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How to shampoo curly hair properly? Discover our step-by-step tutorial and guide

Taking care of your curls needn’t be tricky. You really can have it all: a washing routine that doesn’t make you late for work, a shampoo for curly hair that doesn’t leave your curls shapeless, and a conditioner that nourishes. Voila! Bouncy, healthy curls with no hassle.

How to shampoo curly hair properly? Discover our step-by-step tutorial and guide

Caring for curly hair presents a whole different set of challenges from those posed by straight hair. One of the fundamentals is the washing process, and central to that is choosing the right products. Read on to discover how often you should be *washing curly hair* and how to style it to create and keep beautiful curls. 
How often should you wash curly hair?
What’s the right *curly hair shampoo*?
Which other hair care products should you choose?

How to achieve perfect curls in three easy steps

Step 1: Wash your curly hair according to its texture
How *often you wash your hair* will depend on its thickness. Fine curly hair needs a nourishing shampoo every couple of days, medium curls every 2–3 days. For thick curls, to avoid depleting natural oils, once or twice a week is fine. This way your hair feels clean and fresh, with your curls well defined and full of life. You can always use a dry shampoo in between washes if you need a refresh.
Step 2: Nailing the perfect shampoo
To avoid the dreaded frizz, choose a shampoo and conditioner that are gentle yet intensely hydrating, like Ultra Doux Avocado Oil and Shea Butter Shampoo. Always apply your *shampoo for curly hair* when your hair is wet, starting directly on the scalp and lathering up by massaging with your fingertips. Then bring the shampoo down along the lengths and massage for a few minutes. If your hair is very thick, work on smaller sections to make sure every strand is covered. Rinse until the water runs clear. 
Step 3: Condition for maximum moisture
When applying conditioner, use a good amount to cover your hair whilst avoiding the scalp (where there is already a higher concentration of sebum). Instead, focus on the ends and mid-lengths, and leave it in for up to 10 minutes to give it a chance to really soak in. 

Curly hair needs extra deep care

A gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner are important, but even more crucial is an extra boost of deep nourishment. The Ultra Doux Avocado Oil & Shea Butter range is specifically designed to tame unruly and very dry hair, to leave you with that soft and shiny fairy-tale feel. Used as a leave-in conditioner, it subdues hair that has a mind of its own and keeps it sleek, enriched and supple for up to 72 hours.

To get the most out of your hair care routine, also consider giving curly hair that extra bit of love and attention by incorporating a mask like the nourishing 3-in-1 Ultra Doux Banana Hair Food. This can be used as a conditioner, leave-in conditioner or mask. For wavy to curly hair it’s best to use it as a mask and rinse it out. If you have tight curls, use as a leave-in mask and do a twist out before bedtime. You’ll wake up to curls that are deeply nourished and beautifully defined. 

As a final touch, ward off any danger of frizz with the help of Ultra Doux Avocado Oil & Shea Butter Leave-in Cream. Its leave-in formula will soothe and condition for a totally tamed finish. 

There you have it in 3 easy steps for enjoying bouncy, healthy-looking, hassle-free curls.