UNDERCOVER CURLY: How to Care for your Curls
RIZOS ROUTINE: How to Care for your Curls
Caring for curly hair can seem like a daunting task!
Having a plan of attack to care for your curly hair can help you spend less time repairing and more time maintaining healthy, vibrant rizos! Let us share some curl care routine must haves to give you the framework to incredible curls!
🏆Make Quality your standard! You deserve the BEST!🏆
As mentioned before, selecting hair care products is similar to the saying, you are what you eat. Your curls will thrive based on the products you use and the ingredients included and their benefits. Rizos Curls has a hyper focus to formulate our products with nothing but top tier quality and highly beneficial ingredients derived from nature with ABSOLUTLEY no sulfates, parabens or silicones. Our product line is carefully developed to nurture your skin (scalp is skin!) and hair using natural ingredients and extracts that provide the support textured hair requires to thrive. Understanding which ingredients are important and why, will help you acknowledge how important it is to use products that are designed perfectly for your curls. Rizos Curls curl care products start right at the root with nurturing the scalp for strong, healthy growth and continuing with ingredient factors that support the moisture balance and hydration to the length of your curls. Want to know why we add Aloe Vera ? Do you know the curl benefits of Moringa Oil? Why is Argan Oil popular in curl care?
Click here for a full list of Rizos Curls Ingredients to know the "why" of quality ingredients in curl care products!
🚿Wash Day Ritual🚿
Wash Day is definitley a critical day in the life of a curly! Unlike our straight haired friends who experience greasy hair after a day or so, the corkscrew texture of curly hair prevents sebum ( natural oil produced at the scalp) to travel the length of each strand before wash day comes around again. The twist and turns of your tresses does not allow the sebum to go the distance to naturally moisturize the full expanse of your strands BUT, this allows curls and waves to extend the amount of days between full wash days! With a strong curl care routine ( Ahem! Keep readiing...) you can rock you curls for 3-5 days or longer!
🌸RIZOS TIP: Use Rizos Curls Hydrating Shampoo to cleanse hair, accompanied by the Rizos Curls Pink Scalp Brush. These tools are the one-two punch of wash day as the Rizos Curls Hydrating Shampoo is crafted to give a deep clean, focusing on the scalp, and with the gentle silicone scrubbers from the Rizos Curls Pink Scalp Brush, together this dynamic duo will remove build up and free up flakes giving your scalp a squeaky clean.
Wash Day is not complete without adding in the moisture, moisture, moisture!
Rizos Curls Deep Conditoner is loaded with everything curls need to by happy & hydrated like Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and nutrient dense Shea Butter. Where Rizos Curls Hydrating Shampoo focuses on the scalp, Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner centers into the length of your curls adding the hydration and moisture curls need to be defined, frizz free and shiny.
🌸RIZOS TIP: Feeling kinda KNOTTY? While Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner is in your hair, use our Rizos Curls Pink Hanging Shower Comb or for coarser, thicker textures, use our Rizos Curls Pink Flexi Detangling Brush to make light work of detangling. The incredible slip of our Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner makes our detangling tools glide with ease through tangled tresses.
Always remember to detangle from the bottom up to reduce breakage!
🔑Application is Key!🔑
Caring for your curly hair includes knowing how to apply products for best results! Knowing when to add which product and keeping it simple to make your Curl Care Rountine less of a hassle and more of a small labor of love to give you multiple days of fantastic hair makes "doing it right on wash day", all worth it! The few extra minutes it takes to create lasting coils will be your saving grace on day 5 of frizz free curls!
Are your curls a sponge for moisture? Then you will want to use the Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray to detangle freshly washed curls and add an extra dose of moisture to fight frizz. This is a prep step for most curlies added befor using a styler, however rumor has it ( It's been confirmed, Reinas & Reyes!) Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray is the perfect styler for those with loose, fine curls! Possessing a lighter formula than our Rizos Curls Curl Defining Cream, It provides just enough moisture to define loose waves and curls without weighing them down.
🌸RIZOS TIP: Avoid roots when applying stylers! In order to create volume, the roots need to be free from the weight of products and alllowed to dry ( with a diffuser or air dry) freely to create height. Want to turn up the VOLUME??? Use the Rizos Curls Pink Hair Pick to loosen dry roots and provide the perfect elevation for your curl creation!
Defined, Moisturized, Frizz Free Curls?? Yes, Puh-leese!
Rizos Curls Curl Defining Cream is the perfect balance to add moisture to define and shine while keeping curls weightless and crunch-free! Avoid roots when applying and being heavy handed with stylers to enjoy bouncy, happy curls! Many curlies use our Rizos Curls Curl Defining Cream as a stand alone styler...no need to add more products if you have acheived curl perfection!
🌸RIZOS TIP: Our Founder Julissa Prado, swears by the 30-60-90 method to applying stylers. Starting with a quarter size amount depending on the length and thickness of your hair, work the Rizos Curls Curls Defining Cream through your curls by raking in product with your fingers and scrunching in to encourage the curl pattern. Finish with "prayer hands" to ensure all curls have been covered. Start diffusing with our Rizos Curls Pink Collapsible Diffuser on warm heat, and at about 30% dry, re-evaluate curls to see if you need to add a small amount of product to areas that are dry or frizz prone. Re-evaluate again at 60% and 90% dry, adding only where needed and in minimal amounts to acheive curls that are light as a feather but with more defintion than a dictionary!
Our newest addition to the Rizos Curls Familia, Rizos Curls Light Hold Gel! With Flaxseed and Thyme, this botanical gel provides flake-free hold! Yes, flake-free! Use it as a stand alone styler on waves and loose curls that need to be encourged into a tighter pattern with hold or as a finisher to lock those curls in place or to provide extra humidity protection to your coils.
🍍Protect & Preserve with a Pineapple🍍
Your curl care routine for curly hair must always include great night time habits. Wearing your curls in a high ponytail at the hairline with a loose ponytail holder or scrunchie is called "Pinappling" your curls. Having those curly locks high up while sleeping will protect them from the thrashing curls take during slumber time. Eliminate frizz by keeping them high up on the top of your head allowing your curls to go untouched until sunrise!
🌸RIZOS TIP: In addition to pineappling your curls during bedtime, adding a silk or satin pillowcase can also be beneficial to preserving curls. The slippery material will let your curls kiss up against it without tugging and tearing creating frizz and fairy knots. Having a solid night time curl care routine helps make refreshing curls a snap in the morning! Use Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray to liven up dry curls and re-scrunch and diffuse for extended curls day after day ( after day!)
After caring for your curly hair, there is always one more thing you can do that benefits your curls but feels oh so good! Scalp Massage! Because a scalp massage is so relaxing, it is not always realized that it is also extremely beneficial to your curl care. ALL growth starts at the scalp and scalp massage increases the blood flow encouraging new growth and restoration to inflammed scalps. Use our Rizos Curls Pink Scalp Brush on dry hair with your favorite natural oil to relax, unwind and let those curls GROW with the flow!