All About Curls Worked On Our Different Hair Types

When Zotos Professional approached NaturallyCurly to tell our community about their new All About Curls collection, I was very excited. Getting a new set of styling products for curly hair is one of my all-time favorite things!

I was elated to receive the entire All About Curls collection and very surprised by the variety of products:

However, I felt that this collection was going to be different, and that prompted me to think outside the box with today’s review.



Of course, I wanted to try the products myself, but I also wanted a different perspective on this new collection. That’s why I connected with one of my favorite curly hair influencers Crystal Callazo, better known as @style_dose, to get her take on the new All About Curls collection.



In this exclusive interview, you’ll learn about Crystal, her regimen, and her thoughts on the All About Curls collection. You’ll also get a special in-store and online offer from Zotos Professional, the creators of your soon-to-be-favorite curly collection All About Curls. Keep reading for details!


Hi, Crystal! Will you please tell the NaturallyCurly community a little about yourself?

I’m Crystal known as style_dose on Instagram, where I share all my tips and thoughts on naturally curly hair. Creating social media content is something I enjoy doing during my free time. During the day, I’m a full-time Stylist for Century21 Department Stores.

I’m a very creative person and love having an outlet to express my creativity, which is why I love blogging…and of course to help all my awesome followers who are struggling with embracing their natural curls!

I recently entered the 30s bracket this past May, so I’m currently out here just trying to live life, gaining as much knowledge as I can and learning from all my experiences, while enjoying it all!



What’s your curl pattern? Can you share the details of your curl texture?

I have a looser spiral curl pattern. Some people may identify it as a cross between 3a and 3b hair.

Depending on what styler I use, I can have a tighter spiral curl or elongated loose curls. My hair is not thick but more on the finer side. I do tend to have high porosity hair, which is probably because my hair is often color treated.



Tell us about your styling routine.

I prefer to use gels for styling. After washing and deep conditioning, I like to split my hair into two parts, apply a leave-in conditioner, and then comb it through to make sure the product is evenly distributed. I then flip my head upside down and apply my styler using the scrunching technique. Finally, I let my hair air dry.



We’re very excited to hear your thoughts about the new All About Curls collection from Zotos Professional. Tell us which item in the new All About Curls collection did you like best and why?

I loved the All About Curls Divine Treatment! Being blonde can dry out your hair, so deep conditioners are a vital part in my hair routine. It helps add moisture to your hair, and All About Curls Divine Treatment did just that!…it gave my hair the perfect dose of moisture.



Will you be adding any of the All About Curls products to your Holy Grail collection?

I could totally see the All About Curls Divine Treatment and the High Definition Gel working their way into my collection!


That’s great to hear! I’m curious about your Type 3 curly hair journey? Have you always embraced your curly hair?

I have not always embraced my curly hair, it’s maybe been a little over 5 years that I finally and truly started embracing it. I used to hate wearing my hair curly, I’d straighten every chance I got. Especially for anything important like holidays, any special occasion, dates, and even interviews. I didn’t have the knowledge to style my curly hair that I do today, and that makes all the difference!



Your curls are amazing! What tricks or tips have you figured out to make them look so healthy and lustrous?

To keep my hair healthy, I deep condition at least twice a week, consistently! As for styling tips, I learned that applying your styling products onto your hair while it is soaking wet will give you the best results. You’ll have more defined and less frizzy curls!


Thanks for chatting with us today. Before we go, what words of curl wisdom do you have for new curlistas?

You have to keep in mind that it won’t happen overnight. Patience and consistency are key!

Also, you’ll have a lot of trial and error. What works for one curly girl may not work for you. Do not be discouraged, instead experiment with different products and techniques to find out what works best for you! In the end, the results make it all worth it!


Style Dose is so cool! I really enjoyed learning about her journey, and am glad that she liked the new All About Curls collection from Zotos Professional.


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What About Type 4 Curls?

Oops! I almost forgot to tell you: I too liked the collection! If you’ve been keeping up with me @gerilynhayes on Instagram, you know that I keep my hair in protective styles every quarter of the year. But there’s always a brief period when I wear my hair in its natural Type 4c coily state.

Only a few weeks ago, I needed to take down my faux locs. Typically, I use clarifying shampoos post-takedown, but I wanted to try something a little different so, I used the All About Curls No Lather Cleanser while unraveling and unbraiding the extensions. I loved the scent, and its body lotion-like consistency that made me feel like I was treating my hair strands to a super nourishing experience. Once I removed all the extensions, I washed the cleanser our my natural hair and conditioned with the Daily Cream Conditioner.

