The Curly Hair Routine Cheat Sheet for Strong and Healthy Strands


Carillo advises using a pre-shampoo treatment like Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment ($32), which helps to fortify dry, fragile, curly hair from the inside out, before shampooing the hair.


Because it is more difficult for the natural oils from the scalp to pass down the hair shaft, curly hair is more prone to dryness and fragility. François advises always using mild,

Optional: Co-Wash

You could choose to co-wash in between your usual shampooing sessions. It includes shampooing the hair and scalp with a cleansing conditioner, which is good for type 4 hair since it keeps frizz and dryness at bay.


Sims advises conditioning hair right after washing it to lock in moisture and prevent breakage. Conditioner is essential for those with curly hair since it helps nourish and restore moisture to the hair.

Weekly Hair Treatment

Work in a hair treatment once a week. According to Francois, these treatments are good for strengthening and hydrating curly hair.

Air Dry or Diffuse Strands

Use a microfiber towel to gently blot your hair rather than wrapping it in one or using it to remove more moisture. After that, let the hair air dry (without covering it


François advises constantly using styling products according to the LOC method, which is as simple as "applying liquid, oil, and cream, in that order, which helps lock in moisture."