Some girls were genetically given un-curl-able stubborn hair, it’s sad. A friend recently came to me with this problem, saying that her hair won’t hold a curl. So I decided to dedicate my time to finding the solution for her (and for every other girl who deals with it).
It’s heartbreaking. You just want to create those Pinterest worthy curls but your hair won’t stay curled.
When you take your hot and steamy hair off the barrel it probably looks wonderful… but then it shortly falls out. I’ve found a super effective routine to do so you won’t have to suffer with this problem any longer.
I’m here to help you with this issue once and for all.
If your hair won’t hold a curl, here’s what you can do.
Start with day old hair. Your hair will curl better when it has some natural oils in it.
Use little to no conditioner for the last shower you take before you’re going to be curling your hair. Using too much conditioner or a heavy deep conditioner can weigh down your locks and surely make it so your hair won’t stay curled.
Before starting the curling process, prep your hair:
Wet the bottom half of your hair with a spray bottle then spritz it with Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancing Spray. It will spread a lot more evenly if your hair is a little damp. Lightly scrunch your hair while spraying it. Then dry your hair completely.
[The Aveda Curl Enhancing Spray is phenomenal. It spreads easily and evenly in damp hair, then contracts when it dries to help form and hold curls.]
Next, spray all of your hair with Hot Off The Press. This is a heat protectant + hairspray that you’ll need to protect from heat damage and get some help with holding the curls. Brush through your hair afterwards.
Since you have day old hair, your roots might be a little oily. Use some Batiste Dry Shampoo to soak up some of the oil and add some texture to your hair. It’ll give your hair a better grip for the curls too. Batiste has all different kinds of scents and colors depending on your hair.
Now it’s time to curl your hair.
[Use a curling iron or curling wand with a barrel that is 1 inch or smaller. If the barrel is smaller, your curls will be tighter which means they will stay in longer even when they drop a little.]
Pin each curl to your head when they come off the barrel. You can use bobby pins or hair clips. This can be a little time consuming but it’s a great way to get curls to stay. If the curls cool down while they’re in a curl formation, it sets the curls for the day. Spritz your hair while it’s pinned up. Use the cool setting on your blow drier to make the curls set quicker. [It’s a good time to do your makeup while your hair is pinned]
Finally, take the pinned curls down. Spritz them some more with the Aveda Curl Enhancing Spray and scrunch if you’d like. How much you want to mess with your hair at this point is optional. You can run your fingers through the curls, brush through lightly, or just leave them alone.
Let me know what you think of this routine. It might seem a little complicated and long while reading through it the firs time, but once you get it down it’s no problem. You’ll end up thanking me for fixing that huge ‘third world problem’ of yours! 🙂
Please share if you found this helpful. Maybe you know of someone else whose hair won’t hold a curl. Help them out!
Also, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.