Keep Your Curls Cute With Curl Keeper

This collaboration has been compensated by Curl Keeper. All opinions in this post are mine alone.

One of my favorite topics of discussion for RisasRizos is about products because let’s face it… most of us are product junkies. There are tons of hair care lines out there that promise to keep our curls healthy and beautiful. I love coming across new products that turn into my new favorites because I’m confident that when I share the news with you all, you’ll love them too! So ladies and gentlemen, say hello to some of my new faves!



I’ve been testing some of these products out and I’m actually pleasantly surprised. I was fortunate enough to test out the Curl Keeper Slip 30 Second Detangler, the Curl Keeper Leave-In Conditioner, and the Curl Keeper Gel – (yes, you heard me… gel!). I’ve been loving the results so much that I had to show you my step by step styling routine so you know exactly how these products worked on my hair! Today I am working on clean hair.

CURL KEEPER - 01ed-First Day Clean Curls-


 First up: Curl Keeper Slip!

This 30 Second Detangler comes in an 8oz spray bottle and makes loosening hair knots a breeze! It’s actually conditioning so it leaves my curls silky smooth. I was actually intrigued to notice that on this bottle (and the others) it’s clearly labeled what the pH balance was and while I know personally about the importance of pH balance with hair, it never occurred to me how helpful it would be to find it on the products themselves. Curl Keeper Slip has a pH balance of 3.5-4 which gives it the strength to adjust the actual pH balance of your hair making it stronger and shinier than before. I am so surprised at how powerful and fast this spray detangles my hair while being extremely light on my curls.



After washing my hair, I’d spray the Curl Keeper Slip on my wet curls and leave it in for about 30 seconds and begin detangling, starting from the bottom and working my way up. While the instructions say to use it on wet hair, I have used it to detangle my curls the morning after a late wash and I’ve gotten the same great results.

Next: Curl Keeper Leave-In Conditioner!

Y’all… this leave-in conditioner is legit! It’s so light weight that I was afraid I wasn’t using enough at first but it really does leave my curls incredible hydrated. I’ve tested it out alone as well as with the gel (which I will get to in a second) and I’ve loved the results both ways. This Curl Keeper Leave-In Conditioner softens rough and dry hair. I am extra generous to the dry patch of hair I have in the very back of my head and it’s been extremely effective in reducing frizz.




So after my curls have been detangled, I take about a dollop of the leave-in and apply it on my hair from the top of my head down to the bottom. I rake the product in my hair as evenly as possible, smoothing the leave-in down my hair strands to help flatten the cuticle. I use a little extra and gently massage the leave-in directly onto the hair that is usually prone to drying faster and then smooth it down my hair again to flatten the cuticle.

Finally: Curl Keeper Gel!

Most of you know, I’m not a big fan at all. The only gel I have probably ever sworn by has been my DIY Flaxseed Gel. While I love it, every now and then I wish I could just find a gel that gives me the same results. Curl Keeper Gel IS THAT GEL! So much like the leave-in conditioner, this gel is really light and I honestly thought right away it would be a bust and I would get no results. However, it was very easy to apply on my hair. Most gels feel stripping when I rake it in my curls but the Curl Keeper Gel glides smoothly. It has incredible hold without feeling crunchy or hard. It leaves my curls not only defined but also soft without any residue or flaking. I live here in New Orleans where there are high levels of humidity but this water based gel with glycerin keeps the frizz controlled




After applying the leave in, I took a small amount of the Curl Keeper Gel (for me small amount meant about the size of a silver dollar), rubbed it between my palms and raked it evenly on my hair. I started from roots to tips, smoothing the hair at the crown of my head to keep the flyaways down. Once evenly applied, I scrunched gently to encourage a curl pattern.

Once I have finished styling, I usually just let it air dry which can take anywhere from an hour to two hours. Sometimes I’ll work outside on my back porch to speed up the drying time. Another option is to wait until its about half way dry and take a micro fiber towel or cotton t-shirt and gently scrunch my hair to not only release any cast that was created but to also dry any areas of my hair that might still be wet. Once my curls are fully dried, I’ll scrunch a bit more to give the curls body and a bit more volume. I give a quick shake at the scalp and I’m set!





