There’s nothing quite satisfying like a thorough and intentional hair wash. But, if we’re truly honest with ourselves, and with busy schedules plus piling up Netflix shows looming over us, sometimes we just don’t have the time to shampoo and co-wash our strands.
So, how do you maintain your frizz-free, bouncy curls between washdays? Do you invest in thousands of hair mists and creams? Get NASA scientists to innovate an out-of-this-world hair-refreshing gadget for you? Or resolve to rock your already-aging wig all week?
Nope! You use these handy, no-wetting-involved tricks (which include rosemary oil), to refresh curls and get bounce back to each ringlet.
Keep reading to find out more.
Find The Perfect Hairbrush
Like your favorite pair of jeans, the right comb/hairbrush can be the difference between having ‘meh’ and perfectly refreshed hair. So, get one that can quickly detangle, smooth frizz, tackle static, and bring your strands back to life.
Most hairstylists recommend getting the classic Denman brush ($20) since it helps create perfectly defined curls and refreshes your hair.
Loosen Your Hair Tie/Scrunchie
If you’re looking for the most effortless way to refresh your hair without wetting it, try loosening your hair tie after rocking it in a bun or pony all day. Giving your hair a little break allows you to fluff out your roots and boosts circulation to your scalp. The result? Bouncy, good-as-new locs.
Cleanse The Scalp With Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is Mother Nature’s treat. It solves almost every concern – relieves sore throats, cleanses stubborn stains, and rejuvenates dry, frizz-filled strands.
To refresh your hair with lemon juice, simply add a teaspoonful to half a cup of water and then dab the solution (using a cotton pad) on your scalp. And since the diluted juice is slightly acidic, it’ll favor the natural pH of your hair, giving your sexy-asf curls or coils.
Finger Coil Your Curls
Transitioning curls can be challenging to refresh, so doing some finger coils can help. In fact, many TikTok hair experts swear by this method to refresh their curls. All you have to do is spritz on your favorite hair mist or styling cream and twirl every strand around a finger until it looks twisted.
Afterwards, scrunch your curls and let them air dry for a lustrous finish.
Smooth Rosemary Extract On The Length Of Your Strands
Like lemon juice, rosemary extract is a hair power food that turns lackluster strands into goddess-like curls. It also battles dry scalp and dandruff, enhances circulation, reduces breakage and split ends, soothes the scalp, and stimulates hair growth.
To refresh your hair with rosemary oil, pour a teaspoonful onto your palm and smooth it along the length of your strands. Ensure to do so in circular motions for optimal results. It’s the best way to add some life to your tresses!
Apply A Hot Oil Treatment
Struggling with dry and damaged tresses? Hot oil treatments are the answer. These grandma’s cabinet-approved treatments work tirelessly to boost blood circulation to your scalp and resuscitate any code-blued strands.
Plus, if you need a quick but relaxing refresh, these oils work like magic and soothe your after-work nerves in the process.
So, what do you need to make a refreshing bottle of hot oil treatment? It’s simple. You just need to:
- Reach out for your favorite virgin, 100% cold-pressed oil (you might choose to add two or three drops of your favorite essential oils –avocado, castor, or coconut if you like).
- Heat the mixture in the microwave until it’s warm to the touch
- Apply the mixture from your root to the ends, using a detangling comb to distribute them evenly, and voila! You’re good to go!
Your hair will feel like heaven and look majestic. Can’t be mad about that!