“Hair masques, curl creams and leave-in conditioners are going to be your best friend,” says Nation. If you have curly or textured hair, you should be sure to apply hair products when hair is still sopping wet to help maintain your curl pattern. At night, consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase to keep your style intact. Curly or textured hair can get dry easily, so while moisture is important for everyone, it’s particularly important to keep curls luscious.
It’s also important to be gentle on your curls. “We typically will find ourselves taking our day out on our hair when it comes to detangling,” says Brown. “Curly hair has more hair bonds, so use a bond-building hair product like Olaplex that is scientifically proven to strengthen and repair delicate strands.” Brown also recommends seeking advice from a curl specialist to let you know if there’s anything your hair might need specifically.