HOW TO MAKE THOSE CURLS OF YOURS LAST LONGER

You’ve just spent hours on blow-drying and styling your hair. Your curls are looking fabulous your feeling on point. You look in the mirror before you are about to step out the door. bammm! You are hit with the reality all that blood, sweat, and maybe a couple of burns to your hands has dropped and you are back to square one! Say no more, I’m here to help you make those beautiful, flawless curls last all night long baby. With a few simple steps you will be on your way to a good hair day & night. In this blog I will be going through the factors I believe are the cause of the limp hair we all try to avoid. If this sounds like something you struggle with, Girlfriend I got you! Read on to find out my hot tips for that long-lasting curls.

 

 

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USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Using the right products is absolute key to keeping those wavy locks in place. AVEDA products are my go to hair care range. No matter your hair type, you will be able to find something for your hair needs. @themaneattic  we break it down into 3 easy steps, these are as follow: PREP, STYLE, FINISH

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Prep....

Creating a strong foundation is key to keeping a longer lasting style. Before blow drying I always use a heat protectant, this is going to protect your hair from thermal damage & Breakage. Then layer your desired styling products on top. To create the effortless waves at home, prep with Aveda Brilliant Damage Control. Then go in with Aveda Volumizing Tonic at the roots and thicking tonic mid-lengths to ends this is going to create weightless Volume and shine.

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Styling...

This is the hard part, the part I hear people say ‘Why cant I get it that way’ Let me share our secret…..layer those produts girlfriend! Don’t be shy to using multiple styling products. One thing Ive notices in my years of hairdressing is that people are afraid to use to many products with the fear of weighing your hair down. If you watch us in the salon, we will use at lease 3-4 products to help keep the style longer. (If you are finding your products are weighing your hair down, have a chat to us and we can proscribe a product just for you). For curls I love to use ‘Aveda Witch hazel light hold hair spray’ on dry hair prior to curling. (hint; Spray at least 20cm away from hair.  This spray is light enough to comb through, but if sprayed too close it will wet the hair too much)

(hint; Spray at least 20cm away from hair.  This spray is light enough to comb through, but if sprayed too close it will wet the hair too much)

(hint; Spray at least 20cm away from hair.  This spray is light enough to comb through, but if sprayed too close it will wet the hair too much)

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FINISH...

Now for the fun part! After finishing your style, try to leave it cool down in the curls before dressing it out.  To finish my weaves I love, love, love the’ AVEDA Texture Tonic’. This instantly adds piecey texture with a flexible hold. For added hold I love the AVEDA hair sprays as they they also brush out. No more having to wash your hair a million times to get all the products out.

Feeling wavey baby... Keep reading for more factors that can can turn your hairstyle from fab to drab. 

Feeling wavey baby... Keep reading for more factors that can can turn your hairstyle from fab to drab. 

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BRINGING THE HEAT...

Still having trouble with keeping the perfect curl? It might not be you it might be your heating tool.

Story time, ‘This one time’ * Fill in blanks* (movie quotes, I hope you guys got that..) my friend was complaining of never being able to repeat what I did to her hair in the salon. She got the products and still didn’t work. I decided to get her to bring in her heat styler and I could see what she was doing, there was the culprit of her bad hair days. I couldn’t even get it to work! Her iron was a tad old and the plates weren’t heating up properly. Long story short, If your heating tool is too old, too hot, or not hot enough, this might be the reason your hair isn’t curling, not you after all. It might be time to treat yo’ self and upgrade to that new curling iron you’ve been off.

I’ve been loving the curls I get from a curling wand vs the ones achieved with the heat styling iron. That’s a topic for another day.

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BE KIND TO YOURSELF...

If your hair still doesn’t seem to curl after these tips. It might be time for some TLC girl, your hair could be lacking in moisture and protein and it might be time for that treatment & trim you’ve been avoiding. I know it sounds scary, but your hair might be overly damaged. It could be as simple as needing a restyle your haircut from adding in a few softer layers to give it some more texture and bounce. Its time to give your hair some lovin! Never fear we are here! Head over to our contacts page to book your hair refresh today.

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Tag us in your curling selfies for your chance to WIN A ONE ON ONE STYLING SESSION with @hairbytamarin. HASTAG #THEMANEBLOG #FEELINGWAVEY #THEMANEATTIC #HAIRBYTAMARIN