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Deep condition your hair once a week.

6. Don’t Apply Too Much Product

Is your hair crunchy after styling? This could be the result of too much product in your hair, or perhaps the product you are using is too strong for your hair. If you think the product might be too strong, add a little bit of water to the product to dilute it. However, most of the time, crunch is the result of too much product. Depending on your hair’s thickness, the amount directed on the bottle is usually very accurate.

7. Air Dry the Hair

With especially humid days, adding heat to your regimen can trigger frizz. Try air drying your hair more often than blasting it with a hair dryer. Your hair will thank you, and you will notice a difference over time in the way your hair dries. Natural air drying is usually the better way to go.

8. Don't Touch Your Curls

Your hair is very delicate when it is drying. Be careful not to over-manipulate it or you might end up with frizzy curls. As a good rule of thumb, don't touch your hair with your hands until it's completely dry. Then you can fix it however you'd like.

9.  Oil Your Hair for Crunchless Curls 

Did you hair dry crunchy? Usually a touch of oil is enough to get the crunch out and leave your hair soft. If your hair is hard from too much gel, take a good light oil (argan oil, or a blend of oils) and rub it through your hands. Evenly distribute the oil over your locks by grabbing your hair as if you're styling a ponytail, and smoothing it over from root to tip. Remember, do this once your hair has dried.

10. Revive Your Curls

To keep your curls bouncy and fresh, spray them with a mix of leave-in conditioner and water. Curls can sometimes experience a loss of life and bounce on the second or third day. Keep rocking your style by misting them back into life! A quick spray of leave-in conditioner and water will reactivate the product in your hair, reviving your curls in a matter of minutes.

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i'm a 3b curl, and i usually use a few dollops of leave in after washing my hair. through the winter months, i've started using serum to top it off and my hair has become much sikier and curlier. i also mix leave in, water and a drop of serum in a spray bottle for 2nd, 3rd and sometimes even 4th-- i spray it and put my hair in a bun for a few minutes and voila!
[Second attempt to leave comment.] I don't section my hair. I comb it while wet with three successively finer combs or brushes.