Contemplating The “Curly Girl” Method

I recently discovered Mahogany Curls‘ YouTube and blog a few days ago and I love the way her hair looks! It’s so moisturized, defined, and thick. After watching a few of her videos I learned that she is a follower of the Curly Girl Method, using sulfate-free shampoos and co-washing. She also only uses conditioner to style her hair. On a trip to Barnes and Noble I found The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey and decided it looked good enough to buy, it was only $13.95.

My hair has been feeling kind of dry lately and I’m wondering if going sulfate-free will do the trick. I’ve been recently using TreSemme Moisturizing Shampoo to wash once  a week but I’m going to stop that for now and switch to sulfate-free shampoo and co-washing. I picked up the Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner last week and I really like it. Both sell for $3.99 each. The shampoo is sulfate-free and contains mostly natural ingredients and the conditioner doesn’t contain any silicones. I love the way it smells and feels in my hair, giving me the tingle-clean feeling and not the squeaky-clean feeling. I’m going to experiment with this for about a month or two and see how it goes.

I also experimented doing a wash n go with TreSemme Naturals conditioner like MahoganyCurls does. Kinky Curl Knot Today and Curling Custard have been my go-tos for WNGs but it would be great if I could find an easier and cheaper alternative. I applied the TreSemme Naturals conditioner to my hair after I washed and conditioned with Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner and then I pineappled. I made one braid on the straight side of my hair, rolled it up and pinned it so it would have some definition in the morning. I was pleased with the results, but by the nighttime, my hair started to get frizzy and undefined, and this doesn’t happen when I use Kinky Curly. I guess I’ll have to do some more experimenting.

Hair Still Wet w/ TreSemme Naturals Conditioner

Dry Hair

Has anyone else tried the Curly Girl Method? How has it worked for you?

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I Got Me A Satin-Lined Hat

I’ve always wanted one of those Threadmill satin-lined knit beanies, but I didn’t want to pay the $30+ to get it. Thank God my mom likes to knit, lol! I gave her complete autonomy in making the hat, I just told her I wanted it to be satin-lined to protect my hair and I wanted it to hang off my head in a certain way. I love the hat and I hope my mom can make me a lot more. Thanks Mommy!!!!!