Top 5 mistakes wavies make when going CG | reallife+curlygirl

  • Published on Apr 27, 2018
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    A couple definitions to help y'all out!
    Cowashing: The act of washing your hair and scalp with conditioner, preferably a thin one, and always silicone free.
    Low-poo: A sulfate- and sulfonate-free shampoo. Term created by Lorraine Massey in her book, Curly Girl: The Handbook, which outlines the basis of her original Curly Girl method.
    I see these same 5 mistakes over and over from my wavy sisters. Are you making any of these? What would you have added to my list? Which would you remove?
    Link to my Naturally Curly article:
    Link to the Sciencey Hairblog deep conditioning posts:
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    Naturally Curly article on the Super Soaker method:
    PS - I sure did forget to add music to that last transition. LOL #momlife #distractedmuch
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  • Lbutterfly
    Lbutterfly 10 months ago +529

    It is so difficult to find videos that actually target my hair type! I am so glad I came across your video because it helped me so much! It made me realize the mistakes I was making & today I changed my hair routine & I couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU 🙏🏼

    • Frances Keller
      Frances Keller 2 months ago

      India Batson is another great resource too!

    • Loving_13
      Loving_13 9 months ago

      Lbutterfly mlm

    • MPP_ 1999
      MPP_ 1999 10 months ago +3

      I just came to this channel and it's the first person i see with wavy/curly hair like me too! Sadly i can't understand all of the terms she's using i think i am too new to the subject but i wanna improve my hair care!

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  10 months ago +2

      Gahhhh! I'm so glad for you! Thanks for sharing this with me!!!

  • Sara Hillis
    Sara Hillis Day ago

    Can I use my clarifying shampoo as a low poo? I got confused on that part

  • D S
    D S 2 days ago +1

    I have medium wavy hair. And I hate washing my hair cause it waves up and I don’t know how to care for it

  • No Hu
    No Hu 3 days ago +3

    What is the clarifying shampoo?
    Do you mean regular shampoo with sulfates? I didn't understand, could you explain what the ingredients is.
    Thanks 😍

  • Miranda Habig
    Miranda Habig 7 days ago

    How many times do you wash your hair a week? I get the
    Schedule but during your cowash weeks how many ways are you actually getting your hair wet and cleaning it.
    I definitely believe I have wavy hair. There are times my hair looks wonderful and wavy randomly but I’ve battled frizz for years now and it’s to the point where my hair is just a big puff ball, complete frizz and no waves or curls. I currently wash my hair everyday. I have dyed grey ends so I switch between a drug store shampoo and shimmer lights shampoo (which is super drying but it keeps my hair grey.) I was just wondering what changes I should make without my hair becoming completely greasy.

  • NoThing Sacred
    NoThing Sacred 8 days ago

    Just starting my wavy hair journey, and after watching this video I ran out and bought some Suave Clarifying shampoo and I can't believe the difference even just that one change has made in my hair!

  • TheBlakia
    TheBlakia 9 days ago

    I never did a final wash befor diving in....but I washed my hair without silikon for years, never used stilingproducts and did not use any no need to^^ Greate channel. just started out like 1 month ago and I am happy to see a wavie youtubechannel ^^

  • Queralt Vivó Casanovas

    What’s clarifying and lo-poo? And build up?

  • London Palmer
    London Palmer 13 days ago +1

    Yes I love savue and it’s cheap too and I’ve been wanting to find good hair products

  • maddy lynn
    maddy lynn 14 days ago

    How do you get rid of build up?

  • AlexHulett
    AlexHulett 14 days ago

    12:48 😒😒😒😒 I’ve been attacked lol

  • Red Squirrel
    Red Squirrel 16 days ago

    My problem is waiting for my waves to dry. If I move to much my waves get pulled out and then I end up with my top layers being amazing, and full and the bottom layers lank and useless. And my haor takes literally five hours to get to 80% dry. And even then I have to be so careful. My hair is like a damn souffle. And I can do everthing right, I can scrunch and only use microfiber, and clarify, and moisturize and I still have frizz, and my seborrheic dermatitis flares up, so now Ive got limp layers, weird 2c waves on top, frizz everywhere...its awful. I live in a half bun because I hate my waves. Like I'm ready to get a straight perm and be done with it. Because this hair type is not worth the trouble.

