Prepoo: Before you even think about washing those curls, make sure you prepoo for a minimum of one hour. Use a good quality oil like coconut oil or jojoba to add necessary moisture before cleansing.
Prep: When you're ready to start cleansing, make sure you reach for a sulfate and paraben free shampoo. Section your curls into 4 or more sections, depending on your curl's length and density. Wash each section, focusing on the roots, to cleanse those curls.
Detangle: The best time to detangle curls is when they are wet. Utilizing the sections you already created, work through tangles one by one. You can use a little more oil or conditioner if you need help. Don't yank or tear at snarls or tangles, as this can caught breakage.
Condition: Depending on your curl type and needs, you may not need to deep condition every wash day, but you should do it regularly. Apply a hydrating deep conditioner from mid shaft to tips, focusing on any dry areas. Tuck your curls under a plastic cap and apply heat for 25-30 minutes to allow the conditioner to penetrate.
Rinse: Rinse your curls with cool or lukewarm water to help close down the cuticle and retain moisture. Apply a leave in conditioner and style.
Moisturize: On your in between days, make sure to add regular moisture to your curls and use an oil to seal in that necessary hydration.
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