Curly Hair Guide 101: Shampoo + Conditioner
Curly Hair is a Gift of Beauty that should be treasured by those that are so lucky to have it. Heads turn and Joy happens when Curly enters the Room. The key to enjoying your curls as much as others do it to learn the best hair care return to keep the curls healthy, nourished, defined and frizz free. Curly Hair is typically much more porous and textured than straight hair. Managing and caring for Curly hair is different than managing straight hair. Practicing some simple rituals will make the difference between Curls that are dry, frizzy, and clumpy versus Curls that are hydrated, smoothie, and defined.
Shampooing + Conditioning Curly Hair is first step to Loving your Curls. Here are some Curly Hair Rituals and Guidelines for Curls that are Clean yet Hydrated.
What Type of Shampoo and Conditioner are best for Curly Hair?
Curly Hair is more porous and absorptive than straight hair. It is best to Choose a Shampoo that is free of Sulfate and Parabens. Sulfates and Parabens are damaging to the hair Cuticle making it dry and fragile. They are also harmful to our hormones as they are a class of chemicals known as Endocrine Disruptors.
A Shampoo + Conditioner with a Moisturizing Oil is essential for Curly Hair Health and Shine. Curly Hair is drier and course and needs a Shampoo + Conditioner that have an organic oil known for helping the hair composition. Some of the Best Oil additions for Curly Hair Shampoos are Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter.
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How Often Should Curly Hair be Washed?
There is much speculation about how often Curly Hair Should be washed. One thing is certain, that over washing can strip the hair cuticles of moisture and oils making it dry, frizzy and increase breakage. Under washing Curly Hair is also not great because it causes the product and Oils to accumulate weighing down the hair and pulling out the curls. So, it is necessary to find a good balance for your hair with some experimentation.
Try Shampooing Curly Hair anywhere between 1 and 3 days per week. You can rinse the hair and wet it every day. Curly Hair loves water and hydration! Follow every Shampoo with Conditioner is essential for restoring the evenness and bounce to the Curls. Conditioner closes the cuticle and smooths the hair shaft. Conditioner can be used daily even on the non-Shampoo days to remove knots and add moisture to the Curls.
How much Shampoo+ Conditioner Should be used with Curly Hair?
Curly hair is porous and doesn’t require an excess of Shampoo. Reducing the Shampoo quantity will help to preserve the hair cuticle and save you some money. Take a quarter size of Shampoo in your palms and evenly distribute it throughout the hair and scalp.
Conditioner can be used more generously with Curly Hair. It is not necessary to condition the scalp. However, applying it evenly throughout the hair shaft and thoroughly into the ends of the Hair Strands is important. Leave the Conditioner on the Hair for 2-5 minutes for Best Results and to fortify the stands with the moisture, oils, and nutrients.
Technique to Shampoo + Condition Curly Hair
Start by Generously wetting the Hair in warm to cool water. Avoid Hot water because Hot Water may be damaging to curly hair.
Massage the Shampoo into the Scalp in a circular pattern. Spend some extra time with the scalp massage to stimulate the blood and nutrients into the hair follicle. This also helps to remove the product build up and oil residues that weigh the hair down.
Gently Massage the Shampoo into the Hair Strands. Use your fingers to comb through the hair from scalp to ends. Never use a brush, comb, or pick on curly hair!
Make sure the Shampoo is thoroughly washed out of the hair and then follow with the Conditioner. Moisturize the Hair Shaft and Ends generously with the Conditioner. Allow the Conditioner to penetrate the curls for 2-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly rinsing it out.
Do I need to Deep Condition Curly Hair?
Curly Hair needs extra love and attention! Deep Conditioning 1-2 times per week is an excellent way to infuse the hair and scalp with extra hydration, oils, and nutrients. This helps the hair to looks healthier and more lustrous. Hair Color, Styling Products, Styling Irons, Blow Dryers, and Sun Exposure are all things that add stress to Curly Hair. If your Curly Hair has exposure to these things, then consider a Deep Hair Conditioner or Hair Mask 1-2 Times per week to help repair and renew the Curls.
What time of Day is Best to Shampoo + Condition Curly Hair?
Curly hair is more fragile due to its increased porosity. Lying on the bed when the hair is wet may lead to more hair tension and fracture causing increased breakage and hair loss. For this reason, Shampooing + Conditioning Curly Hair in the morning allows enough time for the hair to dry without any tension or pulling. If you are going to do some Deep Conditioning for the hair, it is best to do that in the Evenings and allow the hair to enjoy some breathing space after without any styling product.
Transforming your Curly Hair from Dry and Frizzy to Hydrated, Smooth, and Defined is SIMPLE!
It starts with choosing the Best Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask for your Curls. Then follow the steps above to get the best results with your Shampoo + Conditioning Routine. With regularity and consistency, Curls will start to look refreshed and renewed within a couple of weeks. Begin today with the Curly Hair Care 101: Shampoo + Conditioner.
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