How To Volumize Your Curls
We all love those beautiful, flawless, bouncy curls. But do you know what’s even better? Beautiful, flawless, curly hair that lasts all day.
Today we’re sharing our favorite tips and tricks with you on how to volumize your curls and to make it last all day! By the way, all these tips also work for hair extensions as well. You can either watch our tutorial below or keep scrolling down for all of our tips and tricks.
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Start the Process in a Shower
It’s best to curl hair two or three days after showering. After a shower, your hair may be too soft to style and curls will lose shape quickly.
The natural oils in your hair that build up after showering will provide a grittier texture which gives curls more of a natural hold. If you are worried about oil build-up, you can always spray hair with dry shampoo.
Protect Your Hair
You’ll need to fight back with heat protectant.
There are several heat protectant products you can apply to hair to keep it from getting damaged. These will protect your hair from the damaging effects of straightening and curling irons.
Hairspray can be applied before, during or after you curl your hair to give it a grittier texture and help hold your hair in place.
When applying hairspray, be careful not to hold it too close to your curls. This will make them crunchy and heavy. Instead, hold the can a distance from your head so the spray falls around your hair in a light mist. This will keep your curls in place, but also keep them touchably soft.
If you are applying hairspray before curling, give it a few minutes to set in before applying heat.
Invest in Good Tools
If you have been using a curling iron on your hair and you’re wondering why it’s not working, it may be that the iron itself just isn’t great quality. Higher quality hair irons will be more expensive but it’s worth it to get the great-looking curls you are after. These irons also tend to last longer than cheaper ones, so you’ll have better hair for longer.
A good curling iron will also be less damaging to your hair.
They also heat up better so you don’t have to waste time waiting for hair to curl. Therefore, the irons will not only be a time-saver, but the reduced amount of time they are in contact with your hair will also mean less damage.
Tip: For optimal curling action, set your iron to 300 degrees. If you are curling extensions, turn the heat down to 250 degrees. Extensions are brittle and aren’t able to stand up to heat as well as real hair does.
Use the Right Barrel Size
Curling irons come in various barrel sizes. Small barrels will give you a tight curl, while bigger barrels will give you loose, wavy curls.
This is why most women opt for a bigger barrel. They think this will give them the loose, sexy curls they’re looking for.
However, curls that are too loose tend not to hold as well as tighter curls. Tighter curls, on the other hand, will loosen to give you the wavy, sexy effect you want. The curls will also be more defined and last longer.
It is also important to know the difference between a curling iron and a curling wand.
A curling iron will give you tight curls while a curling wand will give you more freedom to customize the type of curl you want.
The technique you use when curling your hair will also affect the type of curls you are getting. The way you section your hair and the direction you curl your hair in will contribute to the outcome of your styling. Here’s a tutorial on how to curl your hair.
Cool Your Curls
Allowing your curls to cool will also help get them to stay.
Once hair is curled, pin the curls in place with a clip or bobby pin. The heat from the curling iron makes your hair change its shape. When you clip it, you are making sure it stays in your desired shape, even as it cools.
After unclipping hair, give it a few more minutes to cool before brushing it out.
This process also works for hair extensions.
Why does my Hair Still Doesn’t Curl?
If your hair still isn’t curling, it may be that your hair is too damaged to hold its curl. Dry, damaged, brittle hair will not have the amount of moisture needed to hold curls. You can eliminate damage by getting haircuts regularly and by deep conditioning. Masks can also be a great way to boost hair health. Visit us for a consultation on how to make your hair healthy.
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