Wash Day Favorites for Curly Hair!

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Hey, y’all!  I have a brand new wash day routine on deck and wanted to share the products and the routine because it has been a saving grace!  It does take a minute to get through all the steps, so make sure you have a little bit of time to make it all happen.  I also want to preface that this is what works best for my hair, so if you start to notice it’s not working for your hair, don’t be afraid to try something new.  I’m just here to provide different options that have worked well for my curly hair in hopes that it can help someone else too.  Here are some before pics at how nappy and bad my curls get and some after pics to show how the wash day transformed it again!


Now, let’s get started!!

  1. The very first thing that I always do when it comes to starting wash day is to do a hair mask.  I feel like this helps get my hair prepared for the wash and helps make detangling the curls much easier to do.  My current favorite and go-to hair mask is the Eva NYC therapy session hair mask!  You can find this at Ulta or Target and it lasts a minute depending on how often you wash your hair.  I like to let the mask sit on my hair for about 5 – 10 minutes and then I’ll go ahead and rinse it out.
  2. Step 2 is to wash your hair!  I typically use Shea Moisture shampoo for my curls because they just hydrate my hair the most and they are super affordable.  I’m currently using the Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo but also love the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Restore Shampoo is AMAZING as well and really makes your scalp feel 100%!!   I always do two washes just to ensure I really got my scalp nice and clean and to ensure I have all the product from before out of my hair.  This is also the time that I will use my wide tooth comb and detanglee all my curls so I can get them prepped for the conditioner.  I have found the Wet Look Shower and Wide Tooth Comb Set works best for my curls and prevents less damage than other combs I’ve used before and you can grab it at Sally’s!
  3. After I’ve detangled my curls and rinsed the shampoo out I dry my hair and separate it into about four sections.  From there I put my conditioner through each section and then let it sit for anywhere from an hour to a few hours or overnight.  You can get the caps to put over it or just chill with a towel, whichever is your preference.  I am using the Shea Moisture 
  4. 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner and 10/10 recommend cause it makes the curls POP!!!  You can get it in the bulk size at Costco along with the shampoo too.
  5. Once I rinsed my hair out, I detangle again and add in some oil and get it ready to style.  The oil I have been using is the Shea Moisture Pure Argan Oil and then the Carol’s Daughters Goddess Strength Oil and they are EVERYTHING!  The Carol’s Daughter one has a nozzle to allow you the option of putting oil straight on your scalp which I love.  It’s super lightweight, makes your scalp feel beyond hydrated, and makes your hair and scalp feel beyond healthy.  The Argan Oil I use on my end and the lower part of my hair just to make sure that it’s all hydrated and help prevent my flyaways.  I never skip this step or my curls will not behave haha
  6. The last step to my routine is to put some type of cream or gel product to hold my curl pattern!  I have been using Miss Jessie’s Multicultural Curls and the Pillow Soft Curls or I’ll use the Curlsmith Curl Defining Styling Souffle to hold them together.  I personally love them both, but if you’re looking for something that’s more budget-friendly, I’d try out the Miss Jessie’s!  Anywho, I use about a two-quarter size amount and just finger comb it all through my hair and then I let it air dry for the best results.  I’m all about staying away from the heat when possible, so I only diffuse my curls if I’m in a rush.

That’s all for my new Wash Day routine and I hope that y’all enjoyed it!   I will be testing out new products and sharing out how they work for the curls, so if you have anything specific you want to try, let me know.  So excited for this new blog series and hope y’all are too!  Make sure that y’all are subscribed so you never miss a beat.  Thanks, y’all!

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