The Curly Girl Method For Natural Hair

the curly girl method

What is the curly girl method?

The curly girl method is just an alternative to caring for your natural hair that is different from your typical, shampoo, condition and style regimen you are probably used to. The curly girl approach was created by Lorraine Massey a licensed cosmetologist who wrote the book, Curly Girl: The Handbook.

The handbook is basically a step by step guide on caring for your natural hair the 'curly girl' way with the ultimate goal of educating you on how to give your hair maximum hydration without stripping it with shampoo or any product that has harsh detergents.


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Love Dee

It really depends on the hair type……

TMW98
TMW98

I agree, you can co wash all you want to on my hair, it will never be “curly” just zig zag kinks

Elizabeth Wambui NJenga

I think so. Your hair type matters most.

Jamya
Jamya

Awesome

Beulah Walker

Love this….

Kerimah Rogers

The BIRACIAL girl’s hair method

Rielle Cristina

I’ll make sure to tell my biracial cousin with 4b/4c hair about this then

Anjanay Bailey

not biracial well tbh were all mixed with something but it really all depends on your hair type

Nichelle Masterson

Depends on how mixed you are, your hair type, everyone isnt going to look like this.

Tracy Anjannette Daye

I practice The Curly Girl method. Started about seven months ago. I am not mixed and my hair has never been in better condition. Took about a month before my hair responded. When it did it was a very noticeable change.

Tiffany Bonning

I’m mixed and this don’t work for me and my 4a through c hair texture.

Latasha Cannon

Wanda Lucas, I have been a curly girl for almost 3 years. This changed the game for my curls.

Wanda Lucas

I’m gonna try it, because I’m in a constant battle with dryness.

Latasha Cannon

Wanda, its winter, everyone is having the same issue. Try the bagging method.

Wanda Lucas

I loss so much hair last month, it was crazy. I want to get the steam dyer.

Andreanette Schaffer

Pretty. !!

Regina Taylor

I have natural curls and this method tames my hair better. I also would recommend you buy a home steamer because it helps keep moisture in my hair.

V Fortytwoandfabulous Gregg

I’m not biracial and my hair is naturally curly. Like This!

Crystal Williams

I love this look

Barbara Aldridge

Like this.

Ashley
Ashley

I more or less practiced the Curly Girl Method for my first year of being natural (3c curls). However, I’ve recently discovered, within the past few months, that I enjoy using a cleanser in my hair. Whether it’s a cleansing conditioner, ACV or a non-sulfate shampoo, I generally like to cleanse my hair on my weekly wash day. I enjoy having clean hair, from a germ/environmental pollutant perspective. I don’t notice my hair being any drier when I cleanse every week vs just co-washing.

I do, however, continue to avoid silicones, heat and sulfates, per the Curly Girl Method.

Blessedfrom Above

My great niece isn’t mixed but she has hair actually just like that….

Serenity Bliss

I’ve been doing this too didn’t know it was a method my coils snap now

Kimberly Winkfield

The model is beautiful

Semendablessed Howard

No matter what race people are we all have to do different things to keep our hair healthy

Rachel Sidney

Not biracial, 4b/c hair, works for me. I read the book, very informative. Before you knock it, try it. You may be surprised how your hair responds. My only deviation is that I still do twist outs during the week because I have to wear a hat and my big, coily hair does not fair well underneath.

NubianPrize
NubianPrize

I think success with this method depends on your hair’s porosity,its INDIVIDUAL response to different products, & the only hair type chart that matters https://blackhairinformation.com/beginners/finding_a_regimen/the-only-hair-type-chart-that-really-matters/
Things could get dicey if you have different textures on your head. I’ve adopted some of this method for my fine 4a/b hair : no sulfates, co washing sometimes, air drying, no heat, but use anything that works including silicones. I do,however, get AWESOME little penspring curls all over my head with KinkyCurly. The curls are smaller than the ones in the video girls’ hair & mine isn’t nearly that thick & long yet. I can just look at her hair & see that it’s probably a coarser heavier texture than mine.

Jewel Davis

Ebony Love ready this

Cosita
Cosita

I am not biracial. I am modified CG meaning I use a no sulfate shampoo. Since I adopted this method I have way less problems with dryness. It took a month for my hair to adapt. Silicones give me buildup and then need harsh shampoos to remove. Actually I recently switched from low poo to African black soap. I cowash about every three days. my hair is thriving.

Christine Atchison

Yes I love it!!!