Some of you might have heard of the current boom; The Curly Girl Method.
It’s easy, doesn’t cost much and you will start to see the results from using these products very quickly!
What is The Curly Girl Method?
The method is based on the hair products you use day-to-day. The key ingredient is to follow these rules:
- Gentle cleansing ingredients – cocamidopropyl betaine & decyl polyglucose
- Emollients – Shea butter, olive & vegetable oils
- Proteins – wheat, wheat germ or soy
- Humectants – panthenol, vegetable glycerine, sorbitol
- Moisturizers – amino acids & aloe vera
- Styling gel ingredients – PVP and PVP/VA
- Special comb
DON’T USE ⛔
- Regular shampoo
- Regular combs & brushes
- Certain sulfates (sodium lauryl sulfate & ammonium laureth sulfate)
- Non-water soluble silicones
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Gently scrub and stimulate the entire scalp with fingertips (no nails!) and conditioner.
The friction will lift residue, sweat & oil to be rinsed out.
How often should you cleanse?
Wavy – You may use regular shampoo, but only once a week. Always condition before & after using shampoo.
Curly – Cowash with water and conditioner once a week or every 10 days.
Coily – In between cowash days, wet your hair and go straight to Step 2.
STEP 2 : CONDITION
Smooth conditioner over hair in sections, until all hair has been coated with conditioner. Let the water distribute the product evenly.
Wavy – Rinse your hair for just a few seconds, if a little bit of conditioner is left on the hair that’s ok.
Curly – You can either rinse or leave the conditioner in at this point, depending on how much moisture you need.
Coily – If you have time when conditioning, wrap your hair and apply heat for 15 minutes for a moisture boost. Rinse completely to avoid a visible film.
STEP 3: DRY & STYLE
Bend forward & blot dry by cupping curls in a towel – never wring or disturb your curls. Then air-dry. If you’re in a hurry, use a diffuser.
Scrunch gel from ends toward the scalp, starting at the nape and working up, scrunch the top layer last. Clip the roots for lift.
Wavy – Encourage your curls to form with extra scrunching or by doing pin curls.
Curly – When hair is completely dry, bend forward and fluff from underneath to create lift. Don’t touch the top layer to avoid frizz.
Coily – You can style your hair however you like. Just try to avoid heat.