Before You Quit The Curly Girl Method Read This

I get it, you’ve spent a ton of time searching for the right products and methods online. You’ve spent even more time trying said products and experimenting with different techniques. Only to end up with frizzy, stringy curls that you just can’t seem to figure out. Today I’m sharing Before You Quit The Curly Girl Method Read This and I hope to offer some encouragement to the curly girl who feels like a failure. 

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The curly girl method can be kind of confusing….

……and it can take a long time to start seeing the results you want. 

I think it’s safe to say that most curly girls want to throw in the towel at some point or another. 

And that’s perfectly normal. 

But today I want to share a few things you should think about before you ditch your curl enhancing gel and grab that straightening iron. 

Before You Quit The Curly Girl Method Read This

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Think about how far you’ve come

It’s really easy to get sidetracked but other people’s curly journey and feel discouraged. Rather than other people’s progress, think about how far you have come.

Have your curls changed at all? What have you learned about your curls? Has the time investment been worth it?

I am a huge believer in keeping track of your curly journey from day one because it helps you see a clear path of how far you’ve come.

Even if your progress means that you understand curly hair more now, then that’s a win.

So before you throw in the towel, take a look at how far you’ve come.

Your curls aren’t going to change

The ugly truth about giving up on your curls is that your curls won’t change. 

They are still going to be curly, you are still going to fight frizz, and there will always be an element of styling them.

Every time I think about giving up, I start to map out what that looks like in real life. 

It means using a lot of heat to style my hair, spending a lot of money on treatments to straighten and keep it healthy, and in the end, my hair will not be nearly as healthy as it is now. 

Because one of the amazing things about following the curly girl method is that Its primary focus is your hair’s health.

And long term, that’s the most important thing.

Anyone who struggles with postpartum hair loss knows that hair health is super important.

Is it worth giving up the progress you’ve made?

If you throw in the towel now and go back to chronic straightening, it will set you back. 

That’s not to say you can’t straighten your hair from time to time, but if you go back to straighten more than not, it means giving up the progress you’ve made over the past x amount of days.

Because a huge part of having great curls is training and enhance your natural curl pattern.

When you straighten your hair consistently, it destroys the curl memory and sets you back. 

So you need to ask yourself, is it worth it to you?

Have you established consistent healthy habits?

With curly hair, everything rises and falls on healthy consistent habits.

You cannot expect to do a deep conditioning treatment and slap some fancy styling products on your hair and all of your curly problems to disappear.

Having curly hair is a commitment. And it means establishing healthy habits and sticking with them (even if you don’t see results right away). 

How much will giving up cost you?

Since your curls aren’t going away any time soon, it’s important to think about what is involved in wearing your hair straight again.

We’re talking heat tools and products, spending a lot of time styling, still battling frizz, and settling for a super expensive keratin treatment. Not to mention you have to keep up with those. 

So if you feel like spending money on curly hair products is expensive, it’s nothing compared to making curly hair straight.

When it comes to hair health and least expensive way to wear your hair, embracing your natural curls is your best bet.

Have you tracked your results?

Tracking your results is necessary to see success in any area of life. 

Especially when it comes to curls.

I always recommend people start tracking their curly hair journey right out of the gate. 

Then you will have a tangible way to look back and see how much progress you’ve made. 

And whether you like it or not, curls are extremely temperamental. Even with the greatest products, there will always be a level of experimenting. 

Do you ever feel like one day your curls look amazing so you style them the same way a different time and then fall flat and frizzy?

That’s because even the very dew point in your whether can determine the outcome of your curls.

Make a habit of tracking what works and what doesn’t work for your curls. 

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In conclusion:

If you are feeling discouraged and want to give up on the curly girl method. I get it, and I see you.

SO many times great curls are right around the corner but people give up just a little too soon. When you feel the urge to throw in the towel, it important to think about these few things….

Think about how far you’ve come – Before you started this journey, you probably had no idea what type of curl you had or how to care for it. And you’ve probably learned a ton about curls since you started.

Your curls aren’t going to change – Like it or not, your curls are here to stay. Take the time to learn about them and care for them now and you will end up loving them later.

Is it worth giving up the progress you’ve made? Chances are, you’ve made more progress than you give yourself credit for.

Have you established consistent healthy habits? Ask yourself if you have truly taken the time to establish consistent healthy habits. Because your curly journey is a journey and takes consistency.

How much will giving up cost you? Measure the cost of giving up on your curly journey. Will it truly cost you less money and time? Chances are probably not. 

Have you tracked your results? If you are not seeing the results you’d like, chances are you haven’t been tracking what works for your curls.

There are so many layers when it comes to curly hair and keeping a detailed log helps you identify exactly what works and what doesn’t.

Xoxo

Colleen

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