I’m not sure why they work so well but I’ve had my tangle teezer since 2011 and it’s still my go to! Good luck, and subscribe so you don’t miss more helpful tips, thanks! It’s just not going to happen. Thanks -Rachel. I don’t use a shower cap though that could be helpful! How I Use: First things first I will use a little of this conditioner to detangle my hair (with my fingers) and rinse completely. If you want a detailed blog post on any of these, please comment below. Hi Rachel! I have 2b/2c highlighted hair a bit past my shoulders. At a time when pin-straight hair was the ideal look for all women, it was considered revolutionary to embrace curls. I use the “squish to condish” method, and I’m not sure exactly who to credit this technique to (if anyone knows please tell us below and I will edit this). I hated gel in my hair but I’m trying it again now with the scrunch thing, if I could be patient enough to keep my hands out too! If it works for you with long hair, it should work well with short hair. This will evenly distribute the conditioner while gently rinsing it out. Really, you can look at the pictures in my 2 minute refresh post and the technique is quite similar (my hair is about double the length now!). The Curly Girl method recommends that you only use conditioner to cleanse your hair. I’ve just discovered that I actually have wavy 2b/c hair instead of frizzy straight hair! I don’t detangle my hair in between with brushing or any particular product. Do you SLEEP in the turbine twist and take it off the in the morning. WOW thank you for the kind words, would you mind if I used a portion of this comment as a testimonial on the site at some point? help. Hi Brittany! First thing first. I try to stay away from products that are sulfate and paraben-free along with gluten due to celiac. It definitely won’t clarify. 2a Your waves are fine and thin with a loose, tousled texture. I just came across your page after realizing I have more of type 2a hair than type 1 hair. Curl custard is the go-to product for making wavy hair curly. We’re friends here, it’s fine. The curly girl method is a method developed by Lorraine Massey that encourages curlies to ditch sulfates and silicones, stop brushing and damaging their hair with heat, and enhance their natural curl patterns through wet styling and diffusing. Hint: Finger-styling is your new BFF. Feel free! Another option that is a bit more pricey but seems great is Ecoslay Orange Marmalade. Here is how the curly girl on a budget can get started. This is because you’re doing it wrong– let me explain how. I hope this helps you whether you’re new to your natural wavy hair journey, or just want to read someone else’s routine! I clarify once every 4-5 washes on average. The I do the “real” conditioning. I learned about the curly girl method years ago. Just really preparing to begin my journey with the cgm – question about the clarifying shampoo? Hope that helps! This is about $8 a bottle and lasts me a few months. Thank you for the warning as well. Do you wear a shower cap or do you just let the water run over your hair or something else I haven’t thought of? I learned about the curly girl method years ago. There’s a recipe here. The curly and wavy hair community have absolutely pushed companies to create more sulfate free and silicone free options at a great price point. This allows the cuticle to close back down, sealing moisture in. So don’t freak out if the first wash doesn’t go well! But also….I don’t worry too much about root volume. TBH, most days I flip my hair “against” my part until it’s dry, then once it is dry, flip it to the “normal” side. Posted by 2 hours ago. -Rachel. It might be the time of year! Hey! It offers a good hold but without getting crunchy. Some things to consider, like you’ve mentioned the amount. Glad you enjoyed the read; hope it all helps! View All-Wavy-Hair-227769691132050/’s profile on Facebook, Low Poo: Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo**, Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo, Conditioner: Aveeno Rose & Chamomile Blend Conditioner, Curl (Wave) Enhancer: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator. Since Covid, I’ve gotten lazy with straightening, so I’ve just been throwing my hair in a ponytail every day because I don’t know what to do with it. This is best done while still in the shower. IF there’s only ONE product you take away from this hair routine, let it be the Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Simulator. as a conditioner if you have lightened your hair recently. Type 2b hair sticks close to the head and forms into "S" shaped waves. -Rachel. Ah yes, back to this holy grail. So the curly girl method works for wavy and curly hair. Between that and the amodimethicone (a-cone as it’s often shortened to), my hair feels smooth and soft. Hi, I have been working with the Curly Girl Method for around seven months now, and my 2a waves just look horrible. I’ve really been struggling with coming up with a simple routine and not overbuying unnecessary products and stumbled upon this post, which has definitely pointed me in the right direction! I tried Shea moisture leave in but it was way too heavy for my hair, so right now the only styling product I use is … I’ve got a couple of posts about gel here and here. Type 2b wavy hair has a bit more wave to it than type 2a hair and is also somewhat resistant to styling. How I use:  I very gently work the brush through, starting from only an inch or two own from my hair. – but if that’s your thing go for it! Deep conditioner: cold pressed unrefined coconut oil, Related Post: How to Do a Coconut Oil Mask on Wavy Hair, Detangle: dry detangling