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Curly Girl Method Before and After That’ll Shock You

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Nothing can prepare you for the mind-blowing transformations we’ll be showcasing in this curly girl method before and after compilation? If you’re after inspiration, you are in the right place.

Also, I won’t just show you the transformation result pictures only; you’ll also see their curly hair care routines to encourage you to take action today and begin your journey to beautiful curly hair with the curly girl method.

Before you move on, you may want to see our collection of curly hair color ideas.- If your curly girl method routine works, you should consider playing around with one or two colors from that list.

curly girl method before and after to shock you

With that out of the way, let’s jump into some amazing curly girl method transformation pictures that’d leave your mouth agape.

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Curly Girl Method Before and After

Would you look at that?

Hannah Nolan is a curly girl method enthusiast who achieved excellent results with just a few months of meticulously caring for her hair. Here’s her curly hair routine:

“I wash my hair with Pacifica’s Pineapple Curls Shampoo and Conditioner.  With the soaking water, I scrunch all over, making sure my hair is off my scalp.

After that, I put a palmful of HE Twisted Mousse all over, brush it, and scrunch it in.

I put Aussie’s instant freeze gel (about a quarter size on each side of my head), brush, and scrunch it in.

Also, I take a t-shirt and scrunch out the extra water and product, which forms a slight cast and makes diffusing easier.

Then I diffuse on medium heat and medium air and of course, scrunch out the crunch after with a t-shirt”- Hannah Nolan

Note: This is a round-up post and collection of images of different gorgeous ladies and gents from different social media.

So all credit goes to every respective individual featured in this blog post.

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Truly amazing transformation

“I Shampoo with a tiny bit of sulfate shampoo at the beginning of the week because I feel like my hair needs it, or shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil shampoo in the middle of the week.

Then I  condition with Garnier Fructis 1 Minute Mask in the coconut kind, and detangle a bit with my fingers, after that I rinse.

While my hair is still wet from the shower, I apply the Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Leave-in conditioner, then brush my hair using my wet brush.

Then, for my styling cream, I alternate between the Marc Anthony hydrating Curl cream and the Maui Moisture Curl Smoothie, then brush again.

I scrunch my hair with a t-shirt, then cover it with a microfiber towel. Do my skincare routine. Diffuse.

Sometimes I air dry when I don’t have time to diffuse. I have very thin hair due to stress probably, so if my hair is wet, you can see my scalp.” – Source.

If you have thin hair, you likely have a lot in common with this lady, and I’ll recommend her curly girl method routine.

Now, before we move to the next transformation, feel free to check out my post on hair plopping mistakes that’ll ruin your curls.

240 Days Curly Girl Method Result


240 days is almost a year, so the gains better be no less than awesome. If you like what you see, here’s the routine behind it.


“I had no idea my hair had any natural texture whatsoever until that first CG wash. Not having to blow dry my hair straight every day like I used to has been fantastic!”- Source & Credits

She Went To Curly-Haired Studio To Get It Done.



“I don’t have one yet because I just started, but here’s what my stylist did step by step:

  1. Innersense Hydrating Cream Bath.
  2. They applied a lot of Innersense Hydrating Cream Conditioner, scrunching it in many sections.
  3. They used Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control in sections and added a lot of water with it. Scrunch again.
  4. Innersense I Create Hold Gel: Used in sections with more scrunching.
  5. I scrunched with a microfiber towel.
  6. Diffuse it in 4 sections around the head.

One thing they stressed to me was to hydrate my hair. They kept adding water with the products still inside.

I didn’t understand until I felt how soft my hair was after! It never felt like that before! Hope this helps”- Source & Credits.

If your goal is to achieve curly hair as soon as possible, why would you ignore advice from a professional stylist?

One Year and Three Months With CG


15 consistent months of curly girl method is no joke, as you can see in the amazing transformation above. Not only are her curls well-defined, but her locks look shinier, giving her a prettier look overall.


“Cleanse with Devacurl Original No-Poo and Condition with Devacurl Decadence One Conditioner, all upside down.

In the shower (water off), I bend at about a 90-degree angle and brush my hair down towards the floor in a horseshoe shape around my head.

Then I apply Devacurl B’ Leave-In through my hair by raking it through, making sure to run my hands through my roots upward to lift them off my scalp.

After that, I brush my hair toward the floor the same way, but this time I only brushing through my ends so that they clump together without my roots sticking together.

Then I apply the Aussie Instant Freeze Gel with praying hands over my hair, and then I gently scrunch the clumps.

I start trying to get a lot of the water out of my hair by bending so that the top of my head is facing the floor and scrunching my hair with more products in my hands entirely upside down.

When I feel my hair has enough product, I move on to scrunching with a cotton t-shirt.

I then diffuse until most of my hair dry and then air dry the rest when I start to lose patience.” – Source & Credits

2 Weeks With CG method, No Heat Applied In Last 2 Years


“Here’s my routine

  • I Co-wash and detangle with Tresemmé Botanique with coconut and aloe vera.
  • I always rinse my hair with cold water.
  • Squish to Condish with Tresemmé Botanique with Coconut and Aloe vera.
  • Scrunch very wet hair Shea Moisture curls enhancing smoothie, and then Herbal Essences curl scrunching gel.
  • Plop with a t-shirt for 20 minutes.

