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Curly Girl Method
Everything you need to know about this care method for natural hair.
I finally gave in and tried the Curl Talk line
Welcome to my very first Cherie review!! I've been following the Curly Girl Method (with some modifications here and there) for two years or so now. I've been eyeing the Curl Talk line since it came out, and for some reason I just never made the plunge... until now! These are my first impressions. For reference, I have 2c, fine, medium porosity hair. The second pic is my hair on day one, and the third pic is after I refreshed on day two. Curl Talk Scalp Cleansing Oil: This right here is the star of the show. I have a dry scalp that gets flakes fairly easily, and this is probably the best shampoo I've ever used. My scalp felt so happy after using this. It's strong enough to get rid of buildup and flakes, yet hydrating enough for my dry scalp. If you can only try one product from this line, make it this one. Curl Talk 3-in-1 Conditioner: I enjoyed this conditioner. I used it as a rinse out conditioner. it detangled fairly well and has some nice protein ingredients if your hair likes protein. I say give it a try! Curl Talk Leave-In Conditioner: I like this leave-in because it's a lightweight spray. It's hard to find a spray leave-in that actually sprays like a mist and actually hydrates curly hair. It also works as a heat protectant for diffusing which is a nice added bonus. Curl Talk Curl Cream: So, I'm not typically a cream gal because they can weigh down my hair. I'm typically a mousse gal cause I love volume. I've tried the Curl Talk mousse before, but I find it to be pretty sticky. This curl cream is pretty dang great. It's hydrating enough to give me some nice definition, yet lightweight enough to give me some volume. It's kind of like finding a unicorn. I'm impressed so far. Let me know what you think of the Curl Talk line!
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Curl Talk 3-in-1 Conditioner
Give it a Go! 5-step Plump Hair Method!👏👏👏
The Plump Method is a styling technique for people with naturally curly hair to create big, bouncy and fluffy curls. My hair type is 2c/3a, but I’m sure these tips work for all kinds of curls, so keep reading! I’ve been so pleased to learn that I can utilize different methods and techniques and have different curls because of it. Rake & shake, rake & scrunch, and the plump method all give significantly different results. The Plump Hair Method Tutorial Step 1: Co-Wash/Shampoo and Condition as Usual With the co-wash, or conditioner, in your hair, flip your head over and gently finger-comb your hair so it is all going forward. Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute product evenly; this will also smooth your hair and prevent frizz. Step 2: Form Curl Clumps, Apply Product, Finger Curl With hair still flipped upside down, rinse the conditioner out of your hair. Let the water help your curls form into large clumps. Those large clumps will help you get big fluffy curls once it is dry. While still in the shower with hair still pushed forward, gently press excess water out of your curl clumps. Your curls should still be soaking wet. Now would be the time to apply leave-in, if you choose. Once your product is applied, finger curl each clump for more definition. Next, smoosh a small amount of gel into each curl clump. Step 3: Time to Plop Plopping your curls will help “set them” and will also help with volume. I use a soft T-shirt; the key here is to let the curl clumps coil as you set them in the plop. I let my curls sit plopped in the T-shirt for about 20 minutes. Step 4: Time to Dry I highly recommend diffusing, I find it gives me the best volume. Do NOT separate your curl clumps when they are still wet! The curl clumps should start to separate on their own as you diffuse. Step 5: Finishing Touches Once my curls are about 80% to 90% dry, I start to pull apart any curls still clumped together. Once clumps are separated, continue to diffuse until dry. Once your curls are 100% dry, use your fingers to gently shake your curls out at the roots. This will help with volume and also help lift curls from your scalp.
My Curly Girl Method Routine for healthy curls
Since puberty, I’ve had thick spiral curls and of course, a boatload of frizz. Like skincare, it’s a journey to find the routine and products that will best accent your natural hair. As always, healthy is beautiful! Focus on healthy habits before you worry about picture perfect results! I helped my curls by following the curly girl method, a way of treating curls that avoids sulfates, silicones, and alcohols that strip hair of natural oils. Now, I’ll fully admit that my hair used to be greasier than a New York Slice. I chalked it up to genetics, and blasted my hair every other day with a lathering shampoo. Before CGM, I’d soak my hair in mousse and pray to the curl gods for a good hair day. What is the curly girl method? As stated above, it avoids products that strip oil from your hair and focuses on balancing your protein and moisture levels for healthy curls. Much like over cleansing your face can kickstart oil overproduction, using harsh shampoos on curls can make your scalp overproduce oil and can frizz out your hair. So, what do you do? Like skincare, it takes different products for different people and a lot of experimentation to get your desired results. Knowledge is power, so do your research. The biggest part of the CGM is co-washing: using conditioner to wash your hair. This cleans your hair without harsh sulfates or silicones in shampoos. You can then follow with leave in conditioners and styling products depending on what you want! It’s extremely unique to your hair and your needs, so learn to listen to your hair like you listen to your skin. Research and knows what your products are supposed to be doing so you can evaluate what works and what doesn’t. So is that it? I’ve had to simplify it down a lot, but there’s plenty of information online to help you get started, even an online bot that scans ingredient lists for CGM-banned compounds so you can find products that work for your budget and your curls. Like always, there are expensive options that may sound appealing, but the most basic CGM can be done for under $10. My routine is currently under $30: NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Sea Minerals Conditioner NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Sea Minerals Shampoo cantu - Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream I spent over five months perfecting my routine, and it took a lot of research, experimentation, and asking for advice to get it down pat, so be patient! My routine: 🌀Wash with NYM low-poo (sulfate free) 🌀Condition and leave for five minutes and rinse 🌀Add in some NYM conditioner as a leave in 🌀Scrunch excess water with a cotton t-shirt 🌀Rake in Cantu’s curl activator (just a little bit) 🌀Wrap my head in foil (seriously, it helps my hair absorb product and water through heat) 🌀Unwrap my head after 30min 🌀Air dry And that’s it!
