Inside: Unlock the secret to hydrated, defined, and frizz-free curls with the Squish to Condish method, a game-changing conditioner application technique specifically designed for naturally curly hair.
Today, we’re diving into a method that revolutionized my hair care routine, and I’m betting it will do the same for you.
You’ve probably heard whispers in the curly community about the “Squish to Condish” method. For those not in the know, don’t worry – that’s why I’m here!
Let’s dive into the world of squishy, hydrated curls together.
Discovering the Magic of Squish to Condish for Curly Hair
What Is the Squish to Condish Method?
First off, let’s decode the name.
“Squish to Condish” might sound like the name of an unusual dance move, but it’s actually a technique for applying conditioner to your curls. This method doesn’t just involve lathering and rinsing your conditioner like the back of the bottle typically suggests.
Oh no, we’re going for full immersion, ladies!
How Does It Work?
Squishing the Conditioner
Here’s the basic rundown: after cleansing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash, you apply a generous amount of conditioner to your ends (not your scalp) and distribute it evenly.
Then, it’s squishing time!
As you squish, you’re actually working the conditioner into your wet hair, encouraging your curls to drink up all that hydrating goodness.
Rinsing It Out
Next, while your hair is still soaking wet, you’ll rinse the conditioner out.
Some like to leave a little conditioner in to lock in even more moisture and not rinse it all out. I tried this early on in my curly hair journey and it just didn’t work for me, but it might for you. I prefer to apply a leave-in conditioner afterward.
While rinsing, you continue the squishing action. Picture it as if you’re squeezing a sponge filled with water, but the sponge is your curl, and the water is all that luscious conditioner.
Why the Squish to Condish Method Is a Game Changer
The Squish to Condish method really is a game changer! This method can work wonders on your curls.
If you’re constantly battling dry, frizzy hair, then this technique could be your hair’s new best friend.
By squishing the conditioner into your wet hair, you’re helping it penetrate deeper into the hair shaft. This leads to more hydration, which is exactly what our curls crave.
It’s like giving your hair a thirst-quenching drink that lasts all day.
More Defined Curls
As we all know, hydration is the key to definition. With the Squish to Condish method, you’re enhancing your natural curl pattern, allowing each curl to shine in its own unique way.
This technique allows your curls to clump together naturally, leading to defined and bouncy curls.
Let’s be real – frizz can be a pain. The Squish to Condish method helps combat frizz by thoroughly moisturizing your hair.
Remember, frizz is just a curl crying out for moisture, and by using this technique, you’re answering that cry!
Side note: Sometimes, we just need to embrace the frizz. It’s part of having naturally curly hair!
Tips and Tricks for the Squish to Condish Method
As with any new hair care method, it may take some time to get the hang of the Squish to Condish method. But trust me, it’s worth it!
Here are some tips to get you started.
Choosing the Right Conditioner
Just like our curls, not all conditioners are created equal. Look for a conditioner that is silicone-free and rich in moisturizing ingredients. You might need to experiment a bit to find the one that works best for your hair type.
Squish, Don’t Scrunch
It’s important to remember that this method involves squishing, not scrunching. There’s a difference, and it lies in the action.
Squishing is like pressing your curls into your scalp, while scrunching is a quicker, more light motion. Squishing allows your curls to absorb more conditioner and water.
Patience Is Key
This method might seem a bit time-consuming, especially when you’re just starting out. But patience is key. (Are you sick of me saying this yet? 🙂 )
With time and practice, you’ll become a Squish to Condish pro, and your hair will thank you for it!
Now It’s Your Turn to Try It
The Squish to Condish method may sound a bit odd, but the results are phenomenal.
I had no idea when I first started wearing my hair naturally curly that the biggest mistake I was making was not giving my hair the hydration it needed.
The key to this whole journey is to experiment and find what makes your curls look and feel happy and healthy.
Are you ready to give the Squish to Condish method a whirl? Your curls might just thank you for it.