Curly Girl Method
Curly balls pay attention: we will tell you more about the hype of the moment, the Curly Girl Method ! When you care for your locks according to the CGM, your curls or beachy waves will shine like never before.
What is the Curly Girl Method?
According to this fad, it is better to say goodbye to harmful ingredients in order to take care of your curls in the best way. Harmful ingredients include sulfates, parabens, drying alcohol and mineral oils. The CGM-proof hair products consist exclusively of natural ingredients that embrace your curls.
Where do I start?
Before you start with the Curly Girl Method, it is important to know what type of curl your hair has. Each curl requires a different kind of care, so pay attention to this. Ultimately, you only know which products work best for you when you try them out, so it is certainly not surprising if you switch a number of times. Believe us, in a while your hair will thank you!
To determine your hair type, answer the points below:
- Hair density : do you have a lot of hair on your head, so you can no longer see your scalp? Then you have a high hair density. Can you still see your scalp in some places? Then you have a low hair density. With a high hair density, you choose thicker substances, such as creams or butters. Curly buns with a low hair density are better to use hair products in spray form.
- Hair thickness : This one is a bit more difficult to answer, but try to determine if your hair is thick or thin. An average hair is 0.06mm thick. You can often see for yourself whether your hair is thinner or thicker, maybe the hairdresser has told you? You can compare your locks with others to find out what applies to you. If you have thin hair, it is best to use a milky conditioner , which absorbs your type of hair well. Curlies with thicker hair opt for a thicker, moisturizing conditioner.
- Porosity : This has to do with how well your strands retain moisture. Does your hair dry within two hours? Then you have a high porosity. It is best to use moisturizing products for this, such as hair oil or cream. Does your hair dry after longer than six-eight hours? Then your curls have a low porosity. It is best to use water-based hydrating products for this.
- Elasticity : This is best determined when your hair is wet. Grab a curl and try to stretch it gently. Does your hair break quickly? Then only use hair products that do not contain protein. Can you stretch your curl far without breaking hair? Then you have a high elasticity and you choose hair products that are rich in protein.
Styling products based on curl type
Now that you know what your hair type is, let's take a look at your curl type. This is important to know when choosing styling products. Do you have beautiful beachy waves? Then it is best to style your locks with light products, such as hairspray or mousse. Coarse or spiral curls are happy with heavier styling products , such as gel or cream.
Patience is a virtue
Your curls will have to get used to a new routine. Give them some time to get used to products, only after using them several times can you conclude whether or not a product works for your head of hair. And we speak from experience: it sometimes takes a while before you have found the golden combination. Your curls will thank you!
At Boozyshop we have a wide range of Curly Girl Proof products, be sure to take a look! Brands like Noughty, Imbue, Lee Stafford and Umberto Giannini: it's all in the game! Do you have any questions about hair care, or do you want to know more about the CG method? Talk to us in the live chat or send a message via WhatsApp! We are happy to help you!