Hot water is bad for curly hair. Why? Because it strips the hair of it's natural oils. How? It opens the hair's cuticle making it frizzy and overly porous. So, we should be using warm water to wash followed by a cold water rinse to close the cuticles and lock in shine and moisture. Cold water rinses feel great when you're beating the heat of if you're fresh out of the gym, but not so much any other time. So, what I do is start of with warm water and gradually decrease it until it's cold so that it's not that big of a shock. I don't stay under the cold water that long, 30 seconds to one-minute — tops. I just stay under long enough for it to reach every strand. This may be torture when you try it at first, but you will see a difference in your hair. I know I did. Cold water rinsing also locks in your skin's moisture, so don't dodge the water by just rinsing your hair. Do not sleep on this tip. It's a small thing, but it will make a huge difference. It can be really invigorating if you need a wake-me-up. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself.
Do you rinse with cold water? Share your experience in the comments.