If you’re looking for a curly hair routine that will transform your hair game, then you need to follow our easy four-step guide. From wavy hair to coily patterns, we have all the tips and products you will need to begin your journey towards a new curl regime.
Step 1: Shampoo
When cleansing your hair it is important to use a formula that is specifically created for curly hair types. Using a sulphate-free shampoo is a must to help maintain natural hair oil and retain the natural bounce and shine of your curls.
Focus on massaging the shampoo onto your scalp to stimulate hair growth and rinse with lukewarm water. Our top pick is Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Moisturising Shampoo, which contains an oil and butter blend for smooth frizz-free hair.
You should only be washing your hair 2-3 times a week to ensure a stronger curl pattern and less dryness. In between washes, we recommend wearing our chic DAHLIA shower cap to protect your hair while in the shower.
Step 2: Condition
While your hair is soaking wet, generously apply a sulphate-free conditioner – the more you use the better, at least a palmful or more for longer hair. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair if necessary. Leave your conditioner for 1-2 minutes, or longer for extra hydration, then rinse out.
Moisture means everything for your curly mane as it helps to stop breakage, protect against frizz and keep tangles at bay. Like shampoo, it is important to use the right one. We recommend Bumble and Bumble’s Curl 3-in-1 Conditioner for the ultimate hydration.
Step 3: Styling
Styling is the aspect of your curly hair routine that will lead you to have your best curls versus a frizzy finish. Whether you're using a styling gel, leave-in conditioner or curl activator, you’ll want to apply evenly on still-wet hair from the roots all the way to your tips. It is important to scrunch your hair towards your roots to boost your natural curls.
Again, apply generously and make sure your product of choice is sulfate-free. Our favourite is Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Defining Cream which is formulated with HydraSculpt Blend that will keep your hair defined and allow your curls to still move with ease.
Step 4: Drying
Heat can be particularly damaging to curly hair, so we suggest letting it dry naturally. In place of your regular bath towel, which tends to rough up your curl pattern, we recommend upgrading to a microfibre towel.
Our RIVA Hair Towel Wrap is a must-have in your routine. They are created from a luxurious yet lightweight microfibre that will quickly dry your hair while minimising frizz. Our fashion-forward turbans are generously sized and have an easy button closure – so don’t worry even the biggest of curls will fit. After drying, give your tresses a scrunch-through with your hands to add volume and bounce. The result? Your best curls yet.