3 Tips To Wash Textured Hair | Salon Secret Africa

3 tips to wash textured hair like a pro

Salon Secret
13 December 2018
African woman with long natural hair

Thought you were the only one who hates having to wash your hair? Join the club! It’s definitely one of the more tedious tasks, especially when you have a harder-to-handle, textured mane. Fortunately, there are now not only products available to make cleansing your ‘do that much easier, there are also a range of things you can do to better the experience before you take to the shower. Take a look!


Wash it Less

We know it’s a hard-and-fast rule that women suffering from greasy hair should reduce the amount of times they wash it. The same goes for those with curly, textured hair – not only to prevent build-up and greasy locks, but also because you don’t want to strip your hair of any of its natural oils. It’s recommended that you only give your mane a good clean once a week to be safe. You’re sure to notice how much more manageable your hair will be by doing so.


Don’t Skimp on Conditioner

A good conditioner is known for its ability to soften unruly curls leaving you with moisturised locks that are far easier to style. This is particularly true for textured-haired girls looking to better their cleansing routine. The trick here is to apply your conditioner like you would your shampoo. By this we mean applying it to your entire head, massaging it into your scalp, despite what you’ve been taught about only applying it to your ends. Doing this will help remove any product build-up and will leave your hair feeling refreshed and soft to the touch. We love Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner. It’s a one-step shampoo-and-conditioner in one that helps to retain moisture while maintaining the natural curl pattern of your hair.


Pay Attention to your Scalp

A healthy scalp makes for healthy hair so it’s super-important to give it the attention it needs. Having said that, we know how difficult it can be to really get in there, especially when thick, textured hair gets in the way. The best way to handle this is to part your hair into smaller sections, concentrating on each as you go. Use your fingers to massage the exposed areas, and remember to be gentle! After rinsing you’ll immediately notice a difference in the way your hair feels and falls.

The trick here is to apply your conditioner like you would your shampoo.

Rocky Bukasa South African Mizani Education Developer Instructor

I like this article
Be the first to like this article

Oops, something went wrong! Please try again later...

More to discover

09 March 2018

Hey, very curly girls, try these specialist shampoos for you

Make your very curly hair more manageable with a selection of products designed specifically for your hair type.

Loose curls
09 March 2018

How To Care For Loose Curls

This post is for all the ladies out there with Type 4 curls – in other words, loose spiral-shaped curls with loads of volume and bounce. Loose curls are seriously admired, but every woman who lives with them knows the haircare challenges that come bundled with the compliments.

09 March 2018

Shampoo vs Conditioner – Which Matters More For African Hair?

Many African women argue that conditioner is more important than shampoo when it comes to growing a healthy mane. But is this really the case? We hear from the experts.

Salon Locator

Salon Locator

Find your nearest hairdresser on our Salon Locator and experience the latest hair trends and techniques by the best hair experts. Visit a salon and benefit from their professional tips, which include all regimens to maintain and prolong your hair look at home. It's time to get pampered!


We use cookies to give you the best user experience and personalisation on our site and third party sites. By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information, see our Cookies Policy.