with Tangle Teezer, clarifying wash: Yes to Tea Tree & Sage Shampoo, ACV Rinse: raw organic apple cider vinegar, Related Post: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Tips for Wavy Hair, Cowash: Yes to tea tree & sage conditioner. Is one more important than the other? Hello! Yep! Thanks so much on the feedback. I’ve never tried any wavy hair methods, but coming across yours made me want to try it! Rare opportunity! She shares her favorite tips, products and techniques to fight frizziness, air dry, enhance curls and style fine or thick hair (2a, 2b, 2c). Typically what I look for is that the curl definer/stimulator to help form the waves/clumps of waves, and the mousse is what holds them in place after they have formed. Thanks so much for this great post! I always tell my hairdressers that if my hairs would get their act together and agree to organize, I could have curls. My wavy/curly (2a/2b) hair tends to look a complete mess if I don’t brush it down flat before it dries. This routine is MAGIC. If I don’t, I then “pineapple” my hair with a scrunchie. 2. That I find encourages the clumps/waves. Subscribe to All Wavy Hair, never miss a post! At a time when pin-straight hair was the ideal look for all women, it was considered revolutionary to embrace curls. This follows the curly girl method, so feel free to share it with both your wavy friends and curly friends! Hope that helps! In the shower I use Not Your Mother’s Naturals tahitian gardenia flower mango butter curl defining shampoo. My second question is: understanding that you only wash and condition your hair every 4-5 days, and assuming that you shower in between, what do you do with your hair? By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. The post says you use it just like the GVP conditioner? Our black sisters knew and were practicing at least some of these methods long before. -Rachel. See more ideas about Curly girl method, Curly girl, Curly hair styles. Hi Rachel! If you DO notice crunch, wait until the hair is 100% dry then scrunch your hair while it’s dry! Welcome to the whole wavy hair method journey thing Ugh, it’s tough to not go crazy on new products at first! It also recommends that you use your conditioner before & after using your shampoo so that your hair is well moisturised. I then let this conditioner  sit on my hair while I do all the rest of my non-hair shower stuff. There are a lot of helpful tips, and it’s both more digestible than a lot of other information and really helpful as a format to put your own products and modifications into. That’s my simplest method. Yet again stealing these words were from a different hair routine: As a wise wavy once said, “It takes way longer to write out how I apply the products than it does to actually apply them.” Truth. Required fields are marked *. Posted by 2 years ago. note: **this shampoo contains amodimethicone, which is NOT like other silicones. I do this….whenever I think about it. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 2 minute refresh method that you can read about here. You could be a Curly Girl but think you are a wavy girl. Like the blackberry and quinoa one? This post should mention that ingredient (I’ll double check now!). I then scrunch mousse until my hair feels coated. This option by Aveeno is no exception. Archived. If you have fine wavy hair, you cannot expect to get 3C curls on the Curly Girl Method. This will allow your curls to dry and hold in place without causing disruption. 448. Good luck and thanks again for the kind words. Many I have looked at are so complicated and I am all about lazy girl hair. I am still learning all the tips and tricks to having a good routine. This method was first made popular in December 2001, when hairstylist Lorraine Massey released her hair-care guide, Curly Girl: The Handbook. If you're still using your mom's shampoo, it's time to make the swap. -Rachel. If you have checked your curl pattern and figured you are either 2a or 2b, you are in the proper wavy category and curl experts say that you can actually uncover your hair’s curl potential beneath what you thought was “just wavy hair” or “almost straight hair” if you have a proper hair care routine.. Yay!! You can see the change in my hair in the photo below, and more of my curly girl method before and after in this post. They work great but I’m not the biggest fan of the scent. My hair tends to get weighted down but heavy conditioners (I’ve never been able to co-wash) and oils. Not only in the amount of product, but the weight of the product. Hi! I shower at night too. Curly Hair Tips More information Great example of 2B hair care routine with products, wash day, refreshes, diffusing and application tips, and resources on figuring out your hair's porosity and curl type. Try this routine out, and let us know if it works for you. Typically bleached hair needs protein. Or do you take it off before bed? I am curious about the analysis. 