Havana Curls – COSMOS Organic Certified Organic Curl Care
"Natural Hair Needs Natural Care.”
Sensual, playful, healthy, vital: well-groomed curls make hearts beat faster! But there are many types of curly hair. How does every hair type – from gentle waves to frothy mane of curls – get exactly the curl care it needs?
This is exactly where the ” curl whisperers from Havana Curls come into play. Their curl care products work. Their secret is a profound knowledge of the special hair texture and the resulting care requirements of all types of curls. Their sophisticated compositions of highly effective, natural ingredients, combined with the latest scientific findings, offer solutions for all types of curls.
The most beautiful curls are those whose texture is understood and cared for in connection with their unique nature. This is the only way to achieve beautiful and convincing results in the long term.
Havana Curls has consistently implemented this concept. Their curl care products are produced in such a natural and sustainable way that they are allowed to carry the COSMOS Organic-Biocosmetics seal. In the following interview, managing director Stephan Lüderitz explains the reasons why he decided to apply for the strict natural cosmetics certification according to the COSMOS Organic Standard.
Interview with Managing Director Stephan Lüderitz on the Natural Cosmetics Certification of Havana Curls
What motivated you to have your products certified as natural or organic cosmetics?
Our concern is to combine the latest scientific findings with the highest possible organic quality of the formulations in a functioning curl care. Certification as organic cosmetics was therefore the logical consequence for us to be able to communicate this quality in a credible way. Our products should not only say BIO, but should also contain BIO in them. This clearly distinguishes us from other brands that call themselves “BIO” but do not want to adhere to such a strict standard as COSMOS Organic.
If all requirements for certified organic cosmetics are met, the production price will automatically increase. Organic ingredients are many times more expensive than other ingredients. Product development, manufacturing and the regular testing process also result higher costs. It is simply not possible to produce high-quality organic cosmetics in the low-price range If you as a customer invest in organic curl care, you want to be sure that you are buying proven organic quality.
Our guarantee for this is the Organic Cosmetics Seal.
What values do you place certification?
For us, certification as organic cosmetics is closely linked to credibility in the greenwashing jungle. This includes the preservation of natural habitat and resources and the pursuit of a sustainable recycling economy. We don’t want to encourage overexploitation, but rather to create awareness of the importance of cosmetics with tested, sustainably extracted and high-quality ingredients. Responsibility, reliability and honesty are values that are part of our certification.
Since when have you been certified by whom?
Since 2020 we are certified by the BDIH according to COSMOS Organic, i.e., as organic cosmetics.
Have your expectations been fulfilled?
So far yes, completely. The COSMOS Organic seal is a door opener. The high quality of our organic curl care is immediately obvious when you approach your customers. Thus, the explanation effort for us has decreased considerably. Retailers*, natural beauticians*, natural hairdressers, organic event organizers* can recognize the product quality at first glance. The same applies to our customers.
What do you wish for the future?
Havana Curls - a History of German-Cuban Synergies
It all began when Dr. Lüderitz from Havana came to Berlin in 2000. In Cuba most people have curly or wavy hair. However, since the range of care products is not very large, people there like to fall back on self-made, natural care. Based on this knowledge, the engineer, aroma specialist and doctor of chemistry, began to develop her own formulations in Germany. She envisioned curly hair care that would work and at the same time be of the highest natural quality. A real challenge!
This idea matured and developed over several years. In 2013 the perfect combination of natural ingredients, tradition and scientific knowledge was ready to conquer the natural cosmetics market. The Havana Curls curl cream was the company’s first product to be launched on the market and found enthusiastic users*.
The well-deserved success with this first product led Havana Curls making headway in 2020 and to expand the product range. From now on a complete curly hair care line is available to all curly-haired individuals products complement each other perfectly and work in the right combination for all types of curls.
Special Hair Care for Curly Hair - Why?
Can’t you just use normal hair care products for curls? Of course, you can. But the special care needs of curly hair are difficult to meet. Curly hair is naturally different from straight hair. It tends toward dryness and is quickly stressed. Because of their curvature, curly hair strands do not lie as close to the scalp as straight hair and is therefore less supplied with sebum. In addition, the cuticle layer surrounding each hair is more porous in curly hair.
Furthermore, curls need very different care depending on their texture. Their porosity is but one of the factors to consider. Hair thickness, hair density and elasticity should also be considered. All these factors influence the right choice and composition of an optimal curl care regimen. The best care for all curls is a mild cleansing agent and an optimal combination of moisture and protective ingredients.
Havana Curls has developed a curl care product in certified organic cosmetic quality that is precisely tailored to these needs. All products complement each other. They can be combined with each other according to the individual’s hair texture. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, where possible, from controlled organic cultivation. This is good for the curls and at the same time for our environment.
