Step by Step guide to perfect curls (type 2)

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Step by Step guide to perfect curls (type 2)

We are all unique and this also applies to our curls. For that reason, we cannot use just one instruction and technique to create the same beautiful results for everyone. In this article, we will explain step by step how the products can be used and combined with your hair type and porosity.

Determining your hair porosity

Does it take a long time (2-4 hours) for your hair to dry? Is it very difficult to dye your hair a lighter color? Do you get build up easily and are products often to heavy and greasy for your hair? Then chances are that you have low porosity hair. Which means that your hair cuticles lay very flat and products have a hard time penetrating in your hair.

Does your hair, on the other hand, dry very quickly? Do you dye or use heat on your hair regularly? Does your hair soak up hair products, and does it feel like you have no product at all in your hair by the end of the day? Then you probably have high porosity hair. Your hair cuticles are very open and products can escape your hair easily. Hence, why your hair can feel very dry and brittle. Follow the steps below that matches your porosity.


Low porosity:

  1. After washing, squeeze out the excess water from your hair with a cotton cloth (or t-shirt). Make sure your hair is still wet. This will make it easier to apply the products.
  2. Take a little CGM styling milk in your palm. Rub the product between your palms and apply it from the ends upwards. Always start with your ends to avoid too much product on your roots. This will weigh your hair down.
  3. Then apply the curl defining gel evenly throughout your hair.
  4. Flip your hair upside down and scrunch your curls. Then use a t-shirt to squeeze out the excess water and activate your curls.
  5. Rub a little bit of defining gel between your palms and with your hair still upside down, apply the gel and scrunch a few more times.
  6. Now you can start diffusing. Do you also want to become a master at diffusing your hair? Make sure to click HERE.
  7. After diffusing, your hair will feel crunchy. That is perfectly fine. Now it's time to flip your hair upside down again and scrunch out the scrunch. Your hair is now nicely defined and feels soft and fluffy!


High Porosity:

  1. After washing, squeeze out the excess water from your hair with a cotton cloth (or t-shirt). Make sure your hair is still wet. This will make it easier to apply the products.
  2. Take a little CGM styling milk in your palm. Rub the product between your palms and apply it from the ends upwards. Always start with your ends to avoid too much product on your roots. This will weigh your hair down.
  3. Divide your hair into small section and apply a generous amount of defining gel on each section. The gel serves as a protective layer, and makes sure that the styling milk gets locked in the hair. This makes the hair less dry. So make sure that every hair strand is coated with the gel.
  4. Flip your hair upside down and scrunch your curls. Then use a t-shirt to squeeze out the excess water and activate your curls.
  5. Rub a little bit of defining gel between your palms and with your hair still upside down, apply the gel and scrunch a few more times.
  6. Let your hair dry for 60% before you start diffusing. Try to diffuse with as little warm air as possible. Warm air opens the hair cuticles even more. Do you also want to become a master at diffusing you hair? Make sure to click HERE.
  7. After diffusing, your hair will feel crunchy. That is perfectly fine. Now it's time to flip your hair upside down again and scrunch out the scrunch. Your hair is now nicely defined and feels soft and fluffy!