If you have thin, fine or naturally silky hair, then the struggle to style them in curls AND make those curls last is very much real. No matter how hard you try or how much setting spray you apply, they just don’t seem to stay put. Amiright?
Well, before you entirely give up on curling your hair, hear us out. Following are some incredible tips to ensure that your curls last longer…
- Tip #01: Don’t curl freshly washed hair
- Tip #02: Apply hair mousse for extra hold
- Tip #03: The size of the barrel matters
- Tip #04: Cool your curls down
- Tip #05: Go for tight curls
- Tip #06: Texturizing spray for the win!
Tip #01: Don’t curl freshly washed hair
If you are planning to curl your hair, avoid washing it the same day because, like any other hairstyle, curls also stay better on second-day hair. The natural oils of your scalp work like a hairstyling mousse and provide a grittier texture to make your hair stay curled longer.
Tip #02: Apply hair mousse for extra hold
Before curling your hair, it is important to prep them properly using a hair mousse that’s specifically designed to hold curls. The TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse is perfect for this job. Enriched with super hold polymers, it keeps your curls defined for up to a whopping 72 hours.
Tip #03: The size of the barrel matters
When it comes to making your curls last, the size of the barrel you use to curl matters more than you think. Contrary to what you think, a smaller barrel size (about 1 inch to 1.5 inches) works really well to help define your curls and make them stay in place. A bigger barrel size will loosen up the curls much faster and leave behind waves instead of curls.
Tip #04: Cool your curls down
This is a pro-tip we personally swear by. Once you’ve curled a small section of hair, pin it up using a bobby pin (in the shape of the curl) and allow it to cool down before letting it loose. This trick will help your cuticle close while your hair is still curled, making the curl last longer.
Tip #05: Go for tight curls
If your hair has difficulty holding curls, then a trick to make them last is to curl them tighter than your usual preference. Since your hair tends to open up faster, a tighter curl will ensure that the style stays in place longer. And even if they do open up, they’ll settle into loose curls and not waves.
Tip #06: Texturizing spray for the win!
Instead of finishing with a setting spray, a texturizing spray will work a lot better. How? Well, the texturizing spray has an extremely lightweight formula and retains movement and bounce instead of weighing it down. This is why it is a much better choice for girls who are always struggling with keeping their curls in place.
Written by Urvi Dalal on May 08, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!