For many curly girls, less is more. Time is precious, and spending a lot of time on curl care can make it really difficult to spend time on a curl care routine. Fortunately, you don't need to spend hours and hours on your hair to have great curls. This is a simple wash routine for curl care you should try if you want more time back. Give this routine a try, and if you love it, make sure to let us know!
The simple routine for curl care
Before jumping in the shower, make sure you're prepooing your hair. This might be the most time intensive part of this process, but it's still a great step that shouldn't be missed. It's pretty simple; coat your curls with oil, making sure to focus on the ends of your curls. Allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes before getting in the shower.
Remember, shampoo isn't your friend! Instead, consider swapping out your regular shampoo for a cowash. Cowash is conditioner based, and is much more gentle on your curls. When you need an extra boost to remove any build up or product, you can use a gentle cleansing shampoo.
Regardless of what you choose to wash your curls with, you'll need to follow up with a cowash. Conditioner also needs to be applied after a protein treatment to restore moisture. After applying a wash out conditioner, you can spend some time detangling and removing knots before rinsing it out.
Weekly, you can also add a deep conditioning treatment into your curl care routine. This will help infuse your curls with extra moisture that may be lost throughout the week. You curls will be healthier and happier.
About once every six weeks or so, you might want to consider using a protein treatment. This will help restore your curls, and infuse them with strength. However, overusing protein treatment can make hair brittle, so make sure you're not overdoing it.