How to curl fine hair and make it stay

By: | Last Updated: May 21, 2019

Fine, straight hair can be a great thing to have. This hair type is often “wash and wear” – you can get up in the morning, head out the door, and look polished, minimal styling required. However, it can be a challenge when it comes to special occasion looks.

How You Can Curl Your Fine Hair (And Make It Last)

Many women with fine hair have tried and failed to give their hair beautiful curls. Sometimes the curls won’t stay; sometimes the hair won’t curl at all. No matter what the problem is for you, there’s sure to be a solution. If you give these simple tricks a try, you’ll finally be able to get the hair that you desire.

Know The Basics

Before you get started, you should know the basics of getting curls to stay. Because straight, fine hair doesn’t have a lot of volume, you’ll need to do something to give it extra volume beforehand. You’ll want to use a product that will give it more texture and grip. Using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner is a great idea. You should also make sure you use some kind of protectant spray. That way, your hair won’t be damaged while you try to curl it.

Use The Right Products

If you know the basics of hair styling and still experience a lot of problems, the issue may actually lie with the products you’re using. Hair products can be a tricky balance. You need to use enough product to achieve the look that you’re after, but you need to make sure that you don’t use too much that your hair gets weighed down.

Ideally, you should aim for well-reviewed products that are also light on the hair. If you don’t know what kind of products you should try, you should ask your hair stylist if they can recommend something to you. Keep looking until you find hair products that you’ll love!

Get The Right Cut

When it comes to prepping for a curly style, there’s more to do than just add product. Having the right haircut can make a big difference in the way your hair styles.

When you go to a hair stylist, talk to them about adding volume and mention your desire for curls. They should be able to cut your hair in a way that will help you to achieve your desired results.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday

Most people are used to washing their hair when they get up in the morning. However, daily hair washing isn’t always the best idea, especially if you’re hoping to get some curl into your hair.

Unless your hair is especially oily or dirty, don’t wash it on the day you plan to curl it. If you’re worried about the cleanliness of your hair, relax — you can get your hair clean by using some kind of volumizing dry shampoo.

Work In Small Sections

A lot of people with fine hair try to curl their hair in large sections. After all, it’s easy to fit a lot of fine hair onto a curling wand or roller.

However, even if you have fine thin hair, working in small sections will get you better results. Keep your hair in small sections as you style it, and you’ll have a better chance of getting your curls to hold.

Give Your Curls Time To Set

Don’t just quickly curl your hair and throw on some spray. Give your curls a chance to set before you finish the job. After you curl your hair, secure the curl to your head with a clip. Apply a little hair spray, and then let the curls sit in place for about 10 minutes before pulling them loose. When your curls aren’t released immediately, it’ll be much easier for your hair to hold them.

Look Outside Of Heat Styling

If you’re not getting the kind of results you want when you heat style your hair, you may want to try a different curling method. Pin curling and rag curling both have a long history of use and have worked well for a number of women with fine hair. In addition, these curling methods can give hair a great vintage look.

Pin curling video tutorial:

You can still get pin curls even without heat!

Video: No-heat Natural Looking Curls using Rags

Who knew rags can be a beauty tool, right?! Now you know 🙂

Hands Off

When you’ve styled your hair beautifully, it can be tempting to touch it and admire your handiwork. However, every time you touch your hair, you’ll be loosening your curls. Try to stay as hands-off as you possibly can. That way, it’ll be easier for you to keep curls in place.

Even if you have extremely fine hair, you can find a way to make your curls last. Keep these tips in mind, and work hard to get the kind of style that you really want. You’ll be glad that you did.

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