A unique styling system, Curl Prep Handmade, founded in 2009 by Candace Kelley, is THE solution for preventing hair shrinkage, adding moisture, shine and nourishment to your hair. Kelley is a modern day urban forager of sorts, finding ingredients, oils  and scents that strengthen the hair. A cook and mixer for over 30 years, she knows product properties and how they can keep your tresses healthy.

     There is nothing on the market like top sellers Sweet Buttah and Sweet Moisturizing Gel. Women love to see their hair transform at workshops and shows.    The shampoo, conditioner, oils and creams are versatile with any style

     Candace began her company  10 years ago in Red Bank, NJ. Since then, she has traveled around the world with her brand. France, Nigeria, Jamaica, Germany and so many more have embraced the line with their purchases.

       A mixing master, over the years,  she perfected natural hair recipes that can be found in her book Coif Cuisine: Natural Hair Recipes & Side Dishes for the Hair & Now. 

     A producer of major natural hair events including Curlpalooza,  and as Executive Producer of the play, Supernatural: The Play, Candace's team has met thousands of women who know that Natural Hair just starts the conversation. That conversation continues.

     Trust those who already know and believe, if you use this line, you won’t believe it’s your hair. 

                     STILL HANDMADE!

Candace O. Kelley

Meet the Founder

The Curl Prep Team

"Hair just starts the conversation. We have an amazing team that brings hair events, arts, and culture to the community."

-Candace Kelley

Founder, Curl Prep

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