The How ? Washing and Conditioning Your Curls

Clean and Condition your curls with curlyellie

Washing Your Curls

You can experiment with apply Shampoo on wet or dry hair. The oiler the hair, the better it is to apply dry and directly, where the oiliness is more prevalent and is building up. 

Wet hair and massage a small amount into your hands and apply to your wet curly hair. 

  1. Use your fingers to finger comb along the length of the hair. This gently detangles your hair. Finger detangle as much as possible. 

  2. Leave the main detangling to after the Nourishing Conditioner is applied Rinse and re-apply if necessary.


Conditioning Your Curls

You can sometimes skip the Shampooing and dive straight into the conditioning. This is especially useful if your hair is already clean and does not need to be cleansed.   

  1. Massage about 2 handfuls of Nourishing Conditioner unto wet or damp curly hair.
  2. Finger comb it through the length so all the hair is coated.
  3. Leave on hair for 5 to 10 minutes. For damaged, coloured or very dry hair  that need a bit more care, substitute this with the Intensive Mask.   Leave for 30 minutes for deep treatment or overnight for extra dry/damaged hair. 
  4. Rinse out - Once it’s all detangled, rinse upside down to encourage volume at the roots. Gently towel dry your hair and blot (don't rub) your hair with the towel. Rubbing wet hair with a towel causes damage that leads to frizzy hair.

Afterwards, gently comb with a wide tooth comb or fingers to detangle. If really knotted, you could use a Brush but take care not to tug at the knots.

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