My hair went from wavy to curly right about age 13. Since then I have been at war with my curls. Most of the time the frizz would be too bad or only half of my hair would be curly and I would be left tying my hair up to hide the mess. I was recently introduced to RI CI a line created especially for curly hair. I was skeptical, I have tried so many hair products and even if they work at first my hair ends up getting frizzy mid day or the curls break up and it looks messy.
The RI CI line created by Ricky Pennisi is built on the thought if your hair is truly saturated with moisture you will get the best curls. Now saturated usually makes me think of weighing my curls down, but RI CI has the perfect balance of moisture without weighing hair down or making it greasy. I start with the RI CI Shampoo and conditioner and I comb my hair out in the shower as I rinse the conditioner out. Once I have squeezed out the extra mositure I apple the Thirsty Styling gel and scrunch it up into my hair. I follow that with a few spritzes of the memory spray to lock in the curls. My final step is the velvet serum I just rub a bit in my hands then gently scrunch into my curls.
It might sound like a lot of steps but I can do it start to finish in about two minutes. Then I just let my hair dry. My curls have NEVER looked better. I have great curl from root to ends, no frizz and better yet they are locked in! I can tie my hair up in a hair tie and when I let it down my curls still look great. I generally like to straighten my hair whenever I go out for the evening. With RI CI I love the way my curls look so much I am actually choosing to go with my natural curls over heat styling on nights out. Love how great my hair looks and that it looks great enough I don’t feel the need to damage it with heat styling.
RI CI Curls
Successful salon owner and stylist Ricky Pennisi, the founder of RI CI products, has specialized in curly hair since 1995. Ricky recognized the need to develop cutting techniques and products uniquely designed for his curly-haired clients. Knowing that the challenges presented by curly hair is unique to each client, Ricky set out to develop a product line with the ability to achieve beautiful curls each and every time while keeping the range of products simple and easy to understand. Ricky developed formulations utilizing the best available ingredients and testing the products on his most challenging curly-haired clientele.
Women with curls often have a love/hate relationship with their hair. Curls are beautiful and striking, but sometimes women don’t know how to manage them. This is where RICI Curl Products come in. Not only do these products hydrate curls and tame frizz, but they can also help you achieve your best curl. These products will have your curls moisturized, shiny, and frizz-free in no time.
RI CI Splash Shampoo $20-$30
Splash is a moisturizing shampoo that will cleanse your hair without drying it out. Massage a small amount through your roots. While rinsing, work the shampoo through the ends. When used with Drench Conditioner, it will create a fully nourished and manageable curl.
RI CI Drench Conditioner $25-$37.50
Drench is a versatile conditioner with multiple uses for in and out of the shower. As well as an everyday conditioner it can be used as a leave in and when added to water in a spray bottle it is a curl refresher. Drench is your first line of defense against dry, frizzy hair.
RI CI Thirsty Styling Gel $15-$25
Thirsty is designed to seal the cuticle, control frizz, define and/or enhance curls. Section your hair into three sections. Evenly apply the gel in a downward motion, using your fingers as combs, and smooth and separate the hair into ribbon-like sections. Thirsty is the foundation of our styling products.
RI CI Memory Setting Spray $15-25
Memory Setting Spray is perfect for locking in curl while holding your style in place and blocking out frizz. It can be used on wet or dry hair and always used when diffusing. Memory Settung Spray is the only spray that your curls will need to stay defined and in control.
RI CI Velvet Serum $15
Velvet Smooth Serum helps define curls while reducing frizz, producing soft curls with remarkable shine.
Directions: Use Velvet Smooth Serum as the final step in styling.
Buy RI CI products individually or as a set at http://www.ricicurls.com
Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review for the site. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.