No girl with curls washes her hair every day because that will just end up making her dry strands drier, and let’s just admit it, hair wash days are tiresome. You need to follow a certain routine and use just the right amount of hair care products, followed by tools to make your curls look healthy and gorgeous.
What if we told you there’s a simpler hair wash routine for curly hair that does not require a lot of time and effort and still gives you the mane of your dreams? All you need to know is the proper way to wash your hair and how to add a few nourishing products to form the perfect hair wash routine for curly hair.
Simple Hair Wash Routine for Naturally Curly Hair
All you curly beauties, here is how to wash hair properly using the products tailor-made for you.
1. Hydrate before shampoo
It is necessary to hydrate your hair using hair oil or a mask before washing it so your curly strands don’t get drier after shampooing. A deep conditioning mask like the Dove Beautiful Curls Deep Moisture Miracle Hair Mask helps strengthen hair against early hints of damage, fortifies hair from within and smoothens frizz. It is infused with fortifying ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and glycerine, its unique moisturising formula adds life back to your curls and helps maintain their shape. It is free of harsh chemicals all the while giving you a at-home-spa experience that locks in moisture and makes your tresses healthy looking.
2. Focus on the scalp
A lot of curly-haired girls have adopted the co-washing method. It involves skipping shampoo altogether and only using conditioner. Although this may work once in a while, doing this every time might leave an odour or itchy feeling on your scalp. Therefore, it's best to use a mild shampoo free of harsh ingredients to cleanse your scalp without drying out your strands. The Dove Beautiful Curls Sulphate Free Shampoo has a triple moisturising formula of glycerine, aloe and shea butter and is specifically caters to Indian curly hair. This helps remove the day’s grime and buildup while helping improve the smoothness of your hair, reducing frizz and giving your curls intense moisturisation that it needs.
3. Apply conditioner
Conditioner is your curl’s BFF! Keep them close and give them enough time together. Curly hair requires a little extra conditioner, so don’t be surprised if you run out of conditioner mid-month when there’s still enough shampoo left. Take enough conditioner in your palms and apply it to the lengths of your hair. You can start detangling your hair at this step, so it’s easy to manage later. Use conditioner from the same brand and range as your shampoo. We suggest the Dove Beautiful Curls Detangling Conditioner for its intense nourishment. This conditioner is made with natural detanglers and infused with coconut oil, glycerine and shea butter. The conditioner is also free of parabens and sulphates which would otherwise dry your hair and make it frizzy. Instead, it moisturises and defines your curls whether it is dry, weak or coloured.
4. Apply a leave-in hair conditioner
The next step is to apply a leave-in conditioner on damp hair to ensure that your locks stay moisturised and nourished till your next hair wash. A leave-in conditioner helps to define and style your curls while detangling them. Take a dollop of the conditioner in your palm and apply it from the mid-lengths of your hair to the tips. We suggest using the Love Beauty & Planet Rice Water & Angelica Seed Oil Silicone Free Leave-In Conditioner which is loaded with fermented rice water to restore the natural protein of your hair. It is free of harsh chemicals and instead gives you frizz-free, defined and detangled curls with the help of angelica seed oil that deep conditions your curls.
5. Apply a curl-defining gel
Once you step out of the shower, use a cotton t-shirt or microfiber towel to soak up excess water. Then apply some lightweight curling gel on your hair to complete your wash day routine. It will coat your strands with intense hydration that will last for 48 hours straight. The Dove Beautiful Curls Defining Gel is infused with the goodness of glycerine, coconut oil and aloe vera which helps your hair stay soft. It helps bring back the moisture to dry and frizzy hair and lends lustre to your dull locks. It is also free of harsh chemicals that would otherwise dry it out. On top of it, unlike most gels white cast, this gel is easily absorbed to give shape to your curls.
FAQs about Hair Wash Routine for Naturally Curly Hair
How often should I wash my hair?
If you are wondering how often should you wash your hair here is what you need to know. You can wash your hair every other day or every two to three days. There is no one-size-fits-all recommendation when it comes to washing your hair. If your scalp is itchy and your hair is visibly oily or you notice flaking because of dirt, it’s time to shampoo your hair.
Can we wash hair during periods?
The myths around hair wash during periods have been around for a long time. Let’s bust the most common one – can we wash hair during periods? The truth is that there is no scientific reason for not washing hair during periods. In fact, a good warm shower eases your menstrual cramps and helps you relax. And you can wash your hair on any day of your period safely.
How many times a week to wash hair?
If you are wondering how often to wash hair in a week, you can wash them 1 to 3 times. However, if you have undergone any chemical treatments that leave your hair drier, like perms, relaxers, or bleach, you can wash them once a week to prevent breakage, split ends or brittle hair.
Daily hair wash is good or bad?
Your weekly hair wash routine depends on the type of hair you have and your lifestyle. If you are someone with extremely fine hair, lives in a very humid place or sweats a lot, you can wash your hair daily. Also, if your scalp tends to get oily, you need to wash your hair daily.