After patting my curls dry with a microfiber towel, I touched them to see if they were soft or felt crunchy. I was surprised that not only were they super soft, but they were also incredibly defined! Seeing that definition just from the cleanser and conditioner alone got me thinking: I wonder what the gel will do? Although I had to get my hair wet again, I wanted to see what would happen.

Just like Style Dose mentioned in her words of wisdom, my soaking wet curls popped as I used my fingers to evenly distribute the All About Curls Soft Definition Gel from the ends of my hair to the roots. I loved that I used about a quarter-sized amount. My coils were actually shining (and, no, I didn’t have to use hair oil)!



United We Curl!

Overall, I like that this collection worked from my coils and for Crystal’s curls. I think it’s collections like these that really can give curlies of all patterns and textures the bounce, shine, and moisture we’re looking for. I definitely have the Soft Definition Gel in my Holy Grail collection and am looking forward to my new protective style takedown routine using the cleanser and conditioner.

Don’t just take my word for it. Try it for yourself!


🥳 Here’s a $2-off coupon code for you to use when you go to Sally Beauty stores or click over to Sally today: enter 555209 at checkout! 💁‍♀️


You’ll love the brand new All About Curls collection from Zotos Professional! The full collection has something for everyone, including:

I can’t wait to hear what you all think about this incredible collection that curlies everywhere will be raving about.

As ever, stay curly!

This post is sponsored by Zotos Professional.

What a Curl Wants

Curly hair needs special care—and the typical wash-rinse-dry technique just won’t cut it. For the curls of your dreams, it’s time to rethink your routine! Check out our step-by-step guide for tips on keeping curls in tip-top shape.




Sorry to burst your bubble, but traditional foaming shampoos contain sulfates that can leave curls dry and frizzy, and silicones that can weigh curls down.


Make a clean break from suds with All About Curls No-Lather Cleanser, or just go light on the lather with Lo-Lather Cleanser. They’re free from curl no-no’s like SLS/SLES sulfates, silicones and parabens.



Work those fingertips to really exfoliate the scalp and loosen dirt and oils.

Alternate between No-Lather and Lo-Lather Cleansers to eliminate any potential for build-up and get extra-bouncy curls.

Go a day or two between washes and simply refresh your curls without cleansing.




Curls thrive on moisture—and the curlier the hair, the longer it takes for natural oils to travel down each strand. So don’t skimp on the conditioner! Apply All About Curls Daily Cream Conditioner generously, and use fingers or a wide-tooth comb to detangle.


Next, you’re going to revolutionize the way you rinse with the Squish & Squeeze method. As you start to rinse, cup your hands and collect the water and conditioner coming out of your hair. Rest your curls in the water/conditioner mix, and squish and squeeze to seal in moisture and define curls. Repeat until your hair is no longer dripping.



Girls with tighter curls may need to add extra conditioner and water.

Try leaving a little conditioner in the hair to lock in extra moisture.

Give curls extra TLC by deep conditioning at least once a week with Divine Treatment.




After washing and conditioning, simply give hair a little squeeze to remove excess water, then apply All About Curls styling products on soaking wet hair. This works because curls are in their optimal state—defined and full of moisture—when they’re wet. Applying curl-specific styling products to wet hair helps close the cuticle to eliminate frizz and add lasting definition.



If you prefer, you can even apply our styling products in the shower.

For the best curl definition, apply gel by gliding along the surface of the hair to avoid breaking up curl clumps.




Do a little experimenting to discover the best drying method for your hair, whether it’s using a diffuser (set to cool for best results) or simply air drying (takes a bit longer, but it’s worth it). Sometimes, a combination works best: try air drying about 70% of the way, then flip hair upside down and diffuse for more voluminous curls.



Before drying, gently squeeze out extra moisture with a microfiber towel or old cotton t-shirt, as regular towels can be harsh on curls.

Go hands-free when using a diffuser: just aim and let the tool do the work.




When using styling products, especially gels like our Soft Definition Gel and High Definition Gel, scrunching your hair is key to leave curls looking as soft and loose as possible. As mentioned above, apply the gel on wet hair. Then, once hair is totally dry, use your hands to scrunch curls from tips to roots with a light, slow motion—too much pressure can cause frizz.



