Taking care of your curls and following the Curly Girl Method at the same time isn’t as hard as it might seem at first. There is a variety of great products on the market available to follow the CG Method without breaking the budget or going out of your way to find them. You can train your hair by gradually switching to the Curly Girl Method. Is your routine still missing a silicone and sulfate-free product? These are my current Holy Grails:
Pre-poo: Darshana Natural Hair Oil
Add a little bit of the Darshana Natural Hair Oil to your curls at least 30 minutes before you wash your curls. I love the additional shine this great GC-friendly hair oil gives me!
Shampoo: Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
When following the CG-method you have to use a non-lathering shampoo, like the Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo. This shampoo will get rid of any residue I might still have in my curls without damaging it, so there is no need to use any silicones afterwards.
Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
I love how the Mop Top conditioner gives my curls just the right amount of moisture without over-conditioning them. Like the name says, I use it daily--or at least every time I wash my curls.
Detangler: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Are you struggling with detangling your curls? If so, you definitely have to give the Kinky Curly Knot Today a chance. Not only does it reduce my detangling time, but it also makes it less painful and much easier to get knots out.
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion
If you are looking for a great conditioner to revive your second day curls, this is it. I usually mix my Smoothing Lotion with some water and scrunch a bit into my hair before heading out. This works great on on second (or sometimes even third) days. It is also a great refresher, as it does not weigh my curls down.
Styler: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Although this styling custard can be somewhat difficult to apply, because if you are using too much of it, your curls will take forever to dry (seriously!). However, it is one of my favorite CG-friendly styling products as it clumps my curls while reducing frizz at the same time. Give this product a try, once you have figured out the right amount for your hair, it’s a real lifesaver.
Gel: Mop Top Anti-Frizz Gel (medium hold)
If you are looking for an easier GC-friendly styling product, I can strongly recommend you the Mop Top anti-frizz gel, which is super easy to apply. Just make sure to scrunch out the crunch as soon as your curls are completely dry.