All About Curls Hair Collection Routine

 

Hi loves!

Calling all my curly girls!  This post is definitely one you want to keep reading if you have curly hair.

Zotos Professional came out with an entire line dedicated to us curly girls, and I’m totally here for it!  I know, exciting right?

I absolutely love their products for helping to fix hair damage that I’ve had.   You can also check out which product I’ve used the most and keep re-purchasing here.

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The All About Curls collection is free of Sulfates, Silicones, and Parabens.  Exactly what we do NOT want for our curls.

There are 8 products total in this collection.  Two cleansers, 2 conditioners, and 4 styling products.

 

All About Curls Collection Products

  1. No-Lather Cleanser
  2. Lo-Lather Cleanser
  3. Daily Cream Conditioner
  4. Divine Treatment
  5. High Definition Gel
  6. Soft Definition Gel
  7. Bouncy Cream
  8. Boosting Foam

 

 

My All About Curls Wash & Style Routine

I start out applying the Divine Treatment to dry hair.  I do this so that the hair follicle isn’t fighting for space with water.  This allows the hair treatment to really get absorbed into the hair and work its magic.

After letting the hair mask sit in my hair, I then rinse and follow with the Lo-Lather Cleanser.  Having some lather is just so satisfying to me and makes me feel like it’s really working.  My hair feels so soft after!

Conditioner with curly hair is a MUST!  The just use a “dime size” amount also doesn’t exist regarding curls lol.  More like a handful or two!  The Daily Cream Conditioner makes detangling in the shower so easy, and leaves my hair feeling amazing.

 

 

 

Curly Hair Style Routine

Styling my natural curly hair has never been more effortless.

I like to mix the Bouncy Cream & Styling Foam to give my hair a great balance of volume and definition.  I seal the deal with the Soft Definition gel.  It gives it the perfect amount of hold without being stiff, and it puts the end to any frizz.

 

 

 

Not only does each product perform beautifully, they all smell amazing too!

You can grab some for yourself from Sally Beauty!

Have you tried the All About Curl collection yet?  Let me know in a comment!

Thanks for reading!

 

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The Perfect Wash and Go for Multi-Textured Natural Hair in 5 Steps

 

 

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve spent countless hours watching youtube videos, reading blog posts, and searching hashtags on Instagram to find the solution to your biggest natural hair struggle — having multiple textures (and porosities) of hair, and finding products that actually work without breaking the bank.

After nearly two months of testing, I’m beyond thrilled to report that there is a solution — and not only is it fully customizable, but it’s affordable too!

Enter: the Zotos Professional All About Curls collection.

 

 

 

Earlier this year, Zotos Professional released a comprehensive line of curly girl-friendly products designed to perform across a variety of natural hair types. And while I don’t subscribe to the curly girl method, I’m always game for products that will define my curls, minimize frizz, and give me great hair for multiple days.

The All About Curls collection consists of eight products, with endless options for combinations. The steps and recommendations I’m going to share in this blog post are geared toward type 3 and 4 naturals with medium to low porosity hair — since that’s me in a nutshell. Of the eight products in the collection, I’ll be focusing on five: the Lo Lather Cleanser, Divine Treatment, Daily Cream Conditioner, Bouncy Cream, and High Definition Gel.

 

 

 

Ready to see how I transform my hair from a super frizzy mess to super fresh curls? Keep reading below! You can also follow along with the video, to see each All About Curls product in action.

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Cleanse

If you’ve been a reader/social media friend of mine for any length of time (or followed along with the Natural Hair 101 series), then you know that a clean hair and scalp is essential to any successful natural hair style — especially the wash and go.

That’s why I’m so glad that the All About Curls collection didn’t stop with just the No Lather Cleanser. It’s clear that Zotos Professional understands the need for a balanced approach to hair and scalp care — and the Lo-Lather Cleanser doe not disappoint at all. It’s great at removing buildup, not at all harsh, and even has some slip — making it the perfect addition to a wash day where you may need more than a co-wash, but not quite the power of a clarifying shampoo. The Lo-Lather Cleanser left my hair shiny, soft, smooth, and started the de-frizzing process, which is all a win in my book — and the ideal solution for low porosity hair.

 

 

 

Step 2: Deep Condition

Along every step of my wash day process, I utilize warm water, as I find that it works better on my low porosity hair. After rinsing the Lo-Lather Cleanser, I reach for the Divine Treatment and apply it generously from root to end. With a conditioning cap or under my steamer, I let the Divine Treatment penetrate my strands with gentle heat for at least 20 minutes.

The Divine Treatment has its name for a reason, and whew — it certainly lives up to it! Great slip, soaks easily into my strands, and leaves my hair feeling ah-MAY-zing upon rinsing. But the best part? How my curls looked after I rinse.

Every time I use the Divine Treatment, my curls look like I’ve just done a bentonite clay mask — super defined, shiny, and with SIGNIFICANTLY reduced frizz. The Divine Treatment sets the perfect foundation for the wash and go that renders me speechless and eternally grateful for its curl-poppin’ powers.

 

Step 3: Apply Leave-In

Without giving my hair time to dry out, I generously apply the Daily Cream Conditioner to my hair and work it into the strands with warm water. Once my hair is sectioned, twisted, and clipped, it’s time to style.

That’s right — I use the Daily Cream Conditioner as my leave-in!

Yep, you can totally leave this in your hair — which is amazing because the All About Curls collection doesn’t currently contain a dedicated leave-in. It’s thick (but not too thick). Creamy. Velvety. Super moisturizing. It contains ultra-nourishing ingredients like coconut, shea, sweet almond, marula, and honey — giving parched hair a much-needed moisture punch.

As a leave-in, it plays beautifully with the other styling products in the All About Curls collection — no flakes, no weird globs, no funny stuff. The Daily Cream Conditioner is A-1 for keeping hair hydrated well after wash day, and helps to ensure that these curls POP for days on end without needing a refresher. 🙌🏽

 

 

 

Step 4: Style

Here’s where the fun begins. There are tons of methods that can be used to maximize curl definition — shingling, rake and shake, the Denman, and more. My approach is a combination of the rake and shake, and using my favorite detangling and styling tool — the Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush.

For definition that lasts, I combine the Bouncy Cream and the High Definition Gel in sections like this:

  1. Take down one section and detangle with the Felicia Leatherwood Detangler brush.
  2. Apply a quarter-sized amount of Bouncy Cream to the entire section, finger-combing it through from root to end,
  3. Split the section in to smaller sections, clipping away the extra hair. On the smaller section, apply a generous amount of High Definition Gel from root to end, and use the Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush to distribute the gel and create ultra-defined curls.
  4. After using the brush, take your fingers to rake and shake the curls into clumps.
  5. Drop that section, and repeat for the remaining smaller sections — using extra care to not disturb the curls after they’ve been defined.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 until each section is complete.

 

Step 5: The Finishing Touches

Once your curls are defined, it’s time for them to set. You can choose to air dry, use a diffuser, or sit under a hooded dryer. I find the most long-lasting results with minimal frizz are delivered with a hooded dryer — especially for low porosity hair. I sit under the dryer until my curls are about 85-90% dry, then use a blow dryer for roots and under layers that the hooded dryer can’t get to easily.

At this point, my hair is always super shiny, defined, and of course, shrunken. If you prefer to let your curls naturally expand over the next few days, you can stop here.

But if you’re like me and want hair that’s got volume, definition, and still lasts several days, you can follow my steps for breaking a gel cast andelongating curls.

And just like that, we’re done! Enjoy your fresh, poppin’ curls, courtesy of All About Curls!