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How to get straight hair to hold a curl: your hair, your way!

/ 05.27.2014
Doutzen's waves AKA the dream...
Doutzen's waves AKA the dream...

If your hair is stubbornly straight, it can be difficult to persuade it to hang on to a curl. Much as curly-haired friends may envy your straight locks, you might just like to switch up your texture from time to time, if only you could get your tresses to cooperate. If they keep up their disobedient behavior, however, you can just force them to do what you want with a few clever styling tricks...

It probably will take a little time and effort to achieve the look you really want but it is totally doable. Your hair, your way!

Boost volume

If you really must wash your hair, do so then blow-dry after applying Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse. This will give your hair plenty of body and lift it at the root, helping to stop your style falling flat later on. If you don't want to wash your hair, then don't. Instead, spray it with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. This provides great hold for styling and will make the hair look and feel fuller.

Good things come in small packages

When it comes to actually curling the hair, smaller is generally better. Working in smaller sections will create better-defined curls than thicker amounts. You should also try using a smaller curling iron, too. Go for a ¾" iron as opposed to a 1" to give you slightly tighter curls that keep their shape for longer.

Make the most of your hairspray

When you spray your curls, don't just do so once you're done styling. Instead, after each section of hair has been curled, gather it into the palm of your hand and hold it for a couple of seconds as it cools. Then, spray that individual piece of hair and let it fall loose. Use Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray to give you good hold that remains flexible.

Keep your hands busy

If you're prone to fiddling with your hair or just touching it when you get nervous, try to break the habit. The more you touch your hair, the faster your style is going to fall out, so keep your hands busy! That goes for every hairstyle by the way...

After all that, you should be able to get the curls you've been dreaming of!

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