5 Ways to Make Your Curls Last Longer

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For some of us, curly hair is a luxury! Limp, straight hair without any real form or structure can make curly hair babes look like Hollywood stars. Trust us, we’ve tried dozens of tips and tricks to find the best ways to make your curls stay in place longer. Try these to see if they work for you!

Cool Them Down

One of the best and most effective way to get curls to stay in place is to let them cool and set before letting them down. This can be accomplished by taking each curl, keeping it in its curly shape and secure it to your head with a clip or bobby pin. Keep them in the pins for about 10-20 minutes (the longer the better) until it feels that all the heat has dissipated. Now let them out one at a time but DO NOT brush them out yet. Be sure to let them cool down for a few more minutes before touching them with a brush. If you break the curls too quickly, they will lose their form in a shorter period of time. You can speed up the cooling process by blow drying them on the cool setting too.

Invest in Good Tools

Sometimes it’s not your hair that’s the problem, it’s your shotty, cheap tools that aren’t allowing your hair to style to its fullest potential. Only when you switch to better quality, higher-end tools, will you realize that the problem isn’t in your hair – it’s in the iron! Try investing in a good quality, higher end iron and notice that they damage your hair less, style your hair better, require less heat to do the job, and will last a very long time. We suggest curling at a temperature of 300-350 F for the optimal curl.

Using the Correct Hair Products

When styling your curls, unless you have naturally curly hair, you’ll need to use some sort of product to help you out. These will assist you during the styling and help to hold the curls in place longer throughout the day. Some women add mousse before drying their hair while others apply hairspray before, during, and after curling. Something like Equate Beauty Extra Firm Hold Hairspray for $2.74 on Walmart.com. This stuff is amazing and comparable to TRESemme Tres Two Hold Hairspray except you pay way less! You can also use It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product as a heat protectant as well as a dozen more miracle remedies! This product is literally a miracle cure for hair! Grab it on Walmart.com for $17.96 today!

Use the Right Barrel Size

This ‘small detail’ can actually make a huge difference in the type of curls you get as well as how long they stay. Generally you’d think that a bigger barrel would give you big, loose, gorgeous curls but really the smaller iron will do the trick. We suggest a 1 or 1.5” barrel size if you are testing the waters. If you already know what works for you than keep on using it!

Nothing Works

Sometimes hair just won’t curl or do much of anything. This could be due to dryness, damage or something else. Always check in with your locks and make sure they are getting the love they deserve. Try a hair mask, leave in conditioner, or laying off the heat tools for a while. You could even consider cutting or trimming your hair to improve it’s health. That is for you to decide and if you find that your hair just won’t do what you want, sprinkle some up&up Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Baby Powder (available at Target) on the roots, texturize with some sea salt spray and call er’ a day! Until you can make it into the salon of course!

For more beauty tips & tricks visit The Savvy Beauty.