Name the hair care process that keeps natural curls happy and healthy.
What is the curly girl method? That is correct!
Explained in Lorraine Massey's “Curly Girl: The Handbook,” this method retrains curly haired cuties to properly care for their curlies.
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how to start the curly girl method based on our experience.
Step 1:: Throw out all other preconceived ideas you have when it comes to washing, conditioning and styling your curls.
Step 2: Purge your stash of products that contain harsh sulfates, ammonium and other chemicals that strip natural hair of moisture.
Step 3: Get rid of heat styling tools, brushes, combs and products that contain alcohol, artificial fragrances or non-water soluble silicones.
Step 4: Invest in products formulated for naturally curly hair. Look for ingredients such as shea butter, wheat germ, aloe vera and glycerine.
Step 5: Learn how to properly cleanse your curls. Apply cleansing conditioner and vigorously but gently scrub the scalp with your fingertips. Rinse.
Step 6: Separate hair into sections and saturate each one individually with conditioner so that it is evenly distributed from root to tip.
Step 7: Rinse the conditioner out if you have wavy hair. Can be left in to deep condition thick coils or coarse curls crying out for moisture.
Step 8: Bend over and flip hair forward. Blot excess water by cupping curls with a towel and then let air dry or blowdry with a diffuser.
Step 9: Apply gel to hands and gently scrunch curls starting at the ends and working your way toward the scalp. Lift roots up for extra volume.
Step 10: Repeat process every few days depends on how coarse, thick or oil your natural hair is.