How To Properly Wash, Condition, Detangle, And Dry Coily Curly Hair
Washing your hair seems easy right almost second nature however, if you have tightly coiled or curly hair there are some steps that you will need to follow to avoid tangles, matting, and frizz. Curly hair is unlike any other hair type it must be handled gently at all times, especially when it is wet because there is a higher chance that your hair will not be able to withstand the effects vigorous washing. Before attempting to wash your hair look for shampoos that do not contain harsh chemicals like sulfates or parabens these particular shampoos will not strip the hair of its natural oils or dry it out.
Coily or curly hair should always be washed backwards and never upside-down, that will only cause tangles that will be hard to remove while your hair is wet. Your hair should be fully drenched with water not shampoo Afro- textured hair doesn’t need to be saturated with shampoo to be clean. Using a quarter size amount of shampoo should be good enough to cleanse your scalp. The scalp should be the area of interest instead of the tresses of your hair. Only apply the shampoo to your scalp and massage it in with your fingers beneath the base of your scalp. A good scalp massage will help stimulate blood flow to the scalp, encouraging healthy hair growth.
Be gentle while massaging to keep your hair from being roughed up in the process. Once you have sufficiently cleansed your scalp rinse your hair with warm water, the suds from the bubbles will cleanse your hair as they make their way down the strands of your hair. Make sure to rinse the shampoo completely out so, that there is no filmy residue left. Apply your conditioner from root to tip or the middle of your head to tip, if you have fine or thin hair to avoid flat hair.
While your conditioner is still in your hair start the detangling process. Section off your hair then use a wide tooth comb starting at the bottom of your hair carefully making your way up. Use your hand as a guide to prevent hair breakage. Once your are completely satisfied with your dentangling skills rinse your hair out with cool water. Using a tee shirt to dry your hair will create a smooth, beautiful, frizz free more defined curl! Use hair clips to section off your hair. Then gently remove water from your curls by squeezing them, this will remove access water. Depending on how much hair you have, will determine how many T-shirts you will need to dry your hair.
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