If you;re reading this, you're probably thinking about starting the Curly Girl Method. Designed by well, a curly girl, this routine is aimed at solving all of the woes curly girls can experience when taking care of their strands. However, a lot of folks get hung up on the issue of the products. There are some pretty specific guidelines, but it doesn't have to be hard. Here's how to pick the right products for the Curly Girl Method.
How to pick the right products for the Curly Girl Method
First things first, before you can start buying products, you'll need to determine what your curls need. While you might already know, it's still a good idea to review to make sure nothing has changed. While you don't want to focus so much on the type, you should think about how your curls behave and what you need to address. For example, if you have very dry curls that are prone to frizz, you'll need a moisturizing product.
Next, you'll need to select some Curly Girl approved products. Remember, this program rejects any products that contain artificial ingredients that might be harmful for your curls. Therefore, you'll need to spend some time reviewing labels and making sure what's on your bathroom counter actually aligns with the method. Give or store away anything that no longer goes. Going forward, you'll need a clarifying shampoo for occasional use, a low poo for more regular use, and a conditioner. Additionally, plan to include 1-2 styling products, and a deep conditioning mask for pampering your strands.
Remember, there are a few things you need to know when getting started on your product selection. Not all products are created equally so make sure to take your time to review ingredients, and check out reviews from other curly girls. Don't skip or scrimp on the conditioner and deep conditioner; every single curly girl needs a good conditioner to keep curls manageable. Finally, don't go overboard. As fun and tempting as it is to add every cool product to your cart, you don't need them. Start by streamlining and simplifying your curl care routine while you get used to using this new method. The less to deal with, the better.