How to Refresh Curly Hair in 3 Quick & Easy Steps

4 Materials
15 Minutes

Curls are beautiful, and you can keep them that way by learning how to refresh curly hair. It’s a simple 3-step technique using tools you already have, so there’s nothing stopping you from doing it right now! Ready? Let’s go.

Tools and materials:

  • Heat protectant spray
  • Curling wand or curling iron
  • Soft paddle brush
  • Texture spray
Spraying heat protectant

1. Protect your hair from heat

Since you will be using a heat styling tool, you need to put something on your hair first, to protect it. Apply a pre-iron heat protectant mist all over your hair, from a distance. If you spray too close to your hair, then you will make your hair too wet for styling.

Wrapping sections of hair around a curling wand

2. Refresh your curls

Use a curling wand to style your hair. Start with small sections of your hair that look like they have straightened. Wrap the section of hair around the curling wand. Don’t go all the way to the top of the section and hold onto the bottom end of the section.

Releasing the curl

Release the curling wand and you have your first gorgeous curl. Pull down on it a little so it’s more natural-looking.

Repeat on all the sections of your hair that need refreshed curls.

How to curl your hair with a curling wand

Tip: to make the look more natural, wind some of the sections around the wand towards your face, and some sections away from your face. Also, vary the size of your sections so you have some smaller and some larger ones.

Curling the back of the head

Don’t forget the back of your head!

Fluffing out curls with texture spray

3. Fluff out your curls

Spray your beautiful new curls with texture spray.

Fluffing out the curls from underneath

Then use your fingers to fluff out the curls from underneath.

Using a paddle brush to add volume

You can also use a soft paddle brush to lightly fluff and add volume to the curls at the bottom.

How to refresh curly hair

How to refresh curly hair

That’s how you go from bedhead to gorgeous fluffy curls in 3 simple steps! Try this curly hair refresher technique yourself, and then leave a comment to let me know how your refresh turned 

Suggested materials:
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Curling wand or curling iron
  • Soft paddle brush
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