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Timea Krauszová
December 4, 2022, 5:26pm
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Do You Have Curly Or Wavy Hair? These Are Most Effective Shampoos And Conditioners, According To Experts

All products in the article are suitable for wavy, curly and afro hair. However, the needs of the hair are individual, they will advise you on tailor-made care in your hairdressing salon.

Timea Krauszová
December 4, 2022, 5:26pm
Reading time: 3:10
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Forget about a disheveled nest or limp hair without volume. We have collected the best products available on the market for wavy and curly hair.


Thanks to these, you will get a healthy scalp, shiny and nicely shaped waves, and if you also follow the tips for additional care, you can say goodbye to the disheveled nest for good. The waves will last you several days and will also be pleasant to the touch.


We spoke to a hairdresser who specialises in this type of hair and is known on Instagram as. Agi


Shampoos for waves and curls

There are many ways to wash your hair, it just depends on which "curly method" you want to follow. The best known are CGM (curly girl method) and LOC (liquid-oil-cream method, i.e. layering three types of products on top of each other).

 

"Wavy" dictionary:

pre-wash: This is a technique where nourishing oils are applied to the scalp before washing the hair. According to hairdresser Agi, it's a waste of time, it will be more difficult to wash off dirt through the layer of oil, and the nourishing substances from your other products will not reach the skin.

co-wash: The name is a combination of the words conditioner and wash. It is preferred in the CGM method, which strictly prohibits sulfate-based shampoos. Co-wash is a gentler hair cleanser, but according to Agi, it leaves hair greasier and heavier. He says it's better to have a mild shampoo with cleansing agents that won't harm the hair and skin, and a deep-cleansing, gently sulfate-free shampoo.

deep wash: A shampoo usually based on sulfates and other surfactants, which will rid you of accumulated hair products and other impurities.

In the gallery below you will find a tip for one deep cleansing shampoo.

 

You can comb your hair before or during washing, it's up to you. However, if you comb your hair while still wet, use a conditioner or a mask, as their smoothness will ensure you don't  damage your hair. You can use a brush with bristles or a comb with wide teeth.


It is important to dry your hair completely, this is the only way to ensure healthy skin. For nicely shaped waves, use a diffuser that does not blow them out too much. 

 

Here are our recommendations:

 

Source: Curly Secret
Source: OWAY
Pongee "hedgehog" shower massage brush. It is made of soft silicone, stimulates the skin, gets rid of dirt, sebum or accumulated products. It is also suitable for people who have seborrhea, atopic eczema or dandruff. Massage your scalp every time you wash it. Price: around €15 Source: Pongee

 

Conditioners, masks and leave-in conditioners

Although conditioners are a must for your hair—especially if you want healthy, well-formed waves—don't fall for everything the drugstores want to sell you. One of the biggest marketing nonsense is leave-in conditioners, told us a hairdresser.


"The so-called leave-in conditioner is exactly what its name suggests. We leave it in the hair. It is a diluted version of the conditioner for which you pay 20 euros in the store and you can make it at home for a euro. Just mix 2 to 3 pumps of the conditioner with water in a clean bottle and spray it on your hair." Use the conditioner you already have at home for this.

 

Here are our recommendations:

 

Source: OWAY
Source: OWAY
Source: Curly Secret
Source: Curly Secret

Styling products

Choose according to your hair type and whether you want to achieve more volume or more definition of individual curls or waves. If you have fine hair, you will get more out of foams (hardeners) or light gel products. According to Agi, these are light enough and provide definition even to fine hair.


Thicker hair can also handle heavier products, various high-fixing gels or creams. After the gel products have dried, a hard shell remains on the hair, which you can "break" simply by pressing the waves towards the roots (you can do this with your palms or ideally with a satin scarf that does not break the definition). The softer the hair, the finer the definition (but the more you mess it up, the more voluminous it will be).

 

Here are our recommendations:

 

Source: Bounce Curl
Source: Innersense
Source: Curly Secret
Source: Curly Secret
Source: Curly Secret
Source: OWAY
Source: OWAY

 

How to make your waves last more than a day

Do your waves look best the first day after washing and then it gets worse? After all, will they end up in an "untangleable" bun until the end of the week, when you have enough time to wash them again? The period between washes can be extended with good care at night, says hairdresser Agi. 


At night, use silk scarves and hats that will protect your hair from unnecessary friction. The "pineapple" hairstyle for the night can also protect the hair from friction, and in the morning after it dissolves, it will look like after washing.


Avoid hard rubber bands. Rather tie your hair in satin scarves, choose soft silk elastics and bows or create a bun with bobby pins. In this way, the hair can handle a workout or a social event, and the next day the waves are still wavy.

 

Here are our recommendations:

Source: Youhairstyling.com
Source: Youhairstyling.com

 

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