Newly cleaned hair is usually not strong enough to hold curling and styling compared to unwashed hair. However, the style you seek is not impossible. There are techniques and hair products you can use to go around it.
If you want to curl your hair better after a shower, here are the steps you can follow.
Don’t Apply Conditioner to Your Hair
It’s natural to do a conditioning treatment when you wash your hair. This is good practice, but it is the opposite of what you need to do if you want to make your curls look better. The conditioner you use can weigh down your hair and prevent it from having any volume. It may also be hard for your hair to curl up when it is weighed down.
Apply Hair Mousse before Drying Your Hair
Mousse can be used to style almost any type of hair and will help to create the texture and volume you need to hold your curls. You can apply mousse to your hair before you blow dry it or immediately when it is still wet after your shower.
Use Heat Protectants before You Curl Your Hair
Heat protectants are a must-have for anyone who uses a curling iron, hair dryer or other styling tools. By applying the products to your hair before you use any styling tools, you ensure that the heat will not damage your hair.
Utilise Hairspray to Improve Your Hair’s Hold
You can mist hair spray on your hair after you finish curling it. This will help lock in your curls while making them more manageable and shinier.
Blow-Dry Your Hair
Dry your hair using a hairdryer. Use a brush to straighten out your hair between the time you finish curling and the time you spend drying. This will help your hair to hold up better.
Use the Right Curling Tools
Make sure that you choose the right type of curling tool. A curling wand will help to create more natural-looking curls. A curling iron that has a clamp will help your hair to stay curled for longer.
You should also ensure that you get high-quality curling tools. Get those that use ceramic or tourmaline for even heat distribution and low risks of damage.
Use Smaller Barrels for Tighter Curls
If you want tighter curls, you can use a smaller curling iron. Use a larger barrel if you wish to have larger curls. Use the tapered barrel if you want curls that have more texture.
Ensure You Use the Right Heat Levels
Be careful when choosing the heat levels as you curl. Going too low won’t give you tight curls, but going too high can cause damage.
Cool Down Your Curls before You Let Them Down
Let your hair cool down before you let it down. Doing this can stop your curls from changing shape and becoming loose.
Finish the Session with a Texturizing Spray
You can improve the hold of your curls by spraying a texturising spray on them as you let them down. This will also eliminate any creases that form.
Have you ever noticed how beautiful hair can be when you curl it? Curls can make your hair look sexy, gorgeous and adorable. However, curling will not always go as planned. It can be hard to hold your curls, and you may have frizzy and damaged hair. If you want to avoid this, choosing the right type of curling iron and styling products is important. You can also follow these steps to ensure that your curls hold up better.
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