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Following The Curly Girl Method

by Chelsea Castonguay
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If you've been wearing your hair curly for any amount of time, odds are you've heard about the Curly Girl Method. However, curly girls often report they find it a bit daunting to undertake, and sometimes give up on the method. In addition, it can feel overwhelming to find all Curly Girl Method approved products. However, we've got you covered with this guide to following the Curly Girl Method. Give these suggestions a try, and see if it makes a difference for you.

Following The Curly Girl Method


Start by keeping your cleansing your curls at least once every week to ten days. When you do wash your curls, you should use your fingertips to gently massage your scalp. Use your fingertips to gently remove buildup and product.


Following the shampooing, you're going to need to rinse your curls and then apply a conditioner. Start from the midshaft down, and make sure all your strands are completely covered. Allow the product to sit in your hair for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water to close down your hair shaft.

Drying and styling:

One of the basic tenets of the Curly Girl Method is to avoid using heat as much as possible, as heat can be very damaging to your strands. After rinsing out your conditioner, bend forward and drape your curls over your head. Using a microfiber towel, you're going to need to gently blot your curls to absorb extra moisture. Then, apply your products by gently scrunching them into your curls to help form your tendrils into their natural shape. Allow your curls to air dry. However if you're in a rush, you can also diffuse using a low heat.

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