It’s hardly a secret that there is absolutely a ton of information on the internet about the Curly Girl Method. When you’re trying to get started, it can feel really overwhelming to sort through all the information and data out there. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Rather than get overwhelmed, get informed. Here are the steps to take when starting the Curly Girl Method. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know if you love your new and improved curls.
Cleanse: First things first, start with a blank slate. Use a sulfate shampoo or clarifying shampoo to remove all build up and product from your curls. This will allow you to see what you’re working with. Congratulations, curly girl! You’ve taken your first steps for following the Curly Girl Method.
Condition: After you’ve cleansed your curls, they’re going to feel a bit try. It’s important to use a moisture-rich conditioner to ensure your strands stay smooth and hydrated. Use a silicone free conditioner, and you can also work on any knots or tangles you have during this time. Follow up with a leave-in conditioner.
Style: Now’s the time you’re going to really get to know your curls. After you’ve washed and conditioned, it’s time to apply your curl care product. Take the time to select one or two products that you can use most frequently. Odds are, you aren’t going to need more than one or two products. Most curly girls following the Curly Girl Method choose a gel, and a curl cream, or a serum. Apply your products one at time by gently scrunching them upwards into your strands, ensuring each curl is covered. This will also allow your natural shape to pop up. Remember, your curls should be wet when applying products.
Dry: After applying products, you can then use a t-shirt or microfiber towel to absorb excess water. Gently squish the towels upwards to remove water. After, allow your curls to fully dry. You can use a diffuser if needed to speed up the process. Once your curls are fully dry, you can gently squeeze your curls to break the cast on your curls.