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.

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using these links, I make a small commission which allows Primp And Prime Beauty to keep bringing you content.  I really appreciate if you do, but if you don’t, that’s fine too 🙂  Read here for full disclosure.  All opinions are 100% my own!

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!

 

Keep Up Your Curls This Summer

 

Attention all curly girls. You’re in luck because we’re sending some lucky Influensters the All About Curls VoxBox! For those of you who have very curly and sometimes hard to manage hair, this VoxBox by Zotos Professional has everything you need. Here’s a sneak peek of what it comes inside the box:

You can say goodbye to frizz with the All About Curls No-Lather Cleanser. You don’t need suds to feel this clean! Thanks to this cleanser, your curls will look healthy, hydrated, and strong!

Your curls will be so easy to comb through after using the All About Curls Daily Cream Conditioner. It detangles, de-frizzes, and re-hydrates your hair so you can style it easily once you get out of the shower.

The secret to ultra-defined curls may be this All About Curls High Definition Gel. But don’t worry—it can be our little secret! This gel won’t make your hair feel hard and crunchy, it just holds your curls and locks in the moisture so that your locks can look fresh all day long.

Still feeling frizzy? The All About Curls Bouncy Cream is going to help you manage those hard to hold down hairs while also making them super soft and bouncy… just like the name says!

If you’re a curly girl with some tips on having luscious locks through the summer heat, share them with your fellow curly-haired friends!

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.

 

Are You Ready for a Discount?

 

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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 Beauty.com 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.

 

 

STEP 1: LOSE THE LATHER

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.

 

Tips:

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.

 

 

STEP 2: KEEP CURLS IN MINT CONDITION

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.

 

Tips:

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.

 

 

STEP 3: DO IT CURLY STYLE

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.

 

Tips:

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.

 

 

STEP 4: DRY YOUR BEST

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.

 

Tips:

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.

 

 

STEP 5: IT’S SCRUNCH TIME!

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.

 

Tip:

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 sallybeauty.com to find a location near you.

 

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