2b. Long Wavy Hair . The Curly Girl Method doesn't have to be intimidating or expensive. How to Start CG Method for Wavy Hair with Pocket-Friendly Products – An easy guide to starting a wavy hair routine. -Rachel, Your email address will not be published. Hope that all helps -Rachel. To avoid that, I use a big claw clip to keep my hair out of my face (like a half up/half down, pulled back with a clip). The other thing is sometimes the waves/curls are “shocked” by a haircut and it can take a couple of washes to seem like your “normal” waves again. and/or makeup. If you want a fully CGM shampoo, check out this one! .....Not Really My Thing. Type 2b wavy hair has a bit more wave to it than type 2a hair and is also somewhat resistant to styling. Try this routine out, and let us know if it works for you. Your second question, yep! (not sure if it’s in a good way or not ) Welcome! What you wrote here is exactly what I do. This hair type is not quite curly and it’s not quite straight. In this post, I'm sharing my favorite products for type 2 hair (that are all very afforable! To answer your questions 1. not quite interchangeable! I have been trying to pretend that my hair is straight for years. Personally, I don’t like to spend the time diffusing – remember those toddlers? Raking through dry curls with a brush is a sure fire way to disrupt your natural curl pattern. I’m trying to start this routine for the first time, and this was really helpful so thank you! CGM stands for The Curly Girl Method (coined and developed by Lorraine Massey) and is a way to care and style for wavy and curly hair without damaging it so your natural curl pattern is revealed and enhanced. I immediately couldn’t bring a comb or denman brush through my hair so I rinsed it out thoroughly and started over. Jun 13, 2020 - My current hair care routine just a month into the Curly Girl Method has already transformed my hair. This curl activator also has good slip, so if your hair is tangly,  rake the product through (if your hair has a very light wave, rake very gently or you’ll pull out the waves!). I’ve been following the curly girl method about 18 months now and here is what my 2b/2c/3a Wavy Curly Hair Routine looks like! We have Lorraine Massey and ‘The Curly Girl Handbook’ to thank for this. Diffusing? It makes the hair soft, enhances waves, and calms frizz. The curly girl method heavily relies on gel to get hold and definition,but it’s usually WAY too much for wavy hair. Read on to find out more about my curly girl routine! So I have the problem that I try to use the curly girl method and don’t brush my wavy hair … Hi! Use a wide toothed comb or your fingers to tackle each knot slowly and carefully. I typically only use gel in the hot and humid summer months! Hi there! After letting my wavy hair grow long for the first time in 15 years, I am having to learn how to style it again! Curl Custard. Usually that means every 6 weeks or so. You aren’t the first person to ask this, oops! Rachel, that is so helpful! I am curious about the analysis. The name doesn’t lie, this stuff is MAGICAL. Type 2b hair generally has a nice sheen, so be sure to choose lighter products such as mousses or gels that can enhance your waves without weighing them down. For me if I sleep overnight, my hair is about 80% dry. If you’ve got wavy hair, you can be on the Curly Girl method and still use your normal shampoo as long as you only wash it once a week. If you have tangles often, I highly recommend DRY detangling by brushing your hair with a tangle teezer before getting it wet. I detail how to use each product for each wash day, and also the other treatments to do less often (like a hair mask!). Alternative: If you really, really want to stay away from A-cone, another gentle shampoo option is the Odele Smoothing Shampoo. Many wavy friends end up with weighed down hair, gunky build up, and end up cleansing their hair far too often (even daily). I find if I use it other times it weighs my waves down and leads to build up. Thank you in advance! But basically, you flip your head over and “squish” your conditioner into your hair by scrunching it into soaking wet hair. When I use just the enhancer product, it will look good for a couple of hours then either poof out frizzy or go limp and lifeless depending on the weather. I grow it out and then cut it again because I just get tired of the battle. I do not put mousse directly at my roots. I have since heard that many others have had a similar experience from this particular product. While the name doesn’t say it, this IS a low-poo because it’s sulfate free! If you have checked your curl pattern and figured you are either 2a or 2b, you are in the proper wavy category and curl experts say that you can actually uncover your hair’s curl potential beneath what you thought was “just wavy hair” or “almost straight hair” if you have a proper hair care routine.. You can purchase specific shampoos called “low poo” for this purpose. Used in combination with the right styling product – such as curl custard – this cleansing conditioner can bring you closer to getting the curls you’ve always wanted. So I do prefer to use both for those reasons. Curly Girl Method for Fine Wavy Hair. I have a post coming about my fall/winter wavy hair routine (using a different low-poo) so be sure to subscribe if you aren’t yet! Be sure to comment below if you try this routine, or love anything mentioned. Air-dry your hair, but if you must, use a diffuser instead of a hairdryer. If your natural hair is wavy, it’s going to stay wavy after the Curly Girl Method—just a healthier, fuller, more defined version of it. Wavy curls that are dry will be very difficult to manage. I also got a haircut than and my hair has not been growing as fast as it used to before cg. I’d say as you condition, flip your head over, VERY LIGHTLY finger comb through the hair, then scrunch small sections individually. Awesome, great to know. Hello there! It will give your hair a homogeneous look and reduce “bumps”, while elongating your curls optimally. Curly Hair Tips More information Great example of 2B hair care routine with products, wash day, refreshes, diffusing and application tips, and resources on figuring out your hair's porosity and curl type. Ugh, I totally get that love/hate thing! I plan to cut all the damage off and do a cute short bob (chin or neck length) with some layers, then I’m going to try to embrace my