Simple routine with 4 products for curly & wavy hair

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If you’re looking to make the best out of your natural curls and waves, simplicity works. I know that a lot of people don’t even give their curls a chance, once they get overwhelmed by the information overdose regarding The Curly Girl Method. I understand.

But for now, forget about all the rules and intricate techniques. Just try this simple four product routine, I urge you. It’s not rocket science to tame and define those natural waves or ringlets! Here’s a four product routine to prove that.

My sister Jasmin’s before and after this routine. I applied gel to wet hair and a bit more after drying it with the turban.

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My sister Annika’s before and after using the 4 product routine mentioned in this post. I applied gel after drying the hair with the turban.

Simple four product routine for naturally curly or wavy hair

I washed and styled my hair using the methods and products of this post. I also tested this routine on two of my sisters, who have wavy hair (and who normally don’t treat their hair like this). The results are amazing, as you can see. It really doesn’t take that much more for the curls and waves to appear. You might be surprised!

4 products for naturally curly hair:
*Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Replenishing Shampoo
*Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Replenishing Conditioner
*Briogeo Curl Charisma Gel
*Aquis Rapid Dry Turban

+ a satin *Invisibbole sprunchie for style and night

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1.Wash with Be Gentle Be Kind Apple Replenishing Shampoo
This shampoo is gentle, yet cleans well without drying out the curls. Really massage your scalp and rinse out the shampoo.

If your scalp feels oily or your hair has some product leftover, shampoo twice. Double shampooing might be good technique for anyone who struggles with scalp problems. I swear it’s not too much, especially with this shampoo.

 

2.Condition with Be Gentle Be Kind Apple Replenishing Conditioner
Be Gentle Be Kind conditioner is ideal for different hair types, because it offers a good slip to the hair, smooths down any tangles and is very lightweight. Work the conditioner in the lengths of your hair and untangle any knots so that your hair feels sleek. Rinse out the conditioner.

If your hair is very dry, you can rinse out the conditioner lazily, leaving a bit of conditioner on the hair.

 

3.Dry your hair using Aquis rapid dry turban
After shower, scrunch out excess water from your hair. Then dry your hair using Aquis rapid dry turban. Using this special towel really makes a difference, because it absorbs water from the hair faster than a regular towel, it’s more gentle on the hair, gives the hair more shine and helps define those curls! I know it all sounds too good to be true, but Aquis turbans are actually awesome. I have raved about them multiple times here. Ever since I started using these towels on my hair, it has become shinier and healthier. I’m never going back to regular towels.

How to dry your hair to bring out the curls: Scrunch out water from your hair with the narrow side of the turban. It’s all about squeezing and scrunching, no rubbing. Then gather your hair in one pile on the wider side of the turban and wrap it up to let your hair dry inside the turban for 10-30 minutes.

4.Scrunch in gel to either wet or towel dried hair
The best styling product for waves and curls is a gel. Briogeo’s Curl Charisma gel is a trusted product, which I’ve used for years. I’m pretty sure this is my fifth tube already. The gel is easy to use, because it’s so lightweight yet it offers a nice, soft hold. I love that, because I like my hair to feel like there’s not really product in it.

If you notice your curls forming better when they’re more wet, you might want to try adding the gel to wet hair, instead of towel dried hair (so before wrapping up your hair in the turban). If the curls are fine towel dried, then add the gel then. My waves seem to like it more that I add a bit of gel to quite wet hair. And then after drying my hair in the turban I add a bit more. That’s how I did my hair for the photos in this post.

How to add gel for curls:
To add the gel, flip your hair upside down and to the side, and scrunch in the gel. You can also carefully slide your hands on the hair to get it evenly on the hair. And then, either let air dry or diffuse. Once your hair is dry and the gel is dry, you can just fluff up your hair and break out the curls a bit, whatever your preference.

 

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+ Satin sprunchies for style & night

I’m not the best at hairdos, but I love styling my hair with beautiful scrunchies. A soft fabric is the most gentle for your hair. So at the same time, you can preserve your curls and look fabulous! I love Invisibobble’s satin sprunchies.

*Sprunchie Slim Ballerina Ribbon
This has to be the prettiest sprunchie I own. It comes with a detachable ribbon.
*Sprunchie Slim True Golden
Black & golden satin sprunchie set. I really like these for half updos.
*Sprunchie Swim With Mi Simply The Zest
This cute sprunchie is made from swimwear material. It dries quickly making it ideal for swimming/wet hair.


For night, I recommend tying your hair in a high loose ponytail to save the curls!


Briogeo + naturally curly or wavy hair = perfect match

I’m very happy that I got to do this post with Briogeo. Every once in a while I try different products, but I always go back to this brand. Briogeo uses a lot of natural ingredients (90-100% depending on the product) and the products are gentle and moisturizing on the hair. My hair feels luxurious after using these, like I had just used professional hair care products. Briogeo is also cruelty free and vegan.

Be Gentle Be Kind Replenishing products are awesome, because they work for different types of curly hair. They look like delicious green smoothies and actually do have a lot of fruit extracts in them. The line also includes *Moisture Superfood Mask, which I like to use every once in a while to pamper my hair. The products have a fruity scent, that is not too strong for my (sensitive) nose.

My sisters also liked the products. Jasmin was amazed how little conditioner was needed even for long dry hair.

