We know it's tempting to rake conditioner through your freshly shampooed strands, but the right way to apply moisturiser to your curls is a press and smooth strategy. Squeeze the conditioner from midshaft to ends. Then, run your fingers through to detangle. "The cuticle for curly hair isn't a smooth cuticle, so you have to smooth it in yourself," explained Eladia. Once the product is distributed, rinse with cool water to close the hair cuticle completely and lock in the moisture.