How to Make Your Curls Last Longer This Summer: 5 Rules
How to Make Your Curls Last Longer :Raise your hand if you have ever left the house on a beautiful summer morning with gorgeous bouncy curls just to return home later in the evening without a curl in site! I personally hate it when this happens. I spend time to curl my hair and make sure it looks perfect just for them to lose the good fight to the summer heat and humidity. What a tragedy!!
How to Make Your Curls Last Longer:
Today I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 secrets on how to make those curls you worked so hard for last all day. Are you READY? BTW these tricks work wonders on virgin hair extensions as well.
Rule # 1: Allow Your Curls to Cool
This is by far one of the most important rules, always and I do mean ALWAYS allow your curls to cool down before you release it. You can simply do this by letting the curl drop into your hand for a few second while keeping the shape of the curl. DON’T disturb the shape, just allow it to rest in your hand. This will set the curl into place. This is normally good enough but if you are extra like myself then you can also use clips or bobby pins to do the pin curl method. I let them set in the pin curls for about 20 minutes or while I’m doing my makeup. This will definitely ensure your curls last for a longer period of time.
Rule # 2: Invest in High Quality Styling Tools
Ladies this means no more dollar store flat irons and curling tools. And yes, this does mean digging into your pocketbook a little deeper. But wait.. wait.. wait.. Before your bit my head off this means BETTER AND LONGER LASTING CURLS. High quality styling tools are essential in getting those flawless bouncy curls to last all day. And plus there are other pros in getting better styling tools such as less heat damage, better heat distribution, your hair looks and feels more healthy, and they last longer so you don’t have to replace them for at least a few years. It’s a win win situation.
WARNING!!! I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST, but I recommend setting your curling iron heat temperature to at least 300-350 F to get the best possible curl and if you are curling virgin human hair extensions I suggest using a lower setting.
How to Make Your Curls Last Longer Continued:
Rule # 3. Use the Right Size Barrel
My go to barrel size is 1’” or sometime a 1.5”. I use these for any and every kind of curl you can think of. Yes, that includes big beautiful beach waves. I have found that when I use a barrel size that’s too big, often times my curls loosen faster and drop at record speeds (and ain’t nobody go time for that)! When I use a smaller barrel my curls look neater and lasts longer. Plus I can manipulate the curls to style them however I please.
Rule # 4: Using the Right Hair Products
First and foremost, I hope you have some type of heat protectant in your curl regimen! Doesn’t make much sense to have nice luscious curls if you are damaging your hair in the process. Next, you should have products that aid in keeping your curls alive. I always use a setting foam or lotion on my hair before it dries. This helps to give my curls a good foundation and prolong their lifespan in the summer heat. Also use a good holding spray during and after curling. Make sure to use one that will not make your curls hard and crusty. We want nice bouncy curls not stiff and rock hard curls.
Rule # 5: Left Over Curls
You can thank me later. So you’ve made it home and your curls lasted all day. Now what? You can do 1 of 2 things. Use the pineapple method so your curls will still be popping for tomorrow or use the pin curl method. Wrap your hair with a silk or satin bonnet. On the next day hit your curls with a little (just a little) glossing spray and holding spray and you should be good for a least one more day.
I hope these tips and tricks have helped you and your curls fight the summer heat. Let me know how your curls held up in your city’s summer weather.