Skip the Wash and Refresh Your Curls with These Rejuvenating Sprays

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DevaCurl Devafresh Scalp & Hair Refresher
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It's a common dilemma: You're in-between wash days, but your curls start to feel limp and lackluster. Luckily, there's an easy fix, and it's one that doesn't require hopping into the shower to wash your hair. Curl refreshing sprays hydrate coils, reinstating shine and definition. "A curl refreshing spray adds a bit of life back into your curls while also reducing frizz and enhancing softness," says Jamila Powell, a hairstylist and the founder of Naturally Drenched. These sprays are typically packed with nourishing ingredients—such as shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera—and are simple to use. Start by spritzing these mists onto curls, notes Powell; then, use your palms to smooth coils and invigorate your roots to boost volume. Some people like to wet their hands before working in the product, she adds, since this can reduce frizz and result in a more even application.

You can also expect your bottle to last a long time, since you don't have to use this product every day. Simply give coils a spritz when they start to droop: "Using it every day won't cause any harm, but you would be adding excess product to your hair when you don't necessarily have to," notes Powell. To ensure the formula doesn't intensify the problem, look for something lightweight, she adds, noting that you don't need to source a specific spray based on your curl pattern, since formulas tend to be universal. "There are a ton of great products out there that will work on any type," she explains. It's all about testing a few options before landing on the formula that is best for you. Luckily, we have already done the legwork: Below, you will find several expert-approved curl refreshing sprays for all coil patterns.

Top Picks

Rizos Curls

Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray
Courtesy of Ulta

"My favorite thing about the Refresh & Detangle Spray from Rizos Curls is that it's a two-in-one product that actually does what it says it will: It's hydrating and smoothing to keep your curls alive between wash days, and it's a great post-wash detangler for all hair types," says Powell.

Shop Now: Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray, $19.99,


Cantu Comeback Next Day Curl Revitalizer
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Looking to add more definition? Give this option a try. Made with castor oil and shea butter, this revitalizer keeps curls soft and shiny.

Shop Now: Cantu "Comeback Next Day" Curl Revitalizer, $7.42,

Carol's Daughter

Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray
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This spray uses agave to lock in moisture and reduce any frizziness. It also has other soothing ingredients, like sweet almond oil, calendula, and sunflower extract, to keep hair soft and tangle-free.

Shop Now: Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray, $11.99,

Mielle Organics

Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray
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"Mielle's Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray is another drugstore favorite of mine," says Powell. "A lot of refreshing sprays can leave your hair crunchy, but the fruit extract and oils in this one leave your hair soft and frizz-free."

Shop Now: Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray, $17.25,


DevaCurl Devafresh Scalp & Hair Refresher
Courtesy of Sephora

Scalp care is hair care and this spray takes care of both. Thanks to ingredients like glycerin and olive oil, this spray reduces frizz and refreshes curls and the scalp. It also promises 48 hours of odor control and has the loveliest smell.

Shop Now: DevaCurl "Devafresh" Scalp & Hair Refresher, $20,

Alikay Naturals

Alikay Naturals Wake Me Up Curl Refresher
Courtesy of Target

"The Alikay Naturals Wake Me Up Curl Refresher smells like a dream and works like a charm," says Powell. "This refresher is great for maintaining your curl pattern in-between washes. I like to apply it by spraying the product onto my hands and smoothing it over my hair."

Shop Now: Alikay Naturals "Wake Me Up" Curl Refresher, $12.99,

The Mane Choice

The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Restorative Spray
Courtesy of Amazon

On top of making sure curls stay hydrated and soft in-between washes, this spray promotes healthy hair growth. It's made with moringa oil to treat any damage and strengthen coils and biotin and vitamin D to support natural and stronger strands.

Shop Now: The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Restorative Spray, $13.99,


Ouidad Botanical Boost Curl Energizing and Refreshing Spray
Courtesy of Dermstore

Strengthen curls by spritzing this energizing product on. It has vitamin B12 and wheat protein to fortify strands and keep curls looking fresh—even when you skip wash day.

Shop Now: Ouidad Botanical Boost Curl Energizing and Refreshing Spray, $20,

Au Naturale

Au Naturale Curl Refresher Spray
Courtesy of Amazon

Free from parabens, mineral oil, and petrolatum, this spray uses mango and bamboo oils to re-define curls.

Shop Now: Au Naturale Curl Refresher Spray, $22.41,

Shea Moisture

Shea Moisture Hold And Shine Moisture Mist
Courtesy of Ulta

If you love a multi-faceted product (who doesn't?), then this spray is for you. It has coconut oil for hydration, shea butter for smoothness, and silk proteins to keep coils strong. It's a spray that does it all.

Shop Now: Shea Moisture "Hold And Shine" Moisture Mist, $11.49,

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