These are the results after using these Curl Keeper products. I love how defined it leaves my curls. My hair still has shine, lots of body and feels so smooth that I can’t really believe that I got all of this with products that are that light! Best of all, I could play with my hair all day long and my hands won’t feel sticky at all! I give this Curl Keeper Trio 5 stars.




(GIVEAWAY CLOSED!)) I’m really excited to be collaborating with Curl Keeper on a few surprises! If you attended Uptown Curls in New York City, you found yourself walking away with some Curl Keeper goodies. Don’t live in New York? Missed our event? Don’t worry! One lucky reader will have the chance to win their own set of Curl Keeper products! All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know why you want to win these products! That’s it! Winner will be announced next Friday, August 19th! Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States. Good Luck, Curlfriends!

Xoxo Un Besito,


Products Mentioned:

Curl Keeper Slip / Curl Keeper Leave In Conditioner / Curl Keeper Gel

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  1. This would be great for my Niece, she has tight curls, and she at the age she doesn’t know what to do with her hair. (always in a bun) she’ll be attending her 1st year of College this fall. I feel this product would help gave her more confidence with styling her hair.

  2. I would love to win these products. I live in Louisiana too and the humidity is a beast in this climate. I trust your judgement when you say they are really great and would love the opportunity to try them.

  3. Hola,

    I went to the UptownCurls NYC event and actually got to try the Curlkeeper styling cream we got in the bag. I haven’t been a fan of the products from Ouidad for a long time. However, the styling cream I’m in loveeeeee with. So I might be back on the Ouidad bandwagon. I would love to win the products to give them a test before purchasing.

    1. Hi Meliza! The Curl Keeper products are different from Ouidad. I hope that you enjoyed the Curl Keeper product from your Uptown Curls Swag bag! Hope you had as much fun as we did!

  4. This product looks amazing. its definitely something I need to try for my hair. I have very dry hair and fine it difficult to find product that keeps my hair hydrated.. Thanks for the review Rocio.

  5. I would love to win these products because my hair is always so tangled, anything to help me spend less time in the shower would be great. I own things for my dry hair but seems like my hair is still dry so itll be good to try this one out. As for the frizz control gel, im the queen of frizz. This will help at all times!

  6. I would love to win these products. I am transitioning to curly hair. The center of my head gives me a hard time. It’s very dry? Seeing your pictures show me this products are really good! You are one of my favorite curly girls!

  7. I would love to win these products. I’ve been wanting to try this line, but I try to control my product junkie urges and I’ve been sticking to drugstore products recently. I could use these to help fight the frizz here in New Orleans.

  8. I’d love to win these products I’ve tried alot products on me n my daughters hair which is similar to yours. This looks amazing. I’d love to win!!! Give me a chance to try it out. And I can purchase it for us. And let others know about this product. I love curls on me and my daughter but our hair never stays curly non frizzy all day. ♡♡♡♡thank you for the opportunity to win and sharing these products. Excited. 🙂

  9. I would like to win the Curl Keeper hair products. I live in Baton Rouge, LA, and the humidity is REAL!!


  10. I unfortunately decided to bleach my curls recently and ever since I have not been able to find products that help me create my old curls. 🙁 I have heard about the curl keeper but never realized that there was more to the line! I would love to see if this would work on my frazzled curls!

  11. I would love to win these products. I’ve finally become comfortable wearing my 3B curls after years of heat straightening on a weekly basis. However this North Texas (I’m in Fort Worth..) humidity hasn’t exactly been easy on me so I’d love to try a new product.

  12. I would love to win these products to give me hair something new. I believe my usual go to products are starting to become immune to my hair. Just not getting the same awesome results that I once was and I’m looking and open to trying something new.


