The Best Wash Routine for Men with Natural Hair

The best wash routine for men with natural hair.

The Best Wash Routine for Men with Natural Hair

Wash routines for men with natural hair should be simple, easy, and yield great results. The perfect wash routine can leave your hair feeling nourished and well-hydrated and leave the scalp feeling calm and clean. If you have type 3 or 4 natural hair texture, understanding your hair type and texture paired with the right natural hair products and styling tools can give you immaculate results. Keep reading to find out how to get the best natural hair results from washing. 

How to Maintain Type 3, 4, or Tightly Coiled Hair

Natural hair can be classified as kinky, coiled, curly, and wavy and comes in different hair types and textures. Type 3A through 3C natural hair tends to be less coiled and can range on the wavy side. Type 4A through 4C hair textures tend to be more tightly coiled with 4C being classified as the kinkiest or most tightly coiled natural hair texture. Type 4 hair tends to be more porous and can require more moisture.

This hair texture can also become dry quicker, and the natural oils that the scalp produces can take longer to travel down these tight coils which can cause more dryness than other hair types and excessive breakage. 

When the scalp isn’t properly cleaned, dirt and oil can build up and cause irritation and block hair follicles from breaking through. This can lead to less hair growth. Addressing these unique natural hair issues can help with natural hair growth, moisture, breakage prevention, and overall cleanliness. 

Properly Cleansing the Scalp on Wash Day

It is crucial to deeply cleanse the scalp when washing natural hair. When the scalp is clogged with dirt, oil, and impurities, it can cause irritation, trigger scalp issues, and slow hair growth. To cleanse the scalp, apply a dime-sized amount of shampoo to your scalp and gently scrub. You can also use a scalp cleanser if handy, if not, your hands can be an effective tool in cleansing. Having a sulfate-free, clean shampoo is imperative to deep cleansing the scalp. Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Charcoal Mint Shampoo is designed exclusively for men’s natural hair needs. This gentle sulfate-free shampoo is ideal for all hair types and textures and works to balance moisture to restore dry hair. 

Key ingredients and benefits:

  • Activated Charcoal deep cleanses hair and scalp
  • Peppermint Oil helps soothe & moisturize dry, irritated scalp
  • Castor Oil and certified organic Olive Oil nourish and condition

Chemical-Free Ingredients for Cleansing Natural Hair

Our Sulfate-free SCurl Charcoal Mint Shampoo is not only effective but also safe. Formulated with natural ingredients like charcoal, the hair is deeply cleansed and detoxified with each use. Natural charcoal works to draw toxins and impurities from the scalp and hair without the use of harmful sulfates. Harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens found in many shampoos can also deeply clean the hair; however, these formulas can be too abrasive to the scalp and can strip the hair of natural oils while causing dryness, irritation, and can trigger skin disorders. 

Avoid Over Washing Natural Hair 

In addition to avoiding sulfates and other harmful chemicals found in shampoos, it is important to not over-wash the hair. Washing the hair more than twice a week, especially for kinkier hair textures can cause dryness, breakage, and irritation. Over washing strips the hair of the natural oils the scalp produces which can lead to irreparable damage. To maintain hair cuticle strength and overall hair health, stick to washing no more than twice a week unless necessary. 

Washing and Drying Techniques for Natural Hair 

To achieve moisturized healthy hair, how you wash your hair is just as important as cleansing it. To effectively cleanse your hair and scalp, work your shampoo into your scalp and roots, focusing on one section at a time to avoid knots and tangles while ensuring that each section is thoroughly cleansed. Once rinsed, add in your favorite conditioner, allow to set for up to 10 minutes then rinse. After rinsing your hair, you need to properly dry it to avoid breakage. Instead of using a traditional cotton towel that can cause breakage, use a tee shirt or microfiber towel which is less harmful to natural hair. If you must use a hairdryer, use a cooler setting and only after hair is partially dry to avoid heat damage or breakage. Follow up with Luster Scurl Leave-In Conditioner to lock in hydration. 

While properly washing natural hair can be a task, these powerful solutions will simplify your wash day with every use.

What’s your go-to wash day technique?

Read more

Spring haircare routine for men.

Spring Haircare for Men - What You Need To Know

A mens guide for locs.

A Men’s Guide to Caring for Locs

Best hair growth products for men with curly hair.

The Best Hair Growth Products for Men with Curly Hair