Curly Girl Method Steps: The Roadmap to Beautiful, Defined Curls in Essential Stages

October 11, 2023

Understanding the Curly Girl Method Steps: What It Is and How It Works

Texture is BIG this year and we hope this trend continues to become the norm because we love to see different hair textures! Beautiful bouncy curls, different types of coils, and soft waves represent the many hair types that need to be celebrated. But, do you know how to get the best look with these hair textures? You may have heard of the #CurlyGirlMethod, but if you haven’t, it’s never too late! That’s why in this article we’re going to tell you all about the curly girl method steps.

In 2011, curly hair professional Lorraine Massey designed this method which consists of avoiding damaging habits (like heating tools) and certain ingredients like sulfates, silicones… among others, while treating & nourishing each type of texturized hair in a specific way to achieve the best possible curl results, so that your clients can ditch heated appliances and embrace their natural hair type. This method inspired us to redefine your curls personality, your client’s curl personality and rethink textured haircare from root to tip and develop the RE/START vegan curly hair products to empower the personality of natural curly hair by being Curly Girl Method compliant.


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The Essentials of the Curly Girl Method Steps: A Detailed Breakdown

How do you follow the Curly Girl Method? We have made it simple with our innovative products that can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate personalized routine to suit all textured hair needs.

Take a look at our tailor made routine and discover the RE/START CURLS  products:

  • Curly Girl Method Compliant
  • Sulfate Free*,
  • Silicone Free**
  • Color Safe
  • Vegan Formulas
  • Skincare Inspired Textures
  • Highly Sensorial Formulas
  • Dermatologically Tested

**Formulated without adding silicones.

*Formulated without adding sulfates.

Curly girl method steps: discover the RE/START curls range

Here is the step-by-step you can easily follow with our RE/START products for each type of hair:

curly hair products from Revlon for each type of hair

Curly Girl Method Tips and Tricks: How to Get the Best Results with Your Curls


The key to getting the best out of the Curly Girl Method Steps is knowing your hair porosity so you can work out what products and treatments will suit it best. There are three hair porosity levels: low, medium and high. 

  • Low is when the hair cuticles are tightly shut. Low porosity hair has difficulty obtaining moisture but once moisture is absorbed it will remain moisturized. This porosity type is common with hair that has little to no damage (either from heat styling tools or from chemicals). 
  • Medium is when the hair cuticles are loose, allowing moisture to be easily absorbed and retained. 
  • High is when there are gaps in the hair cuticles which allows the hair to easily absorb the moisture but also easily lose the moisture. These gaps are caused by long term damage to the hair from things like chemical damage, over-manipulation, and heat.

Once you determine your porosity, you can pick the perfect RE/START CURLS routine that will target the specific needs of your hair. It’s important to maintain a healthy scalp and this range will help balance and respect the scalp’s microbiome. Keep heat to a minimum and if coloring the hair opt for the ultra caring range of tones of shimmering hair color by Color Excel Gloss™ – Revlon Professional. The acid technology will help to close the hair cuticle for a glossy but gentle color.

Lastly, remember that regular trims and sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase or wearing a bonnet will work wonders for your hair as split ends can not be fixed. A healthy diet alongside lots of water will also give you those extra nutrients to boost hair growth and keep your hair in the best shape from the inside out. 

Remember that the curly hair method can take a little bit of practice but the reward is stunning, textured hair so it is definitely worth the effort! To make things simpler, be sure to visit the Revlon Pro Shop where you can order the RE/START™ CURLS range and offer your clients the tools to make their curls look defined and nourished. Visit our 24/7 educational platform #AlwaysOn for more information and top pro tips.


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