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How to make curls stay put

/ 06.24.2014
Pin your curls up while they cool to help them set
Pin your curls up while they cool to help them set

So, you want Connie Britton hair but your locks just won't hold a curl? Fear not, you can actually force them to when you know how! With poker straight hair that behaves apathetically to any and every kind of movement, all you have to do is master the right techniques and combine them with products that will do a lot of the work for you. Below, you'll find a few useful tips and tricks to help you on your way to wonderful waves!

Be prepared!

After towel-drying your hair, you need to prep it before you dry it. To do this, scrunch some Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse evenly throughout before you reach for the dryer. Alternatively, use Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray for a more laid back, undone finish.

Skip this step and you'll find it way harder to keep your curls.

Hairspray, hairspray, hairspray

Everybody's favorite hair product - and musical in some cases - comes in really useful for curling hair in a bunch of different ways. Of course, it provides extra hold once you're done but it can also be used before and during the styling process.

Before you curl your hair with an iron or wand, spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray (or the BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray for added volume) and let it settle for a couple of minutes then curl. Brush the hair through afterward to get a soft wave without any unwanted crunchiness then mist it one last time.

When blow-drying your curls into place, gather the hair loosely in the palm of your hand when it falls off the brush then spray it immediately before it has time to cool. Once you've finished styling, spray your hair all over then blow-dry for a few seconds on a cool setting to really fix them in place.

Use a flat iron

Surprising though it sounds, the right flat iron can create better curls than a curling iron. Think of it as a Swiss Army heat tool. The best kind or flat iron to use is thin with rounded edges and ideally get hot on the outside, too. Buying such a flat iron will also save space when you're travelling, too, because you get two heat tools for the price and size of one!

Pin to cool

Whatever curling method you use, pin each curled section of hair up while it cools. This helps a lot because the cuticle goes cold and closes while the hair is curled, meaning it will set in that shape.

You may have to experiment a little bit and combine some of these techniques but you can get the curls you've been dreaming of.

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