Make the prep work worth it. Learn how to get your super straight hair to hold curls.
Straight hair ladies, we know your struggle when it comes to wanting to rock curly hair. We know there are days when you wish your super straight hair can actually hold a curl and stay that way through the day. After all, after all the styling work that goes behind curling your hair, shouldn’t you at least get to enjoy wavy hair through the day?
But achieving beautiful, soft, and bouncy curls don’t need to be a struggle. With just a few easy steps, you can pull off voluminous curly hair that lasts all day long. Read on for our curly hair tips!
Learn how to achieve curly hair
1. Keep your hair well conditioned
For your hair to hold a style, it needs to be healthy, nourished, and frizz-free. To achieve this, don’t forget to condition your hair.
Editor’s tip: Use a conditioner that will protect your hair from heat styling damage such as Cream Silk Damage Control Hair Reborn Conditioner.
2. Don’t curl your hair immediately after a shower
Hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet, so give your mane enough time to dry before you begin the curling session. Besides, it’s easier to style your hair when you’re working with its natural texture. So let your hair air dry for at least 10-15 minutes before attempting to style it.
Editor’s tip: Nourish your hair to ensure that it is getting the right nutrients to keep it healthy. Regularly apply Dove Daily Hair Vitamin even on those days that you are styling it.
3. Prep with heat-protectant spray
Set the stage for your curls by adding a layer of protection over your tresses. Before curling your hair, prep your hair with your favorite heat protectant spray.
Editor’s tip: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray doesn’t just protect your hair from the damage caused by heat-styling but also seals in shine. This will give your curly style movement and bounce.
4. Use the right tools
Investing in a good curling iron may be expensive, but they heat up better, which means that you don’t need to apply heat for as long, saving you a lot of time. It’s also important to know and use the right barrel size. If you have super straight hair, it’s best to use a one-inch or 1.5-inch barrel, depending on how loose or tight you want your curls to be.
Editor’s tip: Using heat styling tools like curling iron can cause severe damage to your hair. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine can help protect and repair hair damage.
5. Section and pin
Sectioning your hair saves you time and makes your curls look more uniform. Work with smaller sections of your hair when curling as smaller curls tend to hold much longer than larger waves. After curling a section of your hair with a curling iron, keep the curl shape and secure it with a clip or bobby pin. When hair cools down this way, the curls will set and are guaranteed to last much longer.
Editor’s tip: For more defined curls with a natural touseled movement, spritz on some TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray while your hair is pinned.
6. Spray and style
Once you’re done curling all the sections and your hair has cooled, remove the clips then gently shake out your curls or run your fingers through them. Remember not to pull too hard as this will loosen the curls; you’d want them to fall and loosen naturally throughout the day.
When you’re satisfied with the styling, finish with an all-day hold hairspray to lock the curls in place — like TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Lift your hair up in sections and mist underneath for more volume and extra hold. Be careful not to put too much product as this may weigh your hair down.
Straight hair to curly hair tutorials
Get the products mentioned here from Lazada using these links:
Cream Silk Damage Control Conditioner
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
Next read: Now that you’ve got more information on how to turn your super straight hair to curly hair, here’s more about heatless hairstyles that you can do.