The art of refreshing is its own unique styling routine because it usually falls between your wash days. Several factors can contribute to refreshing your curls, whether it’s sweat, climate factors, or scalp care. These should all be taken into consideration when choosing your refresher product because the right product will add longevity to your style and cut down on wash days. You want a refresher that will help your curls with frizz, dryness, and dullness. Refreshing your curls for some people can be as simple as adding water while for others it can be finding the right moisturizer to bring them back to life. If you’re looking to spruce up your regimen or are ready to shop for something new, check out the Best of the Best Award winning refresher products for 2023, as voted by the NaturallyCurly community.

There’s a winner for Type 2 Wavy, Type 3 Curly, and Type 4 Coily hair as well as an overall winner for All Curl Types. Not sure what your curl pattern is? Take our Texture Typing Quiz to learn more about your unique hair type.

Best Refresher Product for All Curl Types

Camille Rose Naturals Rosemary Water Daily Strengthening MistCamille Rose Naturals Rosemary Water Daily Strengthening Mist

Camille Rose is here to help with scalp inflammation with the Rosemary water daily strengthening mist that can help bring weakened curls back to life. This was a winner for all textures because it can be used daily on the scalp and strands whether you have wet or dry hair. Your curls will bask in ingredients like rosemary oil, peppermint, and biotin while getting nourishment between wash days. 

Best Refresher Product for Type 2 Wavy Hair

Maui Moisture Lightweight Curls+ Flaxseed Curl Refresher Mist

As an Aloe Vera-focused product, this curl-defining mist can deliver the perfect amount of hydration for type 2 waves. Maui created a lightweight conditioning spray that is vegan, silicone-free and works to invigorate flat and dull curls without weighing them down. The tropical blend of coconut water, flaxseed oil, and aloe vera is a great combination for fine to medium curls that need an extra boost between wash days.

Best Refresher Product for Type 3 Curly Hair

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Restore + Revive Bi-Phase

Ouidad has something special for the type 3 curls looking to revive and restore their curl pattern and eliminate frizz. As an ideal product for refreshing hair between wash days, this hydrating mist can help extend your style and leave you with soft and touchable curls. The combination of mongongo, grapeseed, and meadowfoam seed oils works to bind moisture to your curls for definition and shine. The anti-frizz nano technology formulated by Ouidad is made for helping to achieve shiny, hydrated curls regardless of the climate.

Best Refresher Product for Type 4 Coily Hair

Camille Rose Naturals Rosemary Water Daily Strengthening Mist

If you haven’t stocked up on this hydrating and nourishing strengthening mist, then you want to start now. As a vegan product, this mist contains a blend of beauty ingredients like amla, shikakai, and rosemary oil to help boost hair strength. This is highly recommended for type 4 coils and kinks because it helps to improve hair strength and nourishes the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. 

Which refresher do you plan to add to your haircare routine this summer?

Check out the rest of the 2023 Best of the Best Award winners to for more curly community-approved products. You might just find your next Holy Grail!

Desiree Johnson

Desiree is a passionate writer who loves to advocate for multiracial and diverse audiences in her writing. She enjoys writing and creating content that challenges and inspires people whether that's through a blog or social media management. As a Content Specialist in Austin, Texas she writes marketing content to help people improve their websites. She is passionate about diversity, education, and looks forward to developing compelling content with brands she loves.

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