Clarifying Curly Hair <br />You might notice that the products or treatments you normally use are not working the way they are supposed to, or your hair texture, feel, or appearance has changed out of the blue. Clarifying hair helps press the reset button for your curls and can be a valuable way to help maintain overall hair and scalp health. However, it’s important when attempting to do so, not to strip hair of its natural oils and moisture either. The Curl Experts® at Ouidad can help you learn how to carefully care for your hair in need of a cleanse and keep those curls bouncy and vibrant.<br />Causes <br /><br /><br />Product Buildup: One of the most common reasons people cite feeling the need to clarify is from product buildup. It’s possible your hair is suffering from this if you see your hair becoming more flat, waxy, or weighed down. Buildup can cause all of these and overall diminish the feel and appearance of your curls. This is because it can dehydrate your hair, making it feel coarse or brittle. <br /><br /><br />Nature and Climate: Dirt, harsh natural minerals, or pollution can create a need for a reset for your curls. Whether you spent this hot summer camping in the great outdoors or living it up in the big city, climate may be a factor in your overall hair health. Hair may feel abnormally dry or greasy (depending on your hair’s natural state) and clarifying can come in handy if your hair has been through the ringer of nature. <br /><br /><br /> <br />3 Easy Steps to Clean Hair: <br />Step 1: Prep <br />Beginning with scalp care creates a strong, healthy foundation for beautiful curls. Our Ready, Set, Clean!® Scalp + Hair Rinse is a pre-shampoo rinse that instantly refreshes your scalp while keeping curls moisturized. The lightweight, gelée texture melts into strands and attaches to buildup like a magnet without stripping away natural oils or causing scalp irritation. To get the clarifying process started, wet curls and apply the rinse to scalp. Work through the mid-lengths and ends, adding more product if needed before rinsing. <br />Step 2: Wash <br />The problem with most clarifying shampoos is the harsh chemicals and sulfates that leave hair dry and deprived of its natural moisture. Being in the market for a good clarifying shampoo, it's important to find products that will help keep your curls looking and feeling healthy. We have you covered with our Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil Shampoo that gently cleanses and nourishes hair without stripping moisture from curls. The gentle, sulfate-free formula mimics your hair’s natural oils and wraps curls in concentrated fatty acids to restore nutrition to your hair and scalp. It will give your hair that needed reset while helping to protect curls from brittleness or breakage. <br />Step 3: Mask <br />Finish off by sandwiching in scalp care for lasting nourishment and cleansing. Our Heavy Lifting® Bubbling Scalp Mask is a detoxifying treatment that gently lifts excess oil, buildup, and impurities. It targets the scalp for added hair health while leaving curls hydrated, soft, and defined. After shampooing, section hair and apply until the entire scalp is covered. Leave on for 2 minutes before rinsing. Let hair air dry out of the shower. <br /> <br />Whether you are someone who needs to clarify every few months or once a year, Ouidad has all the tools to make your hair feel refreshed and ready to be shown off.