What You Need To Start Your Curl Care Journey
Are you new to the natural curl care journey? If so, welcome! There is a lot to learn, and we're happy to be here with you. There are tons of great resources out there on the internet for what you will need. We'd like to help you get started. Here's what you need to start your curl care journey.
Sulfate free shampoo:
Curls are often dry, but still need to be cleansed. Pick up a sulfate free shampoo. While it won't suds up like what you might be used to, it works. It will cleanse and remove dirt without stripping away natural moisture.
Curls need every drop of moisture they can get. Help your curls out by conditioning them. Every shampooing should be followed with conditioner. This will help restore moisture lost during the cleansing process.
This is something to incorporate into your weekly curl care routine. SInce curls are dry, they will need extra help. A good deep conditioner will restore moisture, and make curls easier to manage. It also helps minimize frizz and damage. Seek out conditioners that list water as one of the first three ingredients, and also feature other natural ingredients.
Leave in conditioner:
Sensing a theme yet? Before styling, prime curls with a water based leave in conditioner. This can also be used on off days to help curls stay hydrated.
Many curly girls use oils to help seal moisture into strands. It's great to follow a cleansing routine. Select lightweight oils like grapeseed, olive, or sweet almond. All will help seal down strands to prevent moisture from escaping but are light enough to keep curls popping and not weighed down.
Butter has a double purpose; it can be used to seal and add shine. It works particularly well for curly girls following the LOC or LCO methods. Shea butter is a great choice, especially for those with thick, coarser curls.