thick waves rather than straighten them out daily. That covers pretty much everything! Pretty much! I don’t have the same access to the Australian/NZ Amazon sites like I do US and UK. There are other parts of my hair routine that I consider my routine but aren’t done with each wash. Thank you! I love to share what YOU want, wavy friend! Here's my current Curly Girl method routine for my wavy hair, including protein treatments, refreshing, washing, drugstore products, sleeping, and styling! For definition I like to use KCKT. 9 times out of 10 I sleep in it! When I found the CGM, I hoped I had found the solution, but my hair seems too stubborn. p.s. In spring-fall, maybe every 4th wash. How I use: same as the GVP conditioning balm, just something else to change it up. You caught a typo! Think this would still work? Check out this set that includes a dryer and the black orchid. I find if I go any higher that my hair gets too much build up on days 2-4. -Rachel. Us coarse wavies with less “wavy” waves seem to be a bit of a unicorn! Then, I go to bed. My waves look better than they ever have and for once I don’t hate them. Approximately 95%-98% of the conditioner is removed. Sorry about that and great catch! Hi! I detail how to use each product for each wash day, and also the other treatments to do less often (like a hair mask!) Do you really just detangle with conditioner, put it in a twist, and then let it air dry? I also focus on my scalp this entire time, and don’t intentionally put any shampoo onto the lengths of my hair. Hooray definition -Rachel, Hi! I’d highly recommend GVPCB (here’s a link!) Afterward, plop your curls into an old, soft t-shirt or a microfiber towel. -Rachel. I use all curly girl approved products and curly girl method styling techniques to enhance my 2b 2c 3a curly hair and reduce frizz. A styling tip: Going for the plopping method is one of the key steps of the 2b curly hair routine. Wednesday it looked pretty good. Share one of these images on Pinterest to help another Wavy Friend! 2B Hair type is best described as wavy hair. How I use: Basically whenever I notice my hair is dry, I’ll use this in place of a regular conditioner. Another curl enhancer that is similar is Camille Rose Curl Maker. You’ve tried the routine for your curly hair sisters- but you don’t get those kinda results! If I follow this routine, will I have a more manageable curl pattern without brushing? Sulphates; Silicones; Heat; Essentially, all of the above will dry your waves out. I first heard about the Curly Girl Method years ago, but I never considered it an option for my in-between, wavy hair. It includes choosing products that are free from harsh sulfates, silicones, drying alcoholics, etc. Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window). If I workout, I will rinse the “edges” of my scalp line about one inch in (to remove the sweat). There are different lists of CG method approved hair products. To make this clear to any new readers, no this isn’t sponsored. Type 2 wavy texture is not quite straight and not completely curly, with the spectrum of hair ranging from loose loops to coarse, thick S-shaped waves combined with curls. I’m trying to embrace my natural waves and looking for resources online. Thank you for sharing your technique! Also, do you scrunch in gel and then the mouse? I have never tried the CGM but have been interested lately trying with my 2B hair that always ends up in a ponytail or bun because I don’t want to take the time to straighten it , Hi there! Yes to the CG Handbook, but I didn’t think she mentioned squish to condish? I love the Xtava Black Orchid because it is HUGE. The Curly Girl Method is essentially a lifestyle change. You’re here because you want to learn how to start CG Method on your wavy hair. Check out this set that includes a dryer and the black orchid. If I can get my hands on a bottle I’ll test it out -Rachel. -Rachel. I think the only difference in the line is the fragrance. September 2019. Please select all the ways you would like to hear from All Wavy Hair: You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. The Curly Girl Method on damaged wavy hair (2a/2b) - YouTube In fact, the Curly Girl Method was originally set out for both wavy and curly hair. Then, get your hair to 80% dry. I use it every wash day (roughly every 3 days). BTW, Lorraine Massey is the one who “invented” the CGM and the “squish to condish” method as far as white girls go. Hi! I don’t suppose you recommend any Australian products? Many curly girls with wavier strands express difficulty managing their curls. I use Yes to Tea Tree shampoo as a “normal” shampoo (not sure if you meant conditioner there so I’m answering for both) and coconut oil I only use as a deep treatment. -Rachel. In the winter months, I’ll use this every other wash. Learn more about MailChimp's privacy practices here. Don’t be scared by how long this looks! I use about a quarter size amount and lather into my scalp. I also use that technique with the UFD Curly magic by coating each clump. That’s right, this routine contains TWO holy grail products! And secondly, how often do you go through your routine? Curly hairstyles. That has always made a BIG difference for me. How often do you apply curl enhancer and mousses? Then I immediately get into the next step….. Once I’ve got the UFD Curl stimulator in, I twist my hair into the turbie twist. Is it possible to use others from them? I’m enjoying experimenting with my natural hair. I was hoping to use their blackberry quinoa one, can I sub for that or does it have ingredients I should be avoiding? If you can find it you’re lucky!
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