#1 Top Tips for caring for Curls with the Curly Girl Method

April 18, 2023

The worlds #1 Curly Girl Method for naturally beautiful curls!

As the mother of a gorgeous curly girl myself, I know the struggles of caring for curls.  The 😱 tears, tantrums and even running away from me when it was time to brush her hair.

If your child has curly hair, you might be struggling to find the right routine and products to keep their curls looking their best 🎀 and with so much on the market, it can be really tricky (and expensive) to find what works and what doesn’t!  Who has time to be throwing 💸 money away? Not me!  That's why we offer a Love It Guarantee.

Natalia, creator of SLiCK KiDS had not heard of the Curly Girl Method even a year after the release of our 🏆 multi award winning kids hair brand, SLiCK KiDS when she started to receive wholesale orders from Curly Girl Stores.

That's when the researching began and she was 🤯 blown away! Nat is a curly girl herself and for years she had been straightening and bleaching her hair and was never happy with it. 😔 Going against nature can be a struggle right?! So, she decided to embrace her curls, gave her hair a big chop, went darker (back to her natural colour) and began following the Curly Girl Method for both herself and her Curly Kid, Ivy. 🎉

It is a game changer for naturally wavy to curly hair as it improves the hair quality to such a standard that with proper care, Nat was able to wake, spray with water 💧 and SLiCK KiDS alcohol-free Hair Spray, light scrunch and be ready for the day, best of all, her hair has never looked better. 🙌🏽
My Mum is a hairdresser and introduced us to the Curly Girl Method a few years ago for Flora, my Curly Kid. 🎀 It has changed everything.  Flora loves having her hair done now and is super protective of her 'stylin' products.  👩🏽‍🦱
To help other Mums out there struggling with their own Curly Kids we know we can help so... 🥁 drum roll please...


Detangler spray before and after picture of cute dark haired girl

So, what is the Curly Girl Method?

The curly girl method is a hair care routine that eliminates harsh sulphates and silicones and encourages the use of natural and moisturising ingredients. 🌿 This method has been around for a while but is really growing in popularity with entire businesses centred around it! 🙅🏽‍♀️ But be aware, there are many brands using the term Curly Girl that are actually not Curly Girl Approved! 

If you want low maintenance curls looking the very best they can, the Curly Girl Method is for you!

Why the curly girl method might be beneficial for your child's hair:

Reduces Frizz: Curly hair is prone to frizz as it tends to dry out more than straight hair. By eliminating sulphates and silicones from your child's hair routine, you can reduce the amount of frizz and keep their hair looking defined and smooth. 🤗

Encourages Curl Definition: Curly hair can sometimes look undefined and limp. By using products that encourage curl definition, such as leave-in conditioners and non-drying gels, your child's curls will look more defined and bouncy and retain the curl between washes. 🛀🏽

Promotes Healthy Hair: The curly girl method emphasises the use of natural and moisturizing ingredients, which can help promote healthy hair growth and prevent damage. Remember, this method is about improving the natural quality of the hair, not chemically forcing it into an unnatural state. 👍🏼

Tips for implementing the curly girl method for kids:

Use Kid-Friendly Products: 🦩 There are a variety of curly girl-friendly products that are specifically designed for kids, like SLiCK KiDS! The SLiCK KiDS range is Curly Girl Approved, meaning that the ingredients in the Detangler SprayHair Gel and Hair Spray are all 100% curly girl method approved ingredients.

Keep it Simple: 🥰 Kids don't need a complicated hair routine. Keep it simple by using a gentle cleanser, detangler spray/leave-in conditioner, and styling gel, with a simple SLiCK KiDS hair spray for “refresh days”.

Treat Hair Like Fine Silk: ❤️ Protect every strand with a good quality brush that is gentle and able to detangle knots. Our best selling Detangler brush does just that, wet or dry (for curly girl method, you want to only brush the hair when wet with conditioner in it).

Teach Them How to Care for Their Hair: 💥 As your child gets older, it's important to teach them how to care for their own hair. Show them how to detangle gently and apply products, so they can start taking care of their own curls.  By loving their hair and caring for it in its natural state, you can be assured that their hair will be at its best!

Nourished, moisturised hair is much easier to manage and with less frizz, can be worn out and look amazing. 🤩

If you have any questions about the Curly Girl Method or our products, please reach out to us!