Lastly, I air dry for a few hours and scrunch out the crunch.”- Source & Credit

Boy’s Curly Method Isn’t Excluded


It may officially be the ‘curly girl method’, but who says non-girls can’t benefit from it? If you have relatively voluminous hair and a desire for curly hair, this unique boys’ curly method routine should point you in the right direction.


“Alright, here’s my routine, still tweaking a bit here and there, but I think the results are alright already.

Quick note: I’m from Germany, so I naturally use products available here.

Shampoo: Urtekram No Perfume Baby All-Over Wash Bio– technically, it’s for babies, but the amazon reviews all praised its use for the CG method, and I have no complaints here.

First, I tried washing my hair with conditioner only, but I wasn’t too happy with it, so I started using this as a shampoo.

Conditioner: Faith In Nature – Aloe Vera Conditioner– I apply it usually first and then do the Squish to Condish method, it’s insane how curly my hair gets after that.

If you haven’t tried this method, make sure to do so!

I apply some *flaxseed gel*; then, I plop with a cotton t-shirt for about 10-15 minutes.

After plopping my hair, it loses its curls, maybe I’m just tying the shirt too tight, so then I do a little bit of the Squish to Condish motion (but with no product or water in my hands) to get the hair curly again.

Lastly, I let it air dry.”

Flaxseed Gel Recipe – How Do I Make Flaxseed Gel

Boil 30g of flaxseed with 250ml of water for 7 minutes. Then put your gel-flaxseed-mixture through a strainer, and you’re done, it’s straightforward.

I got 200g of organic flaxseed for 2€.

The two disadvantages of flaxseed gel are; you can’t store it for long (about two weeks in the fridge), and the consistency makes it a little hard to get out of a jar.

Though you might be able to store it in a container where that problem doesn’t occur, I don’t know.”- Source & Credit.

Alternatively, you can simply buy a jar of flaxseed gel on Amazon.

One Day With CGM (Awesome Result)


One day is clearly not enough time to expect mind-bending results, but this transformation is proof that you can make measurable progress under 24 hours. Here’s her routine, if you’re interested in replicating it:


“Since this was the first time I’ve tried CG, I decided to (mostly) stick to the beginner’s method, just to be on the safe side, and branch out later.

So I washed with the VO5 clarifying shampoo to start with.

Next, I washed my roots with the Tresemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner with Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera.

And I made sure to thoroughly rinse it out because I was worried about making my hair turn greasy — my number one concern.

After that, I conditioned my hair again, but this time only the strands, and then I flipped my head upside and used the Squish to Condish method (which makes me cringe every time I think the name lol).

I did not rinse my hair again after that!

Next, while my hair was dripping, I added, like, two quarters-worth (the coin) of As I Am Curling Jelly, scrunching it in, before using a microfiber towel to scrunch some of the water out.

I plopped for 15 minutes, diffused for maybe 5 minutes, added a small dollop of gel, then let my hair down to airdry the rest of the way.

I want to try clipping next time, I think, but I couldn’t figure it out for this go.

Still, super pleased with the results! This is after sleeping on it last night with my hair up in the pineapple and on a silk pillowcase because I’m fancy like that.”- Source & Credits

1 Month CG After a Rice Water Rinse/Deep Condition

One Month With CGM

A month isn’t all the time you need to see all the results of the curly girl method, but the improvements here are pretty impressive. Here’s her unique curly girl routine.


“I wash my with NYM Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Shampoo every 3-4 days, condition/co-wash with TREsemmé Botanique with coconut and aloe anytime I feel like cleansing between shampoos.

With conditioner in, I detangle the right side up with a wide-tooth comb. Flip hair upside down and rinse/detangle, then start scrunching.

After that, I apply As I Am Leave-in conditioner/Eco Gold Gel using rope/pulse method and bowl method(LOVE this method because I can smooth out any wet frizz that I notice is popping up by dipping that clump into the bowl).

Wet plop while I finish showering/drying off(I’m sure anyone also familiar with @powerdomi’s IG noticed that I follow all her techniques, but they seem to work for me).

I scrunch with a microfiber towel, then scrunch in LA looks like blue gel.

It took me about two weeks to get a real gel cast, for me I need to make two gel applications(one on damp not soaked hair) to get a cast that holds up

Diffuse or air dry depending on how much time I have, then SOTC.

Right now, I’ve only deep conditioned once after I did the protein treatment, and I just added some olive oil to my usual TREsemmé conditioner.”

That’s all.

Now, what do you think about this curly girl method before and after transformation?

Are they not worth the time and resources spent?

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I am Stanley. A Unisex Hairstylist, Writer, and book lover. After 12 months of the apprenticeship program as a stylist, I started working with my boss for an extra one year. This time frame made me accumulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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