If you are reading this, chances are you have stumbled on and are fascinated by the curly girl method. Before You Start The Curly Girl Method Read This.
You’ve seen dozens of before and afters and would LOVE to give it a try and see what kind of results are in store for you.
But one thing stands your way…….. Cost & Confusion.
For me, it wasn’t that I didn’t want to spend the money. It was that I didn’t know what the heck to spend it on.
It just seemed really overwhelming because there are so many different products on the market and so many different curl types.
My goal in this post is to shed some light on how to start your curly journey with clarity and without breaking the bank right out of the gate.
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The curly girl method can be a little overwhelming so I created “The Ultimate Curly Girl Method Cheat Sheet” (including a guide to my favorite affordable drug store products) to help simplify the process.
Before You Start The Curly Girl Method Read This
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First of all, don’t let all the YouTube and IGTV videos stress you out.
Don’t get me wrong, fancy diffusers, clips, nightcaps, brushes and an array of bougie hair products have their place in a curly girls life.
Heck, I want ALL THE CURLY THINGS!!
But who wants to drop hundreds on products and gadgets before they even know if it’s going to work? Not me and probably not you.
And let’s be real, no matter how fancy a product or gadget is, there is no guarantee it’s going to work on your specific hair type until you actually test it.
Habits & Method > Products & Gadgets
The truth is, behind every successful curly girl are healthy habits and proven methods that have been tested for her specific hair type.
It is so important to start learning about your hair and experimenting with what works before making large purchases.
Your hair may do better with air dry, or maybe you prefer a max hold gel rather than a light one?
You won’t know until you give these methods a try.
Habits are something that you will need to learn about and incorporate into your daily routine in order to have bouncing soft curls.
When it comes down to the most important items to have on hand when starting the curly girl method it’s actually fairly simple.
You can get curly girl approved options of these products at almost any drugstore for under $30. Say what!? Yes! It’s that simple.
So don’t let the confusion and cost hold you back from starting your own CG journey.
Your perfect curls are right around the corner
I’m also big fan of experimenting with DIY recipes during your first 30 days on CG because you may find the perfect fit right in your kitchen.
For me, it was a bi-weekly fermented rice water treatment. And I never would have known that if I hadn’t experimented with it.
Here are some of my favorite DIY recipes that are mostly made up of ingredients that are already in your kitchen.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse: Adds Moisture
- Rice Water: Promotes Growth and adds Protein (be sure to use a good amount of conditioner after this rinse).
- Scalp Treatment: Promotes hair growth and overall hair health
- Flax Seed Gel: Adds moisture and repairs hair shaft
In Conclusion: I recommend keeping it simple to get started, then build on curly items as you continue down your curly girl journey.
The longer you are practing the mothod, the better idea you will have of what your specific curls need.
After all, The Curly Girl Method is a lifestyle.
Next check out Curly Girl Method Steps for a step by step guide.
P.S Don’t forget to get your “Getting started with curly girl cheat sheet” here.