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What Is The Curly Girl Method? Creator Lorraine Massey Explains It All



"The CGM follows three simple steps: cleanse not wash, like laundry this preserves the health and integrity of the curls; condition, protect, hydrate and organize curls; and style, to keep curls groups moisturized and intact to maintain them as you wear them daily..."



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How To Do the Curly Girl Method For Beginners



"CGM really, truly, 100 percent can transform your hair. The Curly Girl Method—officially developed by hairstylist and curl expert Lorraine Massey, who wrote Curly Girl: The Handbook—is quite literally a guide to getting really excellent hair using (and avoiding!) specific products and styling techniques..."



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Under a Banner of “Curly Power,” A Do Can Coil With Pride



“For decades, most hair salons and makers of hair-care products either ignored the concerns of naturally curly-haired people or treated them as if their only wish was to straighten their hair. But with Ms. Massey and a growing number of other stylists leading the way, a curly cultural moment seems to have arrived."



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How One Vogue Editor Found the Wash-Day Routine She Swears By.



"I’ve been helped along the way by hairstylists Nigella Miller and Lorraine Massey, whose regular trims have taken my hair to the next level. Pre-pandemic, deep-treatment appointments with Massey also meant learning about the delicacy of my curls. But since I started minimizing my trips to the salon, I’ve learned how to give myself similar treatments at home (once a week or every other week) whenever I wash my hair..."



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Here's What I Thought About Lorraine Massey' New Products: CurlyWorld



"Rather than “tame” or “control,” CurlyWorld does the exact opposite: they give curls what they need, releasing them to simply bloom and be themselves, in an uncomplicated way. They are perfect products for the original version of the Curly Girl Method, as written in Massey’s book, “Curly Girl: The Handbook.”



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What Is the Curly Girl Method And How Do You Do It?



"The Curly Girl Method (CGM) originated from the book, The Curly Girl Handbook by American curl expert Lorraine Massey, and has gained a loyal following ever since..."



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The 15 Best Leave-In Conditioners to Moisturize Your Hair This Winter



"This leave-in is a gel formula without the crunchy feel, perfect for adding definition and moisture to curls and waves thanks to coconut water, avocado oil, and aloe leaf juice..."



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Curly Hair Product Pioneer And DevaCurl Co-Founder Lorraine Massey Returns To The Spiral Scene With New Brand CurlyWorld



"Massey says CurlyWorld is different from DevaCurl because it’s a deeply personal enterprise. “I want to grow with my customers and other like-minded curl stylists, and listen to their desires and create curlaborative products with those who are addressing and undressing hair all day long,” she elaborates. “They are like farmers or gardeners. They know, see, feel, smell and sense what is still missing and needed in our field. They are looking for products that can become lifestyle applications that make it simpler to teach their curly clients to love their hair beyond the salon experience..."



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I Went To A Curl Spa And My Ringlets Have Never Looked Better



"It’s almost as if your curls can sense when you're giving them TLC and they respond accordingly. Stop into the salon if you’re in a hair rut and have been hating your hair for as long as you can remember – the Sprial (x,y,z) mission is to reverse this thinking and remind you that curls are beautiful..."



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The Secret to Smooth, Frizz-Free Curls Is in Your Closet



"Plopping or as I like to call it 'wrapunzeling' helps to enhance longer-lasting curl waves," says Lorraine Massey, curl expert and owner of Spiral (x,y,z) Salon in New York City. "The functionality of this drying method is like a suspended hair setting position. For example, in the ’50s and ’60s, women would set their hair in rollers to allow for a more natural look..."



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55 of the Best Natural Hair Products to Try Now, According to the Pros



"Curly World’s Sham Free Hair & Scalp Cleanser is a sulfate-free, detangling conditioning cleanser that includes the Resurrection Plan to help detoxify and moisturize the hair and scalp..."



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Inside The Twisted World of Curl Gatekeeping



"Lorraine Massey, creator of the #curlygirlmethod, ushered in a wave of exhaustive no-no lists for curly haired-folks when she launched her brand DevaCurl in 1994, before leaving the company in 2013. No sulfates, no silicones, and don’t even think about looking at heat were some of the foundational pillars of the #curlygirlmethod..."



