircut in December 2021 and this is when my journey to embrace my curls really started. I researched what curly hair needs and how to best care for it. Microfiber towels, sleep protection, diffusing? This was all completely new territory for me. Protein, moisture, plopping? Silicones, sulfates… my head was spinning. I quickly stumbled across Flora & Curl and the natural approach won me over!

It is so much fun learning about my hair and seeing the results I’m getting with my new routine. I am happy to have found the curly community and all the helpful advice.

What were the challenges (if any) along the way of your healthy hair journey?

My challenges so far are learning how my hair responds to different products and determining what it needs. Also getting used to new routines, e.g. sleep protection. I’d like to eliminate frizz and create more volume. There is a lot of curl information out there that can be quite overwhelming for a newbie.

What is your number 1 curl tip?

Research your products and how your hair responds to them.

Discovering Flora & Curl

What made you buy Flora & Curl products? How did you hear about us?

Since my cancer diagnosis I am really aware of what ingredients are in my cosmetic and hair products. I want to keep it as clean as possible, that is why I chose Flora & Curl.

How did you see your hair change after using Flora & Curl products?

My curls became much more defined and easier to handle.

Which Flora & Curl product is your favourite and why?

So far the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Defining Gel and Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam are the bomb!

What is your current Flora & Curl haircare routine?

Styling with the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Defining Gel and the Sweet Hibiscus Curl Volumizing Foam. I want to get into using the shampoo/conditioner products from the Soothe Me line next.

What sets Flora & Curl apart from other brands/products on the market? 

I love that Flora & Curl is plant powered and has different products for different needs.

Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, Sandra! The process of chemo curls is yet to be discovered by scientists! They're still not 100% sure as to why-when going through chemotherapy, curls grow back. Even with women/men that used to have super straight hair have noticed this incredible difference!

Do you resonate with Sandra's story? Follow her journey on Instagram here.

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

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