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123 Refresh Guide: Easy Curly Hair Tutorials

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The 123 Refresh Method is my go-to on non-washdays. I have thick coarse textured curly hair and low porosity! Unlike other refresh options listed here, the 123 Refresh technique has minimal effort, using tiniest amount of product too. You don’t even have to add too much water, claw/rake into your hair. You’re done within 3-8minutes depending on how short-long your hair is. So if refreshes have “never” worked for you, give this technique a go!

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Cream+Gel Refresh

This is my no-product hair, and the results go to show you can try this method both ways – previously styled hair or no-product hair! Using Indian Brand Arata’s Advanced Curl Care Refresh Routine. Use my Code: HONESTLIZ for 20% off orders over ₹999!  These products are high in protein. If you have coarse low po hair, these products may dry your hair out. But if you purchased them already, try them this way, in between washdays. Make sure hair is moisturized/hydrated first (with water) to make it work for you.
 

Serum/Gel Refresh

I’m using The Reflex Serum here, and it is one of my favourite products from this brand. This serum is like a gel that offers shine and hold, even a slight cast if you mix it with a little water💦 Highly recommend it for *fine* hair that may need refreshing almost daily (like me, my short hair needs a bit of upkeep daily too). Use my code: HONESTLIZ15 for 15% discount (worldwide) and code: HONESTLIZ 10% (India)]

Water Refresh

Some styling products reactivate with water only 🥰 This worked today mostly because it was just my second day hair, so Day 2? Styling products are still pretty much fresh? This may not happen with day 3 or 5 hair because by then everything would’ve evaporated.

Serum Refresh

Winter air is super drying. So I find myself reaching for a hair serum or oil to use on my hair everyday. If you’re in india here’s one I recommend Daily UV Serum. Use my code: HONESTLIZ to save 15%.] This was my Day 2, a day after washday. I love that it’s lightweight, makes my hair look vibrant, greys and all. It even gave me a slight cast, so you can imagine the wonderful hold it offers in-between washdays. It’s easy to apply. You can use less or more depending how fine or coarse your hair is.

Serum-Oil Refresh

Calling all those who struggle with water refreshes! I’ve been using this @curlyellieintense Hair Oil on my dry hair (in between washdays) and instantly notice my rough dry hair go oh so soft! My hair also looks shinier, and frizz is controlled all day too. Totally recommend!. Use my code: HONESTLIZ to save 10% to buy here] This oils is a bond repair oil too!

These are suggestions based on my experienced working with different textures. You’ll still have to try and see what works better for you ❤️ Let me know if you do! Thank you for watching & reading.

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