To have great looking curls you do not need to spend a ridiculous amount of time or money on your hair. The amount of time you spend depends if you are working against your hair. Personally, I choose the direction that is of least resistant, “a wash and go” or “a wash and make it last all day.”
Shampooing is important for all hair types- myth* daily washing will dry hair out, or make it oilier.* Facts, daily shampooing actually returns moisture to the hair and cleanse out any old styling products or build up on the scalp which prevents vital nutrients. How frequent you need to shampoo ultimately depends on your texture and how you style it.
Type 4 hair, you have a natural oily scalp. Have you ever felt like your hair seems to always looks and feel dry? And in most times you end up oiling the scalp even more creating a vicious cycle of clogging the pours? This is due to the hairs’ coils preventing nutrients from the scalp distributing evenly throughout the hair. The key is extra moisture, NOT OIL! Wash your hair at least one to two times weekly with a good protein-based shampoo. Your hair is made up of proteins such as shea butter, glycerin sulfur or carotene with adding more of these it will strengthen and build elasticity in the hair shaft.
Type 3 hair you need to stay as moist as possible because when it dries out, it begins to break. I would suggest washing every 3 days with a moisturizing shampoo but rinsed DAILY to keep the curls springing back after a night of sleeping. When shampooing your hair type, make sure not to pile hair on top of the head but more so lather and massage your scalp leaving your hair to fall behind you. If your wearing a blow out, you might find that it appears to get oilier faster. If so, just ensure to shampoo more frequently.
Natural-Iata's shorter hair can be shampooed daily, braids and dreads wash them as you normally would making sure to pay attention to the scalp. Shampoo adds much needed moisture to the hair and water is the ultimate moisture. All hair types benefit from a good "clarifying shampoo" which is like a curly hair girls reset every 6 weeks to remove buildup and return shine and life to hair.
Of course follow up with a good conditioner….