Curly Routine

Cleansing

On wet hair start off with your non-lathering cleanser(such as sham free hair and scalp cleanser) or a botanical conditioner(such as Terms and Conditions) and apply a generous amount of the cleanser to your fingertips, and apply evenly to your scalp.

WE DON’T USE SHAMPOO ON NATURAL HAIR(SHAM=A TRICK OR SOMETHING UNTRUE AND POO=THE BAD STUFF). IT WILL NOT LATHER, THIS IS NORMAL.

Ensure you massage this into your scalp vigorously. Remember this is not shampoo and treat it differently, this should be a ritual and not a chore. Play a song in the background and use this as your timer.

THE LATHER FROM SHAMPOO IS VERY STUBBORN AND IT OFTEN TIMES WILL REMAIN IN THE HAIR. THE EXTRA TIME YOU SPEND MASSAGING TO CLEANSE IS THE SAME TIME YOU’D BE SPENDING TO RINSE OUT ALL OF THE NASTY BUBBLES IN SHAMPOO

Rinse thoroughly, as you rinse, ensure you massage your scalp to dislodge any loose dirt particles that may be hiding in your locks, remember your cleanser will be full of the bad stuff so make sure to get it all out!

Hydrating

Take a generous amount of conditioner and apply evenly all over your dripping wet curls. Using a gentle but firm smoothing motion with your thumb pressing lightly into the hair through to your index and middle finger glide down a section of your hair repeatedly until you feel most of the resistance going, add the odd finger comb from time to time, you’ll soon learn what works best for you. If you come across a nasty patch of tangles add water before you add more product.

Partially rinse out your conditioner, if you prefer to have big hair, rinse most/all of it out or, if you prefer a more contained look then leave more in.

The Smoothing motion in action

Defining

Tilt your head upside down with a t-shirt or a similar material fabric cloth and scrunch some of the water out of your curls. If your curls are finer/thinner in texture, you may want to follow the wavy guide from here.

On wet hair, apply a palmful of gel in a gentle grazing motion over the surfaces of your hair or in a praying hands fashion both of which, while you are upside down, add a little more gel into your palms and scrunch gently up to your scalp till you hear a squelching noise, this is the sound of maximum hydration!

IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH DEFINITION AND/OR HOLD, TRY ADDING MORE GEL INTO YOUR HAIR WHEN IT’S HALFWAY DRY IN A GENTLE SCRUNCHING FASHION TO INCREASE THE HOLD.

Drying

Clip your roots using some two prong pin curl clips Pictures to be inserted here soon Diffuse, air dry or dry under a hood dryer.

Diffusing will give you a bouncier curl with more volume with the drawback of shorter looking curls, air drying or a hood dryer will give you a more defined albeit contained look with the upside of more length retention

IF IT’S TOO HOT FOR YOUR SCALP,IT’S TOO HOT FOR YOUR HAIR. DON’T BE AFRAID OF USING GENTLE WARM AIR TO SPEED UP THE DRYING PROCESS!

In this video I show you how I diffuse dry my thin/fine Botticelli curls after using the Bouclème Curl defining gel to style