Every girl or boy with curls knows, the care is exhausting and the offer in commercial drugstores is also not particularly large. In addition, many simply lack a routine, because unlike straight hair it takes forever until curls grease, which is good on the one hand, on the other hand, the hair lacks the moisture it needs to keep the curls in momentum and bring to shine. For those of you who don’t know exactly how to manage your curls and what products to use, I have a little step by step routine, with products for “big” and small budgets. Of course, hair, just like skin, is individual and that means: the products may not have the same effect but from experience I can say that they help with very many and hopefully also bring your curls to shine.
Step 1: Wash with a moisturizing shampoo
I use 1-2 times a week a moisturizing curl shampoo, too often you should not wash his curls because by the structure it takes much longer than with straight hair until the natural fat reaches the tips. If I wash my curls too often, they quickly become dry and especially the tips suffer very much and can easily break.
My recommendation: Coconut Hibiscus Curl Shine Shampoo ( ca. 6,00 EUR online)
For the budget conscious: Balea Curls Shampoo ( 1,35 Euro)
Step 2: Conditioner, conditioner, conditioner
My hairdressers have always advised me against conditioner or conditioner but personally conditioner helps a lot to get a little more moisture in my hair and for beautiful curly hair, the hair needs moisture.
My recommendation: Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner ( ca. 4,00 EUR online)
For the budget-conscious: Balea Curl Conditioner ( 1,35 EUR)
Step 3: Even more moisture!
To give the hair a moisture boost, I use an intensive hair treatment 2-3 times a week. While I look after the shower what I put on or continue watching my Netflix series, I let the cure at least 10 min on.
My recommendation: Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (approx. 12 EUR online)
For the budget conscious: Balea Professional 2in1 Hair Butter ( 2,95 EUR)
Step 4: Moisture on the go
After each wash and also in between, if I have the feeling my hair looks a little taken, I use a leave-in conditioner. Moisturizes like a conditioner but you don’t have to wash it out, makes the hair shiny again and gives the curls bounce again. I love it!
My recommendation: African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave in Conditioner ( ca. 7,60 EUR online)
For the thrifty: Here every thrifty is happy: The good thing about the Balea Professional 2in1 Hair Butter is that it is not only a hair treatment but also a leave-in conditioner.
Step 5: Define your Curls
Everyone who has curls knows they sometimes do what they want. To prevent this from happening and to make your curls look even more beautiful, I recommend using a hair pudding or styling lotion. They give the hair hold and define your curls.
My recommendation: Olive Oil Girls Hair Pudding ( ca. 6,00 EUR online)
For the budget conscious: Balea Professional Curl Styling Cream (2,95 EUR)
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Step 6: Fix your Edges
To give my hair an extra polish, I also style the little famous baby hairs. I find curls themselves very wild, if you style the edges it gives the whole thing a slightly cleaner look. I use a standard toothbrush and hair pudding or gel, depending on what I have on hand.
Step 7: Let it (Blow-)dry!
Here everyone must decide for themselves, to protect my hair I prefer the drying in the air but if you have to go out quickly, (especially in winter you should not go out with wet hair) I use a hair dryer with an attachment from time to time. Gives the hair extra volume and definition!