I did the Curly Girl Method for 30 days! πŸ‘©πŸΌ‍🦱#cgm


So, I did the curly girl method for 30 days to see if my curl pattern/my waves will improve and to see how I like this method. I definitely think the curly girl method is a more gentle approach for my hair, using only sulfate-free and silicone-free hair products and only using low heat settings as well as a diffuser.

If you did not read my very first attempt of the curly girl method - check it out here

I used to have curls until I started to straighten my hair about 26 years ago, because I did not know what to do with my hair! This method might not work on your hair if you have super straight hair, but if you have wavy hair, the curly girl method might help you further enhance the waves! Here is the original handbook about the Curly Girl Method, though you can find enough information on the Internet imo.

Me with 15-16!

I highly recommend 2 websites if you are also wanting to try out the Curly Girl Method to find out if you are using "curly girl approved products". Unfortunately it seems you can not trust the labels on products! On my curly girl journey I found out, that so many products are labeled "sulfate-free" or "silicone-free"- but they are not! 😠I could not believe it.

So always check 

  • https://curlscan.com/  a community-built database of Curly Girl Method

If you can't find your product in that list, go copy and paste the ingredients into here:

  • www.curlsbot.com and it will tell you if the ingredients are curly girl approved!


So here is my Curly Girl Method update!

You can also watch it on YouTube!




Day 1: 


I washed my hair with the SASHAPURE Re-Hydrating Cleansing Conditioner. On soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel, scrunched it in and then I diffused my hair on low heat, low setting for about 20 minutes.

Results: nice soft and fluffy waves!

You can watch my first attempt also on YouTube.



Day 2: 


I did a little fresh-up with water, just sprayed it on and scrunched.

Day 3:


I applied some dry shampoo on my roots cause they were really greasy and sprayed water on the ends of my hair, scrunched it in.


Day 4:


One of my friendly viewers on YouTube explained to me, that I actually did the beginning of my curly girl journey wrong, because I needed to do a "last wash" with a silicone-free shampoo that contains sulfates to get rid of all build-up. That is why on Day 4 I used a sulfate shampoo!

I washed my hair with the Suave Wild Cherry Blossom Shampoo. Then I used the Sashapure Hair Masque, on soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel, scrunched it in and then I diffused my hair on low heat, low setting for about 20 minutes.

Results: stringy lovely waves (I happen to like stringy waves lol)!

Day 5:

I did a little fresh-up with water, just sprayed it on and scrunched.


Day 6:


I applied some dry shampoo on my roots cause they were really greasy and sprayed water on the ends of my hair, scrunched it in.




Day 7:


I did a little fresh-up with water, just sprayed it on and scrunched. However, I did not really enjoy my hair that day.

Day 8:


I washed my hair with the Derma e Thickening Shampoo and Derma e Thickening Conditioner. They were not on the curly girl approved product list but I pasted the ingredients in the curlsbot.com and the ingredients were good- no sulfates or silicones or other crap detected. 

On soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel, scrunched it in and then I diffused my hair on low heat, low setting for about 20 minutes.

But my hair turned out to be a mess! It was very limp, no definition whatsoever! Since I did everything else the same- I can only imagine that the Derma e shampoo is not a good choice for curly/wavy hair! πŸ˜“


Day 9:


I did a little "water fresh-up" and my hair looked ok- better than the day before but nothing to brag about.


Day 10-12:


Actually my hair looked pretty crappy- so much that I was not even in the mood to take a photo! I mostly wore my hair in a bun. Could it be that a single wash with the wrong shampoo could cause that? Wow!

Day 13:


Finally wash day! πŸ™†
I washed my hair with the SASHAPURE Re-Hydrating Cleansing Conditioner. On soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel, scrunched it in and then I diffused my hair on low heat, low setting for about 20 minutes.

Day 14:


Fresh-up with water! I liked my hair! Nice waves.


Day 15:


I wanted to try something that made my hair smell better than just water and so I checked my stash and checked the ingredients of literally all my hair products. The dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In Hair Therapy includes only curly girl approved ingredients, so I used it as a fresh-up instead of just water. It made my hair smell nicer again and did the trick! I also used some dry shampoo on my roots.


