Curly Girl Method

What is Cast?

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Why does my hair become quite hard / stiff after using this gel? What is Cast? These are questions we have heard several times and now we will try to answer them through this blog.

What is Cast?

Why does my hair become quite hard / stiff after using this gel? What is Cast? These are questions we have heard several times and now we will try to answer them through this blog.

What is Cast?
Cast is the hard skin / shell that comes on the hairs after using a styling gel. So that your hair gets stiff after using a gel.

The reason it is a good thing is that this hard membrane ensures that the curls maintain their structure and prevent frizz from forming as the hair dries.

However, the hard membrane should not stay in the hair, it must be squeezed out. So the curls become soft but at the same time retains its definition. We will explain this and the procedure in more detail in the next sections.

In the video here you can see how Hair Romance explains the cast.

How do I get cast?

You can get cast by following the method below:

  • Wash your hair according to your favorite routine. Read more about the good Curly Girl routine in our A-Z gennemgang af Curly Girl metoden.
  • Apply leave-in conditioner or curling cream in the newly washed hair. Apply the product in the palm of the hand, warm it well between the hands, and run it evenly through the hair. The amount and product depends on your hair's needs.
  • Apply your styling gel to your hair (preferably with your head down). Feel free to curl your styling gel to curl up the hair by placing your hands at the tips of the hair, gathering the hair in the palm of your hand and then hugging the hair up to the scalp.
  • Maybe put your hair in a plop. Some choose to do this before they get the gel in, while others prefer to do it after. If possible, try both of these to see which method works best for you.
  • Let your hair dry. It can either air dry or you can use a diffuser. If you use a diffuser, be careful not to use too much heat or blow as this can create frizz as well as damage the hair.
  • The SOTC method (Scrunch Out the Crunch). When the hair and your styling gel are completely dry, you will typically find that the hair strands are stiffened. This stiffness you must have squeezed out of your hair. You can do this with dry hands, with a little oil in the palms or with a fiber towel.

Here you can see how Curly Sussie styles her hair with a gel cast method.

Once you have been through these steps, your curls should look beautiful and naturally defined and you can count on them lasting all day. This is exactly why we at CurlsForYou like to use styling gel to style our curls.

NB. There is a difference between how we each experience the cast, some have a very hard time making a gel cast others get it very easy. And there is also a difference between gels, some work well for you, others do not.

Find a selection of our gel products below, or go directly to the category via the button.

Innersense – I Create Volume

109,00 DKK598,00 DKK
  • SEK: 163.94SEK - 899.42SEK
  • EUR: €14.63 - €80.25
  • A curling cream, with light hold, that gives your hair just the right fullness
  • Contains moisturizing ingredients such as eucalyptus and risamino acid
  • Honey and aloe vera give shiny and fine hair
  • Adds moisture and protein to hair and hair roots
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Contains moisture and protein.
  • Size: 59/295/946 ml.
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As I Am – Curling Jelly

109,00 DKK159,00 DKK
  • SEK: 163.94SEK - 239.14SEK
  • EUR: €14.63 - €21.34
  • Gel til små og tætte krøller
  • Giver et glansfuldt resultat, der holder i dagevis
  • Indeholder nærende fugt
  • Indeholder naturlige ingredienser
  • Minimerer krus og holder fugten inde i håret
  • Størrelse: 227/454 g
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Boucleme – Curl Defining Gel

139,00 DKK
  • SEK: 209.06SEK
  • EUR: €18.65
  • En let gel, der er nem at påføre
  • En bestseller, der giver medium hold
  • Definerer dine krøller uden at efterlade håret fedtet
  • Godt til krøllet hår
  • Fri for parabener, silikone og sulfater
  • Contains moisture.
  • Size: 300 ml
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EcoStyler – Styling Gel Argan Oil

49,00 DKK
  • SEK: 73.70SEK
  • EUR: €6.58
  • UV-beskyttende gel
  • Definerede krøller, der har en lang holdbarhed
  • Lækre ingredienser
  • Fremstillet grønt og bæredygtigt
  • Mindsker kruset hår
  • Indeholder protein og fugt.
  • Størrelse 473 ml.
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16 thoughts on “Hvad er Cast?

  1. Michelle says:

    Hejsa. Jeg vil gerne i gang med metoden, men kan simpelthen ikke finde ud af hvilke produkter jeg skal vælge, kan du hjælpe? Jeg har meget tykt mellemblond hår, kan i anbefale nogle produkter ?
    På forhånd tak ☺️

    1. CurlsForYou says:

      Hej Michelle,

      jeg har sendt en mail til dig, da det er lidt lettere at tage der 😉

      Mvh. Bjørn – CurlsForYou

  2. Signe says:

    Hvad gør man hvis man skal til frisør, og de så bruger produkter som ikke er godkendt til CG metoden?? Skal man så “nulstille” sit hår igen med en sidste vask ??

    1. CurlsForYou says:

      Hej Signe,

      ja, så er det en sidste vask og tilbage på metoden 😉

      Mvh. Bjørn – CurlsForYou

  3. Jeanette says:

    jeg har fået en Curl Cream, men kan læse at der noget i der hedder Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer er det så sulfo? og skader de håret. Min frisør sagde at det var Svanemærket og levede op til CG metoden ?

    1. CurlsForYou says:

      Hej Jeanette,

      umildbart står den ikke på vores liste over forbudte ingredienser.
      Og hvad jeg lige kan finde på den, så er den ikke skadelig, men du skal nok være obs. på nogle af de andre ingredienser også.
      Du kan læse vores blog om forbidden ingredients.

      Mvh. Bjørn – CurlsForYou