  • Christie McArthur
    Christie McArthur 18 days ago +14

    Use apple cider vinegar for clarifying, natural, hair is conditioned and super shiny, and removes all build up.

    • Jen Simon
      Jen Simon 3 hours ago +1

      How often do you do it and at what stage? Prewash? Thanks.

  • Meg Leigh
    Meg Leigh 21 day ago +2

    I truly wish I understood the terminology used in this video... low poo? Co wash? I'm so lost and really wish I understood what is being said! I had extremely curly hair before having my son, and now it is just frizzy and wavy almost afro like. Help!!

    • Mara 1
      Mara 1 17 days ago

      Check the description!

    • Miszu
      Miszu 17 days ago +1

      Co-wash means washing your hair with conditioner (not using shampoo) and low-poo is a shampoo with detergents that are a bit more gentle than sulfates :)

  • Kamelia
    Kamelia 23 days ago

    sodium laurel sulfate is what makes the suds. It is said to cause cancer

  • Kerry Watson
    Kerry Watson 25 days ago

    Ew...sodium laurel sulfate. One of the nastiest ingredients in hair products.

  • Kimberlyn Mattison
    Kimberlyn Mattison 26 days ago +5

    #1 mistake: using heaving products frequently

  • Danielle Racana
    Danielle Racana 27 days ago

    I’m getting a devacut today. I have wavy frizzy thin long hair. Seriously question: do you ever brush your hair? All the videos I’ve watched for tutorials I never see anyone brush or mob their hair! I used to comb through with a wide tooth when it was damp and never combed again until next wash day. Please help!

  • Lucy leyva
    Lucy leyva 27 days ago

    Hello,I exercise every day and my head sweats a lot, is it okay to wash my hair every day? I have wavy hair ( so I think) and I really want to follow your steps.....I was born with very curly hair, the weird thing is thaty mother decided to chop off my hair when I was 3 years (pixie) after that my hair was just wavy 😢 ...I hope you can answer my question😌

    • RandomClarinet613 O_o
      RandomClarinet613 O_o 25 days ago

      Damn.. that sucks.
      Mine had almost the same thing done to it.
      I had ginger C3a curls when I was little. Eventually my mom started blow drying, brushing, and straightening my hair. It took until I was 15 to get her to stop dying and heat treating my hair.
      Since then it’s been a bit better. It’s starting to curl again but it’s still so difficult to get it to go back to normal..

  • Julianne Mickle
    Julianne Mickle 27 days ago

    Hi! I'm just starting on the CG journey and this video is a life saver! Question, would herbal essences curling mousse work in place of the gel? And do you only use that on wash days?

  • Andrea F
    Andrea F 28 days ago +1

    I wash my hair with regular shampoo and conditioner ever 3 or 4 days... my hair is super frizzy lol. If i do this co-wash and no-poo routine could I wash my hair daily and would it be better?

  • Chrissy Logan
    Chrissy Logan 28 days ago

    After 2 decades of straightening my waves, I decided yesterday to jump in and learn the curly girl method (and I've already made 2 of these mistakes lol)... And after just 2 videos, I can already tell you are going to be a GODSEND! Thanks for such clear, plain-english info!!

  • Roshni Sreekumar
    Roshni Sreekumar 28 days ago

    Thank you for doing this video! I'm a 2b hair type and I've been meaning to get on the curly girl method and this video is so helpful in knowing how to do it right. Love it.

  • Samia Meah
    Samia Meah 28 days ago

    I recently discovered the curly girl method and made the complete transition and wondered where my good hair days have gone, didn't know wavy hair was so different! THANK YOU FOR THIS

  • Melissa Ruiz
    Melissa Ruiz 29 days ago

    Omg thanks for making this... now I know what not to do for my waves

  • Life with DX
    Life with DX 29 days ago

    What about the buster build up? Is it good clarifying?

