Don't your curls look amazing on wash day? However, waking up the next morning to find flattened curls is frustrating. Fortunately, there's something you can do about it! Here's how to keep curls fresh all week. This routine will also help you avoid washing your curls too often, which will save you time, money, and keep curls healthy.
How To Keep Curls Fresh All Week
This routine works best for a wash and go style. If you prefer protective styles, your curls won't get refreshed the same way. Since curls go back to their natural pattern when wet, this works best for wash and gos.
Begin by creating a good foundation for your curls. This means establishing and maintaining a good wash and curl care regimen. Curls can be “trained” how to behave, so to speak. You might need to try a few different routines and products to find one that works right for you.
Taking care of your curls for the week also includes making sure curls are being care for correctly overnight. If you're still sleeping on cotton pillowcases or not covering curls, odds are you're going to damage your strands. As a result, you'll need to make sure you're protecting your curls while you sleep. Satin pillowcases, bonnets, wraps, and pineappling are great ways to start.
We can't stress enough how important moisture is to healthy curls. Therefore, you'll need to make sure you're regularly moisturizing curls. When curls are moisturized, their natural shape will hold better. This means they can combat the elements throughout the week to hold their shape. You can spritz your curls with water or a refreshing spray throughout the week to maintain moisture levels.
Eventually, product will lose its effectiveness, so it might need to be applied throughout the week. Adding more product will help curls retain their shape. Don't go overboard, as too much can lead to excessive build up.
As tempting as it can be to run your fingers through your curls, try to keep your hands out of your curls. Every time you put your hands in your hair, you're disrupting the natural curl pattern. This can lead to frizz, which creates dryness. Keep your hands to yourself as much as possible.