Since we’ve been on the topic of waves and curls recently, let’s do a quick survey. Who wants a head full of gorgeous, playful-looking curls?
I sure do! I love curling my hair every now and then (using my ZALA 4-in-1 Cosmo Curling Wand) for a change of style. However, if you’re like me, then you’ve probably encountered this kind of impossible-not-to-notice problem in the past: curls that never stay curly!
In the same boat as I am? Here’s a couple of secrets to making curls last longer!
Do necessary preparations before curling
Think of your hair like a school project–you can’t rush it or you’ll get bad or downright disastrous results! Before you curl your hair, make sure that you do some necessary preparations.
The first thing you can do is to make sure that your hair is light and airy before attempting to curl it. I’ve tried curling my hair before without shampooing it and the curls don’t even last for a few minutes maximum. The simple explanation is that all the extra oil and unseen dirt on my hair prevented the curling wand from doing its job.
Make sure not to use too much conditioner and to rinse thoroughly as that can weigh down your hair too! As long as your hair strands are light and airy, you’ll have a better chance of making your curls last longer for the rest of the day.
Adjust the way your curl your hair
Many times, whether or not your curled hair stays curly has a lot to do with how you actually curl your hair in the first place.
If you’re the kind of person who opts for higher heat thinking that it curls better when you’re styling your hair, STOP. Not only are you risking your own hair, but you’re also not helping at all! Curling your hair using lower heat, for perhaps a bit more time, actually works better.
Don’t believe me? Try twirling a lock of your hair around a pencil before you go to sleep at night and see how it is when you wake up in the morning. I’m telling you, the curls that result from those 8 hours of heatless curling will last much longer than high-heat curling anytime.
The heat only helps to curl your hair faster but hair can still curl even without heat.
Use a setting spray for your hair
Another not-so-secret secret to making curls last longer is using a setting spray.
Not all people use setting sprays (I actually don’t, at least not always) but they help tremendously if you want to keep your curls for longer.
You can actually start using hairspray while curling your hair, and then one more time after curling to keep the curls in place. This ensures that your curls will stay longer than if you just leave them alone after the styling process.
Final reminders for making curls last longer
- Exercise caution when curling your hair! Heat is one of your hair’s greatest enemies so make sure that your hair is well protected before you attempt to use curling devices. Use a protectant cream or spray to minimize any possible damages to your hair.
- Make sure your hair is in optimum curling condition! If your hair is damp, you certainly won’t see the results you’re looking for. At the same time, if your hair is too dry, you’re running the risk of accidentally burning off your hair if you attempt to curl.
- Use high-quality curling tools! Using cheap, low-quality tools is certainly risky, especially when you’re dealing with something as fragile and delicate as your own hair. Invest in high-quality tools to make sure that your hair is getting cared for in the way it deserves.
Did you like our tips? For more, hair tutorials, check out our ZALA blog!PUBLISHED 17TH JANUARY 2019