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Long curly hair - how to look good on non-wash days?

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tactum Fri 06-Feb-15 14:43:56

I have long, naturally curly, thick hair (on the dry side), which looks pretty good on the days I wash it. I use a conditioner, and then john freida mousse and jf curls styling spray.

It goes frizzy if brushed, so I only brush it before washing and after just run my fingers through it n scrunch it.

getting to the point............because it is so long n thick I don't wash it every day - prob twice a week generally. How can I get it looking good on days 2 and 3 after a wash? I usually put a bit more of the styling spray on but the end up tying it back in a pony tail. After the wash day it looks quite straggly and dry and a bit limp really (but it isn't greasy)

Any tips or products anyone can suggest to keep it looking good after a wash? TIA

Amarena Fri 06-Feb-15 15:37:26

My hair's the same and the answer can't. Sadly. Well, I can't, anyway.

I wash my hair every day otherwise it looks frizzy instead of ringlet-y. I could just about getting away without washing it on day 2 but definitely not after that. If I don't wash it I have to put it up. But it still looks bad.

I never brush my hair before washing though, I brush it afterwards, when I've sprayed detangler on it. I would never get a brush through it when it's dry, not without breaking off loads of hair anyway.

strawberrydaquari Fri 06-Feb-15 15:40:47

The day after washing mine I get up a bit earlier than usual and scrunch with water. By the time I'm almost out the door it's dry and I separate the curls.
The day after this I resort to the curly pony tail

hellsbellsmelons Fri 06-Feb-15 16:02:28

I just get it wet again in the morning, rescrunch and add a bit more mouse.
My sister has far longer hair than me and she does the same.
Doesn't need washing, just wetting.

ZaraW Fri 06-Feb-15 16:50:26

I can go for three days without washing and then it looks tangled and a bit of a mess. In between washes I use Devacurl Mister Right and Set It Free to stop frizz.

LineRunner Fri 06-Feb-15 16:52:56

I've noticed if I get caught in the rain and let it dry naturally, it suddenly looks great.

Acid rain is clearly the answer.

itsveryyou Fri 06-Feb-15 16:56:40

Mine is better the day after washing, it needs a bit of muck in it for the curls to look their best. I wash one day, then days two, three and possibly four, spray with water and some Deva curl product, then diffuse.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 06-Feb-15 17:27:58

I have to get water on my hair or i would look like a yeti.
I wash it everyday, sometimes just with conditioner.

Theselittlelightsofmine Fri 06-Feb-15 17:34:39

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Theselittlelightsofmine Fri 06-Feb-15 17:35:23

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GoofyIsACow Fri 06-Feb-15 17:48:35

I can get days and days out of my curls after watching a video someone linked to on here, i have just searched for ages on youtube and I have found it but I can't manage to link on my ipad.
If you search on youtube for 2nd day curls, the name of the account is Hair Romance and in the video she is wearing a blue and white striped top and is looking in a mirror, she uses a curling wand, i just do a few curls over the top to refresh my curls and it looks great.

GoofyIsACow Fri 06-Feb-15 17:50:40

This is a reen shot of the one i mean

EthelCardew Fri 06-Feb-15 17:59:10

I've tried lots of different smoothing products to get rid of the second day frizz but nothing really makes it look any neater than a bit of Boots pink curl creme (which I use after washing anyway) watered down in a spray bottle.

I've recently started wearing it in a loose top knot to bed and it stops the curls from frizzing quite so much and any frizz it does cause on the underneath actually acts like a bit of a back comb and aids volume so the smoother curls sit on top. Either that or I wear it up on the second day.

MamaLazarou Fri 06-Feb-15 18:08:56

Watching this thread with interest: I have never been able to wear my hair down two days running without completely soaking it. I have tried everything.

GoofyIsACow Fri 06-Feb-15 18:15:27

Me neither mama, honestly, i bought a curling wand (of which i have had two and sold them because i never got on with them) i didnt try using it to revive my curls, I don't wet my hair because that makes the frizz worse.
That video made me start wearing my hair curly, i always straigtened it previously and my hair is like ringlet curls left to dry naturally!

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