Basically all the products work with the curly girl method, since they don’t contain sulfates or silicones. So they are an easy option for anyone with curly or wavy hair. The shampoos wash the hair well, without harsh sulfates. With the conditioners, you don’t miss the silicones, because these make the hair feel wonderfully sleek. I know that washing your hair can feel like such a task, especially if your hair is long, but these help by really smoothing any tangles and making the hair soft.

A few of my other Briogeo favorites

Briogeo has a big selection, so there is something for everyone.

*Be Gentle Be Kind Aloe + Oat Milk Soothing fragrance-free
Fragrance-free line! I’ve tested these a few times and compared to this post’s products, these are lighter.
*Scalp Revival Micro Exfoliating Shampoo
I deep cleanse my scalp with that about once a month. The fresh clean feel it leaves on my scalp is super satisfying.
*Don’t Despair Repair Treatment Oil
Sometimes I scrunch and fluff up my curls with a bit of this oil in my fingers. Oils are tricky for fine hair, but this actually seems lightweight enough to work. I used a drop of this for Jasmin’s hair also.

I might have said this before, but I think natural waves and curls are so beautiful. Yes they’re unpredictable and they don’t look like they’ve been made with a curling iron, but that’s the point! I love how soft and bouncy my waves feel. I like how they represent my personality. And best of all, ever since I started to take care of my hair, my hair became so much healthier and longer.

ALL ABOUT THE GLOW: 3 picks from Vita Liberata

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Let’s talk about glowy skin.

To me, glowy skin is healthy, hydrated and radiant. A good glow makes it look like I just had a nice mini vacation, slept like a baby for ten hours and enjoyed a healthy yet delicious brunch in the morning. You know; happy, healthy skin.

And if that’s the kind of glow you’re after, Vita Liberata has just the products.

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Glowy skin with Vita Liberata

Ever since trying Vita Liberata’s products, I’ve enjoyed a natural looking tan whenever I feel like it. Which is, most of the time. Why not, since it’s so easy and I love the glow it gives me? I like having a bit of summery color on my skin in winter (and obviously in summer I rock a total beach babe look).

The thing that makes Vita Liberata’s products so good, is the fact that they are formulated with hydrating, mostly natural ingredients. The products are also fragrance-free and vegan.

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Vita Liberata Fabulous self tanning mist

My new self tan favorite is the Fabulous self tanning mist. You can use it on your whole body, but I like to use it for my face, neck and décolleté. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes if I’m feeling super lazy, that’s the only area I tan.

Since it’s a water-based spray, I love to mix it with my toner or serum. One spritz is enough for me to use a few times per week, but you can build up the color by using it daily or using more product.

I apply it on my face and neck with my hands or the tanning mitt. If you’re not quite used to self tanners, I would recommend spritzing the product to the mist first and then apply to the skin.

vita liberata fabulous self tanning mist review

Just like the Invisi mousse, this product is clear and dries quickly to your skin, making it feel as if no product was ever applied there. However, the next morning, after a shower, my skin feels super soft and moisturized. The fabulous self tanning mist contains awesome ingredients such as aloe vera leaf juice, coffee seed extract and hyaluronic acid.

You’re probably starting to understand why I think Vita Liberata has the best self tanners.

Shop:
*Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Mist

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Customize your foundation for a glowy finish

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you might have seen me customize my foundation. One of the best products to do that is Vita Liberata’s beauty blur. If you’re looking for more hydration, glow and a lighter consistency – you should try mixing beauty blur to your foundation.

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Wearing Vita Liberata beauty blur (Latte Light) mixed with my foundation.

Vita Liberata beauty blur

Beauty blur is super versatile. It can be used as a primer, you can mix it with your foundation or use it as a subtle highlight. It’s also moisturizing, which is exactly what my skin needs in winter.

On no makeup days I like to wear it just on its own. It has some tint so it evens out the skin tone and gives a beautiful glow. But I really love it together with my foundations. I make it so that my foundation has either half or one third of beauty blur mixed with it. It depends of the foundation. If I have a matte foundation, I can mix half. If it’s more of a glowy foundation, one third is enough.

Using a glow product all over the face might sound crazy, but it actually looks quite natural. Having an overall glow to the face makes your skin radiant, like it’s glowing from within.

There are 3 shades available. There’s also the Sunless Glow version, which has self tan in it.

Shop:
*Vita Liberata beauty blur

glowy skin with vita liberata luminosity highlighters

Vita Liberata blur luminosity highlighters – Rose & Gold

Once I have my tan on and my radiant base done, I like to finish off my look with a highlighter.

If you have any texture or skin issues, you probably know that highlighters can be tricky. But that’s where cream products come in. Vita Liberata’s luminosity highlighter comes in two pretty colors – rose and gold. I would safely recommend these highlighters to all skin types, because they apply smoothly on the skin and don’t enhance skin texture.

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Swatches of the Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighters Rose & Gold.

The cream highlighters are packed with moisturizing ingredients such as squalane and shea butter. They reflect light beautifully and the colors are pretty and nuanced. The cream comes out of the tube quite white, but once you start blending the gorgeous color unfolds.

I usually apply these on the cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow. They also work on the lids for a quick look and they look beautiful on the body as well. I have a feeling I will be using the gold highlighter on my body a lot in summer.

Shop:
*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Rose
*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Gold

All in all I’m so excited about these products and the glow they give me. Have you tried them yet?

 

Shop the products:
*Vita Liberata products  (oletkaunis.fi)

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