How do you choose a product?
First of all, it is important to consider the purpose of your products. To make it clear, the washing routine is divided into 3 steps. Do you want a full routine? Then choose 1 or more products from each step.
Step 1: Wash
The first step is washing your hair. When washing your hair, clean your scalp of product residue, dirt and sweat.
Different types of shampoos:
A reset shampoo or final wash shampoo contains sulphates, which are extreme cleaners. You can use this shampoo when you start with the curly girl method or when you want to give your hair an extremely thorough wash. This shampoo is not recommended as your 'basic' shampoo.
This is a shampoo that gives your hair a thorough wash without drying them out. Recommended for people whose hair gets greasy more quickly or who like a 'clean' feeling.
This is a moisturizing shampoo. Ideal for people who quickly suffer from dry scalp and hair lengths.
This is a combination of a conditioner and a wash (shampoo) together. This makes a co-wash a very mild form of shampoo. Ideal for people who like to freshen up their hair between washes. Please note: a co-wash is not recommended for people whose hair quickly becomes greasy or falls out.
Step 2: Care
Step 2 is taking care of your hair. After washing, apply a caring product to your hair. You can do this with a conditioner. If you want more intense care, choose a mask.
Step 3: Styling
The final step is styling your hair. Styling is an optional step but can make a huge difference in the final outcome of your curls. Styling products are intended to make your curls stand out optimally. I divide styling products into 3 categories.
First, apply a leave-in, lotion or cream. This step gives your curls extra care and prevents dry hair.
Apply a gel or mousse over this. This product is the 'glue' that holds your curls in place.
As a final step, you can use products such as a hair spray, an anti-frizz serum or an oil.