Curly girls know the struggle of wash day. Cleansing your hair is more than simply hopping in the shower; it’s a combination of the right products and techniques to ensure that your hair won’t result in a frizzy, poufy mess. Still struggling with your wash routine? Read on to find out the correct way to cleanse curly strands.
Skip the harsh shampoos
Since curly hair tends to be dry, it’s important to avoid using shampoos that will strip your hair of its natural oils. A sulfate-free formula can do the trick, but your best bet is to forgo shampoo altogether and instead opt for a cleansing conditioner. The Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Cleansing Conditioner removes dirt and grime while it replenishes much-needed moisture back into your strands, leaving your hair soft, detangled and full of bounce.
Because it takes longer for the natural oils to reach the ends of your hair, curly girls only need to wash their strands once or twice a week at most. Over-washing can actually dry out your hair even more, resulting in frizz and brittleness.
Deep condition at least once a week
On wash days, it’s best to use a deep conditioner to give your hair the nourishment it needs. The Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque is specifically formulated to deliver a surge of moisture to coarse, curly hair thanks to a blend of macadamia, argan and mongongo oils and shea butter.
Comb in the shower
The number one rule of curly hair: Never brush your hair when you’re out of the shower. Brushing or combing your hair as it’s drying will disrupt your natural curl pattern and result in frizz. Instead, keep a wide-tooth comb in the shower and comb your hair after you apply conditioner. This will eliminate any tangles without compromising your curls.
Use a cotton T-shirt
Your wash routine doesn’t end once you get out of the shower. To dry your hair, avoid standard bath towels and use a cotton T-shirt to gently remove the excess water. Also, do not rub the T-shirt against your hair as that will cause frizz and breakage. Instead, blot your hair dry.
Before applying curl cremes and styling products, apply a leave-in treatment to lock in moisture as your hair dries. The Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Oil Treatment helps to fight frizz as it strengthens, repairs and nourishes your strands, leaving you with soft, shiny tresses ready to be styled.