You don’t have to behave… but your curls will.
Say yes to more beautiful, bouncy, frizz-free and perfectly predictable curls with this simple 6 step process designed by professional hairdressers.
Healthy hair starts at the scalp!
Your curls (and scalp) need healthy doses of vital, nourishing nutrients. The right amino acids, oils, and botanical extracts will help hydrate, enhance curl retention and elasticity, control frizz, and enhance hair health.
While it’s often recommended to use no-poo shampoos or avoid shampoos in general, it’s more important to avoid certain moisture stripping ingredients like certain alcohols, harsh sulfates, and petroleum based ingredients.
Heavy build up, oily scalp, or need a full detox? Start with the clarifying cleanser, Urgent Repair Shampoo, to start off your Perfect Curl System with a clean slate or if you wait for long periods of time (10+ days) in between your cleanses.
Meet Your New BFF: A Restorative Conditioner
Quality is queen here… as properly hydrated curls are softer, more manageable, and shine brilliantly. A moisture rich restorative conditioner helps detangle, conquer frizz, and add manageability while improving moisture and strength.
Work conditioner through in sections and use your wide tooth comb or a detangling brush to detangle curls and evenly distribute. Rinse with cool water to start sealing the cuticle.
We can’t say it loud enough… friction is the enemy!
We can’t say it loud enough... friction is the enemy! The rough fabric of a normal bath towel ruffles the cuticle creating a frizzy nightmare. Use a microfiber towel to gently blot and scrunch (never rub!) to pull excess water from the hair. This is a game changer! The tiny, gentle fibers of a microfiber towel keep the cuticle layer of your hair smooth to prevent frizz.
Leave-In, Oil, then Styler
Two of the most common mistakes during the curly styling process are: (1) Not using enough product and (2) not layering products in the correct order to ensure ingredients work properly.
Follow this simple 3 step product layering method to ensure your products perform as promised!
Styling Pro Tips:
Aftering applying your prep and style products, use your microfiber towel to scrunch your style into place. This helps clump curls and waves together to create a lasting style you won’t need to redo the next day.
Remember… more scrunching = more volume and accentuated patterns.
Learn the art of air drying
Rehydrate and Revitalize
While it may seem counterintuitive… refreshing curls with water is actually dehydrating and will break up and dilute product from previous days.
The award winning Perfect Curl Activator spray is an aloe-based upgrade to revitalize curls, combat unwanted odors, and enhance your curls without the frizz.
We recommend cleansing twice per week and revitalizing Perfect Curl Activator day 2, 3, and 4 curls with Perfect Curl Activator (instead of water) to refresh, rehydrate, and combat unwanted odors.
Work your Curl’n Enhancing Conditioner through your hair with the wide tooth comb (in shower) for enhanced slippage and even product distribution.
The unique twists and turns force the cuticle layer of your hair to open, making it difficult for natural oils to travel down the hair to moisturize and protect the entire strand. Curly hair can often seem “dull” as light gets trapped in the curl pattern and refuses to reflect. Layering products in the right order (Leave-In, Oil or Shine Mist, then your Styler) will help seal in moisture and prevent frizz.
Your regular cotton towel is rough in texture and causes friction that frazzles up the cuticle layer of the hair leading to damage, static build-up, and frizz. Using an anti-static microfiber towel to gently blot (not rub) the hair dry helps keep the cuticle soft and smooth (and speed up dry time!) which results in less frizz and less static flyaways.
Curly hair can be complex as each individual strand has its own unique curl pattern. This is why Curl’n products feature our unique curl enhancing enzymes to improve the curl structure providing you a more unified curl pattern.
Similar to curly hair, Light can get “trapped” within coils. The natural curl pattern absorbs light rather than reflects it and the tighter your curl, the duller it will look. Using moisturizing and shine enhancing products like Illuminate Shine Mist will help create a smoother cuticle layer for light reflection and softness.