Tired of having unruly curls or waves that lack definition? We feel your pain! That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the Curly Girl Method, a haircare technique that will give you your healthiest and most defined curls ever!
What Is The Curly Girl Method?
First things first: what is the Curly Girl Method? The Girly Curl Method is a haircare technique that helps to enhance and define your natural waves or curls. It’s about understanding hair’s true texture, allowing it to shape itself into its natural curl pattern. Yes, it’s the secret to your most enviable curls yet!
Does The Curly Girl Method Work For All Hair Types?
Whether your tresses are kinky, coily, curly or wavy, the Girly Curl Method will work for you. It’s just about tweaking it to suit the texture of your hair. With that in mind, here are five tips on how to nail the Curly Girl Method …
How To: The Curly Girl Method
1. Lose The Brush
If it’s showstopping curls you’re after, then throw away your brushes and start combing your hair with your fingers instead. This allows you to gently work through knots and kinks, rather than tugging at them and damaging your hair shaft. It will protect the natural shape of your curls and avoid losing definition.
2. Shampoo Less Often With A Light-weight Shampoo
It doesn’t take much to weigh down your curls, so it’s always best to avoid heavy, harsh or drying shampoo. Instead, opt for a lightweight formula that hydrates your tresses as it lifts away dirt and excess oil.
For A Gentle Cleanse
Our Luminizer Shampoo is specially formulated with a featherlight micellar oil complex to gently cleanse your locks and provide 48–hour weightless hydration. Expect hair to look nourished, healthy and enviably glossy.
To Repair Damaged Tresses
Our Damage Rewind Reconstructing Shampoo is the ultimate cure for dry tresses! Developed with our unique Opti-PLEX™ technology, it repairs damaged, dry and lifeless hair from within, leaving curls bouncy and defined!
To Add Showstopping Volume
Our Xpander Gelee Shampoo boasts a volumising formula infused with caffeine and ginseng that will instantly give your curls more body and volume, without weighing them down. As we like to say: the bigger the hair, the harder they stare!
Fudge Tip: Avoid washing curly hair too often as this can be over drying. Every 2 to 4 days is best.
3. Keep Hair Well Moisturised
Did you know that curly hair is much drier than straight tresses? While the oils that are naturally produced by your scalp can travel along a straight hair shaft and keep your whole head hydrated, the coils in curly hair prevent those oils from reaching the tips of your tresses. The result? Dry and unprotected ends.
Don’t worry though! There are two ways to remedy this:
Don’t Rinse Out All Of Your Conditioner
When it comes to rinsing out your conditioner, don’t be too thorough. Leaving a little conditioner in can help hair strands stay hydrated for longer, control frizz and give curls more definition.
Our Luminizer, Damage Rewind, and 11857149 conditioners work alongside their shampoos to keep hair soft, bouncy and frizz-free. They all boast Opti-Plex technology to strengthen your tresses without weighing them down.
Apply A Leave-In Treatment
Alternatively, thoroughly rinse out your conditioner, then follow up with a leave-in hydrating treatment.
Our One Shot hair treatment is the ultimate leave-in conditioner! It blends a nourishing and repairing complex of creatine, guarana, wheat and silk proteins to strengthen, repair and hydrate. Spray onto your hair, then comb through using your fingers.
4. Apply A Curl Spray
The easiest way to achieve head-turning curls is with a curl spray.! Not only does it help to define their shape, but it holds them in place all day long.
Our Curl Mist Revolution provides your tresses with long-lasting moisture and creates beautiful, defined curls with natural volume and a healthy shine. Trust us, it will revolutionise the look and feel of your curls!
Fudge Tip: Liberally spritz your hair with the curl spray, then flip your tresses upside down and scrunch them upwards. Leave to air dry or use a diffuser on a low heat to accentuate your curls.
5. Style Without Heat
To keep slaying those jaw-droppingly defined curls, the Curly Girl Method suggests that hair should be left to dry naturally. If you do choose to blow dry your hair, always apply a heat protection spray, then use a diffuser on a low heat.
Our Tri-Blo spray boasts a lightweight, non-sticky formula that provides heat protection up to 230°C. Spray it directly onto towel-dried hair before blow drying for healthy, frizz-free tresses that feel silky soft. Alternatively, opt for our Blow Dry Aqua Primer. It provides that same heat protection, while also smoothing frizz, improving softening and adding visible shine to your finished look.