This is how I refresh my old wash and go’s! After a few days my curls can become very dry and undefined but I don’t always have the time to wash my hair or restyle it by twisting or braiding. As a solution I refresh my current wash and go to make it last until my next washday. Here is my method of refreshing my dry curls.

Step 1: 

This step is the most important part of the routine: adding water! When doing this you don’t want too use too much and not too little. To control the amount easily I like to use a spray bottle. Using too much water will weigh the hair down and take your hair longer to dry (we want a quick fix here) and using too little won’t allow the conditioner to soak into the hair for extra moisture.

I begin by sectioning my hair in four parts and working one section at a time so I don’t miss out on any curls. When spraying with water you should be able to feel the products used on your last washday begin to seep out that is when I know I have used enough water.

Step 2:

When refreshing my hair I only ever like to use a leave-in conditioner not an extra gel or cream as I do not want to get heavy product build up or stiffness. You will already have conditioner and styling products in your hair so you only want to reactivate them with a little help.

To help revamp the curls I use a light leave-in like the CURLS Coconut Curlada Conditioner which is a rinse out conditioner but is great as a light leave-in due to its amazing slip, I also like to use the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil leave-In for the same reasons.

I apply a dime sized amount of conditioner to each section and finger comb it through.

Step 3: 

Once detangled, I then add another smaller dime sized amount and work into the ends of my hair for extra moisture as these are the oldest parts of the hair and tend to feel the driest.

Step 4:

When all sections have been conditioned I leave my hair to air dry, which shouldn’t take long while getting dressed and doing makeup or errands around the house. Once my hair is dry it bounces back with much more volume and definition.

Step 5:

To seal in the moisture I just added to the hair I like to use almond oil, which is great for conditioning the hair due to its high Vitamin E content. When massaged into the hair it also naturally makes curly hair look lustrous and shiny. 

I apply some oil to my palms and rub it through my hair once over as you don’t want to drown your hair in product ( we're trying to avoid as much buildup as possible). This step is important because it seals in all of the moisture just added to the hair.

Results:

You are left with defined bouncy and shiny hair that will last you a few more days until your next washday!

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How often do you have to refresh your hair?