Using This $10 Product Has Made a Huge Difference in the Health of My Curls

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Cheyenne holding Rooted Rituals products

I’ll be honest. I haven’t really thought much about my scalp and it’s overall health until I came across Rooted Rituals. With a headful of boisterous curls and a laundry list of products to keep them looking their best, I’ve always been hesitant to incorporate more products into my beloved wash-day experience (curly girls, you feel me here). But with days stretching on between washes, I’m constantly battling product buildup and an oily scalp. With Rooted Rituals, I’ve realized beautiful hair starts at the root, so caring for your hair means caring for your scalp first. Below, I’ve shared my newly-upgraded haircare routine that’s transformed my scalp and my hair for good.

Step 1: Prep your scalp with the Pre-Shampoo Root Rinse

Typically, I’m the kind of gal who leans into the less is more mentality when it comes to my haircare routine, but sometimes you come across a product that really changes the hair care game for you. 

Meet my new gamechanger: the Rooted Rituals Pre-Shampoo Root Rinse. Before jumping in the shower, I loosely section my hair into four parts and spritz my roots. The root rinse breaks down stubborn oil or product build-up—which, if you’re only washing one to two times a week like me, can really tend to build up. After a few minutes of the Root Rinse working its magic, my scalp truly feels lighter and more refreshed. 

Rooted Rituals Pre-shampoo Root Rinse
Rooted Rituals Ginger Root and Mint Pre-Shampoo Root Rinse, 5.7 fl oz $9.97

Step 2: Cleanse with the Clarifying Shampoo

Cheyenne using Scalp Massager

I usually go a week between washes so that I’m not over cleansing my curls and drying them out (curls need all the hydration they can get to feel their best). What I love most about the Clarifying Shampoo is that it not only smells incredible, but contains ginger root and charcoal to cleanse the hair and detox the scalp using a rich lather that lifts away impurities without stripping your hair (or scalp) of hydration. Lately, I’ve been using my time in the shower to decompress from my day and the Rooted Rituals Scalp Massager has really transformed my bathroom into an at-home spa experience. Gently scrubbing your scalp with the massager not only feels downright indulgent, but it increases blood flow and circulation in your scalp so it’s a win-win! 

Rooted Rituals Shampoo
Rooted Rituals Ginger Root and Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo 10.1 fl oz $9.97
Rooted Rituals Scalp Massager
Rooted Rituals Rejuvenating Scalp Massger $9.97

Step 3: Condition 

Rooted Rituals Conditioner

If there’s one rule in the book of curly girl hair maintenance, it’s CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION! After using the Rooted Rituals Conditioner for the last week (on and between washes), my hair feels lighter and my curls are bouncier than ever! While in the shower, I apply two quarter-sized dollops (I have a lot of hair!) and comb through my curls to ensure every ringlet gets hydrated. This silicone-free conditioner made with ginger root and aloe restores balance to hair without weighing down my curls. 

Rooted Rituals Conditioner
Rooted Rituals Ginger Root and Aloe Hydrating Conditioner, 8.4 fl oz $9.97

Step 4: Treat

Cheyenne using tonic

Now that we’ve pre-cleansed, cleansed, and conditioned, my scalp has honestly never felt so clean (and smelled this good!). To finish off my scalp routine, now it’s time for one of my favorite parts: The Rooted Ritual Cooling + Strengthening Tonic. I apply a few drops to my freshly-cleansed scalp and instantly feel the incredible tingly effects. Over time, the Tonic helps repair your scalp’s moisture barrier after time and protect against damage. The best part about this tonic is you really apply whenever necessary—bonus points if you pair it with the scalp massager for a midday pick-me-up. 

Rooted Rituals Cooling & Strengthening Tonic
Rooted Rituals Ginger Root and Vitamin E Cooling Scalp Tonic, 1.3 fl oz $9.97

After all these years of searching for different products to ensure my curls look their best, it wasn’t until now that I realized your hair health truly starts at the scalp. With Rooted Rituals, I’m removing all the oil and product build-up that accumulates between washes and building a foundation for hydrated, happy hair right from the root. Treat your scalp to lifelong health with Rooted Rituals, now available exclusively at Walmart and