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How To Remove Build Up From Curls Safely

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How To Remove Build Up From Curls Safely


If you use product, it's safe to assume you have some build up. With time, curls can accumulate build up from product, as well as natural oils. This can make it difficult to keep a healthy scalp. Without a healthy scalp, you might find your curls are difficult to style, or don't grow well. When your scalp becomes clogged, curl growth can become sluggish. Therefore, you'll need to remove build up regularly. This is how to remove build up from curls safely. Your curls and scalp will thank you for taking the time to remove build up.

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How To Remove Build Up From Curls Safely

Apple Cider Vinegar

This all natural treatment has a lot of benefits from strands. Add together 1/4 cup of raw, unfiltered ACV, 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice, and 1 gallon of filtered water. Mix to combine the ingredients. Shampoo your curls, and pour 2 cups of the mixture throughout your strands. Make sure to focus on your scalp, and use your finger tips to give a good massage. Rinse with cool water, and store the rest of the mixture in your fridge for a few weeks for the next rinse.

Baking Soda
This easy to find product can safely remove build up. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 4 tablespoons of water to create a thick paste. Add more water as necessary. Apply the paste throughout your strands, focusing on your scalp. Allow the mixture to sit for half an hour, then scrub with your regular shampoo. Follow up with your conditioner and rinse with cool water.
Dish Soap

This isn't something we'd use regularly, but there are times when your curls might need some extra build up removal. Therefore, you can use a small amount of dish soap to strip away build up. Since this will also remove your curl's natural oils, it's something you shouldn't use often. Shampoo your curls with a small amount of dish soap mixed with your favorite shampoo, making sure to thoroughly massage your scalp. Rinse completely, and apply your favorite conditioner throughout. Then rinse with cool water.

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