Shiny, silky and frizz-free curls are super popular right now. At Flow Cosmetics we also love it! But what is the popular Curly Girl method exactly? In a nutshell, it's a natural curl treatment routine developed by Lorraine Massey and based on the book of the same name, designed to help your hair curl, strengthen and look its best.
So throw your brush and straightener at an angle and give your natural curls extra attention by moisturizing them and avoid products that contain drying ingredients, such as silicones, certain alcohols and sulfates. That's the curly girl method! Since there are countless different hair types and also types of curls, the method can be adapted to the needs of your locks. However, the goal is always the same: to make the hair stronger and healthier internally and externally and thereby learn to love your own natural hair.
Curly Girl hair products straight from nature
If you are looking for natural and effective Curly Girl hair products, you've come to the right place! At Flow Cosmetics we make our products with the purest and most effective ingredients in the world - all the ingredients we use are completely natural, mostly even organic. As you probably know, most natural cosmetic products do not contain sulfates, silicones, mineral oils and alcohols that dry out the hair, including our products. As a result, the delicious hair products from Flow Cosmetics are also suitable for the curly girl method. And we are almost certain that your curls will fall in love with our products!
Curly Girl Mask
What do you think of an creamy and velvety hair mask made with 100% organic and ecocert certified ingredients, which are 100% suitable for the Curly girl method? Open a jar Creamy Hair Mask & Conditioner - Coconut Milk and fall in love with the wonderful scent and thick, nourishing product formula.
This mask has an intensively nourishing effect through coconut milk, coconut oil and argan oil, all of which are rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. With regular use, the mask increases the elasticity of curls and reduces hair breakage and frizz. This product is very thick in composition and only a small amount is sufficient even for long hair. The Creamy Coconu Hair Mask contains vegetable fatty alcohol that will not dry out hair like other forms of alcohol, making it a perfect addition to your selection of curly girl hair products.
How to use the mask in the CG method
Co-wash: use a small amount of the coconut hair mask as a co-wash. Suitable for everyday use.
Deep Condition: apply the mask by praying hands method and STC (Squish to Condish). Leave the hair mask on for 10 to 30 minutes, then it can be rinsed. The deep condition treatment is ideal to use once a week
Conditioner bar for Co-wash
Compact yet powerful, the Conditioner bar - Hemp, is economical in use. A power pack with more than twice the active ingredients than the Coconut Milk Hair Mask! The powerful formula effectively detangles the hair and makes it as smooth as professional hair products. The bar is made with cold-pressed hemp oil and it deeply conditions the hair. Hemp oil contains high-quality proteins and fatty acids, including omega 3, 6 and 9. All these ingredients ensure that your curls get a healthy, resilient and robust appearance. The conditioner bar nourishes the hair, closes the hair cuticles after washing and makes the curls shiny and soft.
Ps. Did you know? The proteins in hemp oil stimulate hair growth. Hair is made of keratin, which consists of 90% protein. The natural proteins in hemp provide extra nutrition for your hair and activate the natural keratin production in your skin and hair!
How to use the conditioner bar in the CG method
Co-wash: the conditioner bar - Hemp is ideal as a co-wash. Before you use the bar, know that less is more! The bar contains more than double the active ingredients compared to the hair mask. So you only have to apply very little for a good result.
Wet the bar and rub it straight over your damp hair, or rub the wet bar between your hands after which you apply the product to your hair using the 'praying hands technique'. Let it soak for a while, then it can be rinsed out.
Store the conditioner bar in a soap dish or in a soap box.
ACV will really drive your curls crazy
The ultimate addition to the natural (eco) curly girl method is ACV: Apple Cider Vinegar. You may be new to this concept, or you may be hesitant to wash your hair with vinegar. But after using Heather - Hair rinse of Juniper - Hair rinse will the curl formation positively surprise you!
Hair rinse is not very well known yet, and is therefore often skipped in the range of curly girl hair products. And that is a shame, because believe us, it is more than worth a try!
ACV flush helps define curls and adds volume because it won't weigh down your hair like silicone-based conditioners do. Hair rinse balances the pH of hair and scalp. By lowering the pH of your scalp, your hair cuticles close. This makes your hair smoother and shinier, less frizzy, easier to detangle, less prone to breakage and ultimately hydrated.
ACV flushing works clarifying and exfoliates your scalp, removes dead skin cells and product build-up that blocks pores on your scalp - and with regular use, hair rinse stimulates hair growth by promoting blood circulation to the hair follicle.
If you still have doubts, we also have an extensive one here hair rinse-guide where we've collected all the benefits on one page.
Using ACV flush; Remember to dilute the hair rinse before use.
Co-wash; Apply the diluted hair rinse evenly to wet hair. Massage the product into your hair and scalp to enhance the effects. Leave it on for a few minutes and rinse with warm water.
Leave-in; Follow the co-wash instructions but do not rinse the product. The smell of ACV evaporates when your hair dries.
Do you want extra care for your curls?
The benefits of organic argan oil on curly hair are abundant and therefore it belongs to the favorite among the curly girl hair products. Argan oil helps moisturize and soften your hair. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin E, the benefits of argan oil help to naturally improve hair elasticity and restore shine to dull, lifeless hair. Argan oil also works as a UV protector and neutralizes free radicals.
Shea butter is often included in hair treatments for curls because of its soothing properties. This makes it great for retaining moisture without making your hair greasy and heavy. As it helps retain moisture in the hair, it works great to protect your hair from the elements - harsh winter weather, harmful heat and sun.
This was our Curl guide - we wish you great times with beautiful curls & your adventure with the Curly girl method, in the most natural way!