Taking care of curls doesn't have to be rocket science. In fact, with a routine that you've got down pat, it can actually be pretty easy. Here's an easy everyday routine for your curls. Give these suggestions a try, and make sure to let us know what you think!
An Easy Everyday Routine For Your Curls
Shampoo and condition:
This is something you actually only need to do every 2-3 days. On your between days, use a dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil, and a curl refreshing spray to help pump your curls back up. On your wash days, start by completely saturating your curls with water, and then apply your shampoo or cowash. Use your fingertips to work in it, and then rinse. Follow up with your favorite conditioner, allow the product to sit, detangle your curls, and then rinse.
Dry with a t-shirt:
Instead of scrubbing your curls dry with a cotton towel, opt for gently squeezing your curls dry with an old cotton t-shirt instead. This will help you gently remove excess water without damaging your curls. You can also wrap your hair in the towel for awhile to get the drying process started.
Once your curls aren't saturated with water any longer, you can apply your product. Start with a leave-in conditioner to add moisture and reduce frizz. Make sure it's completely covering your curls, so your strands are receiving the most amount of moisture. Then, you'll need to to apply a curl defining cream. Apply it by gently coating your curls, and scrunching upwards until all your curls are covered. You can then diffuse your curls to hasten the drying process, or allow your strands to air dry instead. See? Seriously easy!