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Morning spray for curly hair

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PoorYorick Tue 22-Nov-16 09:04:47

Hi all, I'm soon to return to work after maternity leave and I have naturally curly hair (soft, loose curls). It would make mornings much easier if I shower in the evenings instead, but my hair needs washing once it's been slept on. Any recommendations for a spray or serum you could put on dry bed head in the morning to give a little definition and calm the fluff and frizz? Thank you.

Rueben Tue 22-Nov-16 11:15:41

Bumping as I'd love to know to smile

BBQsAreSooooOverrated Tue 22-Nov-16 11:42:35

Interested for my dd, she has naturally curly hair but in the mornings without washing her hair it's frizzy.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Tue 22-Nov-16 11:47:28

Would also love to know.

Clankboing Tue 22-Nov-16 11:48:07

Aussie Miracle recharge light conditioning spray is the best I've found so far. My hair gets very luggy at night and although in theory you are not supposed to brush curly hair, this is pretty impossible if you have a head full of luggy bush in the morning. I also like the big flat Denman brushes that just de-lug very quickly, make my scalp feel better too. Got to admit though, I end up tying my hair up mostly on unwashed days.

mammybops Tue 22-Nov-16 11:53:07

My youngest has loose curls. I made my own spray using water and a couple of drops of hair conditioner.

This combined with wide tooth comb gets all the 'nest effect' from her hair and gives her curls something to wake them up.

I'm a novice to this curly hair stuff though so hopefully I'm doing it right but it seems to work well for my daughter.

Our current bottle is 250ml and I use 3 pea size drops of conditioner, shaking it together thoroughly before spraying. A bottle lasts ages.

Pisssssedofff Tue 22-Nov-16 11:58:00

Don't wash it every night, just condition, that cuts down massively on the friz. Then pile it on top of your head in a pineapple to sleep in, ideally on a silk pillow case. Give it a blast with plain water in the morning. Should notice s massive difference

ExGucciKing Tue 22-Nov-16 11:59:13

Had to ask, what does luggy mean?!

HesterGreysGarden Tue 22-Nov-16 12:03:39

Yes luggy new to me too, I'm intrigued.

Pissssedofff any tips for keeping your hair from looking too greasy matty when co-washing? I find I need to go back to shampoo for a few washes every fortnight or so and then end up back at square one again. Does it make a difference if you're in a hard water area?

Pisssssedofff Tue 22-Nov-16 12:10:45

HesterGreysGarden - really light conditioner basically and not too often, which I know is hard. I use wilkinsons own brand, it's about 70p and great. No way should curly hair be brushed.
Thing is you want lovely defined moisturised curls and everything I've done for the past 35 years has gone against that do it's hard to keep the faith and believe in the methods, I struggle. But the more you stick with it the better the results. I'm going to use the Christmas holidays to go hard core and literally just rinse it with water every day because I know it'll look 200% better come January if I do

Pisssssedofff Tue 22-Nov-16 12:12:10

Oh and I don't think a shampoo every two weeks is a terrible thing, as long as it's sulphate and silicone free, living well one is lovely

Momentumista Tue 22-Nov-16 12:49:26

Aha - I know just what you mean and after extensive (like the first 30 years of my life) research, I believe I have the answer.

I have two products which do exactly that for me. I have fine wavy / curly hair. I wash, towel dry then apply 'product a'. In the morning I apply 'product b' to refresh waves and tame any wayward bits.

Product a Tresemme spray

Product b Surf Infusion

HesterGreysGarden Tue 22-Nov-16 13:38:54

Thanks! It is hard to keep the faith! And especially when you're used to the clean hair feeling.

This is a great thread PoorYorick, I hope you get what you're after! It's so hard working out new baby-friendly routines when you're going back to work.

SnowInLove Tue 22-Nov-16 13:45:40

My dd has soft, loose curls. I apply argan oil in the morning which helps tame the frizz.

Clankboing Tue 22-Nov-16 14:17:02

Luggy = full of lugs ie., knots. But not just small knots, a nest like mish mash of them. It must be a local term as I've always used the word :-)

Sallycinnamum Tue 22-Nov-16 14:22:26

Ooh watching with interest. I can only wear my hair down if I've washed it as once I've slept on it the curls just disappear.

TheDisreputableDog Tue 22-Nov-16 14:24:44

I tried and failed with this when I went back after maternity. In the end just had to take the hit on time sad I do like the Palmers co-wash though which does save time as just one product

Janek Tue 22-Nov-16 14:38:20

i run wet (from under the tap) fingers through my hair in the morning if i am not washing it, to get the knots (lugs?) out and dampen it, then use a small amount of 'dirty' hair wax from lush. i use the same stuff on my damp hair after i have washed it. i also agree you should never brush curly hair (and i have been co-washing/curly-girling since 2009...)

cheapskatemum Tue 22-Nov-16 15:08:12

Lush R&B, which is a cream in a tub, rather than a spray, and dr organic (from Holland & Barrett) Argan Oil Serum, which is in a pump action bottle, both do what you require on my hair. My problem is that I cba washing it every evening.

TeamEponine Tue 22-Nov-16 16:04:34

I don't brush my hair the next day, otherwise it is out of control. I just run my fingers through it using Organix Coconut Oil serum. Then spray with any conditioning spray, I like the Aussie ones, and the John Frieda Curls Daily Styling Spray. In the winter I give it a quick scrunch dry with the hairdrying on a low setting. It only really works for one day. I have to wash every other day.

PoorYorick Wed 23-Nov-16 08:02:26

Thanks for your advice, all. I've got a few products to try out then. I used to really like Tigi, shame they went bust.

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