Curly Hair: How to Preserve & Revive Second Day Curls

Lorie Knickle June 02, 2021
Skipping hair wash day can really benefit curly hair types. Curly hair tends to be on the dry side and washing daily can strip precious natural oils from curls. If you colour your hair, skipping washes can help keep your hue from fading. Plus, skipping washes gives you a little extra time to do something you enjoy. (Who doesn’t want to hit snooze just a little longer?) But if you’ve ever woken up to a head full of frizz and tangles, it’s hard to resist the urge to wash and start from scratch. Not today! Texture specialist and DevaCurl expert Angie Hunt is here to give her top tips for second-day curl perfection. 

First, let's talk about preserving your curls overnight, so you don’t have to rewash and start all over on day 2. Start by asking: how well did I sleep? Tossing and turning can cause friction promoting frizz and knots! I’d recommend sleeping on a satin pillowcase, like this Kenneth Bernard Satin Pillowcase. The smooth material doesn’t snag or roughen curls overnight. 

satin pillowcase for hair

To further preserve your strands from snagging and pulling overnight, try putting your hair up in a satin scrunchie while you sleep. Placement is key: the curve of our head is where we get volume, lightly section it out and put your hair up in the scrunchie without tension. This will promote volume and maintain your length while not stretching out your curls. Try the lovely Duplantis Hair Official Satin Scrunchies. 

satin scrunchies for curly hair

Now that you’ve woken up to less frizz and tangles, refresh and revive your curls with my favourite go-to product, Ouidad Botanical Boost Spray. It's a game-changing must-have! It's very lightweight, not sticky and leaves hair feeling refreshed – also a great throughout-the-day pick-me-up! 

curly hair style product

So go ahead and hit the snooze button! Your curls will love to take a break from washing and the extra sleep-in time is always welcome. 

Shop all curl-loving products online here. 


Meet the curl expert! 

Angie Hunt, Elite Stylist  
Texture Specialist, Deva Dry Cuts 
Chatters Empress, Winnipeg  

Elite Hair Stylist


Curly Updo | Recreate This Look with Paul Mitchell

We all know the frustration of trying to style our hair on a humid day, but what if we told you there was a way to have fun with yo...

Half Up Half Down | Recreate This Look with Loma

Are you looking for a hairstyle that can offer versatility? This half up, half down look can be glammed up or down based on any occ...

Front Twists | Recreate This Look with DevaCurl

Are you a curly gal? If so, you've probably heard of the DevaCurl line of haircare products. They're formulated for all types of te...

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published