Morgan’s Tips for a Calm (& Curly) Morning

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 by Ouidad-The Curl Experts

“Styling your curls during the week can be time consuming, especially in the winter.

Here are my tips for having gorgeous curls and a hassle free morning!”

- Morgan Willhite, Ouidad Creative Director

Healthy hair is easy hair!

Being diligent with your conditioning treatments is a must to make styling your curls less of a hassle. Hydration helps avoid the brittle, dry appearance and creates a healthy foundation to work with. Try Ouidad’s Curl Recovery Hair Mask . No excuses curlies, it’s easy and requires no heat.

Rake & Shake to set your style the night before.

Wet hair doesn’t set well in 20 Degree weather! If you’re looking for defined, frizz free curls, Ouidad’s Rake and Shake styling method is the way to go to set your hair before bed. Section off wet hair into 3-4 sections and apply your favorite Ouidad styling product with a “raking” motion with fingers. Once all sections are thoroughly completed, gently blot with a  micro-fiber towel or t-shirt. Next gently dry using a diffuse attachment. You must diffuse bone dry before sleeping on it.

Next gather dry hair towards the top of your hair loosely in a high ponytail with a soft scrunchy, this helps extend your curl style while avoiding frizz caused by the night time toss and turns. I suggest investing in a satin pillowcase to keep your style longer and hair healthier. Cotton creates friction which causes frizz and dryness.

In the morning simply refresh curl pattern with Ouidad Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray and head out the door!

No time to rewash? Embrace the bun or rock a fabulous braid.

bunsGet the look_wavy

A bun is easy to create on any curl type and can be dressed up or down! Gather your dry curls toward the top crown area of your head or the nape of your neck. Secure with a cloth hair tie. Wrap hair around the tie in a uniformed manor randomly securing the perimeter with Bobbi pins. Braids are another quick, no fuss style. A simple low set braid is on trend and is considered a desired” style”. Avoid perfection! Stretch and pull  the braid apart, allowing random curls to fall giving you a more modern look!



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25 Comments for “Morgan’s Tips for a Calm (& Curly) Morning”

  1. 1Skye

    Ouidad: thank you for this awesome blog: two weeks ago, I followed all suggestions posted: I ordered WaterWorks Shampoo, had my hair trimmed, washed with the clarifying shampoo ( it’s wonderful and did the trick) then used the Deep Conditioning Treatment along with Curl Quencher. My hair did an immediate turn around. I have long, wavy, frizzy hair, and I would love to try the Curl Recovery Products, but they might just be too heavy for me; I am also trying to decide whether or not to purchase the Monongo Oil. I also have to applaud the help I have received via the Oudidad staff on the phone. Honest and candid. Thank you.

  2. 2Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    So happy that you are loving our blogs Skye thank you for the feedback. We will definitely keep them coming this year. You may like Mongongo Oil when used in moderation! It’s a wonderful product that conditions, adds shine, repairs and prevents heat damage. You may only need a little to go a long way.

  3. 3Catherine

    Any suggestions for short haired gals? I have wavy collar length curls that are flat and stay flat unless I wash everyday.


  4. 4Skye

    Thank you so much for giving some advise about Mongongo Oil. I have thought about this product since it was launched, too. I am still on the fence, but this does help.

  5. 5Ruth

    I need a new hair dryer and would like to know what is recommended? Thank you!

  6. 6Deb

    You say use a soft scrunchy but where are the ones you used to sell? They were great and I haven’t been able to find any that match since Ouidad stopped selling them.

  7. 7Patty

    You often use the tip about the loose ponytail at night. What do you do if you have a shorter cut? I can’t get my hair into a ponytail, even a low one.

  8. 8Chris

    Please feature a few videos with shorter (jaw to shoulder length) hair for those of us with curly, not kinky, hair. It is frustrating to be trying to grow out formerly shorter blow-dried styles with such a dearth of helpful styling tips. Thanks!

  9. 9Lori

    Any suggestions for those who have morning workouts and sweaty hair/hairline? Am I stuck with morning shampooing?

  10. 10Gail

    What tips do you have for Africian-Americian hair that is tightly coiled(5b/c)?

  11. 11Barbara Santiago

    I’m a trainer and I train/teach 3 times a day. I sweat like crazy and find where curls suffer most are at the nape and the front/sides. My curls manage to hold quite well at the crown and the back. I’d like to see tips on how to manage these areas. I recently purchased the Curl Recovery Mask as well as the Whipped Curls daily conditioner and I must say my curls have done a complete turnaround. I just need help on managing these 2 areas. Especially the nape where I tend to get incredibly itchy and the curls just turn into an ugly frizz ball.

  12. 12Patty

    The high ponytail during sleep is what I do ! and it works with my long hair. My hair looks much better having been “put up” at night. I enjoyed reading how to treat my hair since I will be skiing and air drying does not work on the slopes.

  13. 13Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Thank you Patty!

  14. 14Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Most blow dryers will do the trick! The key is using a diffuser and keeping it on the lowest setting to avoid heat damage.

  15. 15Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Barbara- This is definitely a question that comes up a lot from our customers. Have you tried our Botanical Boost for pre and post workout? This lightweight nourishing leave-in conditioner designed to soften, moisturize, detangle, fight frizz, and make hair extra manageable.
    For more information on this wonderful product visit-

  16. 16Skye

    I would love to use Botanical Boost, but it contains water and that would immediately create frizz in my hair.

  17. 17Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Gail- Have you tried a twist out set? This style can last for 2-3 days and can save you time in the morning if done the night before! Here is a great Youtube video to show you how-

  18. 18Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Lori! Have you tried Botanical Boost? This moisturizing leave-in conditioner is great for putting spring back in dry curls throughout the day, or refreshing your curl pattern in the morning without the need to re-wash. Try using this pre and post-workout!

  19. 19Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Chris! Definitely something we will keep in mind and feature on the blog! Thank you for your suggestion. Have you checked out this video?

  20. 20Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Patty- For shorter curls we highly recommend using a satin pillowcase. Cotton causes friction and frizz. This will help keep your curls intact longer without having to plop into a ponytail.

  21. 21Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Skye- Botanical Boost is formulated with a blend of nourishing botanicals, anti-oxidants and conditioning aloe. This won’t make your hair frizz but if you prefer something else, have you given our Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter a try? Formulated with flash dry fruit oils – olive, avocado and grape – is gives hair a noticeable luster. The perfect finishing touch to stop flyaways before they start.

  22. 22Skye

    I have a teeny size that came in a kit but never used it due to the water; I do have the Climate Control Frizz and Flyaway Fighter

  23. 23Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Catherine! We still highly suggest a satin pillowcase for shorter curls. This helps extend your curl style while avoiding frizz caused by the night time toss and turns. Cotton creates friction which causes frizz and dryness.

  24. 24Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Deb- Unfortunately they have been discontinued in our shop but they can be found at any beauty supply or drug store where hair accessories are sold. We apologize for any inconvenience!


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