Embracing my curly hair has been a long time coming.
If you have naturally curly hair, you’ll probably relate to my experiences. As a kid, I had beautiful, glossy ringlets because of course I had the best hair of my life when I couldn’t even appreciate it…
Then in high school, I started thinking more about my appearance and noticing the slick, straight hair of my peers and decided I too, wanted slick, straight hair.
I’m pretty sure my mum confiscated my hair straightener once or twice in a bid for me to "embrace my natural Greek hair" - but I always found a way.
What followed was probably 10 years of relentless heat damage.
This left my natural hair frizzy, poofy and dry, which just perpetuated the cycle even more because I constantly straighten it to look half decent.
I’m now in my mid-twenties and I’ve finally decided to reclaim my hair as my own and not let its style ebb and flow with the trends. I’ve realised that I feel the most ‘me’ when I have curly hair and that’s the trendiest look to wear.
When I got the opportunity to trial the Curly Girl Method (CGM) using PUMP Haircare’s products, I grabbed it so fast because I had always wanted to try out this elusive method that promises to completely transform your hair.
The Curly Girl Method
The CGM originated from a book by Lorraine Massey, “Curly Girl: The Handbook” and is a hair care method that switches your damaging habits like over-shampooing and heat styling for a healthier regimen using specific products that are curl-friendly.