(Closed) how to get curls to hold

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You should blow dry your hair straight first.  Then spray a section with hairspray and curl with a curling iron.  Then spray again when you take the curling iron our.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Don’t wash your hair before you curl it.  Curls tend to hold better on somewhat “dirty” hair.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You may try curling with your straightener. My hair doesn’t hold a curl normally and growning up in Houston it was a nightmare to curl and hold. For dance we had to wear it below the shoulders and curly. My hair stylist showed me how to do it with a 1″ straightener and it will hold for all day and throughout the games with out much product. I turn it all the way up, take a section of hair and I “flip” the straightener once its on my hair and pull through kinda like scissors and curling ribbon. The more its “flipped” the curlier the hair. Then I would just add in some light styling wax with my fingers to keep the curl and texturize.

Hope this helps.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Make sure that hair has pleanty of hairspray. I mean it literally should be wet when you curl it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Bao: (1) straighten your hair; (2) spray hairspray (try Sebastian professional hairspray) onto the piece prior to curling it; (3) spray a small amount of hair spray on the hair while you’re curling it; (4) use a pin curl to pin that piece to your head; (5) do this for your entire head and let sit for a while (maybe 15-20 minutes).

 

I think the pin curls are the key.  I used to be an NBA cheerleader/dancer and I always used this method before games, and my hair was still super curly afterwards!  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Curl it with a Chi straightening iron!! I promise the curls won’t fall out. My friend who’s Asian swore nothing could curl her hair, but the Chi can.

Practice with youtube.com videos of it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I find when I straighten my hair first, even if earlier in the day, then curl, the curls fall flat within 30 minutes. Once I let my hair air dry and the tried curling the next day… and they stayed all day! (with a bit of hairspray of course)

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Day old hair helps.. freshly washed hair will be harder to style as it’s so smooth and silky, and it will drop quicker. If your hair gets a little greasy by day 2, try a dry shampoo in the roots.

Also make sure you are using product, some kind of wonder curl juice before you start will help. Also , after finishing each curl, let it fall into your hand and hold it there so it’s bunched up (ie you’re holding the curl up? It’s really hard to explain) and spray it with a good hold hairspray. Spraying each curl seperately will give it better hold as no curls will be covered and missed AND it stops the curls sticking to each other.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Bao: Ah I see, that makes it more difficult. Maybe shower the night before and let it air dry, then the next day straighten the top half and curl the bottom half. I even find that blowdrying my hair straight ruins the curls. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like Big Sexy Hair Moose… Apply to wet hair. Let air dry for a bit depending on the thickness of your hair. Then blow dry using just fingers… not a brush. My hair curls sooo good with it and then just spray with Big Sexy Hairspray. I love it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My hair is baby-fine and straight. I use Redken 15 spray starch before curling (and the pin technique), it’s the only product that will make curls stay in my hair.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

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@AshleyR83: Ditto this. It’s what our stylists did. And also having hair that is a day or two old (not freshly-washed) as PP suggest.

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