Let’s admit it! The one hair texture which can get extremely difficult to maintain is… no points for guessing. We are talking about curls! While we agree that curls run the world and it is one of the most envious hair textures that give your hair natural volume and definition, it is also a task to keep those curly tresses in great condition.
The chief concerns with curly hair include frizz, breakage, flyaways and split ends. While you’re busy treating the woes associated with curly hair, your curls tend to lose shape and definition in the process *phew*. Yes, it can be really tempting to give up on your hair altogether. But wait… don’t give up just yet.
I have curly hair and if I was asked about the toughest part of dealing with my curls, I’d say washing. While washing your curly tresses is no big deal, the after-care can leave you pretty exhausted. Therefore, the question remains: how often should one wash their curly hair? We are here to answer that! Read on.
Does curly hair get oily?
Before we talk about how often you should wash your curly hair, let’s get this straight. Did you know that curly hair does not get as oily as straight hair? Reason being your curls are so voluminous that it comes in the way of transferring the natural oils from the roots to the ends. Therefore, you’ll notice that curly-haired girls don’t feel the need to wash their hair as often as straight hair.
However, that does not mean your scalp is not producing enough oils. But because the oils struggle to travel down to the ends of your hair, it accumulates close to the scalp. And, this oil buildup leads to concerns such as dandruff and scalp flaking, making your scalp itchy and irritating.
How often should you wash your curly locks?
If you want to keep hair concerns associated with curly hair at bay, then we suggest you wash your hair at least once a week. And, if you’re constantly exposing your hair to the harsh environment, then it’s best to wash your hair at least twice or thrice a week.
While washing your hair, make sure to pay special attention to your scalp. Cleanse your scalp thoroughly and keep it free of all the oil buildup. We suggest you use the TRESemmé Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo With Ginseng And Neem which gently cleanses and purifies hair from daily residue build-up and is free of artificial dyes and parabens.
Follow up cleansing with a conditioner. It’s best to use an anti-dandruff conditioner such as the Dove Damage Solutions Intense Repair Conditioner that’ll help restore damaged hair proteins and leave you with smoother, stronger tresses.
A cleansing shampoo and an anti-dandruff conditioner can actually be the best combination for curly-haired girls.