Understanding the CG Method

Understanding the CG Method: Your Guide to Effortless Hair Care

Welcome to the ultimate guide on the Curly Girl Method, a revolutionary approach to hair care that can transform your curls from unruly to fabulous.

If you have been struggling with your curly hair, whether it is wavy, coily or somewhere in between, this blog post will help you embrace the Curly Girl Method and achieve healthy, defined curls.

With Best Life you get the best curly hair products. Join us on this journey to effortless hair care with the CG Method!

What is the CG Method?

The CG Method, introduced by hairstylist and curl expert Lorraine Massey in the early 2000s, is a remarkable approach to caring for naturally curly hair.

This method focuses on using CG Method approved products and specific styling techniques to enhance your curly hair at home, reduce frizz and improve overall hair health. Let's take a more detailed look into the key concepts of this game-changing method:

No-Sulfate or Low-Sulfate Cleansing:

The Curly Girl Method recommends using sulphate free shampoo for curly hair or co-washing to clean your curls without losing the natural oils in them.

Our recommendation: Try Best Life's sulphate free shampoo for curly hair, a gentle option that cleanses while maintaining the health of your curls.

Avoiding Harmful Ingredients:

CG Method products should be free from silicones, sulfates, waxes and mineral oils.

Our recommendation: Check ingredient labels and opt for products like Best Life's silicone free Conditioner, formulated without harmful additives.

Detangling in the Shower:

Unlike traditional methods, the CG Method encourages detangling in the shower with conditioner-covered hair to distribute moisture and prevent any breakage.

Consider using a proper good quality Scalp Massage Brush for a gentle detangling experience.

Scrunching for Definition:

To define curls, use curl-activating products like a curl cream or gel and scrunch your hair.

Best Life's Defining Cream is a great choice for frizz-free, bouncy curls.

Gentle Drying Techniques:

Opt for a bamboo towel or a cotton t-shirt that is old and not in use anymore instead of a traditional towel to avoid frizz.

Try to invest in a good quality Bamboo Hair Towel Wrap for faster and smoother drying.

Who Can Benefit from the Curly Girl Method?

The Curly Girl Method is tailored for those with natural curls, anywhere from coily to wavy.

If you have struggled with unruly, dry or frizzy hair, the CG Method might reveal hidden curls you never knew you had.

Remember, the method won't change your hair's texture but will significantly improve its health and definition.

How to Do the Curly Girl Method: A Step-by-Step Guide

Now, let's break down the Curly Girl Method into easy-to-follow steps:

Step 1: Reset Wash

Best Life offers the best shampoo for curly hair in India. Begin with a reset wash using a sulfate free shampoo or a detox scrub like a good quality Detox Scrub.

Step 2: Cleanse

Condition your hair with a silicone free conditioner and a low sulfate or sulfate free shampoo. Consider using Best Life's best shampoo for curly hair in India for Co-Wash.

Step 3: Detangle and Condition

Apply a silicone free conditioner, such as Best Life's natural Conditioner and remove any tangles from your curls using your fingers.

Step 4: Style

Apply a curl activator like Best Life's Defining Cream or Defining Gel to define curls.

Step 5: Plop

Wrap up your hair in a cotton t-shirt that is not in use anymore or a Hair Towel made from Bamboo using the method called “plop”.

Step 6: Repeat

Repeat all steps from 1 to 4 whenever you wet your hair, alternating between low-sulfate shampoo and co-washing.

CG Method: What Not to Do

To maintain the effectiveness of the CG Method, avoid the following:

  • Sulfates
  • Silicones
  • Minerals & Waxes
  • Alcohols (drying types)
  • Traditional Hair Brushes
  • Heat Styling
  • Towel-Drying with Traditional Towels

Work with the hit and trial method and find a routine that works for your hair type. Remember, everyone's hair is unique.

Best Curly Girl Method Products Approved by Experts at Best Life:

Now, let's explore some highly recommended Curly Girl Method approved products from Best Life:

  • Shampoo:

A sulfate free shampoo that cleanses without stripping, promoting healthy curls.

  • Conditioner:

Ingredients like aloe moisturize and hydrate along with defineing your curls without making them look dull or weighed down.

  • Co-Wash:

Specifically formulated to cleanse curly hair without stripping natural oils.

  • Hair Mask:

Strengthen your hair by deep conditioning them with a balance of ingredients that help in moisturizing your hair and protein.

  • Defining Cream:

Defines curls, perfect for bouncy and frizz-free curls without a crunchy cast.

  • Defining Gel:

Offers a strong hold, definition and shine while protecting curls from heat and humidity.

How Often Should I Shampoo My Curls?

The frequency of shampooing depends on your hair type:

  • Curls or Fine Waves:

Cleanse every other day with a low sulfate shampoo or co-wash hair if needed.

  • Thick or Medium Curls:

Use a low sulfate shampoo once a week and co-wash hair in between.

  • Coily Hair:

Co-wash hair using conditioner and water at least once a week.

Experiment and find a routine that suits your scalp and hair needs.

Do I Need to Deep Condition My Curls?

Yes, deep conditioning is one of the curly hair essentials to maintain moisture. Start with once a week, leaving the deep conditioner on for 5-10 minutes.

Final Results: CG Method Before and After

Patience is key when embracing the Curly Girl Method. Results vary and experimenting with different methods is part of the journey.

While the method won't change your hair's texture, it will significantly improve its health and definition.


Start with the CG Method journey with confidence, ready with the knowledge and the right products. Best Life offers the best curly hair products for the CG Method formulated with nourishing ingredients to support your hair's health.

Remember, healthy curls are beautiful curls and the CG Method is your path to achieving the best version of your natural hair.

Embrace the journey and here's to a future filled with gorgeous, defined curls!

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