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Getting The Perfect Wash & Go

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Believe it or not, there's a bit of an art to getting the perfect wash & go. When it comes to curls, finesse and understanding how your strands work are key in getting them to cooperate. Therefore, try this routine to help coax your curls into being their very best.

Getting The Perfect Wash & Go

Start with a regimen:

In order to make sure your curls are getting the very best, and therefore will respond well to a wash & go style, start with a regimen. Just winging it often doesn't end well for curls. Your hair type responds well to a routine with tried and true products. Understanding the unique needs of your individual curl type will help you formulate a curl care routine that works best for you.

Completely cleanse curls:

Oftentimes, we wash our strands and believe they're completely cleansed. However, left behind build up or debris can actually be very detrimental to the health and styling of your curls. Build up can prevent product from working well, which can actually lead to dryness, frizz, and tangling. Additionally, a clogged scalp will prevent your hair from growing well. Therefore, you're going to want to make sure you're actually giving your curls a good wash. Select a cowash or low poo cleanser that works well for you. Don't forget to add in a clarifyer regularly to remove buildup.

Keep curls moisturized:

This one is really critical, and can't happen just while washing. Between wash days, you need to make sure you're giving your strands regular moisture and hydration. This may take the form of wetting your curls, spritzing your strands with a curl refreshing spray, or applying leave in conditioner. Odds are, this will have to be done daily, and maybe more for those living in dry climates. When you do wash, make sure you're following up with a deep conditioning treatment, and allow it to sit for at least an hour.

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