Control is often an issue with curly hair because curly hair tends to be dry. Shampoo only when necessary—when it looks dirty, not just feels dirty—in fact, shampoo twice a week at the most; you can always just rinse and condition. It’s best to use sodium sulfate–free products (which contains less detergent), to shampoo only once, and to apply the product only at your roots. You’re cleaning your scalp, not your hair, so don’t massage it into a lather. Keep in mind that most styling products and hairspray will easily wash out with just water; only greasy products, such as pomade, etc., will require extra cleansing. And it’s safe to say it’s nearly impossible to over-condition curly hair.