I’ve been writing about the Curly Girl Method on this site for nearly five years now.
In that time, I’ve also written a handful of posts designed for Curly Girl beginners and anyone looking to get started.
And while I do have those posts tagged with Curly Girl Beginner, it seemed like it might be helpful to create a master post with all the relevant starter posts.
You’ll also get a little information on what to find in each post so you can choose the posts that will be most helpful to you.
Without further ado, here’s your guide to Curly Girl beginner posts from Create Your Own Reality!
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Curly Girl Method 101
This Curly Girl Method 101 post gives you a basic breakdown of what the Curly Girl Method is.
This post includes the basic guidelines of the Curly Girl Method, as well as the very basics of what you need to do and include in your hair care routine.
This post is ideal if you’re just starting your Curly Girl Method research and/or have just stumbled upon it and are looking for a basic explainer.
Basic Curly Girl Method terms and FAQs
If you’re early in your curly girl research, you may have noticed that the Curly Girl Method comes with it’s own lingo.
To help you get a handle on the common terms, you can check out this post with 15 Curly Girl Method Terms for Beginners.
Additionally, there are a handful of frequently asked questions that many curly girls have.
I compiled the top 12 I’ve come across in this Curly Girl Method FAQ post. This is a post that may be relevant throughout the early days of your Curly Girl journey, so it might be a good one to bookmark.
Detailed starter post
If you’re looking for a pretty thorough explanation of how to start the Curly Girl Method, this post on How to Start the Curly Girl Method has you covered.
It gives you a detailed breakdown of what you need to do to officially begin your Curly Girl Method Journey.
Related, the Curly Girl Method was derived from The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey. For a complete and total explanation, you might want to check it out at some point.
Simplified starter posts
The Curly Girl Method can be A LOT. If you’ve done some light research and have found yourself overwhelmed, or if you’re someone who likes to keep things as simple as possible, these two posts can help.
If you’re looking for the most basic explanation of the Curly Girl Method, check out The Curly Girl Method Simplified.
This post is a simplified version of the Curly Girl Method 101 post. It tells you only what you really need to know to follow the Curly Girl Method.
Similarly, The Curly Girl Method Quick Start Guide is a simplified version of the How to Start the Curly Girl Method post.
It’s designed to help you start the curly girl method in the simplest way possible. So if you’re finding the prospect overwhelming, this may be the post for you!
Starter product guide
Product selection can be intimidating and expensive at the start of the Curly Girl Method.
This Curly Girl Method Beginner Product post was written with this in mind!
The post digs into which types of products you need and which are optional. It also gives you inexpensive, tried and true recommendations to help you get started.
This includes both hair products and hair care tools.
You’ll likely modify and make changes based on your experience with these products and the health of your hair. But this post gives you an affordable place to start.
The Curly Girl Method Transition period is often one of the biggest question marks for any curly girl beginner.
This post on The Curly Girl Method Transition Period aims to explain that process a little bit more.
While it’s impossible to know how your unique hair will respond, this post will breakdown the most common transitions, so you know what to expect and offer some tips for navigating this phase.
I also share what my own transition period was like.
Curly Girl Method beginner tips
Getting your curly hair journey off the ground is, of course, just the start. Here are three posts full of tips that can help you navigate the early days of the Curly Girl Method.
For a post full of tips that are exclusively for Curly Girl beginners, check out 8 Curly Girl Method Beginner Tips.
For some dos and don’ts, check out this post with 10 Dos and Don’ts for Following the Curly Girl Method.
And if you want to know what I wish I knew in my early days, check out this post on What I Wish I Knew Before I Started the Curly Girl Method.
My Curly Girl Method journey
Lastly, here’s a post with my Curly Girl Method Journey.
This post isn’t exactly a traditional beginner post, but I found these types of posts really helpful and inspirational when I was debating if I should start the Curly Girl Method.
Perhaps this will do the same for you!
Looking for more guidance on your curly hair journey?
If you’re new to curly hair care and looking for some help, you should check out the No-Stress Guide to Curly Hair Care!
After spending two years learning and caring for my curly hair, I wanted to create my own, in-depth guide to help fellow curlies create incredible curls in the easiest way possible.
It took me a while, but I eventually found an approach that helped me create a curly hair routine that fits into my life in the simplest way possible. And now I want to help you do the same!
For more intermediate/advanced guidance
If you’ve been on your curly hair journey for a while but still have some struggles, check out Curly Hair Problems!
After spending hours scouring the internet looking for solutions to my own curly hair problems, I found myself wishing for an easier, more comprehensive guide to the most common problems.
So that’s what I created!
Curly Hair Problems offers you 78 total solutions to the five most common curly hair care problems, including frizz, curl clumps, limp curls, product issues, and scalp issues.
Sound off: Have you recently started the curly girl method? Tell us about it in the comments!
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