If you’re using multiple styling products, add gel last.


Take the time to treat your curls right, and they’ll reward you by looking bouncy, healthy, and luscious. With these techniques and All About Curls by your side, you’ve got everything you need to do your curls proud!

Zotos Introduces All About Curls

Ready to unleash your curl power? Then you’re ready for some exciting news! We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of Zotos Professional’s newest brand: All About Curls, created for naturally curly hair regardless of texture or tone.

Before we created our first curl-centric collection, we had to get into the minds of curly-haired girls. We understand that they’re part of a proud sisterhood that wants to flaunt—not flatten—their curls. So we designedAll About Curls products to give them everything they need to curl with confidence.


Infused with natural oils and extracts, the All About Curls line delivers nourished, defined, and de-frizzed curls without the silicones, parabens, and SLS/SLES sulfates* found in most traditional haircare products.


All About Curls is also all about teaching you a new way to wash. Typical foaming shampoos are taboo for curly locks, as they can result in dryness and frizz. That’s why the star of our new collection is a No-Lather Cleanser, which gently cleanses and hydrates—sans suds.


The All About Curls cleansing and conditioning routine is rounded out with three additional products:

Lo-Lather Cleanser– Gently cleanses and hydrates with a mild lather

Daily Cream Conditioner– Provides essential moisture for curls that are easy to detangle

Divine Treatment– Delivers intense moisture to extra thirsty curls


We also created four phenomenal styling formulas to give you plenty of versatility in creating the perfect finish for your curls:

Soft Definition Gel– Provides soft, crunchless hold for defined curls

High Definition Gel– Provides strong, crunchless hold for ultra-defined curls Boosting Foam– Provides light definition for full, voluminous curls

Bouncy Cream– A rich moisturizing styling cream for touchably soft, springy curls


So join the celebration and embrace those extraordinary strands with professional hair care designed to unite all in their quest for the ideal curl. All About Curls is available at Sally Beauty stores nationwide; visit to find a location near you.


*SLS/SLES sulfates = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate


Sarah Scoop AGEbeautiful Hair Color Product review

As you grow older, you’ll notice that your hair starts to go through five stages of aging. It loses its volume, color, moisture, shine and gets wiry, making your hair harder to manage. This is why AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color should be your go-to product. It should be your go-to product as it fights all of the five signs of aging. What makes this product so special? AGEbeautiful formula contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein, and a uniquely patented conditioner that helps restore and replenish your hair to its natural beauty. Your hair will look and feel years younger! The formula will absorb quickly and efficiently, giving you a fresh and beautiful color. Say goodbye to those pesky grays! After applying the product, your hair will feel silky smooth and shine like never before. Follow these hashtags for updates! #CollectiveBias #MyAgeBeautiful Sally’s has a wide variety of products available, including several colors of AGEbeautiful hair color. Whether you’re looking to keep it safe or go bold, AGEbeatiful has got you covered. These gorgeous colors range from Dark Blue, Light Intense Red, Darkest Plum Brown, to Neutrals and Blondes. Take a look at their extensive line of colors here.
I love going to Sally’s because the employee’s go above and beyond for their customers. As a non-professional hair colorist, I felt completely comfortable after speaking to the one of their employees, Pat, who showed me everything that I needed.
Here is what you are going to need to achieve that gorgeous, younger looking hair:
  • Any AGEbeatiful hair color of your choice (you should go a shade lighter the first time you’re covering up gray hair)
  • Creme Developer (usually it’s 20 volume)
  • Latex gloves
  • A dye brush
  • A few old towels to cover up your clothing.
  • A mixing bowl
  • After color sealer

Just follow these easy steps and your hair will be looking shinier and healthier than ever!

In this post, we used the color 4R-Dark Red Brown in permanent liqui-creme. Always remember to do a patch test when dying your hair to make sure that you’re not allergic to the product.  Step 1: Put on a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. Step 2: Mix in the hair color with the developer (the ratio is 1:1 for permanent hair color/2 fluid ounces and 60 ml of color.)

Step 3: Apply the product to dry hair.
Step 4:Leave the dye in your hair for 30 minutes (45 minutes for 50 percent or more gray hair.)

Step 5: Rinse your hair thoroughly and apply shampoo and conditioner (we used after-color sealer). Step 6: Dry your hair and marvel at your new luscious locks!

Take a look at these Before/After shots to see Pamela’s new look!

