Adding a few curls is an easy upgrade to your everyday look. Considering the number of styling tools that is designed to curl your hair, you probably think getting long lasting waves would be easy. Despite using one every single day, you still end up with less than amazing hair. Whether the ringlets are too tight or you occasionally deal with the smell of burning hair, these are just a few signs that you are making some mistakes.
To help you upgrade your game, we have compiled a list of curling mistakes you didn’t know you were making. Read on to achieve gorgeous waves.
Skipping heat-protecting products
Having beautiful curls for one day isn’t worth it if it means that you’ll have damaged hair the next day. Make it a point to protect your hair from heat by using heat-protecting products like Tresseme Keratin Smooth Heat Protectant Spray. This can help resist humidity and can protect your hair up to 450 degrees.
Curling damp hair
Wet hair is more susceptible to damage as compared to dry hair. Curling will still do some harm even if your hair is only slightly damp. Make sure to dry your hair completely before trying to curl it.
Using an inappropriate sized barrel
Curling wands come in a variety of sizes. They are definitely not one-size-fits-all. If you want ringlets, using a 1.5 inch wand is definitely not going to work. For this style, you’re going to need a barrel that is less than an inch in diameter. For bigger curls, go for the ones around the 1.5 inch mark.
Touching your hair right away
If you touch your curls immediately after releasing the clamp, you’ll be undoing all of the curlings you just did. Always allow your hair to cool down for a few minutes before touching it. This will allow the curls to set and avoid unwanted frizz.