Do you ever feel as though your curls are dry, dull, and difficult to style? If so, it could be that your strands are suffering from a lack of moisture. Therefore, it might be time to up your wash and go routine game. Try this wash and go routine for moisturized curls. Afterward, make sure to drop us a line and let us know if it worked for you.
Try This Wash And Go Routine For Moisturized Curls
If you're looking for more moisturized strands, YouTuber Lapis Lazulli has you covered. Her easy routine works great for curly girls with low porosity curls to help them establish more moisture in their usually dry curls.
To get started, you'll need to wash your curls. This is the time to decide what's right for your curls, whether it's a shampoo, low poo, or cowash. Whatever you choose to use, make sure it has water listed as one of the first three ingredients. Wash your curls and apply conditioner throughout your strands. Completely saturate your curls before you shampoo, and rinse out before applying conditioner. Massage a large amount of conditioner throughout your curls, and cover your strands completely. This is a great time to detangle. Don't rinse out all of the conditioner. While Lapis leaves all of her conditioner in, this can be too heavy for some curl types. If you don't want to leave it all in, you can rinse out about 50% of the conditioner.
When it comes to wash and go styles, less is more. Low porosity curls are often prone to build up, so trying to minimize the amount of product you're applying throughout your strands is actually going to be better for the long term health of your curls. After you've applied your products, you can use those to start styling your strands.
Lapis walks us through how to get the most out of your curl's texture by scrunching and twisting. When you have a curl that wants to do its own thing and not fall in line, you can spend some time individually twisting or scrunching your strands. While this may feel tedious, spending the time to really individually scrunch your curls will only help your strands maintain their overall natural shape. Once your curls are completely scrunched, your strands will be coated with the conditioner, which will create a cast to hold your curls in shape. After, allow your curls to gently air dry, or use a diffuser to allow your curls to completely dry. Once dry, you can gently scrunch your curls to break the cast.