Taking care of curls takes time and energy. Most of us are lacking this in some way or another, so we like to keep things simple. Here's the best wash and go technique for moisturized curls. Not only will your strands be defined and easy to style, curls will also be well hydrated.
The Best Wash And Go Technique For Moisturized Curls
First thing first. Hop in the shower and completely saturate your curls with warm water. Wash your strands with your favorite shampoo. If you have low porosity curls, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate the cortex of your hair, you'll need to open the hair shaft. Heat can do this. Make sure to wash the length of your hair to keep your strands from accumulating build up.
Once curls are cleansed, take a large amount of conditioner and apply it to the length of your curls. Do your best to completely cover all the strands and make sure every curl is saturated with conditioner. If necessary, you can divide your curls into sections. Use a wide toothed comb to work through any knots or tangles. Leave as much conditioner in as you'd like. For curlies with thins or fine curls, you'll want to rinse away more. For low porosity, leave all the conditioner in the hair.
After your curls are conditioned and cleansed, you can gently squeeze your curls to remove excess water. Then, it's time to dry. While some curly girls opt to use a diffuser, this YouTuber demonstrates how curls can be dried by sitting in front of the fan. While it takes some more time, the gentle air distribution of the fan helps dry curls evenly without disrupting the natural pattern. As a result, your curls will dry evenly with much less frizz. She finished by plopping her curls to refresh her strands, and allowing her hair to finish drying in its natural shape.