Nourishing your curls with a deep conditioner, also known as a hair mask, is one of the most important parts of the Curly Girl Method. A mask penetrates the hair deeper and is extra nourishing. You can see it as an extra treatment to restore dry and damaged hair.


Curls are naturally drier than straight hair. Unlike straight hair, the oils your scalp produces take longer to reach the ends of your hair. That’s why deep conditioning with a hair mask is an important part of your curly hair routine. Choose a good CG-friendly hair mask from the list above, go co-washing first and then apply a lot of the hair mask on your hair. It is best to divide your hair into four sections so that you can be sure that your entire hair will benefit. Work from the ends up to the roots, focusing on your ends, as this is where your curls are often the driest. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse well. Do you have very dry hair? Then you can leave a little bit. We recommend using a hair mask once or twice a week. You can even let it sit overnight. The secret to deep conditioning is in the time it takes to withdraw the product.

The benefits of a hair mask are beautiful, healthy and shiny curls that shape better. It is important to choose a hair mask that is CG-proof, and therefore free of silicones, parabens and sulfates. A weekly deep conditioning will help define, moisturize and soften your curls, all without frizz. What else do you want?