Have you noticed your curls are dull, lifeless, and overly dried out? If so, it could be because you've got an excessive amount of build up from product. This can happen over time, and if your curls become too weighed down, your products will cease to be as effective. You might also notice your curls aren't as full, and are difficult to style. Here's how to remove product build up from curls.
How To Remove Product Build Up From Curls
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is used for a variety of health related things, and caring for curls is up there on the list. To get the benefits of this amazing product, add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, the juice of 4-5 large limes, and 1 gallon of filtered water all together. Mix until all the ingredients are blended. Apply to your freshly shampooed hair by dumping a cup of it through your curls. After you've worked the mixture through your curls, rinse with cool water.
This is another easy to find and inexpensive household product that can be used to safely remove build up from curls. To use baking soda, mix 2 parts baking soda to 1 part water to create a thick paste. Apply throughout curls, coating each strand. Allow the paste to absorb into curls for up to an hour, and then rinse with cool water. Follow with a gentle cleansing shampoo and conditioner.
If you're feeling as though there's some extra tough build up, dishwashing soap might be the answer. Since it's designed to cut through grease, it can also remove build up. Use shampoo as a shampoo, therefore removing all excess product. However, this treatment can be tougher on curls. For sensitive curls with damage, this treatment might not be the best. Therefore consider using something less harsh on more fragile curls.