Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm taking a break from Curly Girl

I haven't said anything about it since my post 3 days into my latest round of Curly Girl, but I have actually been doing Curly Girl for just over 2 months now!

I love the way Curly Girl makes my curls look, I really do. But, as I said in that post, I just don't love wearing my hair curly all the time! The hate part of my love/hate relationship with Curly Girl has set in for now. I tried straightening my hair the other day, and it looked great, but when I tried to go back to curly the next day, it was a mess.

So I've decided I'm taking a Curly Girl break for a while and am going to sport the straight look. I love that when my hair is straight, I can not wash it the next morning and it still looks just as great... not so much with curly hair. I got to sleep in an extra 30 minutes this morning because I didn't have to get up and wash and dry my hair!

I'm actually going to continue my no-poo routine though, because my hair is so used to it now that you would never be able to tell. It's just as body-full and grease-less as if I used shampoo. So it won't be hard to switch back to Curly Girl when I change my mind again.

Just for good measure, here are some pictures that I took a couple of weeks ago to try to show how great Curly Girl is working for me. Like I've said before, I've always had naturally curly hair, but before it was more just wavy curls, not the ringlets that Curly Girl gives me.


  1. I can't believe that's your natural hair! I love it! I guess I need to go back and read what "curly girl" is! :) But have fun with the straight, it's so fun to change things up!

  2. They have a lot of info about the curly girl method at a great web site for curlies!

  3. Your hair is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Just beautiful!


  4. I really want to try the curly girl method. I have the book, but I've having a hard time finding the right products. Please tell me what you used. All the clear gels I find either have "cones" in them or make my hair hard. I'm not too sure about the conditioners I've tried either.
    By the way, your hair is beautiful.

  5. I actually don't use any gels at all because I have really sensitive skin and they make my face break out. I just use a LOT of conditioner and then put more in it after I shower as if it were gel. It works better some days than others, depending on the weather and how frizzy my hair decides to be. :)

  6. What gorgeous ringlets you have!

    I completely understand taking a break from the curly girl routine, and think it is wise to continue to "no-poo" while straightening it.

    Now you know the joys of being curly and either way your hair will be healthier for following the curly girl commandments. Best! Jen

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