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How to wash curly hair

- 03/30/2021

When you start taking care of your curls, washing is probably one of the parts of your curly routine where you have the most doubts. There are many washing products on the market and it will be our job to know how to choose which of them will work best for us or, above all, which will be most comfortable and pleasant to apply.

Curly hair, as you know, is dry by origin, and its structure does not allow the natural oils we generate to be distributed correctly. When we wash our hair we wash away these natural oils, and one of our objectives will be to wash it as gently as possible so as not to dry out our hair further. One of the biggest mistakes we make is shampooing our hair excessively and sometimes almost daily. Excessive washing causes an imbalance in our scalp and we will enter a vicious circle that will be very difficult to get out of.

But not only the regularity or products are important, but also our washing must take into account the type of treatment that we will give before or after it.

One piece of advice I always give is to create a written routine, so you can plan your washes in a more organized way.

My washes are currently between once or twice a week depending on what I have done and treatments applied.

Washing products

The curly method is based on trying to restore the hair's curl by avoiding parabens, sulphates, silicones and (ethyl) alcohols, which are deposited in the hair, produce weight and therefore lose the natural curl.

Washing the hair with sulphate-free shampoos is alternated with the use of surfactant masks, massaging the scalp and roots, cleansing the hair, as well as occasional "reset" washes with clays or shampoos with sulphates to wash away the accumulation of products adhering to the hair structure.

- Clarifying shampoos: for the first wash of the curly method and subsequent "reset" washes, any of our solid shampoos as they contain Coco Sulfate and remove impurities and dirt in depth. You can also use Ghassoul Volcanic Clay for this reset.

- Sulphate free shampoos: our liquid shampoos are free of parabens, silicones and alcohols. The Honey & Orange shampoo is the most nourishing and therefore we recommend it for curly hair. 

- Co-wash: our Ghassoul Volcanic Clay and the Henna and Shea mask.


Experiment with your shampoo powder: you have a thousand recipes and one of my favorites to apply treatment while washing is the following. Mix Shikakai powder, 1 tablespoon of Ghassoul clay, 1 tablespoon of ginger, half a tablespoon of honey, sage or hibiscus infusion.

We encourage you to experiment with the different applications of your wash, combine the different products and above all reduce the number of times a week you wash.

Touch and observe your hair, learn to see what it needs or what it likes. You will see that you will soon establish a wonderful relationship with him.

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