The 4 Step Guide to the Curly Girl Method
The four step guide to the Curly Girl Method introduces us to the main principals the method adopts.
Created by curly hair specialist Lorraine Masey, the curly girl method has become highly popular and widespread throughout the world, we have included our Curly Girl Method guide below.
We have created Curly Girl Method approved products and curl kits to compliment your CGM needs.
1. Curly Girl Method Cleanse
The Curly Girl Method uses a no poo or co-wash technique to clean dirt, oils and product build-up from your scalp and curls.
This involves cleansing your scalp and curls with a sulphate free cleanser or even a watered down conditioner, avoiding shampoos that suds and bubble up an strip your curly hair of its moisture and hydration.
2. Curly Girl Method Condition
The condition step involves correctly applying conditioner to the hair follicles, hydrating the cortex of your curly hair.
The Curly Girl Method techniques include Squish to condish, (a gentle squeezing motion to help disperse and encourage moisture into each strand of curly hair) and Roping, (closing your hand around a smaller more manageable section of your curly hair compresssing the curl hydrating conditioner into those sections).
3. Curly Girl Method Styling
Styling your curly hair while it is still wet with the appropriate styling products for your curly hair, the correct products really depend on so many factors including, curl type, curl thickness, occupation, lifestyle, previous treatments and heat damage, your desired look and style, and the list goes on.
The curly hair styling products in the Curly Girl Method are applied to your curls with techniques such as praying hands, raking and scrunching.
4. Curly Girl Method Drying
Correctly drying your curls is essential, techniques from the Curly Girl Method include plopping, air drying and gently drying your curly hair with a diffuser on your hairdryer.
After your curls are completely dry, the Curly Girl Method here is to scrunch out the crunch, leaving you with healthy hydrated curls upon completing the method.