My Curl Refresh Routine

by - December 01, 2020

There's a common misconception out there that having curly hair is easier than having straight hair. Well I'm here to set the record straight. I put way more effort into my natural waves and curls than I ever did when I was blow drying and straightening it.

Maintaining wavy/curly hair is kind of like a science experiment. Which products will work together? Has it been long enough between washes? Does my hair need conditioner or protein? There really is a lot of guesswork behind my hair, and sometimes my guess is way off.

Typically, I shampoo my hair about once a week. Most days I just spritz it with water and fluff it back out, but some days it needs a little more help. So usually about mid-way through the week I do a proper curl refresh routine. I'll go through it step-by-step for you in this post.

We'll start with a before photo so you can see what I was working with on this particular day. As you can see, there is very little curl or wave and it's pretty flat from being slept on and then stuffed into a hat for my morning jog. 

Step one is to get my hair about 80 percent wet. Enough that you'll see the wave patterns starting to reform. I use a basic spray bottle that cost about a dollar at Walmart. The water helps to reactive the Aussie Instant Freeze Gel that's already in my hair.

Step two: I spritz Aussie's Miracle Curls Curl Refresher spray liberally throughout my hair. I really like the way this product smells. I scrunch it in with my hands and then again with my perfect hair care towel to help absorb any excess product and water.

Step three: I scrunch three-to-four pumps of Aussie's Miracle Curls Curl-Defining Oil into my hair. I use this help keep the crunch to a minimum and to help tame frizz. I make sure to smooth it over my roots since that's my trouble area.

Step four: Time to diffuse. I do this exactly the same way as if I had shampooed my hair. I don't spend much time with it flipped over as that tends to encourage my hair to frizz, especially between washes. If I see that it's trying to frizz, I add more oil.

And voila! Curls/waves that will last another two days. Happy styling!

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