Sometimes second day curls just don’t want to behave and curl properly. In today’s post I want to address exactly this problem and show you with what heatless trick I can still get my curls to look nice.
On good hair days I can get bouncy second day curls by using the pineapple method overnight and refreshing my curls
with a water-conditioner mix in the morning (read the whole post here), but on other days my curls don’t want to look like I’d like them to. You can’t only use today’s tip to revive second day curls, but also if you have some spots where your curls are too frizzy and don’t want to clump nicely.
- a styler – it’d best be a gel like the DevaCurl AnGel (which is what I used)
- some bobby pins
Depending on how many hair strands / clumps you’d like to be curlier and more voluminous on second days, my method can take from about 5 to about 15 minutes. As always, I’ll show you some how-to pictures, but today I also added a short video (I’m super-excited about it!) in which I can better show you what I mean by twisting the hair strand around your index finger – I hope you like it!
How I revive my second day curls:
The following video shows steps 2. -5.:
The longer you keep your hair strands fixed in the bobby pins, the curlier your hair strands will be afterwards. I usually leave them in for about 5 minutes before taking them out:
In case the hair strands are too curly compared to the non-treated curls you can make the curls looser by gently pulling them (it’s the same movement with which I spread the styler). If your curls aren’t as curly as 3a, I suggest you to coil up the hair strands around two fingers.
Finish with the following two steps if you prefer a more natural look:
And you’re done!
This is my after photo, please note that it doesn’t look that much different because today pineappleing and refreshing them with the water-conditioner-mix already worked pretty well. On bad second hair days or when applying it to frizzy spots, I notice a huge difference after this heatless method!