Hair care can be confusing and overwhelming for anyone, but even more so for people with curly hair. Growing up with curly hair means that you’ve probably never been introduced to the science behind it. Well, you’re not alone! Curly hair can often seem untameable but that’s not true. With the right combination of products and a little bit of sincerity and time, you can get those wild curls in order. Read on to find out the must-have hair care products if you’re having a hard time getting your curls to look nice and shiny.
- Sulphate-free Shampoo
No hair care routine begins without a good shampoo that not only cleanses your hair but is also gentle. A sulphate-free shampoo is essential. Most shampoos out there contain sulphate as an ingredient so it’s important that you specifically look for the sulphate-free ones. Sulphate can be harmful for your hair and leave it more damaged, dry and lacking moisture. Godrej Professional has a wide range of Godrej shampoos that are sulphate-free, like the Avocado Nourish shampoo.
- Conditioner or a Co-wash
The next hair care product you need is a good conditioner that will help your hair reclaim its moisture. After washing your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo, take a little bit of conditioner in your palms and run it from the middle of your hair to the tips. Godrej Professional’s Honey Moisture mask is a good option. Let your hair soak it in before gently rinsing it off. If you struggle with dry hair, you can consider a co-wash instead. Co-washing is when you skip the shampoo step and wash your hair with a conditioner alone. This ensures that the hair is not stripped of its oils.
- Curling Gel/Cream
For people with curly hair, owning a curling gel or cream as part of their hair care product collection is very important. A good curling gel/cream can be the most defining part of your hair care routine! Make sure to buy one that is free of parabens and sulphate. Squeeze out the required quantity of gel/cream into the palm of your hands and spread it evenly across your wet hair. Do not use a comb or brush. Just let your curly hair rest. An effective curling gel/cream will give you long-lasting defining curls that are also shiny and frizz-free.
- Anti-frizz Hair Products
Compared to naturally straight hair, curly hair is more porous. Which means it can absorb more moisture and that isn’t always a good thing in the hair care universe. In humid regions, curly hair might absorb more water molecules, thereby becoming fuller, frizzier and prone to breakage. To keep this in check, anti-frizz hair care products are essential. Products like Godrej Professional’s Protect Shine serum are useful in avoiding unwanted frizziness. It is enriched with Jojoba oil and can be used on both damp and dry hair. However, avoid using the hair shine spray on your scalp. Similarly, the De-frizz Smooth Leave-in Cream is recommended for people with wavy hair who experience frizziness.
Curly hair is extremely unique and the Curly Girl Method (CGM), though effective, might not work for everyone. The aforementioned products, like the hair shine spray, shampoos, conditioners et al. are a good starting point before you take a deep-dive into the world of curly hair science.