  • Lois Deborah
    Lois Deborah 29 days ago

    If you have been following Alyson for a while you actually know that her hair in this video doesn't look as nice as it usually is 😂😂

  • Malin Harlin
    Malin Harlin Month ago

    I have been watching a lot of your videos over the last couple of day. I’m not using the CG method yet but I’m thinking of giving it a try. My hair is probably about a 2b... It has never been prone to getting greasy so I was my hair about once a week. Now, I was wondering about deep conditioning. When you say once a week for damaged hair is that a measure based on time as in days in the calendar or time as in 3-4 hair washes its time for deep conditioning? My question is basically, since I don’t wash my hair that often, should I deep condition every time u wash? 😃 Thanks for putting up videos. Makes it a little less daunting for a newbie to giving it a go 😉

  • Willow Summers
    Willow Summers Month ago +1

    How do you find out what curl type you are? I am lost in all the information

    • Katherine Henderson
      Katherine Henderson 23 days ago

      Willow Summers look up a “hair type” or “hair texture” chart with pictures :)

  • Erica Calderón Stark

    So: confused. You recommend the suave clarifying shampoo. Which is awesome, cause it's cheap. But, I thought the whole point was to avoid sulfates?? Am I missing something?

    • Lois Deborah
      Lois Deborah Month ago

      You should clarify at least once a month with the sulfate shampoo, and for your usual wash days you can use low-poo/co-wash.

  • Eyren Basha
    Eyren Basha Month ago

    Thank you, just thank you...

  • Sara Crystal
    Sara Crystal Month ago

    You lost me at Suave 😄

  • Allison
    Allison Month ago +1

    Wow I’m doing a lot wrong lmao

  • Allison
    Allison Month ago +1

    Can I use any shampoo with sulfate to clarify?

  • Haruna Seda99
    Haruna Seda99 Month ago

    Really needed this video cuz recently I’ve been trying to learn more about my hair

  • estrelladominic
    estrelladominic Month ago


  • Courteney Azzopardi

    this would of been helpful yesterday haha! i just started the CG method and used a styling cream oops!

  • Amanda Morgan
    Amanda Morgan Month ago +2

    Your baby, at the end looked like strawberry shortcake, with a cupcake on her head! Awwww so cute! She looks like she has momma curls.

  • Carissa Luevano
    Carissa Luevano Month ago +1

    I’m a straight girl and my daughter is a curly girl, I’m here for her! Thanks for the tips!! Xox

  • Leslie Dela Torre
    Leslie Dela Torre Month ago

    I'm more of a 3A type curls but I have very fine hair. Your every-3rd-day-low-poo helped me a lot in dealing with lifeless curls. I used to just co-wash for about a week then low-poo. I ended up with stringy, lifeless and horrible waves. And yeah, I never thought that using gel would help me achieve better shaped curls too. Now I can't do without it. THANK YOU!

  • TheRobynbrown
    TheRobynbrown Month ago

    OMG - chemicals, chemicals, chemicals - have you looked up how toxic all the stuff is you use??? And if you 're so big on clarifying - bicarbonate of soda is the best of the lot. Just add 1 teaspoon to your normal safe chemical FREE ORGANIC shampoo about every 3 - 6 weeks and your hair will be fabulous - you will not believe how amazing this stuff is, I have curly/wavy hair and since using chemical free, organic and my carb soda, my hair always looks fab. And I am a big fan on Kinky Curly Custard - the only other product I use.

    • Donna Moore-Sturgill
      Donna Moore-Sturgill Month ago

      Yeah, and some of us are not only allergic to sulfas in general, am I alone here, but sulfates in shampoos give me scalp bumps that drive me nuts, so I have to default to sulfate frees. And that's difficult bcs not all sulfates are listed clearly. I love all her info, I DOOOO, but what to do about this sulfate issue regarding CLARIFYING DAYS when you're ALLERGIC to sulfates. HELLLLLLP.

  • Caitlin C
    Caitlin C Month ago

    How do you sleep at night with your hair? I find plopping to ruin the shape of my hair and it gives it more frizz. If I pineapple my hair the same happens the shape is gone and the curls/waves are ruined.

  • small footprint
    small footprint Month ago

    I'm probably not going to use a lot of product, unless I want to wash it all out, every night, but I do use Giovanni moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and when I towel dry it, I put in a little Tate's Miracle Conditioner. I want it soft and pliable, not stiff. Maybe I'll change my mind but hopefully I can keep it healthy and still enjoy a little wave. Occasionally, I'll use a little of the Tate's when it gets frizzy, but it has a tendency to make it 'puffy' when it dries, a little. It's good for my skin too, so don't mind adding more. I have been thinking about trying to find a non fragrance oil, but haven't found one yet. I'd like to keep it calm. It helps to run my hands through it when it gets frizzy, and dampen it by wetting my hands. It jumps up a little. Does any of that make sense to anyone else?

