Monday, September 26, 2011

CG Curl Method

I have naturally curly/wavy hair and I have always had a hard time styling it (the photo above is not me...I just wish it was!). I can never quite manage to get my curls to look like I want them too, which is those nice silky spiral type of curls. I swear I have tried every hair product out there, but nothing seems to work.

Last week, a friend of mine made a Facebook post saying that she had discovered a new washing method for girls with curly hair that is suppose to help tame frizz and create more healthy looking curls...called the CG method.

Of course I had to read more about it and was surprised to find that the CG method is actually a washing method that does not use shampoo. Sounds a little weird right? Well I read a little further and discovered that most shampoo's use a very harsh sulfate cleaner called "sodium laureth sulfate" which is the same chemical found in most dish detergents. So, the CG method requires you to wash your hair simply using a light Silicone Free conditioner (like Suave Naturals). 
I don't want to bore if you think you may want to read more about this method here are a couple of sites that I have found helpful. (1.Dormroomcurly - I suggest reading this one first!  2.Wikihow)

I have been trying the method now for about 5 days and I can already see a difference in the way my hair curls!  I think I will keep it up for at least the next 2 or 3 weeks, and hopefully I will have some good before and after pictures to show you! 

If you have curly or wavy hair and ditching shampoo sounds a little too crazy for you, here are a few of my favorite curl styling tips that I picked up (some recently, and some over time)...

1.Your hair will curl better if you leave it sopping wet before styling.
2. Don't use a regular terry cloth towel to dry your hair. Use microfiber or an old T-shirt instead. The t-shirt "Plopping method" is very helpful! 
3. Brush through your hair with a wide toothed comb while you are in the shower. Start at the ends and work your way up. 
4. If you diffuse your hair, don't move the hair dryer back and forth. Simple place a section of your hair in the bowl of the diffuser and then lightly bring the bowl to your head. 

Has anyone else heard of the CG method before? Or are you willing to try it with me? 

photo credit: top - via


  1. Yikes I didn't know about the sodium laureth sulfate - I need to check my shampoo labels! I can't wait to see how your hair looks using this method!

  2. My mum got a perm not too long ago which left her hair pretty frizzy, she started using some of these techniques already, but I must show her this post!

    By the way, cute blog, I love the cans with candles down below ♥

  3. I do this! Since having Savannah my hair has decided to be super wavy and my hairstylist told me to only use conditioner every few days and it works wonders! In addition to that I also don't brush my hair at all when I'm doing the wavy look. Not in the shower or when I get out. And I get compliments on how pretty it is quite often. I love the low maintenance.

  4. Interesting technique. Mines Long and wavy- but not curly- mine gets frizzy as well tho. Wonder if this would work for me......

  5. I've never heard of this, but was excited to share it with my sister! My 18 yo niece has long, beautiful curly hair but is always searching for ways to get those spiraly-type curls. I think this is so great because you aren't having to keep putting product in!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

  6. WOW, my hair is curly too, I would use anything to get it to look like that top photo:)

  7. My hair is spiral curly. I have never heard of this method but I am excited to try it. Also, I usually have amazing results when I leave conditioner in my hair to keep it smooth and tame.


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