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The Curly Girl Method for Type 2 Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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When it comes to curls, there are different ways to care for different strands. Every curl is unique, and therefore what works for one curly girl may or may not work well for another. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here's how to use the Curly Girl Method for Type 2 curls. Give this routine a try, and if you love it, make sure to let us know.

The Curly Girl Method for Type 2 Curls

First things first:

Before starting on any journey using the Curly Girl Method, you need to go through all your products and make sure they're Curly Girl Method or CGM approved. If not, the method won't work as it should, and you won't see the improvements you'd like to in your hair.


Limit your washes:

One of the tenets of the CGM is to minimize the amount of washes you do with your hair. For Type 3 curly girls, you're going to want to try to keep your washes to every 4-5 days, or less if you're able. This will allow your strands time between washes, and minimize the amount of moisture loss your curls may experience. Wash with a sulfate free shampoo, and follow up with a deep conditioning treatment. This is also a great time to detangle your strands.


While your curls are still wet, you can apply your styler. Emulsify some product between your palms, and flip your head upside down. Scrunch throughout your strands to help your curls clump up. Gently squish the product into your roots to encourage clumping, and to make sure you covered all the strands. You can also add in a leave in conditioner, and a serum to help minimize frizz.


Follow styling by gently squeezing your curls with a t-shirt or microfiber towel. This removes excess water and allows your curls to take shape without damaging or drying out your strands. Once your curls have the excess water removed, you can allow your strands to air dry or use a diffuser on low or cool to finish the process. Once your curls are fully dry, you can use a bit of styler or gel to scrunch your curls up again as needed.

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