I’ve read Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey. This is the book that the true curly girl method is based on. I read the book after over 2 years of following “curly girl method” related YouTube channels, forums and groups.
I’ve spent a ton of time in wavy/curly hair platforms online. So…I was really surprised that what the internet calls ‘the curly girl method’ is one thing, and the true curly girl method from the book is something different.
This is particularly relevant to me with this blog, too. I know that most people online have a concept of what the curly girl method is, and use that term when searching for content. So in a sense, it would make sense for me to use the term, too, to help them find me.
Yet…that’s a little strange to do if what I am referring to doesn’t match the real curly girl method. I feel weird about my use of ‘curly girl method’ and thought doing a blog post explaining the different ways “CGM” is used, and what I mean when I use it, will help clear things up.