Spring is here, and therefore it's time to start thinking about mixing up your curl care routine! If things are seeming a little off when it comes to taking care of your curls, then you should try this technique to style your curls. Sometimes, a new routine or technique is exactly what you need to refresh your curls and bring your strands to the next level.
Try This Technique To Style Your Curls
When it comes to a good quality routine, limiting the amount of washes is really your best bet. Washing your curls with shampoo can strip your hair of natural moisture. Therefore, you should consider switching to a cowash, and shampooing your hair only once or twice a week. When you do wash, use warm water to help loosen any build up, and then rub your scalp in a slow, circular motions to stimulate blood flow. Rinse your curls with cool water to allow the shampoo to rinse through your curls, and to close your cuticle back down.
After you wash your curls, it's imperative to follow up with a conditioner or deep conditioning treatment. Cover your curls completely with the conditioner, and allow it to sit on your curls for at least 30 minutes, or up to an hour if your strands are particularly dry.
There are a variety of great curl care products on the market, but they'll be essentially useless if you don't use them correctly. Therefore, you should read the product instructions to make sure they're the right kind for your curls, and they're being applied correctly. Squeeze excess water out of your hair so your strands are damp, and then flip your curls over. Apply your curl styling gel or styling cream to the palm of your hands and scrunch it upwards throughout your curls, making sure to cover each strands. You can layer products as needed, starting with leave in conditioner, styling cream, and then gel to get a good hold.
While your curls are still upside down, begin diffusing. Cup each curl with the diffuser, and gently dry. Each strands should be thoroughly dry before you move on to the next, and avoid touching your curls between, or until they're completely dry. After your curls are completely dry, flip your strands back over, and allow your curls to cool. Once your strands are completely dry, you can gently break the cast created by your gel, and fluff your curls at the root. Spray with hair spray to hold your curls in place.