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Sea Minerals Conditioner
Curly Girl Method! I've tried these so you don't need to try again!
I've tried several hair products for curly hair, and these are my favorite! Shampoos SheaMoisture - Argan Oil and Almond Milk Shampoo It smells like milk. I love that and the way this made my hair feel. Very smooth and non-greasy after washing. Conditioners SheaMoisture - Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Renewal System Conditioner Some people don't like its scent, but I personally can accept it. The moisturizing effect is perfect. TRESemmé - Botanique Nourish + Replenish With Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Conditioner It's affordable and it's so large that you can use it for a long time. Apply it and wait 5-8 minutes, then your hair will be like seaweed. Kinky-Curly - Knot Today, Natural Leave In / Detangler It smells like coconut. I use it as a moisturizer. I have now purchased 3 bottles of this. My hair cannot get enough. It is pricey, but so worth it. It is the best leave in conditioner I have ever tried. The best part about it is it's sans silicones sulfates or waxes. If you're looking for a great detangler that doesn't leave your hair greasy, this is the one for you. Leave-in conditioners SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner It is a little greasy. I brush my hair with this leave in in during the shower and it keeps my hair silky and curls not frizzy Hair masks SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Masque I use it once every two weeks, staying for 15-20 minutes before washing off. After using it, it helps hydrate my hair. It’s very light and doesn’t dry with any residue! It leaves my curls feeling light weight! Curl defining gels DevaCurl - Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler I have medium length curly hair and I use about a quarter size for the initial scrunch from ends to root. I touch up around the entire head with another quarter size. Let dry and scrunch to release the cast from the gel. My hair and curls are so happy with this product. It is the holy grail for sure. SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie I use it to apply a little bit to the hair before setting. It makes your hair look a little oily.
Kinky-Curly- Knot Today, Natural Leave In / Detangler
How To Pick The Best Curly Hairstyles With Bangs？Look at this!
I'm a curly girl with bangs. Recently, most of my curly haired friends complain about how unmanageable their hair is. But on its good days, you can’t deny that you love your curls. We search day in and day out for the perfect hair accessory, only to miss one that’s been right in our face the entire time. Yes! I’m talking about bangs!!! Here I collected some pictures of curly bangs from pinterest to better show how to pick the best curly hairstyles with bangs. 👉For round face If you have a broad forehead, or a round face, then consider these bangs. Your bangs should be graphic, thick and fall just above the eyebrows. The curly bangs will make your face look slim and conceal the length of your forehead. 👉For Long Face If you have a long face, then short bangs are a no-no as they will enhance your forehead. Try long bangs that are either full center or side-swept, and I promise it will look amazing. 👉For Heart Shaped Face A heart-shaped face is the widest at the forehead and gradually narrows down to the chin. Side-swept bangs tapering on the same sides look amazing on heart-shaped faces. Consider feathered shaggy bangs as well. Wispy bangs look incredible on heart-shaped faces. 👉For Oval Face An oval face is angular at the jawline. If you have a pointed jawline, then you have a diamond face. The thing about an oval face is that all fringes look great on it. So, take your pick! It also depends on whether you have a high or short forehead. The way to check that is to see if your forehead is smaller than or bigger than your nose. 🌟Tips For How To Maintain Your Bangs Use a tried and tested shampoo and conditioner that you know works well for you. Don’t change shampoos in between. You can check with a hairstylist on which shampoo and conditioner to use. Trim your bangs regularly. Watch your bangs when you moisturize your face. Make sure you don’t get any cream on your hair. The ingredients you use to moisturize your face might not be suitable for your hair. Hope these tips helpful to you! Any curlies with bangs that might share your experience？Leave comments below!🥰
I tried the “Curly Girl Method” and....
The Curly Girl Method isn’t new. My mom has been using this method for so long. I had never done it before because I have naturally curly hair and didn’t think it would make a difference...well.... I was wrong. My curls are dry and thick and nothing seems to make them bouncy and full except a good haircut with layers. But, you know, quarantine and all...so I haven’t had a haircut since February! This is my take on the curly girl method: 1. Start with wet hair! This is me about 10 minutes after I got out of the shower. 2. Use a curl defining cream or gel and scrunch it through your hair. Yep, from bottom to scalp. I used my current favorite Briogeo - Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Cream which smells great and is such a good amount for the price. 3. Grab an oversized t-shirt. The softer the better, but as long as it’s cotton. 4. Turn your head upside-down. Take the bottom two corners of the shirt and tie them around your forehead to your neck like a headband. 5. Grab your hair and “plop” or stuff your hair into the shirt while pulling up the rest of it. 6. Trap your hair in the shirt and wrap the sleeves up around your head like a headband again. 7. Tie the sleeves together in the front! 8. Leave it on for 20-60 minutes. My hair usually takes about 8-10 hours to fully air dry so I let mine sit for an hour. 9. Take your hair out of the shirt and let it air dry the rest of the way. If it gets too crunchy, re-wet it with water to further disperse the curl cream or gel. ...VOILA! My hair looks super voluminous and full. My curls are also really defined and beautiful, I also love how my strands aren’t clumped together so it looks lighter and thinner. I really love how it turned out. Have you used the curly girl method? What’s your favorite curl cream or gel to use with it? #CheriePartner
Briogeo-Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Cream
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