Curly Girl Method 101 aka CGM

Making the CGM switch? Here’s what you need to know!


One of the most popular hair care routines in the Philippines is the Curly Girl Method. If you don't know what CGM is or if you're planning to make the switch to the Curly Girl Method, we got you!

First things first, what is the Curly Girl Method?

The Curly Girl Method or CGM was introduced in 2007 by hairstylist and curl expert Lorraine Massey. In her book, Curly Girl: The Handbook, she gives pro-tips on how to better care for your curls by ditching certain products, chemical treatments, and ingredients, recommends hairstyles based on your hair type, and offers more helpful guides for all the curly-haired individuals out there. 
Basically, CGM is a hair care approach that claims to promote healthy curls by carefully choosing the "right" ingredients and its applications for your hair. It may allow you to boost your natural curls and embrace them damage-free.
Now, you might ask: Is CGM for everyone?
The answer is: definitely not - there is no single method that works for everyone. In general, the Curly Girl Method can be a nice starting point for curlies wanting to go natural.

Over the years, most members of the curly community has tweaked and adapted different techniques from the original CGM. We're here to help you navigate your own Curl Care Journey, whether you want to follow this method strictly or with modifications.

 

Starting your CGM Journey

Before you proceed to the steps, it is important to determine your Hair Type first.

Do you have highly porous hair? Is your hair thick or dense? Do you have fine, medium or coarse strands? Are you wavy, curly, coily, kinky, or a mix of some?

These pieces of information will serve as your guide in choosing the right products, ingredients, and techniques for your hair.

If you don't know your hair type yet, read our Curl Care Basics Guide first.

 

Now, let's start your CGM Journey! Click to read CGM 101: Do's and Dont's

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