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Preparing to Wash
Before you begin washing your short curly hair, it is important to prepare your hair and scalp for the process. Start by brushing your hair with a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles and knots. This will help to ensure that your hair is evenly distributed and that the shampoo and conditioner will be able to penetrate the hair shaft. After brushing, use a pre-shampoo treatment to help protect your hair from the harsh chemicals in the shampoo. This will also help to add moisture and shine to your hair.
Washing Your Hair
Once your hair is prepped, it is time to begin washing. Start by wetting your hair with lukewarm water. This will help to open up the cuticles of your hair and allow the shampoo to penetrate the hair shaft. When applying the shampoo, use a gentle, circular motion to massage the product into your scalp. This will help to remove any dirt and oil from your scalp and hair. After shampooing, rinse your hair with cool water to help close the cuticles and lock in moisture.
Conditioning Your Hair
After shampooing, it is important to condition your hair. Start by applying a generous amount of conditioner to your hair, focusing on the ends. Use your fingers to work the conditioner through your hair, making sure to cover all of the strands. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water. This will help to add moisture and shine to your hair.
Styling Your Hair
Once your hair is washed and conditioned, it is time to style. Start by using a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. Then, use a diffuser to dry your hair. This will help to add volume and definition to your curls. When using the diffuser, make sure to keep the nozzle close to your scalp and move it around in a circular motion. This will help to create maximum volume. Once your hair is dry, use a light-hold hairspray to help keep your curls in place.