My type 4 TWA is naturally dry, so I like to wash it or bother it as little as possible to prevent breakage from sheer manipulation. That means I need products or care methods that help me moisturize and layer to achieve second, third and even fourth day hair. I like to call these refreshers. There are three ways that I refresh a day one wash and go throughout the week.
1. Oyin Juices and Berries
When I don't have much time in the morning, I can spritz my TWA with some Juices and Berries, shape my hair with my hands and be ready to go. Besides having a nice sweet smell, it works to provide light moisture while lifting my curls from their flatted position. On a humid day, it also pulls in moisture so that my coils get all soft and juicy-looking!
Sometimes I like to refresh with a light conditioner. I will usually spray my hair with a bit of water or just stand at the sink and splash some water on my coils. Use Me moisturizer for Fine Hair is light and has nice slip so that I can glide it over my hair to refresh and moisturize my third day hair. Since it's nice and light, I can use it everyday without starting to see buildup. Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Nectar is also a really nice light refresher that wakes my coils and leaves them soft and winsome-smelling.
Yes, another quick trick I like to use to refresh my coils in the morning is plain old water. If my hair is still well moisturized at the end of the week and I don't want to add any product to it, I can spray my hair with water and shape my TWA with my hands it. When I take a shower in the morning, the steam from the warm shower is also perfect for lifting my coils.
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What are your favorite ways to refresh your tresses?