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Black Beauty Editors Share Their Most Used & Loved Products For Curls



"The Sham-Free Hair and Scalp Cleanser is easily one of my favorite shampoos of all time. It’s super gentle, and contains ingredients like coconut water and citric acid that leave a refreshing tingle on my scalp when I use it. The cleanser’s formula makes it easy to detangle my hair with fingers in the shower, and helps hydrate even my driest ends at the same time. Bonus: It also smells great..."



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I Stopped Using Shampoo — & My Hair Changed For The Better



"As soon as I stretched out my wash days — first to every other day, then to twice a week, then to almost never — my hair bounced back, quite literally. Not only is my dandruff gone, but my curls look healthy and springy, no matter how long it’s been since my last shampoo..."



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Sulfate Free Products Have Some In A Lather



“The Just-Say-No-to-Sulfates movement has further caught fire among patrons of salon lines who liked results they saw from washing their hair less often and less vigorously...”



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What is Hair Plopping? All the Details on TikTok's Latest Beauty Obsession



"Curl expert Lorraine Massey, owner of New York’s Spiral (x,y,z) Salon, says that although plopping is new to TikTok, it’s been a hairstylist secret for more than a decade. “I’ve been plopping or as I like to call it 'wrapunzeling' for about 15 years,” she says over email. “Plopping also allows the hair to dry in a polarized position, undisturbed, releases the hair of its own weight as well as the extra water weight that tends to straighten out the wave patterns..."



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The 6 Biggest Hair Mistakes People Make, According to the Creator of the Curly Girl Method



“Curly Girl: The Handbook . . . started a curly-haired movement. The Curly Girl Method, a routine detailed by Massey in the book, has gained a cult following of people (like myself) looking for better ways to care for their hair..."



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The Best Curly Girl Method Products For Achieving Healthy, Silky, Smooth Curls



"The Curly Girl Method is a specialized routine for caring for curls, originally shared by hairdresser Lorraine Massey. Designed to make curly hair more manageable, it is now the crux of a passionate community of “curly girls” who share best practices across every pocket of the internet that you can think of. Though Lorraine translated this into a simple, easy-to-digest routine, these practices have been followed for many years by people across all cultures..."



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These 3 Steps Make Caring For Curly Hair A Whole Lot More Simple



"The Curly Girl Method isn't a newfangled technique. In fact, it first came to prominence in 2010 when hairstylist Lorraine Massey published a book called Curly Girl: The Handbook..."



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Here's How to (Finally) Grow Out Your Relaxer



"For many, the big chop signifies renewal, rebirth, and a chance to see the real you that has been hiding right beneath the surface. It's like an excavation of buried treasure," explains owner of Spiral (x,y,z), founder of CurlyWorld, and creator of the Curly Girl Method, Lorraine Massey. But If you’re not quite ready for the big chop, you can slowly cut away the dead ends until you reach the final destination: 100 percent natural..."



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How To Cut Your Hair At Home When An Appointment Isn’t In The Cards



"When you're finding more and more knots in the shower, that's a good sign that your cuticles are probably fusing together a bit," says Lorraine Massey, creator of the Curly Girl Method and owner of Spiral (x,y,z) salon in New York City. "And if you clean up those ends it really makes a difference..."



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What Causes Damaged Black Hair And How To Fix It



“If you find your curls in need of a little fluffing, Massey recommends applying, "[a] silicone-free conditioner in your hands, slightly run it under the water tap and refresh your curls or spray with lavender water and some conditioner mixed..."



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3 DIY Scalp Detoxes To Really Clean Your Roots When Regular Shampoo Isn’t Enough



"Product fatigue can come as a result of build-up due to harsh chemicals and heavy-hitting oil molecules," says Lorraine Massey. "I would recommend a scalp detox in order to rebalance the scalp..."



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The Curly Hair Trick We’re Obsessed With



"Lay a T-shirt (long-sleeved works best) or a microfibre towel out on a chair or bathroom counter with the sleeves at the end closest to you. Make sure you avoid the typical terry cloth towel, as those “absorb too much moisture, which curly hair needs," explains Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl: The Handbook. "The harsh fibre will ruffle the hair’s cuticle, causing frizz...”



