How many times have you spent hours in the bathroom curling your hair only to have it fall flat as soon as you step out of your house? This literally just happened to me last night. I spent almost two hours perfecting my locks and by the time I got to where I was going my hair was straight again. I used to be able to hold a curl forever but now, not even for a minute. I’m thinking it is because I dye my hair now and I did not used to.
But I digress…
So how do we make our curls last? Here’s how:
Start with day old hair: Hair holds a curl better if its dirty. You don’t have to go out greasy, but washing your hair and then curling it right away will only result in failure.
Products, Products, Products: It’s not about piling on the products its about using the right ones. Too many will weigh your hair down and not using any at all wont help either. Heat taming spray is the most important thing you can use. It protects your hair. Damaged hair wont hold any curls so use products like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.
Now to actually hold the curl you need to add some texture. Try Catwalk Curl Collection Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier. This product will enhance “the natural texture of your hair, this cream gives hold and control for defined curls and streamlined waves for a touchable, radiant finish.”
You don’t need a lot of hairspray to hold the curl either. You just need the right kind. Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play is my favorite but don’t hold it too close to your hair or it will get crunchy. Follow the directions! Hold it a few inches away and mist over the hair.