How To Wash Your Curls Less
It's not a huge secret that going for a few days between washes can vastly help your curls. Since curls are naturally dry, excess washing can strip them of their natural oils. However, many curly girls find that several days between washes can leave their hair looking dirty or dull. Here's how to wash your curls less.
The right shampoo:
Using sulfate free shampoos will actually help you wash your curls less. This is because sulfates rinse away everything, including the natural oils your curls need for lubrication and to moisturize. Therefore, you curls are going to produce more oil to compensate for the loss. More oils equates greasier hair. Make sure your shampoo is also free of dyes, parabens, and fragrances.
Shampoo and condition correctly:
The good news is this hack is going to save you money on shampoos! When washing, only apply shampoo to your scalp and make sure to massage in slow circles. As a result, you'll break up any pore clogging dandruff and allow air to get to your scalp. This will encourage healthy growth and not oil overproduction. Once you're done massaging, allow the shampoo to rinse down through your strands to cleanse them.
After you're done conditioning, it can be tempting to slather your strands with conditioner from roots to tips. However, adding conditioner close to your roots can encourage excess oil to build up. Instead, focus on using conditioner from mid shaft to ends. Cover all your strands and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.
If you haven't already, it's time to get on the dry shampoo bandwagon. Dry shampoo works in replacement of shampoo for your in between days. When used correctly, it can extend the longevity of your washes, provide volume, and add texture to dull, lifeless curls. There are a wide array of options at all price points to consider.