How to Refresh Your Curls in 5 Easy Steps

Luisa Louis
by Luisa Louis
6 Materials
15 Minutes

Bonjour everybody! If you want to learn how to refresh your curls, follow along with my step-by-step tutorial.

I’ll show you how I go from day-2 curls that have lost their curl pattern to completely refreshed curls.

Tools and materials:

  • Spray bottle
  • Hair brush
  • Curl-defining product
  • Leave-in conditioner mask
  • Styling gel
  • Curl diffuser
Before: Day-2 brushed out curls

1. Dampen the hair but avoid the roots

Start by flipping your head upside-down and using a spray bottle to dampen the hair, avoiding the roots.

This will help maintain any natural volume you might have.

Dampening hair

2. Apply curl-defining product

Put about 1 teaspoon of curl-defining product in your hands at a time and run it through your hair.

Do this about 3 times to make sure everything is covered. 

Applying product

Then brush through the hair to ensure that the product is nicely distributed. Then part your hair however you like. 

Brushing hair

Apply a bit more product, starting closer to the roots and raking it downward. 

Applying product

3. Apply a hair mask to the ends 

Apply a small amount of hair mask to your ends for a boost of moisture. 

Apply mask to ends

4. Work on your curl formation

Flip your head and scrunch up your hair to help define the curls.

As you go, brush out any knots and if there is a dry section, add a bit of water from the spray bottle.

Scrunching hair

Add styling gel to your hands and continue scrunching. 

Scrunching hair

What a difference already! After applying these products, my curls are looking like this: 

Progress shot

5. Diffuse your curls

Use a curl diffuser to dry and finish forming your curls. Check out these amazing, voluminous curls: 

How to refresh curls

The tips of my hair are nicely hydrated, thanks to the mask. When you get just the right balance of hydration to your curls, the better the curl definition, less frizz and less breakage. 

The key to maintaining natural volume is avoiding over-application of products at the roots.

There is some frizz at the top but I’m okay with it, considering how it started. 

How to refresh curls

How to refresh curls 

Now that you’ve learned how to refresh curls, try this quick method and go rock your day-2 voluminous hairstyle! Leave me a comment if you enjoyed this post.

If you’re unsure how to best diffuse your hair, check out this easy diffusing technique with me. 

Suggested materials:
  • Spray bottle
  • Hair brush
  • Curl defining product
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