There’s nothing I hate more than to spend hours curling my hair, only to find they’ve all dropped out half a hour later. So what can you do to avoid this and make your curls last longer? Follow these 5 top tips to make your curls last longer.
Use products to make your curls last longer
There are lots of hair products available that are designed to give your curls a longer lease of life. You can use hair mousse to scrunch your hair initially to create natural curls or just use it to add texture. Hair spray is great for giving curls something to stick to and can be used before and after for the best effect. Don’t forget your Hair spray
Pin your curls
When you curl your hair it is actually the heat of the device which gives them that lovely ringlet finish. To avoid the curls dropping out take each curl and pin it to your head. By pinning the curl you are allowing it to keep its shape whilst it cools down, allowing the cuticles to set in place in the ringlet shape. Make sure you wait till your hair has cooled down fully brushing the curls out.
Get good quality hair tools
I remember when I was about 16 i had this really cheap straightener that did nothing to keep the kinks at bay. The reason- it was cheap. It’s true that you get what you pay for, this sentiment is more important than ever when it comes to your hair tools. A good hair device will heat up quicker and is often made with ceramic plates which are kind to hair and avoid your hair dragging. By using a better quality device you’re giving your curls the best chance of staying in for longer. Try Corioliss X Slim curling wand (£79.99).
Choose the right curl size
There are a lot of hair tongs available that come with different barrel sizes for different types of curls. You can also use your straighteners to create curls as the plates are often quite small and good for creating perfectly shaped ringlets. It’s best to avoid large barrels as they will just make your curls loose and more prone to falling out quicker. When it comes to curls smaller is better.
Is your hair refusing to curl?
The sad truth is that hair that refuses to curl is often very damaged and need some TLC (urgently). Get out the intensive conditioner and get down to the hairdressers to get rid of any split ends pronto.