Are shampoo bars good for curly hair?
A year ago
Every curly girl knows what her hair loves and what it hates. Damp rainy days plus heated home offices are a no no for pro looking zoom calls. Hands up frizz anyone?
Creating a routine you can rely on and using products that work for your gorgeous curls are a must. Here are some top tips to helping you use the best products, including shampoo bars, for your curly hair.
Shampooing curly hair once a week can help to make sure you don’t over wash or dry out your locks. It also helps to avoid brittle strands.
What are some vegan shampoos for curly hair?
Some of the vegan shampoo brands we like (but are still in plastic bottles) for curly hair are: Shea Moisture Hibiscus Shampoo and Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Shampoo.
If you want to make the switch to a plastic free shampoo bar that gives you soft, shiny curls, Nut and Noggin's sulphate free Shampoo Bar has some lovely curly girl recommendations. Shampoo bars have the benefit of lasting longer and saving on plastic bottles from your bathroom routine. Yay!
Here’s what @redheadedringlets (below) has to say on instagram about Nut and Noggin (note this was an unpaid recommendation!):
“I used @nutandnoggin solid shampoo bar, it lathered up really nicely and my hair absolutely loves flaxseed we’ve discovered, leaving my scalp clean but my whole hair incredibly moisturised.
“It’s a gentle lather, of which I lathered in my hands, adding a bit of water to ‘sudz’ it up. I found with the thickness of my hair I had to lather in my hands, apply to my scalp, massage - and repeat a few times just to make sure it was lifting the dirt from day 5 hair! But once rinsed away, my hair felt incredibly clean with no loss of moisture, and it smelled incredible.” ❤️
Which conditioners are good for curly hair?
Conditioning curly hair is essential - it keeps your hair from tangling and makes it look soft and shiny. Good conditioners for curly hair are SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Smoothie, and Nut and Noggin’s conditioner bar in pomegranate and mint, which is available for pre order.
After Shower Cream
Adding cream to your hair not only leaves it hydrated and nourished, but also gives it volume and defines your curls. Good creams are: Shrub Curl Defining Cream and Moroccan Oil Curl Taming Cream.
What’s a good shampoo bar for curly hair?
A good shampoo bar should leave no residue and leave your hair and scalp feeling moisturised. After washing, your hair should feel clean and hydrated.
Nut and Noggin shampoo bars use plastic-free packaging and the bars are sulphate, paraben and silicone free. as we use flaxseed and a coconut derived cleanser to ensure there are no harsh chemicals.
What is the curly girl method?
The Curly Girl Method encourages the ditching of shampoo and instead using a cleansing conditioner in its place. This hair care method is designed to discourage the use of chemicals on naturally curly hair, and encourages curly girls to treat their hair gently, minimising damage to the hair cuticle. This is all in order to keep the hair hydrated and to accentuate natural curls.
What are curly girl approved products?
The Curly Girl Method encourages you to replace shampoo with conditioner, working it from the middle to ends of your hair in order to moisturise your curls.
Whilst styling tools are often discouraged for curly hair, we all need a little something just to help that styling process along, so try the BaByliss Curl Dry hairdryer and diffuser and the anti frizz Scilla Rose Microfibre Towel.
Shampoo for curly hair
Although the official 'Curly Hair Method' forbids the use of shampoo, sometimes you might feel like your hair needs a full wash with shampoo to feel clean again, so a quality shampoo or sulphate free shampoo bar will help. Try the Nut and Noggin Shampoo Bar, £15.
What are your curly girl recommendations? We’d love to know, just comment below to join in and share with our community!
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