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  
@angie_hunt_ 

Elite Hair Stylist

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