Post # 1
We are having a little courthouse wedding in 3 weeks prior to the big one next year. I bought myself a curling wand to do my own hair that day. What products do you ladies recommend to put in my hair before or after to keep the curl in place?
Post # 3
I don’t have any specific products to recommend but I think Hot Tools brand curling irons work the best. I have a 3/4″ one and it gets super hot. If I curl my hair with it, it stays for at least 2 days. You might also try wrapping your hair around the iron while holding it parallel to the ground instead of clamping your ends between the barrel and rolling it towards your head. You get more natural looking curls that way and I think they stay in longer. Amazon has that brand of curling & flat irons for a lot less than you could get them at a beauty supply store.
Post # 4
I use a product called Redken 15 Spray Starch. You spray it all over your dry hair and let it dry .. it will feel SUPER crsipy at first and it smells bad when it’s wet but once it’s dry, it doesn’t smell. After it’s dry, comb your hair and then use a curling iron/flat iron. Once your curls are done they will feel crispy again like there is lots of hairspray on them but once you run your fingers/wide tooth comb through it they get nice and soft again like they were never sprayed but it will stay curly ALL day and then some.
I have super fine, super straight hair and it keeps ringlets in mine no problem. If you don’t have that exact brand where you are maybe there is something similar? Or try buying a bottle online.
Post # 5
I agree with the spray starch as long as you can handle the crispy feeling. lol! otherwise, dry your hair, spritz with some hairspray (my favs are hard head by TIGI and extra body sculpting spray by paul mitchell), then section hair so you are working with smaller pieces at a time. after each curl, wrap it up and pin it. repeat over entire head then let hair cool about 10 minutes (or while you do your makeup) then unpin and run fingers through your hair to break up curls. spray again!
picture to show how to wrap up and pin curls.
Hope this helps! this is coming from a hairstylist! 😉
Post # 6
My pin-straight, fine hair hates holding a curl; but I can coax it to with Redken Spray Starch; using either a large barrel curling iron or a straigtener.
Post # 7
@MrsSawyer: you beat me to it! it’s good stuff.
Post # 8
I need to try this Redken spray! I also agree with the PPs on pin curling.
Also, if you haven’t used a curling wand much a suggest practicing. It also gives you more beachy waves than curls.
Post # 9
I’d also suggest day-old dirty hair!! My hair won’t hold curl if it’s clean, but will when it’s a bit… dirty. Don’t worry — we won’t tell! 🙂
Post # 10
I think the product you need really depends on your texture. I have pretty dry hair so I can use something heavier/stickier without it looking greasy but people with very fine or oil hair/scalp would want to avoid that. I’ve never used the product mentioned, but if I apply curl cream that I use on my naturally curly hair, it gives a wonderful base. You might just need to experiment. Good luck!
Post # 11
I’m going to get some Redken today! Also, great tip on pinning the curls! Thanks so much!