As I mentioned a few days ago — I am taking on my curls. (Excuse my no make up pic!) I found out about Curly Girl The Handbook from my stylist. Saw the results on a friend of mine. So I figure I have to give it a shot!
The first part of Curly Girl The Handbook is identifying your curl type. There are SEVEN curly hair types laid out in the Curly Girl Handbook: Corkscrew, Botticelli, and Corkicelli, Cherub, Wavy, S’wavy and Fractal or ZigZag. You’ll have to check out the book to see the details on all of them but I want your help on deciding 100% between TWO of the types for my curls.
The two Curly Girl Handbook types that I am picking from are Corkscrew and Curlicelli. I am leaning more toward Curlicelli.
The Curly Girl Handbook says that you know you have Corkscrew curls if:
- Your Curls contract as tightly as a French Poodle if cut too short (so so on this one)
- Lots of small spirals (I have a lot of these mixed in)
- A high frizz factor (YES)
- Hair that looks like it is thickly textured when you look at it but it is actually baby fine and delicate when you examine a single strand (YES)
- It soaks up conditioner as fast as you can put it on (YES)
- Tangles and snarls under the top layer of hair at the nape of the neck. (not particularly)
- Spring factor of 9-12 inches (close)
Then the Corkicelli curl is:
- Varying curl patterns throughout your hair, ie. tighter underneath looser on top or vice versa (mine varies through the whole thing)
- Drier hair with high frizz factor if not hydrated properly (YES)
- Curly hair year round (YES)
- Hair that looks longer or shorter depending on humidity (YES)
- Spring factor of 5-10 inches (YES)
So what do you think? I am definitely leaning toward Corkicelli, but I have a lot of the corkscrew in there too. Has anyone else gotten their book? What is your curl type?
I am making my way through the book, my next post will be on picking the right products!
See my first post on the Curly Girl Method here.