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Wash Day Routine for Natural Curly Hair

Ready for a easy, simplified wash day routine?

Here are a few easy steps to follow for a seamless wash day routine that will leave your naturally curly hair happy, healthy, and hydrated!

Step 1: Pre-poo*

"Pre-Poo" means pre-shampoo. This step is for oil treatments, hair masks, and/or scalp massages. You can detangle your hair during this time if you choose using oils or conditioner. This step is optional, but is the first step in your wash day routine if you decide to do it.

Step 2: Shampoo

Shampoo is necessary to any healthy hair routine. Shampoo helps clean the scalp from buildup caused by stylers, hard water, and other factors. Focus the shampoo on your scalp and allow the water to carry the shampoo to the rest of your hair. We recommend shampooing once a week and clarifying shampoo's at least once a month for best results.

Step 3: Deep Condition*

Deep conditioners help moisturize and improve the hair's elasticity and overall health. Deep conditioners are meant to be used on clean hair, and should be left on for at least 10-30 mins. This step is not necessary for every wash day, but we recommend deep conditioning at least once a week for best results.

Step 4: Condition

Conditioners are necessary for natural hair to replenish it's moisture. This step is the perfect time for detangling if you haven't yet. If you deep conditioned, we recommend rinsing the deep conditioner completely out and using a regular conditioner for extra moisture if needed. You can rinse out completely or partially out depending our your hair's needs.

Step 5: Stylers

Styling is the last step in the wash day routine. This step is different for everyone in regards to different hair types/textures, preference on products, and the overall look that is trying to be achieved. Stylers include leave-in conditioners, creams, gels, butters, etc. We recommend layering products from lightest to heaviest and recommend testing compatibility of products before using them.

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