So you’re wondering about the curly girl method? wondering is it for you? Well today im going to explain whats it about and why i follow this method
This method in short terms is called the CG Method. with this method you avoid certain ingredients in your hair products. so if you ever seen someone on the shampoo aisle looking at ingredients their more than likely are looking at if that products has things they’re trying to avoid. Now the market has so many natural hair products out there to choose from it used to be very few. But now with the natural hair hype every product line has created some type of products that’s for natural hair.
So to simply explain the CG method you avoid
So I bet here’s the part where your like why? Whats sulfates and why i shouldn’t use them in my hair….Well Sulfates are harsh on curly hair and most hair in general they strip our hair of its moisture. And curly hair needs all the moisture it can get. Thats why its good to avoid shampoos. There are alternatives to using shampoos there are low poos from Deva Curl you can use which is what im currently using from the decadence line from them which i love. the next alternative is what most naturalist use is what it’s called is co-washing you simply wash your hair with conditioner only. this keeps that moisture in your hair and yes it actually cleanses the hair lightly. Now i do recommend clarifying your hair with a shampoo about once a month or you can use a AVC (Apple Cider Vineger) rinse. Shea moisture has alternatives out there as well for shampoos that’s CG friendly
Now lets talk about silicone. There are so many curly girls out there who swear by them and hate silicones me personally I have a love hate relationship with it. But someone like me i avoid them but i do get a silicone prouduct once a year maybe a little more.. but the ones who still follow the cg method and still use silicones this is called the modified CG Method. It’s good to avoid silicones because later the cause products build up and weigh your curls down and could actually alter your curl the pattern.
Why is it good to avoid combs and heat? well heat is a given to much heat causes heat damage and potentially altering your curl pattern and will no longer curl any more and become life less which will leading to having to cut your hair and we all don’t want that happening ever and that happened to me a year ago cause me to transition my own natural hair which was never permed ever of my 27 years of living but i had to cut it in Jan of 2017. Now on to why the avoidance of combs and brushes. that’s an easy one as well. They rip our hair damage the shaft causes split ends. So with the curly girl method you detangle your hair with your fingers while your hair is wet with conditioner in your hair. Theres another alternative as well with this you can use a Denman brush. I’ve never used them but a lot of naturalist use this to style their hair and detagle its supposed to be gentle on your hair.
well that’s it i tried to shorten it as much as i could. Theres so much! maybe ill do a video explaing it 🙂
So I’m sure y’all been waiting on what the drastic change was…….
I cut my hair!!! It was a bitter sweet thing. I didn’t want to but I did a mini big chop as you guys who followed me for a while knew I had heat damaged I announced it about 2015 stating I was in the way of finding new methods of styling my hair and blending in two different textures it was hard but it was worth it. I was so sad I’ve always had long hair that’s what made it really hard for me so when I pull a curl down it’s collar bone length so I did good transitioning for 1 year and 7 months. So let the journey start back over wish me luck!!!!
So I went about 1 year and 7 months transitioning out of natural hair heat damage.
I bought the new thing that now everyone is nearly talking about in the curly hair wold. Deva Curl decadence. I tried it out 3 days ago. I can’t say anything bad about it it’s moisturizing on my locks. So check out my next blog post which will be posted sooner than you think you’ll be shocked 😱😱😱
I’ve rummaged the isle at target and countless times I’ve looked at all the TGIN products wondered how well they worked. Because it’s one of those you never really hear from.
So one day I just decided to cave in and buy the honey miracle hair mask. But before I bought it I did look at the reviews on the mask on amazon. But hey let me tell you it’s the most amazing thing on this planet. I’ve tried a lot of Deep conditioners and like found one that was like good but not perfect so I used the Sheamoisture super fruit complex. Like I said it was still missing something for me. But when I tried the TGIN honey miracle mask I wasn’t expecting it to be amazing! It is now my staple product I will not be using any other deep conditioner 🙏🏾 ever! Here are the ingredients now it does have Dimethicone and other ingredients that May or may not be curly girl friendly.
So after getting hooked on the hair mask I caved in again I had to buy the twist and define cream which when I tried it it was good but did lack something made my hair hard. To me it was like a cream gel. Best way for me to describe it. But on the jar it does state that you need the buttercream after the twist in your hair dries apply the buttercream which I didn’t do that the first go around. Which caused my hair to feel dry. So which brings me to the next thing I bought from their line is the butter cream daily moisturizer. So after my braids dried I applied very little to each braid and then took my braidout out down.
So with that added step it made my hair so soft no flyaways no frizz! But with that added step my hair lasted well over 9 days! So that’s a win for me in my book!
Hopefully I’ll be able to try more of their products soon!
So yes I’m back to blogging. I’ve missed it! So I’m getting back full throttle hopefully I can get a post in everyday.
Some days it’ll be about hair sometimes about life world happenings beauty tips DiY
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