Achieve Long Lasting Curls With These 3 Tips
Get Beautiful Curls For Days
Keeping your hair looking great is, without a doubt, a rough and full-time job. However, there are some things we can all do to make our lives just a little easier and in the process buy ourselves some much needed time and peace of mind. This doesn't mean we need to settle into a routine of wash and straighten, rinse and repeat. Changing it up can not only be fun; it can also be easier than you think. After all, who doesn't want a little variety once in a while? An extra perk of change: we don't have to spend hours in front of the mirror to get it. Who wants to know the secrets? Follow along with these tips and you too will set yourself up for success and master curling with a little help from your friends here at ISA Professional!
What we're about to say may seem a little counter intuitive but fear not; we will not lead you astray. The best way to start a good curling job is with a good straightening job. We see that look of confusion starting to build up already but in order to get your curls to look right and hold longer, we have to start here and work our way to our goal. A good straightening job is like the scaffolding to our beautiful curl construction. It provides a solid and firm base for us to work on top of; getting the job done faster and looking right from the get-go. We'll start,of course, with a good wash. Use your best paraben and sulfate shampoo, don't forget to rinse and repeat but don't reach for that conditioner just yet! It's a good idea to get your hair thoroughly clean but skip the conditioning treatment, just this once. We want smooth and orderly hair but conditioner can sometimes do too good a job at making your hair soft and supple, which can, in turn, make our curling job be harder, since you want that curl to really get locked in. After washing, straighten as normal and go live your gorgeous life with no regrets. Once a day or two has passed, depending on how quickly your hair develops its natural oils, you can then get ready for the magic of the curling iron. Having a bit of that natural hair oil will not only help protect your hair but will definitely aid in keeping it curled for longer, without using any harsh chemicals or nasty sprays that will make you lightheaded.
Curling The Right Way
I know we mentioned that your natural oils would help protect your hair and scalp but a little bit of argan oil is always a good idea before applying heat. We do mean a little though; after all, you don't want to end up looking too oily. Make sure you rub a small amount into your palms very well and spread it evenly throughout your hair. I also know we've championed partitioning your hair into manageable sections probably countless times on this blog and today is not different, dear friends. This step is crucial so you don't have to fumble while dealing with a hot barrel. This will also help you avoid any asymmetry, giving you a gorgeously uniform look. Awesome work, so far! Now that your prep work is all finished up, we can move on to the fun bit. Reach for that iron you've worked so hard to invest in. Remember, investing in quality tools like our hair curler is always a smart idea because if you don't have the right tool for the right job, then it's going to be an uphill battle that won't end as well as it could have. If this is your first time, then you may have to find the right temperature for you. This will require experimentation, so having temperature control at your fingertips is a definite must. Grab your preheated curler and get to work section by section and start from the bottom up. Work your way through each section and clip them or pin them up as you go along. Once you've done every section calmly and carefully, it's time for the finishing touches.
Keep A Cool Head And Longer Lasting Curls
This is the part where many people fail. It's so tempting to remove those clips and run your fingers through those big curls to split them up and start looking glam. Don't do it! A little patience here will go a long way. Wait for those curls to cool off as much as possible. Blow some cool air in them if you need to speed things up a bit; you can even stand in front of your A/C unit for a cool few minutes if you must but just let those curls cool down and lock in place! This is a crucial step, you'll thank us later. After you're certain that your hair is nice and cool, then it's time for the big reveal and to free those curls! Gently tilt your head back and very carefully loosen the curls with your fingertips. Now, go admire your hard work in the mirror. We bet you look so gorgeous right now; don't forget to snap some pics!