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Why is it that when you want your straight hair to hold curls, it doesn't? No matter
what you do, it looks limp, flat and lifeless by the end of the day. If you're anything
like me, constantly waging war on stubborn hair when trying to get it wavy or curly,
here are a few simple tips that will help youmake curls on pin-straight hair stay
Make Curls Stay All Day
Whether you're using a curling iron or hot rollers, you need to prepare your hair
for the curls.
One of the best ways to really hold curlsor waves is to use various types of hairstyling
products such as a volumizing mousse, gel or spray. It acts as a primer, and provides
volume and lift.
However, be careful not to apply too much or you've waves that are too stiff to style
properly, or with sticky, messy hair.
When you wash your hair, use only half of the conditioner you would use normally,
and towel dried it before applying the curl enhancing styling product. Use your palm
as a measure of how much to use, and apply it evenly throughout your hair.
Next, blow-dry your hair and avoid using a brush. Instead, use your fingers to comb
your hair through, smoothing out the tangles.
When your hair is still damp, divide it into many sections and start curling from
the back. Smaller sections allows the heat from your curling iron to penetrate super
straight hair better.
Before placing the ends of the hair at the base of the curling iron, you want to
spray it with a heat activated styling spray to help create and maintain longerlasting
Now, hold the hair in the curling iron for a few seconds and then release. Instead
of letting the curled hair fall, coil the curl with a pin or clip it in place as
you finish. That way, it allows your hair to cool and really create the hydrogen
bond within the hair shaft so your curls hold longer.
Repeat throughout your entire head. Blow-dry once more and spray your whole head
with some hair spray. Leave the curls to set, at least 20 minutes, until they have
Remove the pins one by one and use your fingers (not a brush or comb) to loosen the
You also want to avoid shine, or anti-frizz products because they tend to weigh down
And, try not to touch your hair. The less you touch, the longer the curls will hold.
In a matter of a few steps, you can make straight hair stay curly and wavyall day