"If you wake up and your hair is extremely dry, you don't want to weigh it down too much," Hudson says. She advises using a lightweight spray that mixes oil and water, such as DevaCurl Set It Free ($18). "A lot of times, you can spray that on your hair and give your hair a good twirl with your finger, and kind of work with the diameter of your curl. It will tone down all that crazy frizz, make the hair look fresh, and give it shine."
And if you're scared of water, don't be, Hudson adds. "If you tend to have really big Afro-textured hair, it's not a bad idea to get that hair wet in the shower the day of. It allows the curl to relax a little bit," she explains. Let the ends of your hair get wet, and ta-da — refreshed curls, easy as pie.