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If you're tired of that "finger in a light socket" look -- and everyone who has curly hair struggles with it occasionally -- you may need to tweak your hair washing style. Of course, washing your hair on its own is not usually a difficult task. The approach and frequency, though, depends a lot on the length and texture of your hair. If you were blessed with long, naturally curly hair, (and yes, it is a blessing) you need to care for it differently than someone who has short, straight hair.
Resist the urge to wash your hair every day. Shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils, which can cause hair to look dry and frizzy. Believe it or not, most women with curly hair, especially if it's thick, can get away with washing it only once a week. If your hair is thinner and curly, you should shoot for washing it, at a maximum, three times per week. You'll notice your curls have more bounce, more shine and less frizz. Using a conditioner will also help to tame your curly locks.
If your tresses start to get dull, but not so dull that they need a full shampoo, rinsing with plain water can help remove any excess oil. You can also opt for the "no poo" (as in sham-poo) or co-washing (short for conditioner washing) method in which you clean hair with a regular conditioner several times a week, and use regular shampoo only once a month or so.
Be gentle with your hair while you wash it, and avoid any vigorous scrubbing. Instead, massage the shampoo into your scalp and mane with a delicate touch. Squeeze out excess water before stepping out of the shower or bath.
Don't rub your hair with a towel. Instead, use your towel to squeeze the water out of your hair. Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb. Don't ever use a brush on curly hair, as this will make it incredibly fuzzy and harder (than usual) to tame.
Style your hair as usual. Many styling products for curly hair are available at your local drugstore. Try to stick to only one product to avoid product buildup on your lovely locks.
Use egg yolk to treat particularly dry, out of control hair. Simply beat two or three egg yolks, apply to your hair, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse well.