Curly Girl 101: From Picking The Right Shampoo For Wavy Or Curly Hair To The Ideal Routine, Here’s Everything To Know

Maintaining wavy or curly hair is tricky and can sometimes be frustrating. It takes a lot of time and effort to figure out an ideal regime that will suit your hair texture and give you those perfect curls. However, despite these efforts, we do not always see the desired results because of some rookie mistakes like not giving enough attention to choosing the right curly hair products or not following the routine properly. Well, if you’re struggling with your tresses and haven’t found your ideal curly hair care routine yet (to get the bouncy and voluminous curls of your dreams), we’ve got your back.

What Is The ‘Curly Girl Method’?

As the name suggests, the Curly Girl Method (CGM) is a step-by-step routine for people with curly hair to get perfect and bouncy curls. This method includes curly hair products and different styling techniques that can be practised after every wash. However, this method is different for different curl types and textures. Let us show you how you can use CGM to upgrade your curly or wavy hair game and experience less frizz and breakage.

Here’s a step-by-step curly girl method routine that you can follow to get the desired results:

Cleanse Your Hair With The Right Shampoo For Wavy/Curly Hair

When it comes to the CGM routine, you need to set a solid foundation for your hair wash  routine by using a sulphate-free shampoo for wavy and curly hair. Curly hair needs a lot of moisture, and  shampoos laden with sulphate can  strip off the natural oils from your hair and make it dry. Hence, you need a gentle cleanser to hydrate your hair without weighing it down. The Curl Manifesto Shampoo Bain Hydration Douceur can be a good choice for you. Enriched with Manuka Honey, Glycerin and Ceramides, this sulphate-free shampoo enhances your curl pattern and maintains the volume of your hair. It also reduces frizz and keeps your scalp healthy.

Apply A Deep Conditioner Or A Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Deep conditioning is an important step in CGM. Using a deep conditioner for your hair is one way to give it a boost in hydration. You don’t have to apply this product every time you wash your hair because it’s designed for thorough conditioning. You can use this deep conditioning mask at least once a week. Apply the Curl Manifesto Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition Mask on your damp hair and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes to let it do its magic. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair while the deep conditioning mask is still on your hair and then rinse it off.

Style Your Hair With A Leave-In Cream And Gel Cream

The next step in the curly hair routine is to use curly hair products meant for styling your hair such as leave-in creams and gel creams. After shampooing your hair, flip your hair upside down and apply the leave-in cream evenly over your damp hair. We recommend you to use the Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale Leave-in Cream. This leave-in cream has Manuka Honey, Ceramide and Glycerin, which detangles the curls, gives them good definition and locks in moisture without weighing them down.

Use a gel cream on your hair, especially at the ends to give your hair a good hold and encourage the curls to form in the right way. The Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream helps you to get rid of unwanted frizz and amplifies your curl pattern. Ingredients like Manuka honey, Ceramide and Shea Butter present in the product protect the curly hair from humidity without weighing it down. You can use different curling techniques such as finger coiling or brushing your hair while styling, but don’t forget to scrunch out the excess water from your hair using a microfibre towel or your hands. You can also plop your hair with a microfibre towel to rinse out the excess water before applying the cream.

Dry Your Hair And Separate It

The last step is to dry your hair using either a diffuser or simply air drying it. Set your hair drier to the lowest setting, then attach a diffuser to it to prevent frizz. Once your curls are dry, scrunch and separate them to define each curl while letting them rest gently on the diffuser’s nozzle. You can also use a scrunching oil to scrunch out your hair smoothly.

Remember, curly hair needs moisture as it can dry out quickly. Hence, avoid washing your hair frequently to prevent stripping away of your hair’s natural oils, and invest in curly hair products that include oils, butters, proteins, and organic plant extracts to provide moisture to your hair. So, start exploring the CGM technique and use Kérastase Curl Manifesto products to get softer, shinier and more well-defined curls.

Andrew Faulkner

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