Does the Curly Girl Wash-and-Go Method Work on Kinky, Type-4 Hair? *Update*

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*Dawnyele, the second YouTuber referenced in this article, passed away on October 19, 2012, shortly after giving birth. To support Dawnyele’s young son, Zaylen, consider donating here.*


Photo Credit: Going-Natural.com

By Loo of HealthandHair.blogspot.com

What is the Curly Girl Method?  It is method developed by Lorraine Massey and Deborah Chiel to help care for curly hair.  The method entails frequent co-washing, finger combing, wash-n-gos, no shampoo, no silicones, and more.  While many curly ladies have caught onto the routine, it is rare to find a kinky-haired gal who has, largely because of the regular wash-n-gos and co-washes involved.  But on youtube, there are a couple of kinky gals who are experimenting with the method and one who actually has very similar routine.  These women are featured in the videos below, and can perhaps be inspiration to those with type 4 hair who desire to wash more frequently and wear their hair loose in the summer.

For a more detailed description of the method, check out their book titled “Curly Girl: The Handbook.  For a short description of the no-shampoo routine involved in the Curly Girl Method, check out this article.

1. Though she didn’t exactly use the Curly Girl Method, Cynthiarf was the Type 4 Queen of wash-n-gos, frequent co-washes, and finger combing, which are components of the regimen: video tutorial.

2. Dawnyele (who is dearly missed) was a tightly-coiled Type 4 who experimented with the Curly Girl Method in the summer of 2012. Check out her channel to view her other videos documenting her Curly Girl journey.

3.  Though not entirely Type 4, Whoissugar has mix of textures varying from tight coils to loose curls and is worth posting for those with looser Type 4 hair.  She is also experimenting with the Curly Girl Method; you can watch her document her journey on youtube.

Are you a natural with kinky hair? Have you tried wash and go’s or the curly girl method?

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