Long-lasting curls are something we all want. After all, if you take the time to curl your hair then you want to get at least a day’s wear out of it, right? You don’t want to look like a tired Keri Hilson… These are 7 secrets to getting the long-lasting curls you want. Even if your wig is the type that doesn’t hold curl well, these secrets can make a big difference.
Start with second-day hair
One of the first secrets to long-lasting curls is to start with second day hair. Freshly washed hair generally doesn’t curl well. There’s no grip to clean hair which means it’ll slide right out of your curling iron. Second day hair has enough texture to curl well. If you absolutely must curl your freshly washed hair then make sure you add some texturizing products in before you curl.
Use a good brand of curling iron
This may not be a tip that everyone needs to follow. Some people can get away with a really cheap curling iron. If you’re new at this, then you might want to invest in a salon quality curling iron. They produce amazing results.
Learn the right techinques
Remember that different techniques will work best for different people. One thing that can really help is to watch some tutorials on curling your weave to learn new techniques to try. These are easily available on youtube and Instagram.
Spray hair first
Misting your hair with a bit of styling spray before you curl it will help it to hold curls much better. Be sure to choose an aerosol hairspray (sprays that produce mist) for this. Aerosol hair spray is a drier type of hairspray than the kind that has a pump. You should spray your hair again after taking the curling iron out. Finally, give it a good spray all over when you’re all done.
Catch the curl in your hand
This can help the curl to retain it’s shape just a bit better. When you take the curling iron out, catch the curl in your hand. Cup your hand and push the curl upward just a bit before you release it. This seems to reinforce the curl. This is a trick used in SONO salons, too.
Curl again where necessary
No matter how carefully you curl your hair there’s always a couple spots that seem to not curl well. You want all of your hair curled equally. Re-curl the places where it’s necessary. This’ll give your hair the perfect look you’re going for and help you to have long-lasting curls.