I love how today’s curls turned out after washing, so I take the chance to write a post about washing curly hair! I’ll say it – flat out- I don’t like washing my curls. So if you’re like me and kind of hate washing your curls, keep on reading this post in which I’ll be sharing some ways to make washing curly hair more endurable.
Get the right products
The most important thing to best wash your curls is getting the right products. If you’re having problems combing your curls because they’re getting all tangled I can definitely suggest you to use the Kinky Curly Knot Today while finger-combing your curls gently. This product really works wonders and can not only speed up your washing routine significantly but also reduce the pain of detangling curls.
Gently finger-comb your curls
This part’ll take the longest during the whole washing routine. However, it’s important to gently comb your curls, otherwise you’ll either shed too much hair or suffer some breakage. Also make sure you’re detangling throughly not leaving any knots. Combing will get easier if your curls are really soaking wet (you’ll have to re-water them often until you’re done combing) and covered with conditioner (you’ll also have to keep adding some conditioner during combing).
Wash your curls frequently
If you’re like me that’s bad news, but washing your curls about every 2nd or 3rd day is definitely helping to make washing your curls a lot easier. Why? Because your curls cannot build as many knots as they could in let’s say 4-5 days (that’s the bad part of only combing your curls when you’re actually washing them). Especially if you’re putting your curls into some nice hairstyles with braids you should really wash your hair frequently or you’ll spend half an hour combing your curls (no kidding, I’ve had to detangle them for 30 minutes before).
“Pineapple” during the night
Talking about preventing knots, “pineappleing” not only gets you great second day curls, but also helps to prevent your curls from tangling too much, because you’re curls’ll move less and therefore can’t build as many knots.
These are my tips to get through washing my curls without suffering too much. If you’re interested in my whole hair routine, head over to NaturallyCurly.com.