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Your Scalp Is Skin, and It Desperately Needs a Detox



"According to Lorraine Massey, a scalp detox is necessary when someone has a significant amount of buildup from hair products. Whenever she observes this occurrence in her clients, she recommends detoxing to rebalance the health of their scalp. “Your scalp is a sensitive area and you can nourish it with very little product,” Massey explains. You might consider a scalp detox if you're experiencing excessive dryness, itching, dandruff, or general scalp discomfort..."



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How To Detox Your Hair With Natural Ingredients, according to the creator of the Curly Girl method.



"The period of transitioning from shampoo to solely conditioner can be a similar struggle, but it will help you achieve healthier hair in the end..."



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Inside the New Tribeca Salon That Caters to Curly Hair



“I constantly hear curly people complaining that they don’t like their hair… there’s a frustration they face when they go to blowout bars: not liking it when it’s straight because it’s frizzy and not liking it when it’s curly because it’s damaged,” Massey explains. “I’m helping people liberate themselves from this cycle, and embrace their curls as best I can...”



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Kazem Naderi designs Tribeca salon specialising in curly hair



"Most distinctive of all are the four hair-drying pods that have been specially developed for the space. ‘This is Lorraine’s brainchild,’ says Naderi. ‘It’s inspired by her experience of being in the basement of her house and having warm air blow on top of her hair. I had my mechanical engineer design the system and I designed the physical layout to accommodate it. The heat is at a very comfortable temperature. It’s very soft, gentle warm air that doesn’t dry out the hair..."



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Curly haired women unite: Lorraine Massey opens on West Broadway



"Lorraine Massey, who first took over the curly world with DevaChan in 1993, has opened a new venture called Spiral (x,y,z) in the former Calypso space at 139 West Broadway..."



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The Revenge of The Curly Girl: Lorraine Massey Shares Her Top Tips for New Curlies



"No one else would be more qualified to close off our three-part series of advice from “curl heroes” than the original curly girl herself: Lorraine Massey. Massey’s curly journey has all the hallmarks of a hero story, to which we can all relate."



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9 Easy DIY Hair and Face Masks You Can Whip Up at Home



"Curl expert, owner of Spiral (x,y,z), and founder of the CurlyWorld product line, Lorraine Massey, has a very simple and effective ginger and tonic scalp and hair detox recipe that you can make right at home. This detox is the perfect solution for someone who is plagued with a lot of product buildup..."



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Is This The Perfect Time To Go Gray? For This Expert, Quarantine Hair Care Has a ‘Silver Lining’



"Because looking great isn’t a matter of hair color, Massey insisted. "Your spirit is what characterizes you no matter what. You could have gorgeous naturally brown hair with little red flecks of highlights, but if your energy is low, that could make you look older. It’s how you show up."



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I tried It: Going Gray



"I realized I’d gotten into that vicious (and expensive) cycle of constantly needing to refresh my color... These silver-haired beauties looked strong, powerful and sexy. I loved that they were embracing the fact that they were aging instead of trying to cover it up. I wondered if I could be like that."



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Hair Stylist Releases Book Celebrating Gray Hair



"You just feel liberated," Lyman said. "You get so many compliments, so I feel like it's my best feature. So thrilled I don't have to do anything, and people notice."



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Tired of covering grays? Silver hair is the hot new trend



"I get compliments every day,” “It really makes me who I am. I love the brightness of it, I think it really matches me really well." "It’s about the desire for authenticity and the freedom to be oneself"



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Why I Stopped Coloring My Silver Hair



“In fact, I get stopped on the street, at the supermarket, on the subway, and pretty much anywhere I go at least once a week by someone telling me they think my gray is gorgeous. So much for the fear of looking older.”



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Famous 'Curly Girl' hairstylist now urging women to embrace their gray



"As hairstylists go, Lorraine Massey is something of a rabble-rouser. With her first book, 2001’s “Curly Girl,” the British-born stylist shattered the long-held beauty myth that only straight hair is “good hair.” But I fight against the one-size-fits-all approach to beauty. And women sometimes get pushback when they go gray. Their stylist, their friends, their husband may dissuade them. It seems like we need permission to go silver. We don’t."



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