7 Tips For Creating Long-Lasting Curls
Curls can be a beautiful way to style your hair for everyday wear or for a special event. However, curls also tend to fall out of your hair too quickly, especially if you have thin or fine hair. The short life span of curls can be frustrating, especially if you have a party or event to go to that lasts several hours longer than your curls do. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to extend the lifespan of your curls. Read on to discover seven tips for creating long-lasting curls.
1. Hold Your Curls
If you have some extra time on your hands and aren’t rushing while getting ready, this trick can help set your curls and help them last hours longer than they normally do.
After you curl each strand of your hair, remove the curling wand from your hair and hold the warm hair scrunched up in its curl for fifteen to thirty seconds until it cools off. Holding your curl until it cools helps set the curl into your hair, allowing it to hold its shape for a longer period of time throughout the day.
2. Use Non-Stiff Hairspray
Many beauty lovers are hesitant to spray a liberal amount of traditional hairspray over their curls to help them stay in place because of the negative stiffening effects hairspray has on your hair.
However, there is such a thing as non-stiff hairspray. This hairspray is specifically designed to leave your hair feeling soft and smooth instead of stiff and untouchable. If you use this hairspray to hold your curls instead of traditional stiffening hairspray, you can use more spray to help your curls stay in longer without worrying about creating an overly shiny, stiff mess in your hair.
3. Trim Your Hair
Something many beauty lovers don’t know is that hair that is damaged, weak, broken, or split has trouble curling and won’t hold a curl for any extended period of time.
If you often use heat on your hair, it has likely become damaged over time and has grown weak and developed split ends. Getting a trim to remove the split ends from your hair can help solve this problem. You can also take a break from using heat products on your hair for a while and invest in a revitalizing and strengthening hair treatment or leave-in conditioner to help restore your hair before you attack it with heated styling tools again.
4. Blow Dry Upside Down
You probably blow dry your hair before you curl it. However, do you blow dry it upside down?
Blow drying your hair upside down can help add considerable volume to your hair, which can help your strands hold their curls for a much longer period of time. When you start to blow dry your hair, bend over and flip your head upside down. Dry your hair in this position and, when you flip right side up again, your hair will be filled with curl-friendly volume.
5. Tease Your Tresses
If you have fine or limp hair, teasing your hair slightly before you curl it can help add volume and texture to your hair and help your curls last longer. You don’t need to tease your hair into a rat’s nest. This will only create a messy look.
Instead, use a fine-toothed comb to gently tease your hair in layers. Tease it just enough to add a bit of volume and texture to it. It’s best to use this teasing trick only when you really need your curls to last for a long time. Teasing your hair on a regular basis can cause significant damage to it that can make it even more difficult for your hair to hold a curl.
6. Use Mousse
Applying a mousse product to your hair before you try to curl it can help manipulate the texture of your hair and cause your curls to last longer.
You can apply a mousse to either wet or dry hair. After you get out of the shower or finish blow drying your hair, rub a bit of mousse between your palms and scrunch it into your hair. Be careful to use enough product to add texture to your hair but not too much to prevent your hair from taking on a greasy appearance.
7. Use a Flat Iron
Using a flat iron to curl your hair can help your curls last for a significant amount of time longer than they do when curled with a traditional curling iron or wand.
Curling your hair with a flat iron can be a challenge. However, putting in the effort to experiment with using it to curl your hair can help you in the long run by significantly increasing the lifespan of your curls.
You deserve curled hair that won’t fall out before you’re ready. The next time you pick up your curling iron, use the tips in this post to learn everything you need to know about creating long-lasting curls that won’t disappoint you.