COSMOS Organic Certified Curl Care: Functional Organic Hair Care for All Curls
The Organic Curl Care Motto: "Natural Hair Needs Natural Care.”
One for all – and organic as well? Havana Curls has a resounding “yes” to that. Highest organic quality and real effectiveness go into an amazing combination in this natural cosmetic curl care. If you dose the frequency and quantity of application optimally, you get the perfect care for every type of curl. The focus of Havana Curls is on gentle cleansing and perfectly coordinated leave-in care products. The condition of one’s curls determines which products of the organic hair care of Havana Curls should be used.
Leave-in conditioner: MOISTURE. SOFTNESS. SHINE.
The certified natural cosmetic curl care cream with mango and shea butter for the ultimate in added moisture, bounce, and shine – without silicones, parabens, or alcoholThe Leave-In Conditioner Curl Cream is the star of Havana Curls. It was the brand’s first product and has lived up to its name since 2013.
Natural oils and vegetable butter are combined with high-quality plant extracts, such as organic aloe vera, vitamins, proteins and water to form a smooth, leave-in curl cream. Mango butter and shea butter that are organic in quality ensure that much of the moisture that is important for curls is stored in the hair. The high proportion of approximately 10% unsaponifiable components additionally ensures an intensive revitalization of the hair.
The long-lasting curl cream melts gently in warm hands and can then be easily distributed according to hair needs. It should not be washed out. African curls, as well as all very frizzy hair, can be pampered with the curl cream. A good portion, kneaded into the wet curls after washing, creates the basis for beautiful shine and structures the curls. To freshen up, some curl-care cream can also be kneaded into dry hair. The lighter and finer the curls are, the less curl cream is needed.
Leave-in Balm: MOISTURE. DEFINITION. STYLE.
Certified Organic Natural Cosmetics Curl Care Lotion with Organic Jojoba Oil and Sandalwood Oil
With its liquid-creamy consistency, Leave-In Balm is the little brother of the curl cream (Leave-In Conditioner). But this lightweight has it all! Organic jojoba oil, organic avocado oil, organic aloe vera and proteins care for curly hair and provide it with plenty of moisture.
The organic curl emulsion is the recommendation for defined curls and quick styling. The Leave-In Balm unfolds its effects in both wet and dry hair. With fine, curly hair and gentle natural curls, it is perfect for refreshing the curls between hair washes. The natural sandalwood scent pampers the senses.
Hair Serum: SEAL & SHINE
Certified organic natural cosmetic hair serum with organic argan oil and cacay oil
Organic argan oil is a blessing for every hair type. In Havana Curls Hair Serum, it develops a special synergy with valuable Cacay seed oil.
Cacay oil is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, such as Omega 6, linoleic and linolenic acid. The organic argan oil in combination with Cacay nourishes curls without weighing them down. Pure essential oils of ylang ylang, palmarosa and bitter orange support the caring effect and give the Hair Serum a delicate sensual aroma. The Hair Serum gives an extra portion of suppleness to all types of curls when it is massaged into still-damp hair after washing. As a finish after styling, it seals the hair and lets it shine enchantingly.
The Havana Curls Hair Serum is the icing on the cake of the Havana Curls curl care line.
Shampoo: CLEANSE & HYDRATE
Certified Organic Natural Cosmetics Curl Care Shampoo with Moringa Oil and Schisandra
The basis of every perfect curl care is a mild cleansing. Curly hair needs special care already during washing. So, the shampoo should not contain any substances that degrease or leaves sticky residue.
Havana Curls masters all these challenges with its special curl shampoo. Mild washing-active substances gently clean the curls. The care shampoo contains a proud selection of top-class care substances. Organic aloe vera extract provides moisture. Organic jojoba oil and organic moringa oil ensure suppleness. Schisandra extract and wheat proteins balance and strengthen the hair. It is important to distribute and massage the shampoo well into the hair, especially at the hairline. After about 2 minutes of application it develops its special strength.
The curl shampoo from Havana Curls stands out with its high-quality care formulation. Your curls will thank it!
You will look in vain for sulphates, silicones, parabens, or alcohol in this care shampoo. Naturally. Because the Havana Curls Curl Shampoo, like all Havana Curls products, is certified by BDIH COSMOS Organic.
Havana Curls - the Pros of Organic Curl Care at a Glance
Organic certified and vegan natural cosmetic curl care (COSMOS Organic)
- No petrochemical ingredients
- No silicones
- No parabens
- No animal testing
- Made in Germany
- Moisturizes the curls
- Makes the curls supple and easier to comb
- More shine and strength less hair breakage
From gentle waves to frizzy coils – the organic hair care from Havana Curls gives curly hair intensive care and powerful curl!