How I Wash and Maintain My Brazilian Curly Hair

Brazilian curly hair can be tricky to wash and maintain. Especially since the curls tend to loosen with poor maintenance. In this article, we look at the tips and tricks for washing and maintaining your Brazilian curly hair from home. And the dos and don’ts later on. Let get started, shall we?

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The Things I Use Brazilian Curly Hair

This is what you also need to maintain curly hair:
  • A towel
  • Soft paddle brush or a wide comb
  • Deep hair conditioner
  • Leave-in treatment
  • A shampoo
  • Essential oils for styling and heat protection

Before Cleaning

I always brush through the Brazilian curly hair with a soft bristle brush before hopping into the shower to avoid forcing tangles and knots free when wet.

Washing Your Brazilian Curly Hair

  • Saturate your hair with warm water and shampoo. Use your fingers to wash in a downward motion and to tangle free lightly. I would advise you to apply the shampoo starting from where the tracks are (near the scalp) because that is the oiliest part in your head. This will also remove stubborn dirt and dandruff.
  • Rinse the hair thoroughly with warm water, pressing with your hand to squeeze the shampoo completely.
  • Apply you deep conditioner generously into the Brazilian curly hair after the first wash.
  • Use your finger to detangle while washing in a downward motion to prevent further tangling.
  • Rinse with warm water to remove the deep conditioner.
  • Saturate with a leave-in treatment. At this point, I use a wide comb or brush to detangle thoroughly.
  • While in this condition, you can use a warm hair drier for one minute to dry and let it rest for 15 minutes to allow the leave-in treatment to stay on.
  • If your Brazilian curly hair is detached from your natural hair, put it in an open well-ventilated area avoiding direct sunlight and let it air dry for 15 minutes.


You can also use the regular hair treatment. However, after 15minutes, rinse the treatment completely with cold water to seal in the moisture. At this point, I trim the split ends to avoid continual splitting.

Then I use a microfiber towel to dry my Brazilian curly hair. Pat it softly to minimize frizzing. And squeeze gently to avoid splitting.

While the hair is still damp, I use water silicon- based serum to retain the shiny appearance of my Brazilian curly hair. This essential oil should be applied gently and evenly on the hair.

Finally, I use a brush or a wide comb to clump the curls and make them more defined.

For an added volume and definition, finger coil randomly on the top or style as desired.

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The Dos And Don’ts

  1. Use products that won’t leave your hair dry and brittle. You should shampoo the hair once in a month to avoid stripping off its natural nutrients and oils.
  2. Always consult a specialist before using new products. Extra amount of care is required for you to achieve positive results.
  3. Use leave-in conditioners for Brazilian curly hair. These keep it soft and manageable. You can condition twice in a month but not every day, since it is not attached to your scalp (which means it lacks the protection of natural oils).
  4. Maintain the hair curls by applying setting gel or hair spray.
  5. Avoid using shampoo without conditioners while washing.
  6. Heat dying gives the Brazilian curly hair a different look, but this should be done with caution. Similarly, some bleaching products can easily damage your hair if poorly applied.
  7. Regularly using heat tools to style your curls can reduce the hair’s lifespan.
  8. Brush the hair only when it’s wet. When dry, use a hair spray before brushing.
  9. Always cover your head with a silky or satin cap before you go to bed.
  10. Once you wake up, brush your hair softly with a paddle brush, holding the tracks to avoid excessive pressure that can lead to shedding.
  11. Do not use greasy products on your Brazilian curly hair.
  12. Nourish your natural hair with the right hair food and scalp treatments to avoid itchiness and dryness.

In Conclusion Brazilian Curly Hair

What’s your favorite Brazilian Curly Hair? Go for the kinky curls or the afro curls for a change. The deep curls are also exceedingly appealing. For full yet soft kinky curls, afro curls or deep curls to retain their texture follow the above simple care tips.

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