  • Julie
    Julie Month ago

    Where can I get the same shower / heat cap??

  • Stephanie Soto
    Stephanie Soto Month ago

    Sooooo... I'm more wavy than curly but I also love fashion colors so I bleach about every 6 to 8 weeks (ahhhhhh! My hair kinda hates me :'( This has been soooooo helpful! Never ever see someone with my hair type do a video and I'd pretty much given up on curly girl because I'm in San Antonio and omg heat and humidity=oily nasty mess! Thank you so much for the info!

  • Michaelstoysandfun
    Michaelstoysandfun Month ago +1

    So my hair is pretty much straight in the front and wavey and curls in the back bottom. How do I start

  • chae lynn
    chae lynn Month ago

    i'm so glad i found you! i've been looking everywhere for someone with a *similar hair type 😩my hair has been so stringy lately and has this weird frizz and now it all makes sense. thank you so much! i cant wait to watch more of your videos

  • Paulina Leza
    Paulina Leza Month ago

    Is the tea tree special shampoo and conditioner invigorating cleanser good to use for cleansing the hair??

  • Mary Haley
    Mary Haley Month ago

    I am new to your videos. I am really excited to learn more. I use white vinegar to clarify monthly. Do you think that is okay? And, I dont have as much curl on top as I do underneath. Do you have any suggestions to get a more natural look than using a curling iron to touch up?

  • Lindsay Mansur
    Lindsay Mansur Month ago +4

    Mistake - following to the "T" any method that simply doesn't work well with your hair type. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. THANK you for saying that we're different! Hard & fast rules are not going to work for every single hair type. Do what works best for you! (PS it's so hard to find WAVY vids - glad I found this!)

  • Yalina Baella
    Yalina Baella Month ago

    I was wondering why my hair was getting more oily than normal, despite me avoiding all products (except for shampoo) on my scalp!

  • Lisa J Burden
    Lisa J Burden Month ago

    What is 2b, 3c?

  • P. Strange
    P. Strange Month ago

    Hey, RL+CG, this is the first video of yours that I've stumbled onto, and I am stoked! I'm a lifelong 2c/3a (pronounced waves and loose banana curls [those dreads aren't mine, in the profile pic; that's a wig], which frustratingly grew in all different directions that just looked untidy) who struggled in my teens to get that perfect late nineties to early naughties pin-straight *flat* hair, with eternal vexation.
    Then I spent much of my 20s with it tied, or up, or back, or hidden under hats, or tortured with ceramic plates...and then in very late 2011 I made the momentous decision to go (natural ash blonde, but at that time dyed black), after a planned buzzcut, to pure snowcap white (tending almost bluish in light, so absolutely *zero* blonde), once my hair reached pixie length. And then I just maintained that, with monthly touch-ups, as it grew. And grew. And grew.
    And suddenly, it was just over five years later, my hair was to my mid-back and somehow, through some miracle of genetics, holding the line of remaining crystal-shimmery, voluminous and bouncy, *despite that monthly CAK (Crime Against Keratin)*, when something occurred to me. Maybe, just maybe, if I wanted to show my true gratitude to the hair gods for their blessings upon my head (literally), might it not be a prudent idea to quit while I was ahead (henh, I have loads of these) and possibly stop heaping the extra insult of "distress" styling - mostly composed of the heat aggressors such as blow-outs, at which I was not very good; straightening with irons, at which I was considerably better; and harnessing the power of my natural texture but simply up-dialed, with heated rollers, at which I was perhaps even oversprayed/sugar-watered backcombing and teasing into dramatic birdsnest dimensions, with its inevitable consequent epic and traumatic detangling, *or* paddle-brush tension-flattening - to that not-inconsiderable *constant* injury of the 40vol bleaching once a month, every time I wanted to go out of an evening.
    Slowly, it dawned on me, to my great chagrin, that though I had been preternaturally fortunate thus far, my hair now being so long meant that I had a lot more at stake than before, and I had to face facts; if I wanted to *keep* it looking lush, then either the daily stress of working against my natural texture had to go, or I needed to choose another colour. And like Hell was I giving up the frosty silver that has become my trademark, so I regretfully resigned myself to the reality that I was going to need to learn how to live at peace with the mess that was native to the top of my head.
    That was only a couple of months back, and since then, I have been trying every trick known to try to either harness the chaos by at least trying to coax all my movement to march somewhat in time (cage-clip granny rollers, foam sleeping granny rollers, pin-curls, buns [whether single, double, or multiple by sections], bread-tie wire twists, plaits, twin-strand ropes, you name it; the only thing I haven't tried so far is those stick-and-tube CurlFormers spiral curlers, and that's only because they cost a small fortune for the original, quality, branded ones), or to convince my hair it doesn't need heat to decide to be straight (which mostly consisted of just roller-brushing it in sections, over and over, for literal hours while it air-dried after washing). It was all so. much. work! and I was at my wit's end, when a friend suggested I go back to my roots (seriously, I'm here all week), by trying Curly Girl to just line up my ducks and then...leave it to G_d.
    So I have been researching like a fiend these last few weeks, but despite most articles and product lists and editiorials talking about wavy hair alongside the tighter curl patterns, I haven't seen much *dedicated* information that was actually useful for me - until you!
    If you got this far, good for you! All of the War And Peace -length novel above was a very long way of saying. *thank you!!!* I have subscribed, I have turned on the bell, and I am about to go trawl all your other videos for more information that is relevant to my experience. I feel like I actually have a chance to make this thing work, with your help. So take me by the hand and lead me down the road, here, RL+CG - I'm excited to have your guidance as I start out on my Curly Girl journey. You came along right as I was starting to get discouraged, and you may well have saved my hair, so thanks so much.
    I can see I have so much to learn, and I can't wait to get started.
    Thank you, from one Wavy to another, for giving me hope. ❤ ❤ ❤

