We’ve all been there --- you rock a bomb twistout, braidout, or even a wash-n-go and when you hit that third day, your curls could use some life. But there’s no need to re-do your hair all over again, when you can just give it a refresh!

When refreshing hair, it’s important to refresh it with water and use water based products. Water, especially in spray form, is great for getting your curls back ---- but be careful not to use too much, or else your hair can get weighed down and take longer to dry. NaturallyCurly has rounded up our top 10 products under $15 that are great refreshers. 

Water + Your favorite conditioner  

Perhaps the easiest (and cheapest) way to refresh your curls is with water and your favorite conditioner! All you need is a spray bottle -- my personal favorite is XX, but any spray bottle will do. Just fill it up with water and one or two spoonfuls of your conditioner and spray it on your hair to revitalize your curls. 

Curly Hair Solutions H20 Water Bottle


Price: $16.00 

Sometimes water is all you need! I’m not sure if it’s the water or the way the bottle sprays water, but this is a great way to wake up curls with no product necessary. 

Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-in Treatment

Price: $9.99

Using virgin coconut oil and coconut milk, this product will help those whose curls on the third day feel dry and lacking moisture. 

Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream 

Price: $6.99 

After spritzing your hair with water, use this product to finger curl your hair to revitalize it. 


Curl Theory Hair Gel Styler

Price: $13.99

This product is amazing for defining type 4 curls --- and great for refreshing girls. 


John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Spray

Price: $13.66 

For those with type 3 hair, this product is great. While spraying the Ease Dream Curls Spray on your hair, use your fingers or a t-shirt to scrunch your curls and blot excess product and water out of the hair. 

Cantu Comeback Curl Next Day Revitalizer

Price: $7.29

For type 4 curly girls on the go, this product is a great option for when you wake up late but still need your hair to look cute! 

CURLS Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner

Price: $12.99 

If your curls are lacking moisture on the third day, use this product to scrunch your hair after spraying it with later. Plus, this stuff smells amazing!

Cococare 100% Natural Almond Oil

Price: $5.99 

Oils are a great way to take your refresh a step further! Try adding this almond oil to bring back shine and moisture to your hair. 

Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll

Price: $9.99

Scrunch and roll with this great product, which doesn’t leave residue as it air dries -- plus, it’s great for colored treated hair.

What are your favorite refreshers?