naturally curly

Understanding The Curly Girl Method


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 e8c4964d7d22c1528c8261e432b2ba31

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

  1. Shampoo 2280662s1583913-main-zoom
  2. Heat
  3. Sulfates
  4. silicone
  5. Combs

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 🙂

 

Getting back to blogging!



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 

So if you want to hang on for the ride subscribe to my daily posts. Also you can keep up with me on IG as Narural489 now I’m not ver big on Twitter but I’m trying to get that in the mix as well I also have a Facebook page click here plus I do have other social media you can connect with me with but as of right now it’s a work in progress for my YouTube channel so I’ll see y’all here very soon! 

My Natural Hair Confessions


1. I have a little heat damage in the front of my hair.

2. I am a product junkie i’ve probably have enough hair products to open a store of my own.

3. I hate it when people touch my hair without permission i get annoyed.

4. I get tired when people ask if its all of my hair or if some of it weave.

5. I made peace with my natural hair only about a year ago and accepted my natural hair texture and embraced it.

6. I get really excited when someone wants to talk about hair and products 🙂

7. Im addicted to youtube i search youtube for new styles and products they use on their hair I love Naptural85 and MahoganyCurls

8. Bobby Pins gets lost in my hair all the time…dang i hate that lol

9. I dont like to do hair even though im good at i get asked all time to braid or do extension in their hair. I probably would make a killer! but my head is enough for me lol

10. I sometimes look at these pictures of short hair like pixie cuts and bobs i secretly want to cut my hair lol buuuut i look but no scissors will ever go to this head of mine unless it trimming my bad ends! lol

 

Got a Confession? I’d love to hear from you comment below…

Photo Source: Alex Cross

 

 

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Blog Feature AntiguaBarbudaGirl


AntiguaBarbudaGirl

 

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How long have you been natural?
I have been natural most of my life except for 2 separate occations in university when I texturized it, just to have a change

What texture is your hair? : 4B

How did you transition?
I long termed transition for a year the two times I texturized my hair. I washed and got my hair corn rowed once a week, while slowly cutting off the processed ends.

When/Why did you decide to go natural?
Since I was used to having my natural hair, I decided to transition back, while in university

Is being natural what you expected?
What stage are you at in your natural hair journey? : Well, I knew exactly what to expect because I was used to having and caring for my natural hair. I am back to mid back stage after transitioning for 3 years from a permanent colour

Where Can you be reached via Social Media(website/twitter/facebook etc.):
website: antiguabarbudagirl.com 
twitter: AntiguaBarbudaG

 

Thanks for your time! and i love your hair!

-N489