The proof is in the photos. AgeBeautiful haircare products REALLY DO fight the five stages of aging hair. The dye leaves your hair feeling and looking far healthier. Plus, the color covers up gray hairs easily. What are you waiting for? Head to Sally Beauty now and dye your hair with AGEBeautiful hair products. Everyone will be asking you what professional salon you went to. It just looks that good!

Sarah Scoop is a lifestyle blog. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

The Nutritionist Reviews Confession: I Had Grey Hair in my 20’s

I have a secret that I’ve been keeping from you. You see, I have a decent amount of grey hairs that are easily hidden when my hair is worn down. That is why you will rarely see photos of me with my hair up because the grey hair will show. I have decided to ignore it for a few years and finally decided to give dying my hair a try. I have had some grey hair for most of my 20’s and of course, it was only getting worse.

Starting at about age 25, I noticed myself growing more and more grey hair. I had noticed a couple here and there a couple of years before, that could easily be pulled out, but since age 25, I noticed more. Since they were so easily hidden by wearing my hair down, I decided not to do anything about it for awhile. My beauty routine is so simple AKA lazy. I didn’t want to have to regularly dye my hair due to time constraints and liking my natural hair color.

I only dyed my hair a couple of times in the past. It was back when I was about 15 and 16 years old. I went a little darker once and a little more red the other time. Overall, I love my brunette hair and don’t want to change much about it.

I just turned 29 years old and a few of the grey hairs are growing on top now and are not 100% hidden when my hair is down so I decided to give dying my hair a try. Plus, a few people have commented on me having more grey hair which honestly did not bother me much and more of made me think that they were rude. Would you tell someone if you noticed that they gained 5 pounds? Of course not!

I am a busy mom that doesn’t often take much time for myself in terms of beauty. I prioritize my kids, my marriage, working on the blog and social media, taking care of my home and exercise. All of these things keep me very busy where I don’t have much extra time or desire to do beauty treatments.

I heard good things about the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color from Sally Beauty and decided to give that a try. As we age, our hair shows 5 signs of aging including lacking color, volume, manageability, moisture and shine. AGEbeautiful is the first haircolor that helps with all 5 signs of aging in your hair. It contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a conditioning technology to replenish your hair.

I picked up some AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color in 6G- light golden brown. I took my mom in the store with me and she helped me pick the color that was most similar to my current color as I didn’t want to change the color much. I was surprised to see that my hair would be considered “light” as my hair is pretty dark but I love how it turned out.

I chose the permanent liqui-creme which you purchase with a developer- the volume 20 was right for my hair. Both together were just under $10 which is affordable. I mixed them together in a bowl with a color brush, gloves and wore a shirt that I didn’t mind getting dirty. You apply the color with the brush and wash out 30 minutes later.

It did a great job of covering my grey hair and gave a gorgeous slightly darker color than I previously had. I do feel more confidence having the grey hair gone but I never minded it all that much before. I will see how long it takes for the grey hair to grow back and see if I want to continue to dye it. I hope that I can wait at least a couple of months before doing it again but we will see. I would recommend this product. I am happy with the results and it was affordable and easy to use.

Learn more about AGEbeautiful hair color.

The Nutritionist Reviews is a nutrition and lifestyle. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

5 Eyeliners and a Gloss Refresh Your Hair While Helping It Fight The 5 Signs of Aging


I’ve always been pretty good about upkeeping my hair: I don’t wash it daily, I use good quality products to keep it as healthy as possible and I color it every 2-3 months to refresh the color with a hair dye that is not harsh. But as diligent as I have been with my hair, I didn’t realize that I might not be helping it age – yes, out hair ages a lot more than we might think!

As we age, our hair experiences 5 signs of aging: it loses volume, manageability, color, moisture and shine. Already many of us suffer with thinner hair, I know mine isn’t super voluminous to begin with and to think that I will lose even more as I age, is a little worrisome.

That’s why this time when it was time to refresh my hair color I decided to go a different route, and use a hair color that will help me replenish all those things our hair loses as it ages, Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color.

Help Hair Fight the 5 Signs of Aging When Coloring Your Hair

AGEbeautiful anti-aging haircolor is the first haircolor developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in your clients’ hair. AGEbeautiful contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the essential components that are lost with aging. The unique formula penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly to deliver beautiful, rich color. Hair feels instantly fuller, silkier and radiates with shine.

Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color can be found at Sally Beauty,

What you will need:

  • Go to your local Sally Beauty store and go to the AGEbeautiful color section and pick the shade that is right for you. I picked out shade 4RM DARK RED MAHOGANY BROWN.
  • Once you pick your shade, purchase your developer. 99% of the time 20 volume is the correct developer but I picked up the one that the Sally Beauty associate suggested would work best for my color.
  • Decide how you want to apply – in an applicator bottle or a bowl and brush and purchase those items. I am using the liquid-crème so I decided a bowl was the way to go. Don’t forget the brush and gloves!

How to:

  • Mix color and developer. Mixing ratio for most of the shades is 1 to 1; meaning for every ounce of color you need an ounce of developer. The color comes in a 2oz tube; the developer a 4oz tube so I will only be pouring 1/2 of the developer and the full tube of color.
  • Do a patch test to make sure you are not allergic.
  • Apply to dry hair with brush, make sure you apply gloves. After the mix is in the hair make sure to wipe off any color that might be on your skin, you will want to do this right away.
  • Leave hair color in hair for suggested amount of time: 30 minutes for me

After application, rinse hair well, shampoo and condition as usual. And with that, we have a fresh new hair color that has also helped fortify my hair against those signs of aging.

I really like this color, I just love that hint of red!

Again, for reference, it’s shade 4RM DARK RED MAHOGANY BROWN, and a perfect color to take me through the rest of the holiday season.

In the overall scheme of life I am still pretty young and might not yet have to worry about my hair aging, but I have always been super proactive about caring for my skin and hair. Since I color my hair every few months anyway, why not use a hair color that will help me prevent those signs of aging?

The 5 Eyeliners and a Gloss a is a lifestyle, motherhood and fashion blog. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

The Pretty Plus 5 Self Care Tips – Thrive in Your 30s

I feel like my 29th year on earth has been one big intro to life in my 30’s. Somehow the universe has decided, “Hey, let’s throw every cliche at her, make it memorable, and make sure she is geared up for what 30 is about to bring. I have never been one to care about age- it truly is just a number to me, but recently I began to FEEL 30. And that is just overwhelming to me!

Some things life has thrown at me to boost me into 30 mode:

  • Having a baby
  • Dealing with PAYING for said baby (NICU costs a lot, guys.)
  • Becoming unbelievably emotional
  • Having aches and pains in my body from normal activities
  • Experiencing a “restructure” of friendships- both loss and gain!
  • Seeing more and more gray hair

The struggle is real over here, and as we get closer and closer to January and my 30th birthday, I am looking for more ways to take care of myself better. I don’t want to find ways to HIDE the aging, but more find ways to age more gracefully and peacefully. I want to share my 5 self care tips for thriving in your thirties, so I have partnered up with AGEbeautiful and Sally Beauty to share these fun tips!




Life runs so much more smoothly if you have a plan. Whether you want to be like me and keep a detailed, running list of tasks, or if you want to take a more minimalist approach- that is your choice! Find something that works for you! If you want to become more organized, but don’t have a clue, you can always start with making a list of 3 tasks you want to complete for the day.

Here’s the key: STAY organized. Complete your tasks. Being organized works well with actually following through. You will have more time in your day, spend less time straining to think of all the things you should or could be doing, and crossing things off lists seriously releases endorphins and makes you want to remain productive as well.


This one can be hard. It’s human nature to want to hold on to things- usually for longer than you should keep hold of them. If there are things in your house collecting dust, creating madness, not evoking joy, then let go of them!

You know what else this works well for? PEOPLE. It’s a little harder to cut those ties, but if there are people holding you back, creating madness, and that just don’t fit into your life anymore- let them go! It’s the most pure, helpful form of self care you can imagine. You’re in your 30’s now! Only keep what is most important in your life, including people.


I harp on having a solid budget all the time, but for good reason. My budget plan has helped my husband and me TREMENDOUSLY over the last year and a half. We have payed off over $20,000 in consumer debt (credit cards, medical bills, IRS ridiculousness, you name it!) We have a long way to go, but having a set budget and sticking to it gives us goals to work toward together and helps us to not have those “money arguments” a lot of couple fall into the trap of having.

You can check out my budget sheet here to get an idea of what you can do for your own family’s finances. (There is a free spreadsheet you can download!)


