When it comes to following the Curly Girl Method, there are some products that work better than others. When switching over the method, some curly girls fear they're going to have to spend a bunch on scoring new products. Fortunately, that isn't true. You don't need to shop at high end product stores, or work exclusively with a stylist to get great Curly Girl Method approved products. Here are some you can buy right at the drugstore. If you find any in this mix that you like, don't forget to let us know.
Sulfate free shampoos:
While it can be hard to give up those sudsy shampoos in the shower, sulfates an be harmful to your curls. Make the switch to sulfate free shampoos, and put one of these in your cart: Cantu Cleansing Cream Shampoo, Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Shampoo, and Say Yes to Cucumbers Color Protect Shampoo. These gentle cleansing shampoos will cleanse your curls without stripping away all the moisture from your hair.
It's very important to have a good quality conditioner to re introduce moisture into your curls after washing. You'll also need a conditioner to help protect your curls during detangling and removing knots, so you want one that can create some good slip. Grab a bottle of Suave Essentials Tropical Coconut for the amazing tropical smell, Tresemme Botanique, Nourish and Replenish for a thick, luxurious moisturizer, and Vo5 Herbal Escape conditioners which is very inexpensive but works great.
Even though you've got a conditioner, you're still going to need a good deep conditioner as well. This treat for your curls will help soften and maintain the overall health and well being of your curls. To keep your curls looking their absolute best, you'll want to use one of these deep conditioners about once a week. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore, which is great for helping your strands grow long and strong. Mielle Organics Deep Conditioner Babassu and Mint is great to help stimulate growth, and invigorate your curls with moisture. Finally, when you want an enriching deep conditioning experience, grab a bottle of JessiCurl Deep Conditioning Treatment.