Because wavy hair care requires specific techniques and just the right products, I’m sharing with you why Arrojo is my hair care brand of choice!
My hairstylist first introduced me to Arrojo hair products several years ago.
Needless to say, I’ve always loved how my hair looks after she applies Arrojo products and styles my wavy hair.
However, I thought that it would be way too expensive for me to buy these products and use them on the regular.
Thankfully, once I saw their super reasonable prices, I was hooked!
How Do I Take Care Of My Curly Wavy Hair?
I was born with a lot of very wavy curly hair and my Mom used to love styling it in ringlets!
But as I grew into a teenager, I would blow dry it in the Farrah Fawcett style.
Then, in the ‘perms are popular’ years, I’d get really curly perms.
After that, in the 90’s, the go-to style (thanks Jennifer Aniston) was very straight hair.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE silky, straight hair but for me to get that look I have to use some major heat tools.
To be honest, I’ve taken my thick, coarse, naturally wavy hair for granted for way too long.
So now that I’m older and more mature (or at least I like to think I am!), I’m giving my natural hair type some extra grace by being more kind to it.
Because, really, if I don’t have my hair, I lose my identity.
That sounds so dramatic, but it’s true.
Admittedly, I’ve never been one to purchase salon hair products because most product lines are super expensive.
By the time my stylist is done coloring, highlighting, cutting, washing, and styling my hair and I take that dreaded slow-motion walk to the cash register, thinking in my head, ‘How am I going to explain this one to my husband?’, the last thing I want to pile onto that bill is an arsenal of pricey hair products.
I have tried out so many different drugstore brands in hopes that they would be capable of mending my broken hair and bringing back it’s luster.
But, lots of money later, I realized that investing in better, higher quality products are absolutely worth it!
Best Products to Enhance Naturally Wavy Hair
For my wavy hair care, my stylist recommended that I try out a few products from the Arrojo line.
I decided to spend a little extra money (and by the way, Arrojo products are very reasonably priced compared to other brands of salon products) to see if it makes a difference with my hair.
I purchased the Arrojo:
- Defrizz Serum
- Protective Thickening Lotion
- Cream Whip.
My stylist even gave me a wavy hair care ‘recipe’ detailing how to use my products in order to enhance it’s natural waves.
So, I left the salon with my arsenal and started my journey to beautiful, healthy wavy hair!
I was so impressed with my Arrojo products that I decided to contact Arrojo and ask them if they would be willing to send me more of their products!
The owner, Andrew Arrojo immediately responded and was more than happy to work with me.
He asked me for information on my hair type and issues I may be having with it.
Once he had this information, he sent me the products pictured below:
I received new bottles of Arrojo’s:
- Protective Thickening Lotion
- Healing Oil
- Cream Whip
- Defrizz Serum
And just so you know, I won’t review just any product.
I review products that I already know I love and that I want to pass on to you, my reader.
That’s just how I roll.
So you can be assured that I’m not trying to influence you to use something that I don’t truly think is worth the money.
Arrojo Defrizz Serum for Wavy Hair Care
The Defrizz Serum (Amazon) is “a soft, silky and calming no hold product that eliminates frizz, controls fly-aways, and eases excess volume.
Infused with a lavender pear fragrance blend.”
It can be used on wet hair as well as dry hair.
I use it after I towel dry my hair.
Just pour a little more than a quarter size amount (because my hair is thick and I have a lot of it) in my hand and rub my hands together.
I then apply it all throughout my wet hair.
The Cream Whip (Amazon) is a styling mousse that is used to hold your style.
It conditions and styles at the same time.
It has a very very light hold and helps to soften and calm hair so it will style more naturally.
It’s like a whipped cream consistency.
I apply this after I’ve applied the Defrizz Serum, before blow drying.
Distributing it throughout my hair, I use about the equivalent of 1/3 to 1/2 a cup.
