How To Refresh Natural Hair Between Wash Days

This is how you refresh natural hair between wash days to keep those curls shiny and poppin' for up to two weeks.
How To Refresh Natural Hair Between Wash Days

The wash day struggle is real in these type 4 streets. Washing, deep conditioning, detangling and styling takes time that some of us don’t have. After putting in all of that work, of course you want your style to last as long as possible before having to do it all again. Here are some tips on how to refresh your natural hair between wash days to keep those curls shiny and poppin’ for up to two weeks.

PROTECT YOUR HAIR WHILE YOU SLEEP

First of all, protect your hair while sleeping to make your style last as long as possible. Cover your hair with a satin bonnet. Or invest in satin pillowcases. Silk if you’re fancy. Cotton pillowcases should be avoided as they draw moisture from the hair and can cause breakage from friction. Protecting your hair while you sleep will make refreshing your curls easier in the morning.

LOSE THE SHOWER CAP

Shower with your hair uncovered. The steam from the shower will give your hair a much needed moisture boost and help to reactivate the products used on your last wash day. Sometimes this is all you need to do to refresh your natural hair.

MIST WITH WATER

A spray bottle filled with water is a must have in your natural hair arsenal. It’s perfect for keeping your hair wet while styling, along with refreshing your curls between wash days. If your hair is still feeling dry and looking lackluster after your shower, then use the spray bottle to mist it with water.

USE A CURL REFRESHER

Sometimes water is just not enough. If that’s the case, then use a curl refresher to add additional moisture to your hair. Lately I’ve been loving this 4U by Tia Curl Refresher Mist. I’d highly suggest that you stick with water or a curl refresher to refresh natural hair instead of piling on additional heavy products to avoid flaking and the dreaded white cast. That ain’t cute sis.

LIFT WITH A PIK

After refreshing your curls, use a metal pik to slightly lift your roots and any areas of the hair that flattened out while you were sleeping. Also use your hands to fluff and add definition to your curls. This Curl Refresh Tutorial features my routine that I use to keep my natural hair looking fresh for up to two weeks.

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 6/22/2015 AND UPDATED ON 2/26/2024. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I MAY RECEIVE COMMISSIONS FROM PURCHASES. SEE MY DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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  1. the video was great! your hair always perfect. but I really want to know what you are wearing on your lips in this video?

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