Older children who have started to look after their own curls may need a little help in remembering their routine, and more importantly the Dos and Don'ts of curl care.
Download this simple hair care print out. This is also great for parents who don't have curly hair and need a little help remembering too.
WASH & STYLE
- Wash, condition and then detangle. Squeeze out excess water (use a curl towel or cotton t-shirt if you like) then on wet hair add leave-In conditioner and / or your chosen styling gel (enough gel for your hair to feel slippery like seaweed). Apply styling products through hair by using the “praying hand method” of gliding your palms in a smoothing motion down with hair sandwiched between.
- Gently flip head over and then scrunch curls upwards. Try to avoid touching your hair during the drying process. This will ensure you get little to no frizz. Ideally your hair should be dry or mostly dry before bed. You can air dry or diffuse.
- Pineapple the hair at night (high ponytail at forehead like a unicorn so you sleep on the underside of your hair).
- Perhaps use a silk/satin bonnet or pillowcase to help protect delicate hair from drying out at night and causing frizz
REFRESH IN THE MORNING
- Refresh your style with a water spray bottle and re-scrunch. If you like, add a pump or two of Papaya Slip Taming Potion or Acai Berry Fix Defining Gel to the bottle and shake before use. If needed, add a little (pea size) amount of gel to individual curl clumps or smooth over frizz on crown area
- Moisturise dry curls with a little pump of Miracle Maca Moisture Balm between washes if needed. Especially at the ends.
RULES TO REMEMBER
- Never brush your hair when it is dry. It causes frizz and causes the curls to lose definition
- Avoid touching your hair during the drying process
- Detangle wet hair from the ends and work your way up. Add extra conditioner if needed
- Curls love moisture. Leave-in conditioner like our Babassu Quench Leave-In Curl Primer is your best friend!
- You and your curls are beautiful