The Curly Girl Method
Before starting CG
Before starting the Curly Girl Method, clarify your hair with sulfate shampoo. Make sure your sulfate shampoo should not contain silicone. It will remove the build-up caused by using silicone products. You can clarify hair one to two times.
After clarifying start using sulfate and silicone free product. If you ever use products containing silicone then make sure to clarify again.
Tutorials of different styling routines
Main thing you should consider while styling hair is how you can make your hair clumps together. Apply your products in very wet hair instead of damp hair. This is the key to get good clumps in any of the styling routine explained below. Below are different styling routine you can try. Watch videos carefully so that you don’t miss smaller details.
Complete Curly hair routine from shampoo till drying – Suits both curly and wavy hair type
Styling products applied with praying hand/ smoothing method. It also includes how to detangle, scrunch, SOTC (scrunch out the crunch).
Squish to Condish Method (STC method) – Best method of curly hair type. Curly hair type can also benefit with it to enhance clumps.
Rake-in Method (also includes tips to get volume) – Better suited of curly hair type
Shingling method to style hair – Better suited for curly hair type, takes more time to style)
LOC Method – One way of applying the styling products in a specific order.
Super-soaker Method – Similar to STC methods to enhance clumping.
Video tutorial shows difference between praying/smoothing and rake-in and tips to enhance clumps
Technique to enhance clumps using conditioner in shower (can be used in place of Squish to Condish)
How to shampoo
Finger Coiling/Twirling – takes more time to style
How to Plop, Diffuse and use of Smaster Technique for drying curly hair
Here are different things that can be used or done to intact curls at night
Use a satin scarf or wear a satin cap
Use a satin/silk pillow to sleep
Put hair in pineapple
Wear a buff
Different refresh methods
- Refresh with flax gel.
- Mix water and conditioner in palm and then apply with smoothing/praying hand motion. Can add oils to it.
- Refresh with a spray bottle (Find different spray recipes in DIY file section)
- Kavita’s Method – Run hair under tap water again and then style your hair again with praying hand method using leave-in and gel.
- Just try different combination of products as one refresh routine won’t suit all.