How to refresh your curls
Every curlygirl knows what it’s like: one day you have beautiful voluminous defined curls and the next day it doesn’t look the way you want it to. Keeping up with your curl routine takes a lot of time, and sometimes you might put off on washdays.
But that doesn't have to be the case! We will help you with some easy techniques to refresh your hair, step by step. We also recommend products that make it even easier to maintain your volume and bounce, without any extra effort.
How do you know when your curls need a refresh?
Curly hair is beautiful, but it does require more maintenance than other hair types. Therefore, the question, "How often should you refresh your curls?", is difficult to answer. In fact, this varies from person to person, but if you notice that your curls are losing definition, your hair has less bounce and becomes less voluminous: it's time for a refresh.
Which refresh method is the right fit for you depends on several factors. Consider not only what your hair needs at the time of the refresh, but also what’s important to you: for example, more definition or more volume? Then decide what works best for you. Below we take a closer look at each method, these tips will make your refresh routine even more efficient.
When refreshing your curls with as little water as possible, a good leave-in conditioner like the Curl Styling Milk or a gel like the Curl Defining Gel is essential. Start by dividing your hair into smaller sections, add a small amount of gel on your hands and scrunch your curls. Then let your curls air dry or use a diffuser, just set it to a low temperature. You can also use the finger coiling technique, which involves wrapping a strand of hair around your fingers to get some definition back into your hair.
Refreshing your curls with water, creates more definition in your hair and reactivates the styling products you used on your previous washday. The best way to apply this method is to use a spray, some use a plant spray. We recommend the Mist Spray Bottle, with this tool you have more control over the water during the refresh.
Sleeping with curls
With the right way to protect your curls during a night's sleep, you'll also need to spend less time refreshing your hair. Here are some curly hair tips for all hair types:
- Use the pineapple method to avoid friction. Bend your head forward and gather your curls into a loose bun. We recommend using a silk or satin scrunchie.
- For extra protection, use a silk or satin pillowcase or the Sleeping Cap. These products will keep your curls moisturized and prevent friction.
The best products to refresh your curls
One last tip for refreshing your curls: buy the right products! Our line of styling products are made to breathe some life back into your curls. After the first use, you will already notice that your curls have more definition, bounce, extra volume and that you keep your shape longer. So you can go out the door again with beautiful curls!
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