Create long lasting curls with the right technique

How to get long lasting curls with your hair straightener and these pro tricks

Create long lasting curls with the right technique

Sadly, spending hours in front of the mirror is no guarantee for the perfect look. Fine and smooth hair in particular might still behave in the bathroom, but before you even get to the party those painstakingly twisted curls are gone again. Find out here what you can do to beat that sinking feeling.


It’s no fun having to work hard every day to get curls and volume into your hair. Every hair type responds differently to care and styling products, so the first thing is to determine what kind of hair you have. Many hair types, including dry, dyed or stressed hair, need intensive care before being exposed to the heat from a hair straightener. And even healthy hair appreciates the extra attention.


Freshly washed hair is harder to style, so it’s worth putting off washing now and then to make your daily styling easier. Alternatively, try rubbing a dry shampoo into your hairline after washing – that gives your hair more grip and lift.


  1. Apply a heat protector spray to your hair.
  2. Brush your hair well to spread the spray more evenly.
  3. Work some mousse into your hair.
  4. Comb your hair well. Knots that get into the hair straightener make your hair break off.
  5. Dry your hair with a dryer.
  6. Make strands in your hair, starting at the scalp.
  7. Put the first strand between the ceramic plates of the hair straightener and press the plates together.
  8. Rotate the hair straightener 360° so the strand wraps around the plates once.
  9. Slowly relax the pressure on the plates, then draw the straightener away from your head so the rest of the strand gradually slides over the heating plate.
  10. Finally, wrap the curl round your finger and fix it to your head with a hairpin.
  11. As soon as you’ve attached all the strands to your head, spray with hairspray and allow to cool completely.
  12. Remove the hairpins and let your hair relax.
  13. Use your fingers to comb your hair roughly and loosen the curls a little.
  14. To give your hairline more lift, massage your scalp in a gentle circular motion.
  15. Hang your head so your hair falls freely, then fix your new look with hairspray.

One more thing: long-lasting curls with a hair straightener need the right temperature too. A good Hair straightener should always have finely-spaced temp settings you can set individually – the thicker your hair, the more heat it will need. 

The right care and a good straightener are good for your look as well as your hair health. Smooth, even heat distribution lets you to get tight curls without heat spots. And if you’re still looking for the right styling partner, why not take a look here?

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