Years of straightening and platinum blonde bleaching, left my hair dry, frazzled and often would break. I switched to having all over highlights twice a year, and really only straightening my hair for special events and it has already done a world of wonders. Although my hair is in a much better condition, its thick and dense nature has become just a bit of a fat poof, rather then having any defined wave pattern. I’m hoping that through switching to the Curly Girl Method, I will be able to find what’s really underneath my locks and achieve healthy, happy curly hair!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY CURRENT HAIR ROUTINE
My current hair care routine consists of washing my hair twice a week. I tend to shampoo twice as my hair is super thick, just to ensure it is completely washed through. First, I use Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo, followed by Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo, to brighten my blonde and leave it looking less brassy. I will then use Provoke Blonde conditioner, or one from Aussie (depending on how dull my blonde is looking.) I will then use an argan oil treatment through my mid lengths and ends whilst combing (I have to confess that I only really do this as a friend recommended it) and I have recently ditched the straightners!
KURLIFY’S ANALYSIS OF EMMA’S CURRENT PRODUCTS, ARE THEY CG PROOF?
Time for the truth… Are Emma’s products Curly Girl proof?
- Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo: Nope, this shampoo contains silicones as well as sulphates.
- Pro:voke Touch of Silver brightening shampoo: suitable only for final wash as it contains sulphates but no silicones.
- Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner: Not approved as it contains a non water soluble silicone
- Pro:voke Touch Of Silver Intensive Conditioner: This conditioner is Curly Girl approved, yay! It can be used fo co-washing.
- Creme of Nature – Argan Oil Treatment: Not Curly Girl approved as it contains 5 different non-CG silicones, which means they are not water soluble and can build up in your hair.
Kurlify’s Custom Recommended routine for Emma
- Final wash with Pro:voke Touch of Silver brightening shampoo
- After first wash co-wash with PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Intensive Conditioner (contains protein)
- Deep condition with Novex My Curls Mystic Black Hair Mask (leave in for an hour or longer)
- Rinse out with cold water
- Squeeze out excess liquid with cotton t shirt
- Wrap in cotton t-shirt and leave for 20 mins
- Apply leave-in conditioner Aunt Jackie’s Quench Leave-in Conditioner, followed by a good amount of CG-friendly gel.
- Gently crunch hair upwards using your hands and leave to air dry. Some people prefer to use a diffuser.
- Once hair is 100% bone dry, it should be hard and crunchy in it’s gel ‘cast’. Simply get scrunching again to reveal curls!
EMMA’S KURLIFY EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS
Overall I am super happy with the results from my first ever Curly Girl routine! I was slightly skeptic to begin with to whether I would see much of a transformation. Most changes in products I have tried over the years, had lacked luster. However, I am completely shocked to see how much a difference my wave pattern has changed from just a first round of Kurlify’s routine. My hair feels super healthy and has so much volume!
I really enjoyed setting aside the time to really treat my hair, it felt like a little Hair care ritual. The perfect Sunday activity, whilst I cought up on emails and some TV.
Having naturally super thick hair, I found it a little more difficult to apply the gel all the way through. For my next round, I will section my hair whilst applying the gel and conditioner to make sure no strand misses its gel casting.
I’m so happy with the Results! The Curls are definitely here to stay… I can’t thank Kurlify enough for their support and recommendations.