This is how I put my curls into a really high ponytail (pineapple) to preserve them overnight:
If they’re only slightly frizzy, I'll revive them by adding some water and conditioner to them and then scrunch. However, if they look like they did in the next picture, that is definitely not going to do the trick.
This is what my curls recently looked like on a third day after I put them into a ponytail all day on the second day:
What you'll need:
- Bobby pins
- A styling product
My revival method to re-clump my curls definitely reduces the amount of frizz they have, too. I also get more volume at the same time. This is how to do it:
1. Grab a little hair strand. Don’t take too many curls, as this will define the size of your clumps. If you grab the same size of section each time it will help your curls look uniform in the end.
2. Take a little bit of your styler (only a drop). I used the Moptop Anti-Frizz Gel (medium hold), but you can use any type of styling product that leaves you with a gel cast when dry (AnGel by DevaCurl also works great).
3. Evenly spread the styler along the section of hair you’ve selected. Make sure your curls are covered with gel from the roots to the ends.
4. Start twisting it around your index finger until your finger reaches your scalp. As this is rather difficult to explain, I have previously done a video on how exactly I twist my curls around my index finger.
I was inspired by this DevaCurl method. Since my hair type is different from the model I added a couple of steps to help maintain the curl definition.
5. Remove your finger and fix the section with a bobby pin as soon as you have reached your scalp.
6. Continue to do this with every section that appears to be frizzy or has lost its curl pattern.
You do not have to twirl and pin all of your hair, I recommend focusing on the top layer of hair around your part. If you see other curls here and there that need reshaping you can twist and pin them too.
You do not have to twirl and pin all of your hair
7. Leave your bobby pins in for about 2-3 minutes before taking them out. Don’t worry if these sections are curlier that the rest of your hair, I will talk about how to deal with this in the next step.
8. Gently stretch the sections a bit by running your fingers from your scalp to the ends approximately 5 times (or more, depending on how much straighter your sections need to get), if they are curlier than other parts of your hair.
9. Finish by scrunching and shaking your curls, if you like more volume.
Finally, you're done!
These are my results after reviving my third day curls:
Do you have a trick for reviving 2nd day curls? Share yours below!
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