How to refresh curls on non-wash day

We all know maintaining curly hair on non-wash can be quite troublesome and we always end up tying our hair back or if you are a beginner in curly world then you are tempted to comb or brush your hair. Try out these non-wash day routines to refresh.

Products used: 

Leave-in Conditioner – Alaffia beautiful curls curl enhancing leave-in conditioner

Gel – Fruit of Earth Aloe Vera Gel

Products used: 

Taliah Waajid The Great Detangler
Jojoba oil
Lavender essential Oil
Kinky Curly Curling Custard

DIY Refresh spray – with Jojoba oil

Today's non-wash day refresh! I use Kinky Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) on non-wash days only as it does not work for me on wash day. Due to high humidity at my place, I always prefer gels with styling polymers in it.I have not used any ratio for water or leave-in. Water was roughly 50ml. So you can use two-three squirts of conditioner or less. Use jojoba oil as per your hair. Skip it if your hair gets weighed down easily.Tip* You can add any oil combination to it. Taliah Waajid detangler provides light conditioning for non-wash day and does not make hair feel product-y. KCCC is a great curl enhancing gel and I will post about these category of enhancing gels in my next post.Products used:~ Taliah Waajid The Great Detangler~ Jojoba oil~ Lavender essential Oil~ Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Posted by Right Ringlets on Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Products used: 

Curls blueberry bliss jelly

Mielle organics hair milk

Lavender essential oil

DIY Refresh Spray – Recipe

​​Refreshed my 4th day curls with this DIY spray today. Didn't use distilled or boiled water as I have made it for one time use. Also, no specific measurement of leave-in and gel was used.Use less leave-in if your hair gets weighed down easily. For more ideas on refreshing check my old articles on Right Ringlets website. used: Curls blueberry bliss jelly, Mielleorganics hair milk and lavender essential oil.

Posted by Right Ringlets on Friday, 5 January 2018



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17 thoughts on “How to refresh curls on non-wash day

  • pallavi_proudtobcurly

    Hi Asha,

    What is alternative for hair that gets weighed down easily.
    I have long hair now. but my curls are not that dense. So if I apply aloe vera or any gel like substance it would get weighed down.
    Also I have very less amount of hair. So I don’t want the volume to reduce.

    Right now, I only use shampoo and conditioner and sometime vinegar rinse and nothing on non-wash days.
    What do you suggest I can use to refresh my hair and also to protect it from drying?

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Pallavi, normal gels wont weighed down your hair as they don’t have no or very less oils in it. You can also try plain flax gel and do not add any oil to it. What you can try is Squish to Condish method to rinse off the conditioner and then apply gel. Once you scrunch your hair after drying it should not look weighed down. To increase the volume can clip your hair with small claw clips on the top while drying and separate the thick clumped curls carefully once it is dry or a diffuser also helps with volume. You try this thing first and please do let me know if it is working or not.

  • Archana

    Hi Asha! Great video! Thank you for all the content! 🙂
    I use water, Loreal Smooth Intense Condish as leave-in and then lastly Giovanni Sunset Lotion, on Day 1 and 2. Day 3 is either a tight bun or hair wash, if I can find the time.
    Wish you and all of us curly girls great hair days! Cheers!

  • Nona

    I must say that a lot of effort has been taken to make this detailed video for us. Thank you Asha. It is indeed commendable.

    Also I had a question, would it be okay to skip the leave in conditioner and just go with the aloe gel. or is a leave in mandatory.
    Could you link me to other products (if it doesn’t entail trouble) to other leave in’s which are pretty good but maybe less expensive since that Alaffia one is close to 4000 INR which is way too steep for me to purchase. Thanks

  • Sneha

    Hi Asha,
    You suggested that we can make a spray bottle with a mix of water, leave in, essential oil and gel. I wanted to know if this pre mix needs to be made fresh everytime or we can make a mix that would last a month (for ease of use) :). Thanks

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Sneha, the things that contains water spoils faster. So keep your mix in the fridge for a week. Make small batches every time. Another alternative is mix water with other things in palm and then apply. Or you can also watch the refresh video tutorial.

  • Nishka Nachappa

    I “wash” my hair just once every fortnight. The rest of the days, I re-wet my hair during my nighttime shower, blot out all the excess water with an old cotton tee, smooth over Garnier Fructis oil in cream, wait for 5 minutes, finger detangle, scrunch in a good dollop of Patanjali aloe Vera gel, plop for 20 minutes and right before I hit the sack, I pineapple my hair, pull on my satin bonnet and sleep on a satin pillowcase. So technically, this is my non-wash day routine. I’m fine with using silicones and sulfates. I’m a 2C-3A curl type.

  • Pallavi Jhangiani

    Hi Asha since two months following cg method get
    Nice curls on wash days but then due to summer heat every time I tie my hair in a bun..when I open my hair that time I find no curls infact just find long strands of hair..What can be done…also my hair is getting thinner at the I need a hair cut..and if I try to refresh them then it becomes very difficult as all curls are gone and if I try to scrunch it becomes frizzy