Healthy routines are so important, but can be rough to stick to. I think it’s because people usually bite off more than they can chew at first, so be sure to ease into routine! If you swap a healthy meal once per day for your take out, cut your portion size down, and start with 10-15 minutes of light exercise per day, you will be on your way to a healthier routine in no time!

If nothing else, be sure to get into the habit of drinking lots of water and adding in nutrient dense foods to your diet! Improving your habits one by one will lead to making healthier choices in the long run. You’ve got this! Do it for your own health, not for anyone else.


I’m not saying you need to head to the spa weekly or monthly (but if you can, that would be nice!) I am just saying to take 10 minutes and paint your nails, take 5 minutes and wear a face mask, or set an hour aside to cover those pesky gray hairs you’re really down and out about! I mean, just check out the gray coverage below with my before and after photos! It really can be uplifting to make just a little change to your appearance.

Generally, as we age, our hair shows 5 major signs of aging. You can experience loss of volume, manageability, color, moisture and shine. AGEbeautiful anti-aging haircolor is the first haircolor developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in your hair. After I use it, I REALLY do notice a significant difference in these areas, especially moisture and shine! You can check out my tutorial below to see how simple it is to use! (AKA Don’t be intimidated by it not coming in a box!)

STEP 1: Go to Sally Beauty to purchase your AGEbeautiful haircolor. If you don’t know which color matches you, the biggest tip is to go a shade lighter than you think your hair is. The people working there can always help match you as well. You’ll need to get either a bottle (for liquid) or a mixing bowl and brush (for liquid-creme, which is what I got.)

STEP 2: Mix with equal parts color and developer. The developer comes in 4 oz and the color is 2 oz. If you have long hair, buy 2 of the color tubes. Measure out the developer, then add in the color and mix it up!

STEP 3: Start with a patch test, then once you have determined your hair doesn’t react poorly, apply to your full head of hair evenly. You can apply conditioner or Vaseline around your hairline (on your skin) to create a barrier and prevent staining!

STEP 4: Follow directions on the bottle for how long your should leave on to develop your color, rinse, then style your hair as usual. You can then take time to admire that your hair is no longer showing signs of aging and is a rich, beautiful color!

Here’s the thing about all these self care items: do only what you want and do it at your leisure. Don’t feel pressure to do things just because they are suggested. It can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it- just make sure you prioritize yourself! If you choose to start with covering those pesky grays, or just switching up your color, head over to Sally Beauty Supply and grab some AGEbeautiful! You’ll love it!

Let me know your biggest self care hack in the comments!

The Pretty Plus a is a lifestyle blog. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

CharlotteBellaFab How to Keep Your Hair Looking Fabulous All The Time with AGEbeautiful

Today we are talking about hair! Yes, one of my most requested topics. I love everything related to hair care. Since I was a little girl, I remember I used to buy temporary hair color. When I was 10 years old I also thought I would be a hairdresser because I was always intrigued by the different techniques and tools that a hairstylist used. Even though I’m not a hairdresser I still have that love for hair, so that’s mostly why I talk about hair care all the time.

You guys know that I’ve been doing my own hair for years and enjoy the process of changing hairstyles, etc. But lately, I’ve been more focused on how to make it look voluminous, shiny, and healthy. Why? To make it grow! My dream is to have super long dark hair (Hair commercial type of hair lol). That’s why I’ve been taking care of my hair for the last 2 years as if it’s my baby. The process has been trial and error and to be honest I’ve found that the more complicated expensive practices and products aren’t always the most effective. On the other hand, the easiest different things I practice from time to time have helped me maximize my hair to achieve beautiful hair every day.

Today I’m sharing with you things that I do to keep my hair looking beautiful every day. These are simple realistic practices that maximize the look and feel of my hair. Hope these are helpful to you too. Let the list begin!


1. Use a Silk pillow case!

I’ve talk about this before and will continue to recommend it because it’s fantastic for your skin and hair. Silk pillow cases cause less hair breakage and prevents dry skin/hair because it allows your skin and hair to retain moisture.


2. Sleep with a High Bun!

I used to sleep with my hair down and would end up having tangles. When you do a high bun you sleep more comfortable and avoid tangles. Also when I have straight hair and sleep in a high bun I wake up with the most beautiful effortless hair waves! This is simple but effective, try it and let me know!


