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How To Remove Build Up From Curls

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How To Remove Build Up From Curls


Ladies, it's time to discuss build up. It's not something we want to talk about, because it can be kind of gross. However, it's important to recognize it as a real issue. Build up occurs when your scalp produces too much natural oil known as sebum, you have too many products in your curls, or you aren't washing correctly. This is how to remove build up from curls.

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Since curls are especially dry, curly girls often use moisturizing products to make their curls more hydrated. However, over utilizing products can lead to build up. When you have too much build up on your scalp and strands your curls will become dry. This is because the product can no longer penetrate into your strands. If your scalp becomes clogged, your strands won't grow. Therefore, removing build up regularly is important for healthy strands.

How To Remove Build Up From Curls


3 tablespoons baking soda

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

1/4 cup sugar (optional)

What to do:

This treatment is really easy. In a bowl, mix together the baking soda, vinegar, and water. Mix until completely combined and smooth.

If you have a large amount of build up on your strands, you can consider adding some sugar to create a scalp massaging cleanser as well.

Wash your curls using a gentle shampoo. Once your strands are completely saturated, pour the product over your curls. Focus on massaging it into your scalp, using your fingertips. You'll want to spend a good 10 minutes or so really scrubbing your scalp. Don't use your nails, as this could damage the delicate skin on your scalp.

Once you've completely massaged your scalp, pour the rest of the product throughout your strands. You might find it easier to section your curls out prior to using this product, whereas some curly girls like to just jump in. Allow the product to work its way through your strands. It should sit for at least 10 minutes. Once you're finished, wash away the product using cool water. Follow up with your favorite deep conditioner.

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