Hair Care Routine for Type 3 Curly Hair

A woman with golden curly hair

Let’s peek into the most desirable hair texture out there; curly hair, also known as Type 3 hair.

But what should you be doing for your Type 3 curly hair, so they stay manageably gorgeous?

Here’s a hair care routine for Type 3 curly hair. But before we get into the details, let’s take a quick look at what Type 3 curly hair is.

Understanding Type 3 Curly Hair

Type 3 curly hair is a unique type of textured hair that can range from loose waves to tight kinks. This type of hair is curvy and bouncy and has higher moisture needs that help keep your curls defined and maintained. The three subtypes of curly hair include:

  • Type 3A – loose bouncy spirals that are often thick and shiny but may lack volume.
  • Type 3B – Medium-sized curls that may be drier than Type 3A hair.
  • Type 3C – More densely packed curls may be more fragile and drier than hair types 3A and 3B.

Hair Care Routine for Type 3 Curly Hair

Start By Cleansing

Gently cleanse your hair using sulfate-free shampoo. Since Type3 3 curly hair is naturally dry, using a sulfate-free shampoo once a week will help retain your hair’s moisture.

Condition Your Locks

Always follow shampoo with a conditioner. Moreover, you should be deep conditioning your hair regularly depending upon your hair’s moisture needs.

Moisturize Your Curls More

Following the conditioner, don’t forget to apply a leave-in conditioner every day that helps keep your curls hydrated throughout the day.

Caring for your type 3 curly hair may seem challenging, but once you learn what your hair care routine should be, your curly hair will flourish!

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