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The Curly Girl Method

Hi! I’ve mentioned the Curly Girl Method a few times on my blog, but not in much detail. I thought that I’d do just that.

The Curly Girl Method is for anyone who has wavy or curly hair. The basic idea is to only use conditioner, gel or mousse. No shampoo. I know, I know. No shampoo?! Trust me, my hair is very clean. Shampoo contains sulfates, which strip the hair of its natural oils. Some shampoo (and pretty much any other types of hair products) also contains silicone, which coat your hair in plastic, making it so that no moisture can get through to your hair. Ever. For your hair to be healthy, it needs moisture, and it can’t get that when it’s coated with plastic.

To start the Curly Girl Method (or CGM), you need to do a final wash. This is washing with a shampoo that has sulfates, but not silicone. You can also use diluted dish soap. The sulfates wash out the silicone so that you can start anew with non-plastic-y hair. Then, you add conditioner. The conditioner can’t contain sulfates or silicone.  It all depends on your hair with how much conditioner, which conditioner, if you leave some in or not, etc.

Personally, I leave in one HUGE handful of Suave Essentials conditioner. That’s right, I don’t wash it out. My hair loves moisture that much!

The next time you wash your hair, instead of shampoo or dish soap, just use your CG (Curly Girl Method Safe) conditioner to wash your hair. Put some on your dry scalp (and, if you want, dry hair) and scrub your scalp. Don’t use your nails, though. Scrub until you feel like your arms are falling off, then get into the shower. Scrub some more so that all of the conditioner is out of your hair and off of your scalp. Put some more conditioner in your hair and let it sit like you would with normal conditioner, and shower as normal. Once your shower is over, rinse all of the conditioner out while combing through your hair with your fingers or a wide tooth comb. Now, add some more conditioner in your hair. It should feel like wet seaweed and your fingers should be able to go through it effortlessly. I suggest doing this with your head upside down; it’s easier on the arms. I then add another handful of conditioner and work it into my hair. This is too much for some people, and not enough for others, so you just have to figure out what’s best for you!

Once you’ve finished with that, put some gel in your hair. Remember, the gel can’t contain silicone or sulfates! I like to scrunch my gel in, but it’s up to you. You don’t need to use gel, but that works best for most people.

It’s normal for your hair to need to transition. For some people, their hair looks good right away. For others it takes up to 3 months. During the transition period the hair is usually limp, possibly greasy looking, and overall unappealing. But once you get past that stage, your hair will probably look so much better! I know mine did. Here are some pictures:

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My hair when I was little.
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Before the CGM. I wore my hair in a ponytail 24/7.

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This is after my first time doing the CGM. I didn’t know about the final wash, so I didn’t actually do one.
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Right after my first DevaCut. My hair was cut dry so that she could see how my hair naturally fell.
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My 13th Birthday! A couple weeks after my DevaCut.

 

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A few months after my first DevaCut.

Over time, my hair got curlier and curlier. Now, a year after my first DevaCut, my hair is pretty curly.

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My 14th birthday! This was yesterday 🙂 (March 1st, 2017)

If you have any questions about the Curly Girl Method, comment, and I’ll do my best to answer them!

I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂

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My haircut!

I know this really has almost nothing to do with school, but I don’t know what else to blog about. Therefore, I am blogging about my new hair.

It all started about a year ago, when my hair turned into a big, frizzy, static mess. Every time I brushed it. Everytime it dried after being in the shower. It looked something like this when it was pulled back: HairBack

But if I put it down it was like this: IMG_3064

Well, it’s sideways, but oh well.

If I took the hour to flat iron it or blow-dry it then:

Nov 12, 2014 10_17_42 AMBut it only lasted a day or two; and I was damaging it. Badly.

 

So my mom (not sure what her tag is) AKA Leigh Fransen got me a book called The Curly Girl Handbook. curlygirlhandbook

I started following the directions from the book, and my hair was actually curly all this time!

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I got a haircut on Wednesday with an official DevaCurl expert who only takes clients who

  1. Have curly hair
  2. Follow the Curly Girl Handbook

So she seem pretty perfect. I had my hair cut, and voila!

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The funny thing is? I’ve always LOVED curly hair and wished I had it! Well… I love it!

 

Goodbye.

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