July 5, 2017

How to make your curls last

Tired of curling your hair only to have it fall out in a couple of hours? Today I'm sharing some of my top tips on how to make your curls last all day!



how to make your curls last
This post was in partnership with HASK via BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.

Happy Wednesday friends!

If you have naturally pin straight hair then you may know the struggle of curling your hair only to have it go straight again after an hour. I always love having my hair curls, but with having really long pin straight Asian hair, having my curls last all day has always been a struggle for me. After lots of trial and error, I've found a good method to make my curls last and I'm sharing them with you all today!


Find the right tool for you
To wand or not to wand? First things first, you have to decide which tool to use. I didn't realize this until recently, but different hair types work well with different tools. For me personally, I find that my hair lasts way longer when I use wand versus a traditional barrel. The curling wand I use and that I have found works best with my hair is the Irresistible Me Sapphire Curling wand and I usually use the largest barrel! 

Try experimenting with different hair tools whether it be a wand, barrel or even a hair straightener! Also keep in mind that just like hair works with different tools, they react to different heat settings as well. Most people assume that the higher heat makes their curls last longer, but in reality, that's not entirely true. Again, different hair types work with different settings so just try experimenting with what works best for you!


The dirtier the better
Now that you found the right tool to use, now moving on to the actual hair. Curls like dirty hair. Kinda gross, kinda makes sense. If you think about it, with clean hair, your curls don't really have much to grip onto. Personally, I like to curl my hair on the day I wash it because I really want my hair looking it's absolute best if I'm going to curl it. To give some texture to my curls to hold on to I actually like putting in some dry shampoo! 


I know it may seem weird putting a hair product that supposes to soak up all the grease into clean hair, but it really does work. Not only does it give your curls something to hold onto, but it gives it some great texture as well! This particular dry shampoo from HASK is a new favorite. If you all have read my previous hair posts then you know that I am a big fan of HASK products. This dry shampoo is their volumizing shampoo and guys, it smells DELICIOUS. Even RJ told me he liked the smell of it, so definitely guy approved.


What I like most about this dry shampoo is that it goes on relatively clear which is a big plus with someone who has black hair. To be honest, the first time I used it I was concerned that nothing was coming out because I couldn't see any white powder coming out! If you're in the market to try out a new dry shampoo I would definitely recommend this one! Be sure to check them out on Instagram to stay up to date with all of their new products!


Small tight curls

Ok, now onto the actually curling process. To ensure your curls last all day you'll want to start off curling your hair into small tight curls. This way your hair will naturally fall into looser curls throughout the day versus having loose curls to begin with and then having them fall an hour later. #struggles

When curling my hair I like to make sure my hair stays flat on the wand and hold it for about 10 seconds. Once the curl is off the wand I make sure to catch the curl and hold it while it cools so it can set nicely. If you really want to, you can even pin up the curls so they can completely cool and last a lot longer. 


Spray it down 
And lastly, you'll want to give your hair a good spray of hairspray to lock all of your hard work in. If I'm going out for a blog shoot or a special event and want my hair to look really good for a long period of time I like to spray after each section. Otherwise, I just give my hair a nice spray of hair spray and it holds pretty well.


Typically after I do all of my steps my hair stays pretty curly all day. The great part about curling my hair the same day I wash it that I can have the next three days of styled hair because I'll just have looser curls as the day goes on. Usually, on day 2 I have some nice big loose curls and by day 3 it's a nice wave which is nice that I can get 3 days of hair styles after one curling sesh. 

What are your tips on making your curls last longer? Let me know in the comments down below! Also, let me know if you have tried any of these tricks and how they worked out for you! I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always, thank you for reading!

xoxo,
Amy



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