  • Mederic Burton
    Mederic Burton Month ago +1

    Wavy and curly are 2 different things

  • Kirstine Damkær
    Kirstine Damkær Month ago

    Greetings from Denmark.
    So thrilled to have found a wavy girl 😍 yey. No offense to everyone with amazing curls, but us wavy girls set our expectations way too high, watching curly girls videos.
    Your rinse, is it basically low-poo washing or do you look for something special in your rinse shampoo.
    I do roughly two rinses a month with a low-poo product.
    Haven't tried acv rinse yet, I worry about the pH level.

  • Mia Vaughn
    Mia Vaughn Month ago +1

    Are we sure the "build-up" everyone is experiencing is not HARD WATER build-up? Calcium! Most people I know don't have a water softener in their house, where I live in Arizona, we have some of the hardest water in the country. I looked on the hard water map of the US and Texas has a lot of hard water as well? Gonna save up for a shower water softener. Shampoo is strictly an invention of the modern era, the idea that you NEED shampoo is ridiculous, any dirt or dirty stuff can be washed out easily with just water. Same thing with skin, no one NEEDS soap, it disrupts both your skin's pH/oil AND your hair pH/oil. I've seen curly girl method advocates saying they haven't shampooed in YEARS. I feel that the presence of hard water is a much more significant factor than any build up from curly girl products. Even so, could just switch to flax seed gel and nothing else? But I guarantee it's mostly hard water, and removal of which would have the strongest effect.

  • Raye Raye
    Raye Raye 2 months ago

    What?????? Wish you threw in terms I'm familiar with...

  • Wall flower
    Wall flower 2 months ago

    My struggle was that my hair wether was straight or wavy and this really helped thanks 🙌🙌🙌

  • Erin Garcia
    Erin Garcia 2 months ago

    I have tried what you said. My husband said I like your hair better that way.

  • Martha Gavinski
    Martha Gavinski 2 months ago +1

    Hi! What do you think of using diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as a clarifier?

  • AshW
    AshW 2 months ago +1

    Guiness Extra Stout beer is great for clarifying. My wavy hair couldn't take anymore conditioner due to build up, then I washed my hair with this beer and it removed the buildup and my hair was nice and soft again

  • Heather Erickson
    Heather Erickson 2 months ago had me until "Suave". Having been through cosmetology school, I just can't get behind that. Worth a good $5 more for a little bit of a better product. And clarifying can be very harsh if done too often.

  • Lauren Garcia
    Lauren Garcia 2 months ago

    Just found out I am a 2a. Not a lot of wave, but I never knew I had any curls to my hair at all. It has always just been a weird frizzy mess so I always straightened it or wore it up. I want waves, so I hope starting to treat by hair and scalp different, will change my hair. Any tips appreciated!

