The How To Be Sound podcast.

With host Rosemary McCabe, who writes:

What’s it like growing up with curly hair, in a sea of ghds? In the latest episode of How to be Sound, I chat to ‘Curly Cailin’ Gabriella Strano (top) about her curly journey, the ‘Curly Girl’ method, puff cuffs, buffs, pineapples and wet plopping.

Alternatively a steam iron at high heat.

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21 thoughts on “Dayum, Curl

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Well I listened to a podcast about Trevor Sorbie at the weekend. Very interesting. Hair is important to people.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Yeah! I love it. I now love Lauren Laverne too. Ah hope you do do. I love the way she says I. LOVE LOVE LOVE! *defenestrates self*

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            I’ve loved Lauren since the Kenickie days, once I luv ya it’s hard to get rid of me.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Hey! I didn’t have to go to Google to check what you meant. I’m so soccer.

  1. Junkface

    What in God’s name is this about? I barely understood the text under the image. A woman talks about her curly hair? Wet plopping? Ugh

    1. missred

      Plopping is drying one’s hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel, carefully lowering it down and wrapping it gently. It prevents curly hair drying out too soon.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Is that what it’s called? I have done that. Makes a LOVELY curl, I must say. They should come up with a nicer description for it.

        1. missred

          I think it comes from the US, where they may not have such filthy dirty minds as us. (Plonking is slightly better methinks.) I don’t own any big t-shirts so I put mine in a normal towel for five minutes then check there is no drips and leave it to dry. Takes a long time but fully worth it.

          1. missred

            Bertie, I sorely wish I did. Though if I were a ginger, I probably wouldn’t have the grá for a hot redhead fella of an evening

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I even went to a special curly hair hairdressers in NYC once. Jaykers. I was like yer wan in the photo up top. Amazing.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I had forgotten where I went in NY. It’s called Devachan. They developed a special shampoo called, wait for it, no-poo. They dried my hair with special towels that were like t-shirts.
            I bought the shampoo. It was tremendous. Then totally forgot about it til now! It’s not cheap but might be worth a go. Not sure if they ship, though, as I brought it home with me.

  2. Frilly Keane


    my hair still thinks it’s 1987
    The great thing is tho’
    When you’ve mad hair
    Like mine

    You can be out the door in 15 mins

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