Taking time to embrace your natural curls may also take some getting used to--however, with the right products, adapting to the true “Curly Girl” Method can be a lot easier.

Most Curly Girl products are those that don’t contain any harmful substances like sulfates (really, these aren’t good for anyone’s hair, they strip hair of natural, needed, oils). Silicones and most products ending in “-cone” (ie. dimethicone), are also not “CG” approved. There are a number of various types of silicones, but most only cause build up in the hair, and need to be removed with (guess?) Sulfates! Ugly cycle.

To avoid this vicious cycle and start treating your curls with love, follow the CG Method using some of the following product suggestions.

 MORE: Curly Girl: The NEW Handbook