While most natural haircare routines involve showering first and styling after , styling while in the shower is a better way to ensure that your curls are kept hydrated and look their best much longer. This is because even having a 3-step washing, conditioning, and styling routine can take up a lot of time in the morning. After all, you will still have to deal with afro hair problems like breakage and frizz even after your wash day. Styling while in the shower can help reduce these problems so you can devote more time to your working days. So, here are our top four reasons to adopt a styling routine for your afro curls while in the shower.
Minimises Detangling Post-Shower
If you brush your-dry afro hair before going for a shower, this can lead to significant breakage and frizz, making it difficult to style post-shower. Unfortunately, this is the case, especially if it has been a lot of days since your last wash and even if you use a wide-toothed comb. Instead, detangle your curly hair in the shower to loosen up any tangles and hinder stubborn frizz.
After using a gentle, sulphate-free hydration shampoo, opt for a hydrating conditioner with manuka honey and avocado. This moisture-rich mixture can be applied to your hair from roots to ends. Next, start from the tips of your afro curls and work your way up when detangling with your fingers. Finally, if you notice stubborn tangles, use a wide-toothed comb to remove them.
Then let this mixture sink into your natural hair for around 2 minutes before rinsing it. Our conditioning formula increases the flexibility and elasticity of your afro hair, making it easier to apply additional styling products to make the moisture in your afro hair last longer, and reduce frizz and split ends. You can also opt for our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey And Avocado Oil.
Allows You To Harness The Natural Moisturising Effect Of A Shower
The best place that your afro curls can get moisture is in the shower. Give your natural hair more bounce, definition, and nourishment by starting the styling process in the shower. Unfortunately, your afro hair will lose moisture as soon as you leave the shower. So, start sealing your afro hair cuticles with hydrating products like our shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner before leaving the shower to retain this hydration for longer. Additionally, our Curling Crème With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils mixture can also be applied to wet hair to enhance the volume of your curls and prevent it from shrinking during the styling process.
Ensures You Get The Best Out Of Your Afro Hair Products
Many products formulated for afro curls are meant to work their best on wet hair, as this is when your natural hair is full of moisture. However, at this point, your hair cuticle is open, meaning it craves hydrating hair products that will keep it more defined and less frizzy.
For instance, our Curling Mousse With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater can provide hold and body for twist-outs, curls, coils, or waves when applied to wet hair generously. Moreover, all our products are water-based and do not contain harmful ingredients like sulphates and mineral oil which can dry out afro hair.
Helps You Save Time On Your Haircare Routine
Creating and styling well-defined afro curls less prone to frizz and breakage in the shower can save you time in your afro hair regime. It means your curls remain moisturised for longer and closer to your next wash day. So, all you might need to do is touch up your natural hair with a slight spritz of moisture. For instance, our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils can revive any curly hairstyle daily and prevents breakage even if lightly sprayed on your afro hair.
Understanding how to care for your afro curls is not as hard as you think. Making a simple change of styling your natural hair in the shower will give you healthier curly hair, which will be more hydrated, defined, and stronger for longer.