How to wash curly wavy hair

Back To Basics: How To Wash Curly/Wavy Hair, In Three Easy Steps

Washing hair- everyone does it! But do you REALLY know how to wash your hair to create juicy hydrated curls that last for days? 

Don't panic- we've made it super simple! 

Here's how to enhance your curls through a simplified wash routine. 

  • Embrace a double wash
  • Choose a quality shampoo (and conditioner)
  • Follow our simple step-by-step wash day routine


Why is Washing Your Hair Important?

Washing your hair removes build-up of oils, styling products, and grime, which can weigh down curls and inhibit their natural pattern. For curly and wavy hair types, a proper wash routine is crucial to maintaining a healthy scalp as well as enhancing the hair's natural texture.


The Importance of a Double Wash

I see you, weighing up the decision to wash your hair? Have I got time? Will I hit the gym later? And then, someone tells you about the importance of a double wash!?! 

Who has time for that?? No one. That's who!

However, a double wash could be the difference between defined curls that last for days, or limp, lifeless curls that need washing again the next day. 

What's a double wash? A double wash involves cleansing your hair twice; the first wash removes surface dirt and products, while the second wash cleanses the scalp and hair more deeply. This method is particularly good for curly and wavy hair as it ensures thorough cleansing to maintain hair health and max curl definition.


How to wash curly wavy hair

What should I use to wash my curly hair? 

Nourish & Flourish of course! We recommend always using a cleanser free of harsh chemicals like silicones and sulphates. filled with nutrient-rich ingredients and essential oils will nourish your hair and leave it feeling clean and healthy!


Step-by-Step on how to Wash Curly/Wavy hair 

  • First Wash: Clarifying 
    1. Apply a small amount of Nourish & Flourish Shampoo to wet hair.
    2. Gently massage the shampoo into the scalp to break down product buildup.
    3. Rinse thoroughly.
    4. Second Wash: Hydrating 
      1. Use Nourish & Flourish to hydrate and cleanse once more.
      2. Focus on the scalp and ends of your hand. 
      3. Rinse thoroughly, ensuring no shampoo residue remains.
      4. Conditioning:
        1. Apply Nourish & Flourish Hydrating Conditioner, concentrating on the mid-lengths to ends.
        2. Detangle gently using your fingers or a flexi brush
        3. Leave it for three to five minutes before rinsing with tepid water to seal moisture and enhance curl definition.

          How Often Should I Wash My Curly Hair?

          The frequency of washing curly hair varies based on scalp oil production, lifestyle, and personal preference. Generally, curly hair benefits from washing every 3-5 days. Over-washing can strip necessary oils, while under-washing can lead to scalp issues and dull curls.


          How to wash curly wavy hair - types of hair

          Variations Between the Four Different Types of Hair

          Understanding the different types of curly and wavy hair is essential for tailoring your wash routine:

          • Type 2 (Wavy):
            • Hair types range from 2A to 2C, with 2C being the most defined.
            • Requires gentle cleansing to maintain wave definition without causing frizz.
        1. Type 3 (Curly):
            • Includes types 3A to 3C, with curls becoming tighter and more defined from 3A to 3C.
            • Benefits from hydrating cleansers and regular conditioning to define curls and reduce frizz.
        2. Type 4 (Coily):
            • Types 4A through 4C have very tight curls or coils.
            • Needs deep conditioning to maintain moisture and prevent breakage.

          Each hair type requires a different approach to washing and conditioning to maintain its health and enhance its natural beauty. Adjusting your routine according to your hair type ensures optimal care and showcases the best of your curls or waves.


          Lohy xx

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