The Cream Whip is “for anyone desiring weightless leave-in conditioning, moisture, and silky smooth strands.
Cream Whip makes hair easy to brush, comb, and style.
Enhances waves and soft movement without adding hold.
It’s great for priming hair for styling. Sulfate and sodium-chloride free.”
Arrojo Protective Thickening Lotion for Wavy Hair Care
The 3rd product in my arsenal is the Protective Thickening Lotion (Amazon).
This product is extremely important in that it prevents you from literally frying your hair when using heat tools, such as blow dryers, straight irons, curling irons, & wave irons.
You liberally spray this lotion over your entire head of hair.
This is used after applying the Defrizz Serum and the Cream Whip.
Once you spray on the Protective Thickening Lotion, you can comb through your hair with a wide toothed comb.
You can then blow dry your hair.
The Protective Thickening Lotion “is an effervescent spray that protects hair from heat-tool styling, harmful UV rays, and humidity.
With light styling hold, it is a foundation product that improves elasticity, prevents breakage, thickens hair strands, adds body, creates shine.”
After blow drying your hair and styling it, the Healing Oil (Amazon) is a spray oil that you apply to your hair to add that extra shine and luster.
According to Andrew Arrojo “We’ve found the application of it to be critical to its success.
We recommend you just mist it into the finished style and then don’t touch it too much.
Just let it do the work.
It just seems to magically add gloss, polish and shine, while lifting the whole style.
It should be misted into hair from at least 12 inches away.”
If you mist it too close or too much, it can get too greasy.
The Healing Oil “is the latest hero product from Arrojo. A restorative glossing spray filled with precious oils, it has no sulfates, parabens, or silicones – only goodness.
It’s great for nourishing damaged, hard-to-style hair, and speeds up blow drying time.
Designed to be versatile, it adds body and sultry texture to straighter strands, boosts shape and form of waves and curls.”
Arrojo Hydro Mist for Wavy Hair Care
I also have the Arrojo Hydro Mist (Amazon) and use it during those times that my hair is feeling extra dry and I need some extra hydration.
Using My Styling Products for Wavy Hair
I decided to test out my new arsenal of Arrojo products with my stylist.
I brought the products along with me for my much needed color, highlight, & cut.
My stylist took the below picture of how my hair looked before any cutting, coloring, highlighting, or adding of products was done.
As you can see, it was in desperate need of some TLC.
Arrojo products are my stylist’s main line of hair products in her salon.
They have products for all different hair types.
As you can see from the photo below, that is my ‘After’ picture. Colored, highlighted, cut, styled, and products applied.
Ahhhh, you just can’t beat a good hair salon day.
Can you see the shine and how much healthier my hair looks?
Trying the Products On My Own At Home
Since Maria is a stylist, I don’t think I could get close to styling my hair the way she can.
Although, she is always more than willing to give me a styling lesson.
So to prove that the Arrojo products are just as good at home as opposed to in the salon, I included some photos below of my hair after I styled it myself and after using my Arrojo arsenal.
I could have sprayed on a little bit more of the Arrojo Healing Oil to add more shine but I was trying to be conservative so that I didn’t over oil it.
Next time I’ll spray more.
Keep in mind that this ‘recipe’ of products is specifically for my hair type:
What Are The Best Hair Care Products For Curly Hair?
Arrojo has products for every type of hair and I am confident that they are just as good as the Arrojo products that I have used thus far.
For instance, I’ve used Arrojo’s Curl Enhancer (Amazon) on the days I want to really show off my natural curls.
As with the rest of the Arrojo products I’ve tried, the Curl Enhancer is a wonderful product.
One extra side note about all of the Arrojo products is how good they smell.
They all smell clean and fresh.
I can’t say enough great things about them.
If you’d like to try Arrojo for yourself, email Arrojo directly and they will be happy to tell you exactly what your hair type needs to look and feel amazing!
You can order products directly from Arrojo or use the Amazon links I included in this post.
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