The Curly Girl Method was created by Lorraine Massey who wanted to help people take care of their naturally curly hair, finding what their hair texture is and maximizing natural waves and curls. She compiled all information on the book she wrote: “Curly Girl: The Handbook”.
The CGM is a hair care method that trades in damaging habits for a healthy curly hair regimen.
In the book you will be able to find the do’s, don’ts and the ingredients you should avoid. Simply put, this method encourages you to avoid silicones, sulfates, drying alcohols and heat styling.
Sulfates are usually present in shampoos and are considered harsher for curly hairs it’s normally a drier hair type.
Silicones create a false barrier so hair appears to be frizz-free and shiny.
Some alcohols cause curly hair to be dry and frizzy.
The Curly Girl Method is a journey for people with wavy, curly and coily hair, that will enhance and encourage their natural curl pattern. There is a strong community around this method (facebook groups, blogs…) that can really help you to get started.
- This method takes time and patience
- Always do your independent research and evaluate how your hair also reacts and evolves – there is a lot of information and also support groups out there.
- A great tool to check a product’s compatibility through its ingredients is Curlsbot.