  • Positivity Pumpkin
    Positivity Pumpkin 2 months ago

    So do you have a suggested "wash day schedule" like sunday: clarify monday:cowash Tuesday:cowash wednesday:wash day?? Something like that?

  • Carolyn Colbert
    Carolyn Colbert 2 months ago

    What do you mean when you are saying “co washing”?? This video is very helpful Thankyou.

  • Sarah Wilkinson
    Sarah Wilkinson 2 months ago

    I'm confused... Sulphates are bad but they're also good? Wavy hair is naturally moisturised but co-washing is still good even though it moisturises? I don't know what to doooo! >.< Please explain, I want to buy some shampoo so bad I just can't figure out what one is best.

  • Gloria Babb
    Gloria Babb 2 months ago

    First I didn't know you could make a mistake with curly hair... just shower, condition, apply a cream of sorts and walk out the door, I thought. After watching your message I now understand there's a lot more to making your hair look great. Thank you for helping me open my eyes. :)

  • hibiscus10moon
    hibiscus10moon 2 months ago

    this is a late comment, but at what point in your styling routine do you de-tangle? it's suggested for curly girls to do so wet, in the conditioning stage like raking. is de-tangling a big concern for you? as a wavy, i follow this method but i find my curl pattern a bit inconsistent.

  • Molly Taylor
    Molly Taylor 2 months ago +1


  • Hannah Iqbal
    Hannah Iqbal 2 months ago

    What is the difference between co wash and lo poo. Please help me I’m new to the cgm

  • Bhabna Baruah
    Bhabna Baruah 2 months ago

    Co-washing never seems to work for me. My hair just ends up being a poof-ball.

  • Jessica Meyer
    Jessica Meyer 2 months ago +2

    Finally someone with my hair type! I was surprised to find so many other racist videos when I searched for ways to care for my curly hair naturally!! Thanks

  • Jamie Schroeder
    Jamie Schroeder 2 months ago

    I watch all your videos (also a 2B) - I'm ready to start on the CG journey, but confused on the schedule, can you outline an example that includes co-wash, low-poo, clarifying, conditioner, and deep conditioner?

  • 1922mistyblue
    1922mistyblue 2 months ago

    Love the shower nozzle tip for after I deep condition☺️

  • lauren jane
    lauren jane 2 months ago

    what ingredients in deep conditioners do you think would cause build up?

  • Sophia Darlington
    Sophia Darlington 2 months ago

    whats clarifying

  • downing76
    downing76 2 months ago

    Wait! Co-wash, co-wash, lo poo... I was under the impression we were suppose to try and not wash or even co wash everyday.. so it's ok for me to co-wash 2x lo poo ,co wash 2× and lo poo.. no skipping? Because that would be amazing

  • Liz
    Liz 2 months ago

    Idk how to wash my wavy hair :(((

  • Crissy Knight
    Crissy Knight 3 months ago +1

    I have recently went natural and grey. My hair is very frizzy now because of the grey. Naturally wavy but so frizzy! What do you suggest for sleek waves but not weighted down? Please help!!!

  • Jung Gukie
    Jung Gukie 3 months ago

    What's build up?

  • E. W.
    E. W. 3 months ago +1

    I'm not really convinced by this method.This hair looks as if it felt greasy. And I don't like my hair being in super defined curls, it does't feel right for me. I already had the most beautiful waves once (in my opinion) without using any products.

  • Cam&Fam
    Cam&Fam 3 months ago

    I have a few questions about deep conditioning. I’m having a hard time differentiating what’s a mask and what’s a deep conditioner. Is there even a difference between the two? I use the deva curl deep sea repair mask every third wash and I apply it after lopoo and before conditioner. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to use conditioner after that or is that supposed to replace my conditioner. Does the deep sea repair mask count as a “deep conditioner” or should I invest in a different product for that purpose. I find that my hair lacks moister 99% of the time.

  • Stacy Cuff
    Stacy Cuff 3 months ago +3

    Great video! But how do you refresh the waves? My hair looks great day one but after that, it looks awful even after sleeping with it in a hair scarf. And adding any water after it dries makes it poof into a lions mane. Ugh!

    • Monserrat Martinez
      Monserrat Martinez 2 months ago

      You could try to add a tiny pea sized amount of leave in conditioner or cream and then gel and voilá! ( with damp hair first, obviously) it works for me.

