I am constantly get DM's & questions about curly hair care. What I use, my routine, the products, the whole shaBANG. First of all, just like every human is different, every set of curly hair is different. You have to learn what works for you. This is what works for ME, but try it out, switch it around, and add your own twists until you have found the GOLDEN RECIPE for your beautiful curls.
Your hair will look terrible if it is dry. MY HAIR LOOKS NASTY WHEN IT'S DRY. Hopefully your hair is not as dry as mine, but if it is, try out my tricks. It all starts in the shower. I shampoo like normal (I mix my shampoo with DevaCurl No-poo. I'm not a no-poo fan but try it out), then I get my hair full of water & turn off the shower. I condition my hair & then squeeze out the access water. I DON'T rinse it out. When I get out of the shower I put a deep conditioner in my hair. You're supposed to rinse it out but I don't.
I wash my hair once a week. You might think this is nasty but I honestly could go even longer, you can't even tell. My hair isn't one bit greasy. I did have to "train" my hair though. I would go one day with it natural, then curl it & let it be for days 2, 3 & sometimes 4. Touch it up with some dry shampoo & some recurling. Then a half up, half down do. Then bun it (or hats) the rest of the days. For the most part I just wear it natural now. I can go more than a week now with it down & no dry shampoo.
DRY SHAMPOO TIP: Spray it in your hair at night & then go to bed with out brushing it out. You can also just use baby powder!!
3. Tame your Ends
My dry ends will be the death of me. When I first wash my hair it looks so healthy but whenever I use heat to style it or as the week goes on my ends just look FRIED! When I leave it natural I've found that spraying a tiny bit of water on the ends & scrunching in a little deep conditioner or gel refreshes my curls. When my hair is styled (curled or straightened) I add oil to the ends. Any time I leave the house I put it in my hair. I love all of the Hask serums. A little goes a long way! Those viles are tiny but last forever!!
I feel like this is the "step" that I've poured the most time & money into. Finding the right curl products that will make me have beautiful, tight, Instagram worthy curls. Well honey, hold up. If that's what you're going for, SEE YA! We have messy hair, embrace it!! I promise that if you do the steps above, it won't matter what definition products you use, you will see a night & day difference. Below I linked the products I use when I'm not being lazy & using my brother's gel hahaha.
Try these out & let me know if any work for you! I would also love to know what curly hair products you use to keep up your curls!