There’s nothing sadder than spending 20 minutes curling your hair, only for the ringlets to unravel as soon as you step out the door. Curls will always drop throughout the day, but there are ways to ensure they still keep their form long after you’ve turned off your curling wand.
In order for curls to last, your hair needs something to give it hold. Before blow-drying, apply some mousse—this will give your curl longevity.
Most water is much harsher than we realise, which can take its toll on the condition of our hair. Luckily, this can be sorted out by fitting a filter on the shower head that will soften the water.
Products, hard water, and the environment can all cause build-up in our hair. Use a clarifying treatment once a week to get rid of all that gunk.
Although it makes sense to think that a very hot hair tool would do the job better, that’s not actually the case. Too much heat will damage your hair—but don’t worry, your curls will still be fabulous if you use a lower setting.
Let Them Cool
Just like steak needs to rest, so do your curls. Allow your hair to cool for 15-20 minutes (the longer, the better) before brushing out the curls as this will give them a chance to set. Rub some oil in your hands and run your fingers through from mid-shaft to ends to smooth out the hair.