Curly Hair Routine

Here is a routine to guide you through caring for curly hair types:
  1. Shampoo: Wash curly hair once or twice a week with a sulfate-free shampoo to avoid stripping natural oils from the hair. Use lukewarm water to prevent damage to the hair strands. Massage the shampoo into the scalp and gently work it down the hair shafts. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.

  2. Condition: Follow up with a moisturising conditioner to keep the hair hydrated and to make it more manageable. Apply the conditioner from mid-length to the ends, then use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes and then rinse it out with cool water.

  3. Deep Condition: Use a deep conditioner or hair mask every two weeks to provide extra moisture and hydration to the hair. Apply the deep conditioner to damp hair and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it out.

  4. Moisturise: Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep the hair hydrated and soft. Apply the product to damp hair and work it through the strands, making sure to focus on the ends. Do not rinse out.

  5. Style: Use a styling cream or gel to define the natural curls of curly hair. Apply the product to damp hair and use a wide-tooth comb or fingers to work it through the strands. Style the hair as desired, then allow it to air dry or use a diffuser on low heat.

  6. Protect: Wear a satin or silk scarf or bonnet to bed to protect the hair from friction and keep it hydrated. Avoid using cotton pillowcases, which can cause dryness and breakage.

  7. Refresh: In between wash days, use a water-based leave-in conditioner or a curl refreshing spray to revive and refresh the curls. Apply the product to the hair, scrunch, and style as needed.

  8. Trim: Regularly trim the ends of curly hair to prevent split ends and breakage, allowing the hair to maintain its shape and volume.

By following these steps, those with natural curly hair can maintain their hair's natural beauty and achieve healthy, defined curls.