  13. Hola…chica…saludos desde albuquerque nm….me gustaría ganar los productos para tratrlo, pienso q me va a mira q está bueno el producto..especialmente para resenrredar….mi cabello es rizado no tanto como el tuyo…pero tu cabello está hermoso….espero ese email dónde me dicen q gane…lol…

  14. I would love to win these products. I recently purchased the Curl Keeper Original and I’m in love.

    P. S. I love your rizos.

  15. I would love to try these products. Im always trying to find new products for my curly hair. I just had my son and never have time to do my hair but when I do fix it its always so frizzy. I guess from having it up all the time Mommy problems lol. So would love to try these to help fight my frizz. I love your videos

  16. I have been transitioning for the past 8 months and I would love to try these products. My hair is very dry and could use a product like curl keeper. Nevertheless, this product will make my hair shinier and give it the volume it needs.

    BTW, I love your results after your Devacut.

  17. I use the original Curl Keeper and it is the best for my hair. I have tried so many other products and this is the one I always go back to. Would love to try some of their other products.

  18. my sister just sent me to your site! she said we had to try your prouduts! we have dry natural tangled curls that poof when its not wet! I normally use some kind of leave in conditioner to keep my hair from frizzing up or becoming to fry and it only last a couple hours. is love to win this giveaway! this may solve our hair issues forever and will save so much timebecause we have kids and its really hard to maintainour hair through out the day.

  19. Hi Rocio! I’d love to win this curl keeper set because I have fine curly hair, just like you do. I struggle to find products that don’t weigh down my hair. From reading your review on these products it sounds perfect for my hair type. I’m also trying to fight this awful summer humidity that’s happening on the east coast right now.

  20. Because I need all the help I can get!!!!!! Starting my transition after years of neglect and heat abuse

  21. I would love to win because I have heard so many great reviews about curl keeper and I would love to try the products on my fine curly hair thank you for a great review

  22. Hi Rocio, I would love to win the Curl Keeper products because I love trying out new products. Also because your hair came out so nice using Curl Keeper! I was at the Uptown Curls event and had a great time. You guys are so beautiful, friendly and down to earth in person, just like your videos!!

  23. This product sounds fantastic, I need a product that will hold my curls in different climate situations. I travel a lot (all over Texas) and I would like a product that is easy for my curly hair.

  24. I would like to win this set from Curl Keeper because I’m in search of products that will help me fight humidity and keep the frizz at bay. I’ve never tried the brand before and would love to give them a try after seeing your results.

  25. I would love to win these products and try them out. I have dry fine curly hair and it’s hard to find leave-in conditioners and gels that don’t weigh down my hair.

  26. Hello I would love to try out Curl Keeper product line. I going back to my curly roots! My hair has been damaged due to heat abuse. Plus leaving in New Orleans the humidity is not always my hair’s friend. Love your YouTube channel. I’m trying some of your tips in hoping to get my curls back. ?

  27. I would love to win these curl keeper products because I’m a year into transitioning and my curls are starting to hit a plateau. The back of my hair is just stubborn. I am always open to test new products and I hope these may become a fave of mine ??

  28. Hi Rocío, love your gorgeous curls!! They’re actually similar to my daughter’s hair, hers is finer than mine which is why I would love to win this product. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Curl Keeper, fingers crossed! ?

  29. I’d love to win these products! I noticed it gave your curls even more volumeat the top of your scalp, which is what I always have trouble with.
    I had the pleasure of attending #uptowncurlsnyc but Curl Keeper wasn’t one of the products I received.Thanks for doing this giveaway!:)

  30. I would love to win these products because I’ve heard so much good things about Curl Keeper products. I also want those beautiful frizz free results. My curls need some CURL KEEPER LOVIN lol ?

  31. Hello! I would love to win these products to test and share with my friends and family! I’m trying to get as many ppl as I can to love their natural curls or waves.

  32. Your curls are amazing I’d love to try these Curl Keeper products. Missouri has some pretty wicked humidity too and I’m always looking for products to help keep away the frizz. Thanks for the chance to win!