The Why - Top Tips for Washing and Conditioning your curls

All curls are unique, and there's no one-step recipe for perfection. Different curl types require different care regimes, and it can take some testing to work out how best to care for your curls.

The key to your regime is simplicity.  Any routine should be easy, simple and quick. The two cornerstones for my routine are:

  • Regular washing and conditioning
  • Regular moisturising and un-knotting

So.. what do I mean by regular washing and conditioning  ? And how ?

CurlyEllie ShampooFirst, lets start with the why ?

Shampooing and conditioning are processes that are often taken for granted in most healthy hair care regimes.

    • This is the foundation of any healthy hair care regime and should form part of your hair regime.
    • The shampoo and conditioner not only clean, they also support healthy hair growth and retention.
    • Regular shampoo and conditioning helps provide the hair with the moisture it requires because water is encouraged to bind with the hair shaft each time the hair is washed.
    • Chemicals, additives and perfumes in shampoos and conditioners can strip the hair of essential oils, alter the pH balance and cause irritation over time, so opt for pure and natural products.
    • How frequently you wash depends on your child's hair: some hair types only need a weekly wash, some more frequently.  Experiment until you find a frequency that works for you and your child.

 Read How to Wash the CurlyEllie Way

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