Curly hair can be a bit of a nightmare especially for those who have sleek, silky hair. Well, there are ways to stop your curls falling flat as soon as you step out of the door!
Check out our tips below and give them a try!
Ease off on the conditioner – Over conditioning your hair can make it very silky and slippery which makes it near impossible for styles such as curls to hold. Use very little or even better – none if you can!
Use Hair Mousse – Mousse has alcohol in it, just as hair spray does. Alcohol helps to remove as much moisture as possible which will give your hair more hold and grit. Use on damp or dry hair and apply from roots to the ends of your hair.
Use Hair Spray – Only use hairspray on dry hair. Take one- to two-inch sections and mist them with hairspray working from the bottom layers to the top, before wrapping them around the iron.
Choosing The Correct Tools – Now that you’ve prepped your hair with the perfect cocktail of products, it’s time to talk technique. If bombshell, Veronica Lake waves are your goal, use hot rollers. You ideally want a mix of at least two dozen large and medium velvet rollers for your whole head. If tighter ringlets are what you’re after, look for a curling iron with a slightly slimmer barrel, like a three-quarter-inch, as opposed to a one-inch or larger, since curls loosen quickly on straight hair.
Section Your Hair – Even if your hair is thin, working in sections ensures that you’ll reach the roots on the back of your head and will give your curls a more consistent style. Use alligator clips to divide hair into three or four sections and save the top half of the hair for last.
Allow The Curls To Set – While the curls are still hot, use your fingers to clip each coil to your head with a metal prong. This little trick helps the curl that lasts for hours and won’t leave an indent on your hair while you’re styling it. Give each coil a blast of strong hold hairspray and let it sit until it’s cooled completely while you work on the rest of your hair.
Finish Off – After you take your curls down one by one, resist piling on gels and waxes that tend to weigh your hair down. Instead, give your hair a final blast of hairspray and try to touch your hair as little as possible. We have a feeling you’ll be too busy whipping your curls back and forth on the dance floor!