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.
Most curly girls follow a “no shampoo” rule, however, if you can’t get away from shampoo, try simple cleaning products for your hair like the ones from DevaCurl.
You can also use more gentle cleaning products that contain mild cleansers like cocamidopropyl betaine or coco betaine.
Follow, or simply start with, a quality conditioner.
Apply in the shower with a wide tooth comb and allow the steam of the shower to help the product work itself into your hair.
Deep conditioners can be especially good for the dry winter climate and summer weather when chlorine and ocean air may cause more dry spots.
After your shower routine is done, it’s best to follow with a favorite CG styler.
After just a few days practicing the CG Method, you’ll be sure to see great results in your curls and waves, including extra shine, bounce and added moisture.