To me, curly hair is a blessing and a curse. Yes, on a good day I feel like Cher, but on a bad day, not so much. Part of the problem is that I’m lazy and I haven’t been able to find a solution to second-, third-, or let’s be real, fourth-day, hair that doesn’t involve rinsing my strands with water. It’s these mornings when I roll out of bed to hop in the shower that I wish to myself that my third-day hair dilemma could be a greasy scalp, for which dry shampoo is an ace up the sleeve. Instead, I’m left with flat, lifeless curls that need some oomph. Enter: Resetting spray.
On day 1, I usually wear my hair down, but my go-to move at night is to wrap a scrunchie around my 3A curls before bed. Usually, this stretches them out enough that on day 2, I either have to wear it up or wet it down since water is the easiest way to reset my curls. In the name of hitting snooze for 20 extra minutes of ZZZs, I went on a search for an alternative and came across a few very enthusiastic reviews from friends about Bumble & Bumble Bb. Curl Re-Style Primer ($28).
Here’s how it works: The products that are typically used to style curly hair can contain drying ingredients like alcohols. In part, that can mess with curls, making them more prone to frizz as the days go on and the products get layered. This spray, and those like it, such as Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray ($44) and DevaCurl Mist-er Right Dream Curl Refresher ($20), add moisture back to the curls and help them to reform into spirals. I apply it liberally to my strands so that they feel wet to the touch and about 15 minutes later, they look like I’m fresh out of the shower.
The catch? My hair does feel a little dirty the way I’ve heard that dry shampoo feels to other people, but there’s no such thing as a good hair day for free, IMO, and I’m definitely game for my hair feeling a bit gritty in exchange for some extra snooze time. My only gripe is that no one tipped me off to resetting sprays sooner.
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