Day 16:


I did another fresh-up with water but my hair was really badly tangled. Could it be that the Apple Cider Vinegar Therapy had done that? I dunno! 😲

Day 17:


Another super tangled day! I had webbed hair and decided to wear it rather in a bun!


Day 18:


Yay a wash day! πŸ₯³

I decided to pull out the big guns and some "real curly girl products".

I first used the Curlsmith Bond Curl Rehab Salve - a pre-wash to give my hair some protein back. Depending on your porosity you have to leave this on for 15-30 minutes and then follow up with a shampoo etc. I washed my hair with the Curlsmith Vivid Tones Vibrancy Shampoo, then used the Curlsmith Glow Perfecting Conditioner

Then on soaking wet hair I applied the Curlsmith Hold Me Softly Style Balm and then the Curlsmith IN-SHOWER STYLE FIXER.

I loved my "California beach wave" results! πŸ–

Day 19:


Another water fresh-up. But my hair felt really heavy and like I had a ton of build-up. 

Day 20:


Water fresh-up and I liked my waves.

Day 21:


Wash day! OK that day I used again the Suave Wild Cherry Blossom Shampoo because I felt like I needed something to clarify my scalp! It felt really itchy! Then I used the Sashapure Hair Masque, on soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel.

However, I was so lazy that day and somehow not in the mood to scrunch my hair forever and to diffuse it. Anyone else ever feel like that?

And then I had to pay for it with pretty straight hair results lol. Turns out: the application of products and the time you invest to style your hair does matter after all. 😏


Day 22-24:


My hair was so straight- as if I would have used a flat iron lol! 

Day 25:


OK, after having straight hair for 4 days I desperately wanted my curls back! I washed my hair with the Curlsmith Vivid Tones Vibrancy Shampoo, then used the Curlsmith Glow Perfecting Conditioner

Then on soaking wet hair I applied the Curlsmith Hold Me Softly Style Balm and then the Curlsmith IN-SHOWER STYLE FIXER.

And I liked the results!

Day 26:


A little water fresh-up.

Day 27:


Another water fresh-up.

Day 28:


A little dry shampoo on my roots.

Day 29:


Another water fresh-up.

Day 30:


Wash day!
I washed my hair with the SASHAPURE Re-Hydrating Cleansing Conditioner. On soaking wet hair I applied the DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched it in and then applied the LA Looks extreme Sport Gel, scrunched it in and then I diffused my hair on low heat, low setting for about 20 minutes.






What have I learned from 30 days of doing the Curly Girl Method?


  1. The products you use actually matter! I could not believe how bad my waves turned out when I used the wrong shampoo!
  2. The application of products really matters! Scrunching and taking my time really made a difference.
  3. Water was all of a sudden my friend! Being a straight haired girl it used to be my enemy! πŸ˜†
  4. Oils are all of a sudden my enemy because it weighs the waves down.
  5. Diffusing my hair TAKES FOREVER!!! Easily 20 minutes. Blow drying my hair straight takes maximum 10 minutes.
  6. The results of my wash days are always different and I never know with what I end up with. This can be annoying!
  7. The back always looks terrible! πŸ‘Ž
  8. Even though I enjoyed seeing my little waves and curls forming, I never feel like I look "pulled together" or "professional", which currently (thank you COVID-19 😷NOT ) does not really matter, but I would really be scared if I would have to go to an event as I can never be sure how my hair will look like. Straight hair seems the easier solution, if I want to make sure to look "presentable". You know what I mean?
The biggest draw back for me is definitely how much time the wash-day always takes. Overall though, I learned so much about ingredients of my hair products and I will continue to use mainly sulfate-free and silicone-free products- with the occasional clarifying shampoo to get rid of build-up. But I also have to say I miss my straight hair! I just always feel like my hair looks outdated with the waves- like I look like from the '90s or something.

How amazing, that I am able to have variety with my hair! I can do wavy or straight! Ha! I feel very blessed. πŸ’–








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