How Can I Enhance My Natural Curls?
How Can I Enhance My Natural Curls?
By: Grace Gavilanes
Calling all curly-haired reyes and reinas! Here’s how to get back to the basics of hair care, so you can embrace, define, and love your curls once and for all. Of course, bringing out your curls can be an overwhelming experience, especially if the hair is damaged following long-term dye jobs, harmful hair treatments, and heat styling.
In the case of regrowing your natural curls post-damage, there is no one-size-fit-all timeline. So, if you’re Googling, “How long does it take for natural curls to come out?” you may come across a few different answers, ranging from a few months to a few years — depending on the amount of damage your hair has undergone. At the end of the day, getting to a place of curl regrowth that you’re proud of comes down to personal preference.
How Can I Bring Out My Natural Curls?
Let’s fast forward to the moment you decided to finally spotlight your ‘do. You’re happy with your natural curls and are feeling ready to show them off to the world. Que orgullo! But what should you do first? Before introducing Rizos Curls to your daily routine, it’s important to understand and implement a few tips. According to Nicolette Rauchut, senior hairstylist at LRN Beauty in New York City, starting at the base should always be a priority.
“Stimulate your roots and distribute healthy natural oils to keep hair strong and balanced in moisture,” she shares, citing the importance of using a wide-toothed comb or massage brush. Ridding your scalp of added buildup with a pH-balancing product like the Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp & Hair Rinse is also key.
Frizz-Free Hair Tips
Curly-haired girls are well acquainted with the frizz that comes with having statement-making hair. It’s inevitable — but it is solvable. Here’s how to minimize the static-y feeling: “Cleanse the roots with shampoo and detoxifying scalp scrubs,” advises Rauchet. “Then, replenish the ends with conditioner and leave-in nourishing hair oils for aftercare.”
Another hair commandment to keep in mind? Your scalp routine is just as important as your haircare routine. “Using scalp treatments can help simulate the root of the hair follicle to help increase blood flow, which supports nutrients, and a strong cuticle, which will reduce frizz,” says Rauchet. Level-up your anti-frizz routine at night, too, with these hair care essentials: “A silk pillowcase or bonnet can reduce frizz and unnecessary friction when sleeping.”
How Can I Enhance My Natural Waves?
If your hair isn’t curly or coiled, there’s no need to worry! We embrace all hair styles and textures at Rizos Curls. That’s what makes our products so versatile — they’re strong enough to accentuate and hold the tightest curl, while also being flexible enough to provide a soft lift and volume to wavy hair.
The Best Curly Hair Routines
We’re big on step-by-step regimens. Check out two sample hair care routines, curated for different days. Both pair perfectly with curly and wavy hair.
For When You’re Short on Time:
Busy day ahead? Stay on track with a more low-key, just-as-effective hair care routine when you only have time for a refresh routine. Here’s what you need:
- Use Refresh & Detangle Spray to freshen your ‘do.
- Scrunch Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray onto hair for added texture and definition.
- For extra hold, use our Alcohol-Free Hair Spray to finish off your routine.
For When You Have Extra Time:
Go all out! Treat your hair to some TLC. You’re 6 steps away from falling in love with your curly hair:
- On wash day, use the Hydrating Shampoo with our Pink Scalp Massage Brush.
- Add nourishing hydration with the Vitamin C Hair Repair Mask.
- Experience a more manageable ‘do with our Refresh & Detangle Spray, post-shower.
- Apply Curl Defining Cream on wet hair, working through the hair with a comb. Scrunch hair to encourage texture and definition.
- Next, use Curl Defining Mousse. Dry hair with a diffuser.
- Lock in your hairstyle with Alcohol-Free Hair Spray.
Keep scrolling for our guide to hair care.
This is only a highlight reel of some of our best-selling, fan-favorite products. Discover and shop our entire collection on rizoscurls.com.
Just like the rest of our products, this award-winning Hydrating Shampoo is free of sulfates, silicones, and parabens. Its high-performing, natural ingredients (hello, shea butter and moringa oil!) come together to gently cleanse the hair without drying it out and also defends against split ends.
Formulated with hydrating argan oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and sunflower oil, the Deep Conditioner moisturizes hair while promoting healthy hair growth and controlling frizz. Use it immediately after shampooing and rinse, or leave it in your hair for 5-10 minutes for deeper hydration.
Vitamin C Hair Repair Mask
As a 2023 Oprah Daily Beauty Award winner, our Vitamin C Hair Repair Mask is a pro at repairing dry and damaged hair, enhancing shine, improving manageability, and shielding it from further damage. Simply apply this hydrating hair mask — made with vitamin C, grapefruit oil, and murumuru butter — after shampooing and comb through in the shower. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
Refresh & Detangle Spray
“An easy way to enhance curls at home is by properly detangling them from the ends up,” says Rauchet. This spray helps get the job done, post-shower, thanks to its hydrating blend of ingredients that includes aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter, and olive oil. Plus, the Refresh & Detangle Spray is a must-use in between wash days for added moisture and shine.
Curl Defining Cream
Known as our #1 best seller, our Curl Defining Cream enhances your natural hair texture and leaves it bouncy, shiny, frizz-free, and voluminous. We recommend applying this hair cream — which boasts ultra-hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and shea butter — on clean, wet hair, from the roots to the ends.
Curl Defining Mousse
In a third party study, 94% of people agreed that the Curl Defining Mousse, which took two years to perfect, enhanced curl definition; 91% also said the dermatologist-tested product
improved volume. “It’s proven to be more hydrating than other curl mousses,” shares Prado in an Instagram post. Simply work the mousse, which features cactus flower extract, maracujá oil, red algae, and coconut water, through damp hair.
About the Author:
Grace Gavilanes is a freelance writer and editor who has covered a wide range of topics—from celebrity news and beauty to food, wellness, and travel—for a decade. Her writing has been featured in People, Glamour, Food & Wine, and more.