Check yourself before you wreck yourself. You get out of your curls what you put in, and if your feeding them crap, it will show. Make sure you are using either a no-poo cleanser or a high quality, Curl Girl Approved cleanser that does NOT contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Look for sodium laureth sulfate if your curls respond better to a sudsy cleanse even over options that are sulfate free. This is one of the most important parts of the equation for healthy curls.
Using harsh detergent cleansers can prevent any other products from performing as they were
intended to. Read: don't wash your hair with Suave and complain that your Climate Control isn't defining your curls. It can take a few tries to find the cleansing routine that your curls respond to best, but now that you know what you're looking for, and have a few quality options, the "try and see" routine should be far less overwhelming than ever before. We have trial size bottles of Deva and Ouidad cleansers, and many more available for purchase in the Salon.
Watch for upcoming posts for more advice on how to have your naturally curly hair ready to be the star of all of the candid pictures the holiday season brings!
The Curl Girl