How Much Cleansing Do Your Curls Need?
Curls benefit from the natural oils produced by your body, so you need to be careful about how often you shampoo your hair. Over-cleanse and you can end up stripping your hair. Wash too little, and your curls can end up limp and greasy. So what’s the right amount? It all depends on your hair texture. Some curl patterns are drier than others and benefit from a weekly cleanse, while others require more frequent cleansing. Ultimately, you should wash and condition your hair based on how greasy or dry your hair feels, and use the following tips as guidelines.
A little bit of natural oil goes a long way for finer textures, so you’ll need to shampoo daily or every other day to keep your curls or waves from getting heavy or limp. Wash with a gentle formula like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Sulfate-Free Shampoo to cut down on grease, and always follow with conditioner to replenish your strands with moisture.
Wash your hair every two to three days. A small amount of natural oil will help your texture look even better. However, if you love to exercise, you may need to co-wash (wash with conditioner) in between shampoos. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner cares for curls with a blend of macadamia nut, jojoba and coconut oils. Another post-workout option: Rinse your hair with water, massaging your scalp to revive your curls in between regular washing.
This curl texture type tends to be the thirstiest, so you can go longer without cleansing. Washing your hair once a week, max, will hold onto your natural oils as long as possible. If you need to refresh your curls in between washes, try a dry shampoo or co-wash with a conditioner like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner.
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