    • Daniel Hermosillo
      Daniel Hermosillo 3 months ago


  • Kim Bova
    Kim Bova 3 months ago

    Just found your channel and so glad I did! When you said "bad 80s perm" I was all YAAAAAS finally someone I can relate to LOL!

  • Laundrey1
    Laundrey1 3 months ago

    Acure Clarifying shampoo is SOOOO much better than those chemical filled "clarifying" aka stripping shampoos.

    • Laundrey1
      Laundrey1 3 months ago

      +real life+curly girl It's the only shampoo that has gotten rid of my daughter's chronic cradle cap (not sure what it's called when they are older). She's 11 and has had it her whole life covering most of her head. It's flaking off slowly but surely from using their clarifying formula. It's the one I use from time to time on my own hair but I usually just use the one I make.

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  3 months ago

      Laundrey1 I’ve heard good things about that one. Need to check it out!

  • iced_toffee
    iced_toffee 3 months ago +2

    I struggled for a while and finally saw your video. I clarified and BAM! Best hair day ever!!! Thank you for your awesome wavy hair tips 😍😍😚😚

  • In Liquid Color
    In Liquid Color 3 months ago

    This is a great video! Over the last month or so, I've slowly come to realize that what I thought was oily dandruff was build up (thanks to a friend who pointed that out), six months into CG. I was loosing SO MUCH hair. So glad I now know I need to be cleansing more often 😁 this information isn't really available in most CG video so I'm grateful you put it out there!

  • SunFlowur
    SunFlowur 3 months ago

    I have horrible frizzy hair and don't know what to do. It's never seen a straightener or products other than baby shampoo, so I can't figure out why :(

  • Clara
    Clara 3 months ago

    Sodium laureate sulfate is a bad chemical Will never use it. Try more natural products

  • Andrea Jones
    Andrea Jones 3 months ago

    I don't use gel. I am trying to find products I like but I haven't been using gel because I hated the devaCurl gel. My hair just felt crunchy even when I tried to use less. I just really didn't like it at all. I saw on your amazon site you has Boucleme Curl Defining Gel. Is that going to be similar to the DevaCurl gel or is that better?


    As someone who has zero experience actually doing their hair well, I think your hair looks great 😅

  • valda triegaardt
    valda triegaardt 3 months ago +1

    My hair is at its best when it's ready for shampooing, then I hang in there for a few days 🙌

  • Samantha Flores
    Samantha Flores 3 months ago

    But I thought that sulfate and silicons are bad for you hair?!???

  • xmx005
    xmx005 3 months ago

    There’s many great cruelty-free clarifying shampoos but I personally prefer a Apple cider vinegar & Water mix rinse.

    • xmx005
      xmx005 3 months ago

      real life+curly girl I haven’t tried it but definitely will. Thanks :). The organic ACV does wonders for my hair and scalp I’ve tried different products but always circle back to it.

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  3 months ago +1

      I love that idea, but it just never was enough for me. Have you tried the AG Naturals line? It's ACV based and SO good. You can find it in my Amazon shop:

  • Bethany Cook
    Bethany Cook 3 months ago

    I have really frizzy hair any tips

  • Tess Allan
    Tess Allan 3 months ago

    Why would we use something that’s got sulfates instead of using a build up buster that’s natural?? They have those for just for build up that’s safer right??

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  3 months ago

      They just don't do it for me. Maybe it's our hard water mineral deposits?? I like foolproof, and that's what Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo is. I never have to wonder.

  • Molly With a K
    Molly With a K 3 months ago

    I have a $12 ($10) budget (I’m a 16 😅) live in Europe, and am trying to start curly girl. Any tips?

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  3 months ago

      Yes! Check out the As I Am line. It's usually not too hard to find internationally. It's budget priced and good ingredients. See if you can find their shampoo, though, not the cowash. I really don't recommend cowashing anymore...more to come on that later. Good luck in your journey, dear!

  • saperez760
    saperez760 3 months ago

    I’m so glad I found this video!!

  • Kristen Fuller
    Kristen Fuller 3 months ago

    I thought sodium layreth sulfate or any sulfates were bad for your hair?

  • Maria Thalian
    Maria Thalian 3 months ago

    I still can't descide if I have wavy or curly hair..

    • real life+curly girl
      real life+curly girl  3 months ago

      Doesn't matter. If it's textured at all, the CG method will work for you.