A Guide To Curly Hair Method
Claire Miles - May 3, 2022


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

We have all followed the latest trends on TikTok and Instagram but recently the style gurus have started appreciating the concept of self-love and so have we all. It is a way of understanding the hair porosity and working with your hair in a way that releases its natural form. It’s a mere approach to self-love and accepting the fact that we should find and appreciate the beauty in ourselves.

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Things to avoid while following the Curly Girl Method:

Hair Straightening is a big no. Straightening your hair damages the hair follicles and breaks the protein bonds in the hair that form the curls. Proteins on the hair are extremely heated sensitive and using heat can damage them. Furthermore, we are supposed to avoid sulfates, parabens, and alcohol for the hair. Multiple shampoo companies sell their products claiming that using their product will lead to softer and shinier hair. The goal is not softer and shinier hair, it is much healthier hair. Avoid fragrances as they damage the hair follicle.

How to wash your hair?

The Curly Girl method begins by washing your hair with a product that rinses all the buildup in your hair. Cleanse your hair with a CGM-approved shampoo or conditioner. It is preferable to cleanse your hair once a week. Then you introduce a CGM-approved conditioner to your hair. A leave-in conditioner ensures that your hair follicle doesn’t dry up and the curls are perfected. Divide your hair into multiple locks and evenly spread the hair conditioner. Let it spread with the flow of water. Drying and styling your hair is one of the most important steps in the curly girl method. Do not use a towel. Use a soft cotton t-shirt for drying your hair. When the hair is damp and not wet, apply the leave-in conditioner and scrunch your hair in the upwards direction. Use a hairdryer with the diffuser attachment so that the product gets evenly distributed.