6 Ways to Maintain Your Wet Hair Curl Pattern

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The Comb And Pray Method

Mahagony Curls

This one is pretty easy as well. You simply start off with wet hair. Grab your leave-in conditioner or moisturizer, and take your hair section by section applying the product. After applying the product on the first section, using your fingers, comb through that section repeatedly until you start to see your curls getting more and more defined.

Apply more product using your hands and smooth the product into that section with your hands in a praying motion. This will cause the curls to clump together and stay. Again, do not touch your hair after you’re finished.

The more you retrain your hair to set in a more defined curl pattern, the easier it becomes with every was day.

Curly Girl Method

The curly girl method was made popular by Lorraine Massey, who wrote the curly girl bible. Somehow ( in my opinion), this has always seemed to work primarily for those within the type 3a- 4a range, it certainly won’t work for everyone. Sure it improves the manageability of the hair for those of us with brittle undefined kinks, but if you are a 4C you may be met with some disappointment if you follow this to get some super defined bouncy, effortless looking curls.

Sure it improves the manageability of the hair for those of us with brittle undefined kinks, but if you are a 4C you may be met with some disappointment if you follow this to get some super defined bouncy, effortless looking curls.

With the curly girl method you are more than likely do no-poo which means instead of using a shampoo to cleanse, you use a co-wash or a clay. For this to be successful you have to turn a blind eye to styling products that have silicones in them.


It also means abstaining from using heat as this is thought to weaken the hair in general; also avoid anything that causes friction. The CG regimen also dictates that you scrunch styling products into your hair in sections, then leave it to dry. Over time the hair adapts to this and the curls begin to look luscious.

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

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Loren Sims

Brittany Sims this is what you were looking for

Jayjay Parker

Esi T Adjei check this out !

Julia Droushioti Songue

How can I maintain it through out the week though? Any one has any suggestions pls?

Francis Davis

I just put my head under the shower and done (do not comb it). That works two more days for me.

Jamie Carter-Bailey

The pineapple technique works as well

Amber Chike-Udenze

Satin pillow case helps me throughout the week.

Julia Droushioti Songue

Thx ladies will try your suggestions Francis and Amber.
Sorry if I sound stupid but what’s the pineapple technique Jamie? 🙂

Ieisha Alexander
Ieisha Alexander

Pineapple Technique is putting your high in a loose, high ponytail. You have to have a scrunchy for this method because you basically stuff the hair into the scrunchy. Mahogany Curls has a YouTube video. You’ll want to look for the Regimen she created in 2012 I believe. The music is house music, so you can’t miss it when you find it.

Melissa Waechter

But what about detangling and getting loose hair out? Can this be done with just finger combing or can u use a comb? Or would this prevent the curl and just make it fro?

Amber Chike-Udenze

I finger detangle in the shower with the conditioner on it then carefully rinse most of it out then squeeze as much water out as possible before applying a generous amount of mousse. That’s what has been working for me. Hope this helps.

Melissa Waechter

Great, thank you. I’m still learning. I have a 4 year old daughter that we adopted from Ethiopia when she was 18 months but I have only been really doing and learning how to take care of her hair for the last year since its longer now. These sites are so helpful.

Sheri A Campbel

Amber Chike-Udenze do you mind sharing which brand of mousse you use? I never thought of using mousse, I figured it had alcohol in it.

Cheri Jacoby

Mousse is best, do tell which products do not have a drying agent? Or added agents for softness.

Bayanna
Bayanna

I use Lottabody Coconut & Shea Oils Wrap Me Foaming Mousse.

Cheri Jacoby

Please.

Carla Thomas-Herron

Taya Thomas.. check this out

Kimberly L Walker

I’ve fallen in love with the rake and shake method then I use the diffuser, when time permits.

NubianPrize
NubianPrize

I just use Knot Today & Kinky Curly & get curls for DAYS; only have to refresh with a water spritz in the morning to re pop the curls & off I go !

Cheri Jacoby

What?! You can do that?

Deborah Bogie

I can’t believe I have only tried gel once it flaked with the curl enhancing smoothie so I washed it out.

Chermine Belhomme

Then maintenance for week

Kashmere Noel

Comb & Pray works wonders for my 3c4a hair

Denise Burrow

I have been doing MHM Max Hydration Method and my curls stay defined even without any products applied. Try it and see 🙂

Sarah Nneke

I will give it a try

Arnesia Clark

Candice Bryant thanks. I really need this! Lol

Candice Bryant

Lol I know

Diamond Lopez
Diamond Lopez

What are some good leave in conditioners?

Brian Jones

3&4

Kayla

The MHM is really only done daily in the beginning. Pinkecube suggests not going longer than 3 days—so roughly twice a week. I used to do MHM for over a year but moved on to methods that gave me the same results.

Kiauna Monet Mason

Max hydration method is the truth! Just takes forever lol

sydni
sydni

What is the curl type in this before and after picture? this is the closest pic I’ve seen of my pattern. trying to figure it out so i can start taking care of my hair properly