Want to try curly girl method? But you are a bit worried and concerned about what might be the outcome. Then there’s something special for you here.
Right in this post, I have posted almost all the frequently asked questions related to the curly girl method with their answers: and even if you are an expert, I am very sure you will need to read this.
So far, so good, I have joined a countless number of social media groups and web forums for curly hair ladies.
With the help of these groups, I was able to compile the questions bothering you.
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Note: This post will always be updated whenever something new comes up. Also, remember that personal experience is the best teacher.
Curly girl method will be simpler when you understand what your hair likes and how to care for it; this can only be achieved through personal experience.
Before we continue, I will love to give credits to Lorraine Massey and Michele Bender, the authors of The Curly Girl Handbook. Some answers here were drafted from their experience with CGM.
Care and Maintenance (FAQs)
Q: How often should I wash my hair while on the curly girl method?
Experienced ladies will advise you to wash once in two weeks or every week. But one thing is that; all hair is not the same, some people find it comfortable to wash once a week, while some don’t.
The best and surest way to know how often you should wash your hair is by testing it out yourself. Also make sure to check out my post on hair plopping mistakes that’ll ruin your curls.
Q: What’s the best haircut(s) to wear with CGM?
The best haircuts for women with curly hair are Deva cut, Rezo, and Ouidad; for men/ boys temp fade, undercut, Afro, and others can match.
Q: How Can I Reduce Frizz In My Hair?
You can reduce frizz on your curly hair by; deep conditioning every week, scrunching and drying your hair with microfibres towels, cut down heat styling, and many more.
There are a lot of ways you can reduce frizz in your curly hair; it just depends on the possible cause.
Q: Is It Better To Cut Curly Hair Wet Or Dry?
It is better to trim or cut your hair when dry because it gives you the exact length and shapes with curls, unlike wet hair.
Cutting or trimming curly hair when wet is a sign you are preparing for something worst.
Q: Is Brushing Curly Hair Bad?
Brushing or combing your curly hair can alter your curls’ formation: causing dispersed curls, otherwise known as frizz. So brushing curly hair is not good.
Instead of brushing, use your fingers to comb through your hair; and make sure you do this when your hair is wet and drenched with conditioner.
Q: Is straightening my Curl good or bad?
It depends on the reason why you decide to straighten your curly hair and how you define good and bad.
For me, I think it’s not bad, since you can get your curls, but it will require lots of work. And If you want to straighten your curly hair, it will also be okay if you are to opt-in for Keratin treatment.
Q: Which Ingredients in Hair Dye Are Not Curl Friendly?
Sulfate, silicone, Parabens, and Phthalates are the major ingredients that are not CG friendly. If you have any hair product that as these ingredients stay clear from them, else they rip off your curls and hair oil.
Q: Why Doesn’t the Front of my Hair Grow as Long as the Back?
The hair around your face, like the windshield of a car, is regularly exposed to wind, rain, heat, and many other environmental factors that can disrupt the hair growth cycle.
But you can mend and protect these front hairs by nurturing them with extra doses of conditioner and handling them gently.
Furthermore, always pay attention to the possible damage you may be unwittingly inflicting on your hair by pulling it, playing with your bangs, or running your fingers through your locks.- Curly Girl Method Handbook
Q: Does Curly Girl Method Cause Hair Loss?
The curly girl method does not cause hair loss. So far, there is no complaining from ladies that have been practising the CGM.
Some ladies even confirmed that the amount of hair shedding reduced drastically after practising the curly girl technique.
Q: How Long Does Curly Girl Method Take To Work?
It takes around one to three weeks, and sometimes even more before you see well-blown changes.
How long it takes for curly girl method works depends on your hair texture, type, routine, and how you seriously and religiously practice the method.
You’ll have to map out the correct routine that works for you first and approved curly girl method products.
Q: Does Frizzy Mean Unhealthy Hair?
No, frizzy hair doesn’t say your hair is unhealthy, just that at times it looks annoying, but know that it is fixable.
Q: How do I sleep and protect my Curl?
Tossing and turning in bed at night causes a lot of friction. I suggest that you get a silk pillowcase, satin scarf, and bonnet.
Here’s a video on how to protect curls before you sleep.
Q: Is Curly Hair Attractive To Guys?
Of course, boys are very attracted to curly hair. Now tell me; who will see a beautiful princess with beautiful curly and say something odd.
Q: How can I get rid of static on my curly hair?
Static and flyaways are other problems ladies face. To stop this, take a wet paper towel with gel in it, and graze gently in a downward motion over the top layer of your hair.
Some hairbrush, shampoo, and harsh electric appliances can cause static on hair.
Also, use plenty of conditioners, especially on the canopy of the hair.
Q: My hair looks dull. How can I get it to shine?
Shinning is always an issue with curly hair. Unlike straight hair that has a flat surface and can reflect a lot of light. Curly strands have contours, so light reflects only off part of them.
So here’s a video on how to make your curly hair shine.
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