Well, I‘ve been unofficially doing the CGM (Curly Girl Method) for about a month but I got the book, Curly Girl: The Handbook [With DVD], three weeks ago. I’ve been fumbling around trying to figure out what I’m doing and which route to take while doing it.
There are different curl types. Lorraine Massey doesn’t use the loved/hated number scale that too many Naturals have discussed but rather a curl type that’s much more visual….or at least I feel it is.
The main ones are:
Fractual or Zigzag,
Corkicelli and Cherub,
I would either fall into the two categories below:
In the book you follow your cleansing and conditioning method according to your curl. There are step-by-step directions which are quite helpful. I initially thought I would be in the fractual zigzag hair type but was having some issues with a film like covering on my hair. I wasn’t happy with the curls I was left with either. Well, about a week ago I switched to the method for the Corkscrew and have been happy with the results. Here are a few hair shots:
I’m still getting the hang of it but stopped using my old microfiber towels to scrunch my hair and remove the excess conditioner with an old cotton t-shirt. When I choose not to wash and go I refresh my curls with my Lavender-water (LM) mix and apply conditioner before scrunching. I’m really happy.
Now, like everybody else who has tried this method, I will be veering off but right now I’m liking what I’m doing and that’s following the method rather closely. I’ll keep you updated with pics and info from the book but the book is the best information about the method so I truly recommend picking it up and giving it a look.
Loving this so far Naturals,
I think in the beginning it's important to stick to the routine when trying something new. Once you get the hand of it and really learn what works for you hair you can start mixing things up. I think your curls are really pretty.
Thanks love. I've already realized (through trial and error and you and VetsNatural) that leaving out the gel during the colder months is working better for me.