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How to Curl Pin-Straight Hair...And Make It Last

It's not as difficult as you may think!

There's no denying that having naturally straight hair is a blessing in many instances. For starters, getting caught in a rainstorm doesn't automatically lead to frizzy, tangled strands. Also, time spent styling naturally straight hair post-shower is virtually non-existent, or very very minimal. (Simplified morning routine, anyone?) And while those benefits may not seem like a huge deal to some, we're willing to bet that a handful of curly-haired gals have-at least for one day-envied the fine, frizz-free strands of their straight-haired counterparts.

 

But that's not to say that straight-haired gals don't have hair woes of their own. Many can struggle to achieve a full head of curls, much less ones that actually hold longer than a few measly minutes. Luckily, there are a number of steps straight-haired ladies can take to successfully transform their tresses into a curl-filled masterpiece. Follow our formula below!

 

Step 1: Prep your strands. The night before you'd like to curl your hair, apply a curl-defining cream or gel-like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Bouncy & Tender-to your strands followed by a blow-dry. Before bed, braid your hair into pigtails or one big braid.

 

Step 2: In the morning, unbraid your hair. Next, turn on your curling iron and allow it to warm up while you section off your hair. Spritz some strong-hold hairspray-Like L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium 4-onto the first section, wait a few seconds and begin to curl. While the curl is still warm, add a few more spritzes of hairspray. Using the hairspray twice on the same section of hair can help keep your curls intact all day long. Repeat the same process until your full head of hair is curled.

 

Step 3: Once you've finished curling your hair, tame any flyaways by gently running over your locks with a nourishing oil. A little goes a long way, so don't go overboard!

 

Step 4: You're done! Go out and show off your new 'do. Just remember to keep your hands off your hairduring the day, as touching your curls too often smoothes them down because of your hand's natural oils.

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