Have you ever told someone your shower routine? Like, your step-by-step shower routine from the temperature of the water to how long you keep on your conditioner. This might sound like an odd thing to do, but after reading this blog you will want to start telling your routine to anyone who will listen - because it’ll just be that good. And it’s all using our Curl Care line, of course.
Step 1: Brush out your hair before you shower
Before hopping into a shower, brush your hair properly to remove any tangles. We tend to rake our hands through wet hair while showering, which leads to us losing a good chunk of hair as wet hair is more prone to damage and breakage. So the next time you’re heading for a shower, take note to detangle your hair. You can also opt for detangling your wet hair with a wide-toothed comb in the shower while conditioner. Wide toothed combs help prevent snags and breakages!
Step 2: Set the perfect water temperature
There are some theories that state that if you use warm water to wash your hair you will damage your scalp. That is not entirely true. The temperature needs to be high enough to deep clean dirt and grime in your hair, but not so high that it causes irritation. The perfect water temperature is around 100°F, which is just above the normal body temperature.
Step 3: Start off with shampoo
Now, shampooing your hair is NOT something you should do frequently. Washing your hair too frequently will cause your scalp to become oily or dry and flaky due to the lack of moisture, which isn’t ideal. So try to hold off at least 2-3 days between wash days. But when it is wash day, the perfect place to start is with our Wash Day Shampoo. Rub 2-3 pumps of the product between your hands, and spread it evenly on your scalp to produce a lather that coats your entire scalp. This is the perfect time to bring out a scalp massager and to make sure you really get the product in there.
Step 4: Condition those strands!
Once you’ve washed off the shampoo and your hair is free of product, follow up with the Detangling Conditioner. This step is extremely important to make sure your hair is hydrated, soft and frizz-free, so don’t skip it! Take a dollop of conditioner and smoothen it over your mid-lengths to hair ends. Make sure you avoid your scalp so you don’t end up with greasy roots! And don't rinse it off just yet!
Step 5: Hair mask weekly!
This step shouldn’t be done everyday, but should definitely be a part of your shower routine at least once a week! Once you’ve washed out your conditioner, you can follow up with a hair mask, like our Treatment Mask that will deliver intense moisture to your hair and help combat breakage.
Step 6: Cleanse your body (as your conditioner is setting in)
While you wait for your conditioner or treatment mask to set into your hair, follow up with cleansing your body. This step is pretty self-explanatory and it varies from person to person. Some people prefer bar soaps, while others prefer liquid soaps. Both are great - it just comes down to preference. You can also take this time to scrub your body. Combine a handful of epsom salts with your body wash for an exfoliating scrub, or use one of our DIY recipes here.
Step 7: Rinse hair off with cold water
As a final step before stepping out of the shower, consider rinsing your hair with some cold water. While warm water opens your hair’s cuticle and helps the products do a better job on your hair, cold water seals the cuticle back up and locks in the moisture from your conditioner, which leaves your hair looking extra hydrated and shiny.
Step 8: Air-dry your hair
You should avoid using heat styling and tools as much as you can to protect your hair strands! To properly dry your hair use a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt. This will help you avoid breakage and frizz.
Step 9: Give some loving to your skin!
Once you finally pick up the urge to step out of your warm and delicious shower, it’s time to apply your favorite body lotion, oil or butter. Your skin tends to absorb products better when it’s wet so don’t completely dry off before applying your moisturizer.