A good balance between moisture and nutrition is the basis for a healthy bunch of curls.
Before you start with the care, it is important that you ensure a good moisture balance. Think of your curls as a rolling paper – once it’s full, it doesn’t absorb anything anymore. Therefore, always scrunch the moisture in your curls well before you start applying the product. Scrunch until you hear a “soap” sound. Then do the same when applying the Moisturizer, Curl Crème and Curl Definer: scrunch while you hear that sound, this gives your curls the chance to absorb moisture and nourishment.
Instructions Clarifying Shampoo
Instructions Curl Cream
Instructions Curl Definer
Divide the cleanser over several points on your wet scalp.
Massage the cleanser into your scalp so that you stimulate blood circulation, loosen sebum particles and loosen the dirt on your scalp well. So only wash your scalp.
While rinsing, hold the head back and rinse with water. While rinsing, the cleanser distributes itself over the rest of the hair, so they are also cleaned. When you rub a shampoo directly into the hair, you affect the hair.
Repeat if necessary
Whether you wash your hair 1 or 2 times depends on how long ago you last washed your hair and whether your hair feels rough after one wash. If your hair feels rough, this is a sign that your hair is clean.
Instructions Curl Crème
Preferably wash your hair with the Cleanser and apply Moisturiser to your curls.
2. Apply Curl Cream:
Apply the Curl Cream to damp hair. Always start at the ends of the hair and slowly work your way up to the scalp. Do not apply too much product to the scalp.
Apply the cream carefully into your hair by scrunching well.
Then comb/brush your hair thoroughly. You can do this with your fingers, with our special curl comb or Sawa brush. Scrunch your curls one more time.
An added bonus of our Curl Cream is that you don’t need to rinse it out! Use a hydrophilic cloth or an old washed-up T-shirt to gently pat your curls dry.
Finish your routine with the Curl Definer for even more definition, volume and hold.
Air dry your hair or use a diffuser for extra volume. Do not touch your hair until it is completely dry. During the drying process, the product fixes itself around your curls, this process should not be disturbed by touching. If your hair is dry but your curls still seem wet or too defined: shake them loose from your scalp. Put your hands in your hair, lean forward and shake. Have you used the Curl Definer? In that case a cast may have formed. This hard layer around your curls can be scrunched out when desired. For best results, watch our styling video for your curl type. Do not touch your hair until it is completely dry. While drying, the product fixes itself around your curls, you should not disturb this process by touching it. When your hair is dry but your curls still seem wet or too defined: shake them loose from your scalp. Put your hands in your hair, bend over and shake. Have you used the Curl Definer? Then a ‘cast’ may have formed. You can scrunch out this hard layer around your curls when you wish. For the best results: watch our styling video for your curl type.
Instructions Curl Definer
Use the Curl Definer after the Moisturiser and Curl Cream. This is the last product in your routine.
Apply the definer to the roots of your hair and distribute it well. Spread the residue on your hands over the rest of your hair and the ends. Some curlies like to dilute the definer with water before applying it. Test what you like.
If you don’t dilute it, you can create a cast. You will get hard looking gel curls. Don’t worry, you can just scrunch these out after your curls are completely dry.
Instructions Clarifying Shampoo
Are your curls consistently not looking well, on or after a wash day? Then it’s probably time for a final wash.
- Apply the Clarifying Shampoo to the scalp and massage it carefully into the hair. Make sure all your curls are thoroughly cleaned.
- Rinse the shampoo and repeat if necessary. Clean hair is feeling rough.
- Always wash your hair with our mild Cleanser after using the Clarifying Shampoo. Then nourish and care for your curls with the Moisturizer. This ensures recovery of the PH value balance which is really necessary. Afterwards, close your routine with the Curl Cream and/or Curl Definer.
Wash your hair with the Cleanser.
2. Applt Moisturizer
For fine and/or slightly damaged hair: apply the Moisturizer directly to clean, damp hair by using a moisturizing brush by scrunching (kneading). Work from the ends to the roots, avoiding the scalp. Rinse out the Moisturizer completely or partially, depending on how dry/damaged your curls are. The healthier the curls, the more you rinse out the Moisturizer.
For frizzy and damaged hair: apply the Moisturizer directly to your damp curls (not too damp otherwise you will lose product). Work from the ends to the roots, avoiding the scalp. Scrunch (knead) the product well into your curls. Let your curls absorb the product well and do not rinse the Moisturizer. You use the product as a leave-in conditioner. not rinse the Moisturizer. You use the product as a leave-in conditioner. You use the product as a leave-in conditioner.
For extra soft, defined and shiny curls, now apply the Curl Crème. For more definition, volume and hold, finish the routine with the Curl Definer. For more definition, volume and hold, finish the routine with the Curl Definer.
Air dry your hair or use a diffuser for extra volume. Do not touch your hair until it is completely dry. During the drying process, the product fixes itself around your curls, this process should not be disturbed by touching. If your hair is dry but your curls still seem wet or too defined: shake them loose from your scalp. Put your hands in your hair, lean forward and shake. Have you used the Curl Definer? In that case a cast may have formed. This hard layer around your curls can be scrunched out when desired. For best results, watch our styling video for your curl type.
Drying your curls
Dry with a diffuser
Press your curls up and place them in the diffuser head down or to the side. Cold/lukewarm setting, slow drying is best for curls. Air drying is also an option. Place clamps for volume on top if necessary.
You pop when you don’t want to diffuse or if you don’t have the time. Wash your hair in the evening, take care of it and then go to bed with a cotton t-shirt around your head. This is especially recommended if you have a full head of curls.
DON’T TOUCH YOUR CURLS DURING DRYING! Doing so will disrupt the process and fixation. During the fixation, the product encapsulates itself around your curls and reduces fluff.
If you notice that a section is drying up a bit fluffy during the drying process, apply some self-made product to the curl with the nebulizer. Smells delicious too! You can only touch your hair when your curls are completely dry.
For some extra volume, insert the afro comb at the roots of your hair and flip your curls up slightly. You use this to separate the bundles and create extra air at the roots.
Greasy or limp hair
If your hair feels greasy or limp, too much product has been used. If the hair is still fluffy, then too little Moisturizer has been used. Remember: LESS IS MORE! Experiment from there.
If you have styled your hair a lot, don’t forget that curls need a recovery period. This will take at least 2 to 3 months, but keep using the curl products. These products care and restore. Do not style in between, otherwise the process will start again.
Our advice is to also go to a CC1-certified curler. Good cutting is the basis for a beautiful curls! Not every hairdresser is a trained curler with an understanding of curls. Cutting curls is a profession in its own right! Looking for a good curling hairdresser? Find a CC1-certified hairdresser near you.