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How Do I Get My Hair To Hold A Curl?

Updated: May 16, 2023

5 Tips to make your curls last.

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Girl curling her hair.

Do you have trouble making your curls last? This problem is most common with people that have hair like me. My hair is fine and straight. Without the help of products my hair is flat and will not hold a curl. Read on to learn 5 tips that will help your curls last. I use these tips myself and my curls last till day 3.

Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray

Tip #1 - Apply Hairspray Before Curling

Straight hair is smooth and lacks hold. You need to add grit to your hair so the curls you create will hold. Before curling add a light hold hairspray to create grit and hold for your hair. I recommend Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray. Fluxus is a touchable hairspray for stay all day hair styles that you'll still be able to run your fingers through. Click here to buy Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray.

Amika The Shield Ant-Humidity Spray

Tip #2 - Turn Down The Heat

Holding the curl longer with a lower heat setting will make your curls last longer. Instead of working faster with a higher heat setting. Also it is less damaging. Heat settings by hair type goes as followed: Fine Hair 330F, Medium Hair 360F, Coarse Hair 380F. Also make sure to apply a heat protectant before using your curling iron. I recommend Amika The Shield Ant-Humidity Spray. This spray shields from frizz, humidity, and heat from styling. Click here to buy Amika The Shield Ant-Humidity Spray.

Design Me PUFF.ME Volumizing Powder

Tip #3 - Build Volume At The Root

Long lasting volume starts at the roots. For maximum volume with minimal effort I recommend Design Me PUFF.ME Volumizing Powder. It volumizes hair at the roots with just a puff, creating the perfect texture to give your hair fullness, without weighing it down. PUFF.ME Volumizing powder is best for medium and coarse hair textures. PUFF.ME Light Volumizing Powder is best for fine hair. Click her to buy PUFF.ME Volumizing Powder.

 Amika Un.Done Volume And Matte Texture Spray

Tip #4 - Finish With A Texture Spray

Instead of finishing with a strong hold hairspray that will make your curls crunchy and heavy, use a texture spray. I recommend Amika Un.Done Volume And Matte Texture Spray. This spray adds instant volume and creates texture for a lived-in tousled look. Click here to buy Amika Un.Done Volume And Matte Texture Spray.


Tip #5 - Protect Your Curls When You Go To Bed

Before you go to bed put your hair up in a very high ponytail. Make sure to use a scrunchie so no indents are left in your hair. Putting your hair up in a high pony creates volume for the next day and keeps your curls from getting flat. Having all your hair on top of your head prevents it from being slept on. Click here to shop cute scrunchies.

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