The Curly Girl Method is a special technique for transforming curly hair and getting frizz-free locks.
The method, which bans shampoo, took social media by storm over recent years due to how well it transforms curly hair into luscious locks.
Anyone with curly hair knows the struggles of battling the frizz and maintaining perfect curls, but most people who try the Curly Girth Method never go back.
The Curly Girl Method was that life-changing, Lorain Massey who created the method, wrote a book about it: Curly Girl: The Handbook.
Essentially it involves re-training what you know about hair and letting it fall into its natural curl pattern.
Firstly, if you’ve never heard of this before I don’t know how because the fan base for this is almost as strong as Beliebers back in 2010. A quick Google search will see you bombarded with well over 42,000 results and there are even dedicated Facebook groups of supporters of the method.
The best thing to do is to pick up a copy of the book or join one of those Facebook groups for fool-proof tips.
Once you’re ready to commit to a new frizz free life there are a few main dos and don’ts.
One of the biggest changes will see you stopping using any shampoo at all. You also want to throw away your curling iron, straighteners and even brushes.
You’re going to need to start reading the labels of any hair products, getting rid of anything that contains sulfates. While you’re at it, throw away anything with silicones, alcohol, fragrance and any non-water soluble formulas.
Instead, the Curly Girl Method needs you to ween off shampoo and instead condition your hair around once a week.
You should also opt for products that are rich in emollients like shea butter and proteins like wheat. It also recommends styling gel with ingredients like PVP that you scrunch up into your hair to define the curls.
Most Curly Girls’ (and boys!) let their hair dry naturally, avoiding heat completely and usually leave in some conditioner.
Depending on how curly your hair is will depend on the exact method you should use. For coily hair, wrap your hair up with a leave-in conditioner for around 15 minutes before rinsing completely. Wavy hair should leave a little conditioner in and curly hair can either rinse or leave-in.
If you do want to dry your hair, the method recommends using a diffuser whilst bent forward and continuing to scrunch the curls up from the ends towards the scalp. But most people see enough success letting their hair air dry or blotting dry with a towel.
It takes people around three months to fully see a difference and get used to a new curly way of life.
Warning to ‘Instagram hikers’ trekking to view plane crash on the moors above Glossop
Mountain rescuers have issued a warning to ‘Instagram hikers’ trekking to an eerie plane crash site on the mores above Glossop.
It comes following a weekend where Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were called out to two incidents in just three hours, after walkers got into trouble trying to reach the remote spot.
Visitors to the crash site in Bleaklow Moor have sky rocketed in lockdown with the site becoming an unlikely hit on social media.
Now, the GMRT team leader, Patch Hale has warned visitors that the elevation and inhospitable route makes for a difficult challenge for even experienced hikers.
He said: “Visitors should be aware that social media only tells them half the story. Always check the weather before you set off.
“Conditions can change without warning at these elevations, and low cloud can reduce visibility drastically.
“It’s easy to get disorientated and wet, and that’s when hypothermia can set in.
“And remember to allow plenty of time to get back before sunset, as conditions underfoot will become claggy, and navigation nearly impossible.
“Make sure you bring food, water, a torch, and a map and compass. And be confident you can use them.”
Mum puts kids to bed in next day’s clothes to save time in the morning and says it ‘works wonders’
The mum-of-two says her trick works wonders for saving time in the morning.
Lisa Lamond stars in an Australian renovation show, House Rules, on which she revealed her trick to save time in the morning.
The pre-school routine for her and many other parents can often be difficult with young children.
She said her daughters, Arabella, three and Ruby who is two like to dress themselves head to toe as they strive for independence.
Lisa added: “On days I’m working in particular, I don’t have a spare hour while they pull up one sock.
“So the best piece of advice I’ve been given is to dress your kids the night before in the clothes you want them to go out in.”
In the morning, she simply wakes her kids up, changes their nappy and puts on the shoes. She said: “It works wonders for me and where I’m at in life at the moment.”
Lisa also recommends taking advantage of online supermarket delivery to save the hassle of shopping with two young children and to leave the weekend for quality family time.
Lisa also said one her daughters has become attached and struggled to go to nursery. She said by printing out words with pictures of both the morning and evening routine it can help the little one preempt what’s coming up when she’s starting to feel anxious.
She urged parents to not compare themselves with other mums and dads, admitting at one stage she wouldn’t go out because she thought she couldn’t control her daughters and felt embarrassed.
She said: “We all have our own pace and ways of coping, but I got over it and learned how to diffuse the situation.”
You can follow the family on Instagram here.
Mums slam people who put their Christmas tree up early saying it’s ‘vulgar’ and ‘tacky’
You do you, tbh…
Mums on Mumsnet have called people who put their tree up before December ‘tacky’ and ‘vulgar’.
While we won’t judge you, either way, some people have got pretty strong opinions on exactly when they and everyone around them should put their Christmas trees up.
Some do it just after Halloween, others wait until December 1st, while some might do it as soon as the autumn leaves fall – and after the year we’ve had, you can’t really begrudge anyone wanting to spread some festive cheer, can you?
A number of parents have headed to Mumsnet to let everyone know their thoughts on the matter.
One person said any time before December was ‘ridiculously too early’, adding: “Were you born in a barn?”
A second went one step further (possibly too far): “NOT before December 1st. We need laws. Including the death penalty for shops who put Xmas stuff out in September.”
A third commented: “No it’s stupidly, embarrassingly early.” Someone else said putting decorations up before December ‘ludicrous’.
One mum let everyone else know exactly what she thought, writing: “Trees up this early is so tacky! Don’t do it. Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night. Anything else is a bit vulgar really.”
Someone thought mid-December is the right time adding: “25th November is insanely early too! 15th December is the earliest it should go up. Down on the 6th of January.”
A lot of these people were slammed as the Grinch for not getting in the festive spirit.
When do you think is the perfect time to put your tree up? Just do that, tbh…