Anyone doing the curly girl method? Picture attached.

(43 Posts)
CanIBeACurlyGirl Sat 01-May-21 20:40:00

Good evening. I've finished reading an older thread from 2009 and have my curly girl supplies making their way to me, ready to accept the challenge to change my frizzy mess of hair.

My plan, to do the method for a few weeks and then book a dry cut in at the hairdressers to get rid of the dead ends.(lock down hair at it's worst)

I’ve bought the Aussie miracle moist shampoo for the final shampoo wash.
Original source conditioner for the co wash and keep in. Plus umberto giannini scrunch jelly and misting pots so I plan to:

Condition and rinse
Condition with a tiny blob and leave it in
Gel when wet 50/50 spritz with a scrunch dry.
Plopping method for 20 minutes and then air dry or diffuse if short of time on a low and cool speed.

I. Can't believe I have tried to tame my hair for over 40 years and failed so badly. Fingers crossed for the curly girl method.

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Silverparting Mon 03-May-21 23:44:18

How did you get on? I've been doing it for six weeks. I've posted these before, but here are my before and after pics.

If I can transform my hair anyone can!

incenseandpeppermints Mon 03-May-21 23:58:11

Sainsbury's own brand coconut conditioner is the best and cheapest for CO washing.
I've also recently discovered L'Oréal Wonder Water in superdrug, it would go on your hair (and be rinsed out between co wash 1 and 2). It is lovely, co friendly, silicone free.
I dye my hair with henna and coconut oil too. Took me till 46 to sort my pouffy frizz. 🙂

MadMadMadamMim Tue 04-May-21 00:05:07

I'm CG with my lockdown hair and it looks much better.

Girlintheframe Tue 04-May-21 08:51:47

I've been doing it for about a year. My hair was/is quite badly damaged.
Its definitely made my curl definition better but tbh I find it a faff. Curls only look really good for 1-2 days max.
I find curly more work then straight tbh.

Silverparting Tue 04-May-21 10:42:25

@CanIBeACurlyGirl

QwertyGirly Tue 04-May-21 10:44:58

For OK curls on day two and three, you could try a silk pillow case, or a silk bonnet (sexy!!!!) . I just wrap a silk scarf over my pillow case and it really helps to keep the curls OK.

CanIBeACurlyGirl Tue 04-May-21 21:36:54

Silverparting

How did you get on? I've been doing it for six weeks. I've posted these before, but here are my before and after pics.

If I can transform my hair anyone can!

Yes, I saw your pics on the previous thread, lovely, lovely curls. How are you getting on now, are you still doing the CG method?

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CanIBeACurlyGirl Tue 04-May-21 21:40:26

Does anyone have a beginners guide step by step for us newbies, please? I haven't started yet, still buying the bits and bibs needed.

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Thighdentitycrisis Tue 04-May-21 21:45:08

@incenseandpeppermints
I agree on the Sainsbury’s conditioner
I don’t do curly girl but when I use it it makes my curls really shiny and defined

MrsCrosbyNRTB Tue 04-May-21 21:49:50

Oh yes please to @CanIBeACurlyGirl’s request for a beginner’s guide! I would love this so much. Thank you in advance to all you CG experts smile

Flibbitygibbit Tue 04-May-21 22:07:16

Me..... I have ditched shampoo. I wash with conditioner. I deep condition with palmers olive sachets. I rinse and then put a leave in conditioner in. Every 3 weeks I’ll use Apoghee ( not cgm ). I plop with a t shirt , diffuse and am done

Flibbitygibbit Tue 04-May-21 22:11:12

Pic for reference

PurpleBeaver Tue 04-May-21 22:11:50

Do you brush your hair through after rinse? I want to start doing this as I have a naturally wavy hair but haven't scrunched in years so not sure if brushing hair is a good idea but my hair gets tangled easily especially at the bottom of my head.

Flibbitygibbit Tue 04-May-21 22:15:07

Mine doesn’t like coconut, only likes olive. If you are on Facebook there’s loads of groups there ... also for protein you could use a rice water wash . It’s a bit of a game though to find what suits, I’ve ditched mousse and gel now and have best curls ever , even though it’s needy and no two days are the same... also you need either a silk pillow case or cap at night to protect the curls 😊

Ilikecheeseontoast Tue 04-May-21 22:16:07

Sorry but what I'm watch is plop?? Plopping?? What??

Flibbitygibbit Tue 04-May-21 22:17:04

PurpleBeaver

Do you brush your hair through after rinse? I want to start doing this as I have a naturally wavy hair but haven't scrunched in years so not sure if brushing hair is a good idea but my hair gets tangled easily especially at the bottom of my head.

Get a denman brush, a number 7 and take every other row out, or a wide comb and brush when it’s wet through with conditioner in.

Flibbitygibbit Tue 04-May-21 22:20:29

Plopping is a t shirt used to dry your hair, as a towel is too rough and will stop the curls defining themselves 🤔 you plop for 10 minutes say... there’s also the saying squish to condish. Lots of info about if you have low / high porosity hair as well...
And lots of expensive products when actually, a conditioner will do you !

FinallyMrsE Tue 04-May-21 22:25:46

www.facebook.com/groups/197010441373146/?ref=share

If you are on Facebook this group is really helpful and has some beginners guides in the files

BlijEi Tue 04-May-21 22:52:55

www.reddit.com/r/curlyhair/wiki/index/

This is pretty much the curly girl bible, any info you could ever need is here, for beginners and experts alike.

Blacktothepink Tue 04-May-21 23:20:37

Following as just starting to use CG method

Silverparting Tue 04-May-21 23:57:11

Hi OP, yes I am still doing CGM and six weeks in.
Still loving it and getting good results mostly - I had a rubbish wash day this week because I forgot my hair doesn't like mousse, but it loves gel.

Marmaladegin Wed 05-May-21 06:39:02

Girlintheframe

I've been doing it for about a year. My hair was/is quite badly damaged.
Its definitely made my curl definition better but tbh I find it a faff. Curls only look really good for 1-2 days max.
I find curly more work then straight tbh.


Yes, this is also the conclusion I've come to.

CanIBeACurlyGirl Wed 05-May-21 11:06:56

Fingers crossed my hair likes coconut conditioner I've bought 6 bottles and my t shirt arrived today along with the wide comb.

Off to read the links thank you flowers

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QueenPaw Wed 05-May-21 11:58:24

Mostly CG for 5 years or so. I do use low poo, and sometimes hairspray with a drying alcohol but never silicones

Usually
Wash - as I am co wash
Condition - creightons micellar
Style - treluxe serum and gel or ecoslay orange marmalade

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