3. Use the Right Hair Color For You!

Your hair color will play a huge role when it comes to the look and feel of your hair. When you stay closer to the natural color of your hair you maximize the look of your hair. I realized that after having blue, pink, red, violet and blonde hair. I’m naturally a brunette and that’s why I like to have brown or black hair not only because my hair looks healthier also because it’s more favorable with my complexion. I love using this Zotos Professional AGEbeautifulLiqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black because has great coverage and makes my hair fuller and thicker. The color is the perfect shade because it blends naturally with my hair.


At Home Hair Color – Step by Step

Note:It’s Important to do a patch test before you use the product.

First, I put on my gloves, a little bit of cream to prevent stains in my face and also wear a shirt that I don’t use anymore just in case some of the dye gets on me. In a bowl, I add the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Liqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black with the 20 volume developer, and then I mix everything with a brush.

Note:I used 2 boxes of hair color because I have a lot of hair. I only use 1 developer 4 oz. bottle. I recommend you read the instructions to see what works better for your hair.

I apply the hair color from the roots and make sure everything is covered. Then I wait for 30 – 45 minutes, after that I rinse the color and apply shampoo and conditioner. I love the product because it makes my hair super shiny and silky.

The Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Hair Color contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the components that are lost with aging and it works amazing, leaving my hair super soft and manageable. It’s quality hair color that you can use at home. With time, our hair loses color, volume, manageability, moisture and gloss and this hair color helps to bring those to life maximizing the look of our hair. That’s why I recommend it! I like how easy it is to use, and how accessible it is, I bought mine at Sally Beauty.

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4. Washing your hair: Less is more!

I used to wash my hair 5-6 days per week and since I stopped, my hair not only looks healthier, but it also grew faster! I like to use dry shampoo to extend the hair and I also wear a lot of hats and hair accessories to avoid washing my hair often. Believe me it works.


5. Plan your hairstyles!

To have beautiful hair every day I try to plan my hairstyles for the week. If I’m staying at home Saturday and Sunday I won’t style it. I style my hair Sunday night to have pretty fresh hair Monday and Tuesday. Then for Wednesday and Thursday, I use Dry shampoo and for Friday I wear a beret or do a braided hairstyle. It’s a simple way to look presentable and have pretty hair every day of the week without having to wash it.


6. Styling it! (Avoid flat irons)

I don’t use a flat iron (I do use curling irons) and that has made a huge difference in the growth of my hair. I’m not saying that all the hair flat irons are bad, but my experience hasn’t been the best. I used one flat iron for years that damaged my hair so much that I had to cut my hair. Since that, I avoid flat irons and only use them when is really necessary (literally 1-2 times per year).


7. Cut it only when it is needed!

I only cut my hair 2 times per year. I know that may sound extreme but I just don’t see the necessity of cutting it every month! I pay attention to the look and feel of my hair and that’s when I cut it. That’s why my hair grows so fast!

Xo, Char


Charlottebellafab a is an entertainment and lifestyle blog based out of Rhode Island. You can follow her blog here.

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Mama Bear Bliss At-Home Hair Makeover with AGEbeautiful

Since high school, I’ve suffered from terribly damaged, thin, brittle, dehydrated, and dull hair.

In the past, I’ve settled for boxed hair dye that only accelerated the damage already done. My hair felt like straw and it quite literally looked like all the life was sucked out of it. I was desperate. I thought keeping my hair a lighter color would cover up the years worth of damage, but the bleach only made it worse. This was my hair just three days ago. Still dry, brittle, and breaking.

I recently had a conversation with my mom telling her I needed to accept that I would never have healthy hair again. It may seem like a silly thing to be upset about, but it has been one of my biggest insecurities since the ripe age of fifteen.


I’ve always loved getting my hair done. Having new hair makes me feel like a whole new person. I feel more confident, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Unfortunately, it often required expensive, prolonged salon visits and an unhappy wallet. However, it doesn’t have to be expensive, difficult, nor time-consuming. You can get a hair makeover in the comfort of your own home (and get your healthy locks back again)!

At-Home Hair Makeover with AGEbeautiful

During this busy season of motherhood, I’ve found that easy and convenient trumps difficult and time-consuming. As a mama, I know how difficult it can be to step away from your kids to spend a few hours at a salon. I recently found Zotos Professional AGEbeautfiulAnti-Aging hair color at Sally Beautyand absolutely LOVE the end result!

Replenishing my hair has been one of my biggest goals for years. Not only does our hair experience 5 signs of aging as time passes, but it also needs essential components that are lost with aging. I’m no expert, but with my efforts in constantly experimenting with my hair, I’ve figured out a color system that truly restores my hair. I’m not kidding – every strand feels softer and healthier. My hair feels instantly fuller, silkier, and radiates with shine – something I never thought was possible!

