Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care

My Favorite Things To Make The Curly Girl Method Easier

When it comes to taking care of curly hair or reviving it in some cases, the curly girl method covers all bases. 

The two things about the method that tend to turn people away are…

  1. It can be confusing knowing how to get started. There is so much information out there and every curly is different ((get your FREE Curly Girl Cheat Sheet Here))
  2. As a curly beginner, the number of things you need to purchase to get started can seem overwhelming. 

I combined a list of things I have purchased and use often below to help guide you in your decision making. 

…..& if you’re not even sure where to start and only want to get the basics, read here

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If you are new to the curly girl method or not sure what it is, head over here and read my first 30-day journey following the curly girl method and how I brought my curls back to life.

Because the curly girl method can be really confusing, I created a “Getting Started With Curly Girl Method Cheat Sheet” for you! <3

Download your FREE copy here. 

If you would like to know more about the curly girl method, check out some of these posts.

My Favorite Things To Make The Curly Girl Method Easier

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One of my favorite things about the curly girl method is that that pretty much anyone can get started.

It doesn’t require tons of fancy products or equipment. You just need a few things. Read more about how to start the curly girl method on a budget here.

However, after following the curly girl method for a while now, it is nice to have a few items on hand that make your life easier.

Below is a list of My Favorite Things To Make The Curly Girl Method Easier

My Favorite Clarifying Shampoo

I do a clarifying wash once per month. This will help you start each month with a clean slate.

Over time, products like creams, gels, mousse, and hairspray build up on your hair strand which can leave your hair looking flat, dull, and can affect your curl pattern.

These are two of my favorite clarifying shampoo’s:

My Favorite Detangling Tools

I take detangling very seriously as it can cause damage to your hair strand if not done the right way. 

You can read more about detailing here. 

These are my favorite products and tools to detangle:

My Favorite Cleanser 

This is an important step to keep your scalp clean and healthy and remove any oils and dirt fro your hair. 

How often you cleanse your hair (and with what products) will vary depending on your specific curly type. Some curlies can go 10 days without cleansing while others need to cleanse a few times per week.

It’s important to experiment and find out what your specific needs are. 

Since shampoos are harsh on your hair and can damage your curl pattern, a co-wash is a gentle way to give your hair that clean feeling without damaging it. 

These are two curly girl approved co-wash products:

Low poo shampoos are for curlies who just can’t seem to fully ditch shampoo completely. If you struggle with an oily scalp, a low poo may be a good option for you.

My Favorite Conditioner 

Conditioning is one of the most important steps in the curly girl process (if not the most important step).

Conditioning: Designed to moisturize your hair and keep it hydrated to create beautiful curls.

These are two of my favorite conditioners

My Favorite Style, Define & Hold Products

How your style your curls will determine weather your curls last 1 day or 5 day

These are two of my favorite leave-in conditioners

Hands down my two favorite gels to get started with are: 

My Favorite Night Protection Products

Always, Always, Always Sleep On Silk

Sleeping on silk has been an absolute game-changer on my curly journey.

Since silk is smooth to touch, it causes little friction and breakage and allows your hair to glide smoothly as you sleep.

Early on in my curly journey, I used an inexpensive silk cap. But I just couldn’t get comfortable in it.

Scrunch it sleeping cap: My absolute favorite silk cap to sleep in. Use code “colleen” for 10% off. It is by far the most comfortable and easy to wear throughout the night.

I also love this silk pillow case

My Favorite Hair Accessories

Classic Denman Brush: My Favorite brush to achieve definition.

Behairful Brush: My favorite detangling brush and the best brush to create insane volume. Use code “Colleen20” for 20% off.

Scalp Messager: These are bomb. I use them every single day. They promote blood circulation that may increase hair growth and also help to create volume.

Diffuser and blow dryer combo: But if cost is not an issue for you, get this one. It is at the top of my want list.

It’s affordable, durable, and the perfect size to diffuse a good amount of my hair at once. Get it here!

Silk Bonnet: I’m not obsessed with it (in the market for a new one) but it works and is affordable. Buy it here.

In conclusion:

These are my favorite things to make the curly girl method easier.

Looking for something specific? Send me a message on Instagram with any questions! @curly_colleen


Curly Colleen

I'm on a mission to bring dead curls back to life➰

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