Throughout the years, our hair loses volume, manageability, moisture, shine and the major one – color. This is why finding a hair coloring system to replenish these essential aging signs is so important to me. I want to care for myself, my mind, my body, and my hair, in the best way possible.


AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color is the first hair color developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in our hair. If you haven’t experienced these signs yet, there are ways you can avoid them altogether.

I can’t get over how healthy my hair looks immediately after coloring it!

This system is a powerful, yet gentle patented conditioning technology that contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein to bring life back to your hair. It contains essential components that our hair loses with aging, and quite frankly needsto keep our hair healthy and thriving.

When looking for a change-up in my hair color, I new I wanted to go darker. This unique formula absorbs quickly and penetrates its components deeply to deliver beautiful, rich color.


Sally Beauty has professional, permanent liquid or liquid creme hair color. They carry a variety of colors, from blonde to dark brunette, to fun colors like red, blue, and purple tones. Find a Sally Beauty retailer near you and ask an associate to help you find the color you are looking for.

AGEbeautiful can be used by applying with a bowl and brush or applicator bottle. The liquid can ONLY be applied with the applicator bottle; the liquid-crème can be applied with either the bottle and/or bowl and brush (because it is thicker). It’s a personal preference.

I used the liquid crème in 4N and really love the color! The 4N is a dark brown color. I do have to say, the color turns out darker than anticipated. The tips of my hair (as seen above) were fairly blonde and the color turned out a very dark brown. I absolutely love it, but I suggest keeping this in mind when figuring out which color you want for your hair.

I found in the past that using the liquid was just too runny for me, so this liquid crème is a great consistency. It applies smooth, easy, and gives incredible coverage!

You’ll want to purchase a liquid/liquid crème color (I used color 4N) and a developer. 99% of the time, 20 volume is the correct developer. Make sure to grab a bowl, mixing brush, applicator bottle, and don’t forget gloves! You do not want to be mixing and applying hair color without gloves, it will leave residue on your skin that can be difficult to remove. If desired, you can also pick up a leave-in conditioner that’s color-safe for washing afterwards.


Prepare your station. You’ll want to put on an old t-shirt, invest in a cape, or place a towel around your shoulders and clip the ends together to ensure no hair color gets on your clothes. Next, set your bowl and brush (or applicator bottle) on the counter. Clip 3/4 of your hair up and slip your gloves on. Apply conditioner or Vasoline to your forehead and tops of your ears to prevent color staining.


Mix the hair color and developer together. Measure the developer first, then add the color. Mixing ratio for most shades is 1 to 1. This means for every ounce of color, you’ll need an ounce of developer. AGEbeautiful color comes in a 2 ounce tube and the developer is a 4 ounce tube. If you have long and/or thick hair, consider purchasing two tubes of the hair color. Again, don’t forget your gloves!


Consider doing a patch test before coloring to ensure you are not allergic. Pour 2 ounces of the developer into applicator bottle or bowl (approximately ½ of the developer provided). Pour the entire 2 ounce tube of color into the same applicator bottle or bowl as you did the developer. Mix well.

Part your hair into sections. Apply color entirely to each section until you’ve completed your whole head. I used a clip and just pulled out a new section when I was finished with the previous one. Then, I just re-clipped the remaining hair back up until I needed to color a new section.


Once you have colored every section, let the hair color sit for 30 minutes for a regular application. Another option is letting it sit for 45 minutes for 50% or more gray hair. This ensures optimal coverage.

AGEbeautiful Color does not need to be shampooed out after processing. Simply rinse, towel dry, then apply conditioner.

That’s it! You’re done! 

I could not be happier with my hair after using AGEbeautiful. I’ve colored my hair more times than I can count and I can honestly say there is life in my hair again! It’s silky smooth, a beautiful color, and feels healthier than it’s ever been.

I will be recommending this to all of my family and friends! Thank you Zotos Professional and Sally Beauty for equally making me feel like a brand new woman!

If you have any questions about my at-home hair makeover, please reach out to me via the comment section or on social media. I am more than happy giving you tips from my experience so you can achieve the same silky smooth hair!

Mama Bear Bliss a is an entertainment and lifestyle blog based out of Wisconsin. You can follow her blog here.