Tips! Tricks! Techniques!
Stop awesome curls like Anna Paquin’s from dropping
Mon, 1 August 2011 3:42PM
But how on earth does she stop them from dropping? You know, so they actually last the whole day?
Well, other than employing curling products and an old school mousse to give her hair some staying power, she’s probably cottoned on to the fact that a can of hairspray comes in very handy when you’re creating a style such as this.
HOW TO USE HAIRSPRAY TO HOLD ON TO YOUR CURLS FOR HOURS AND HOURS:
STEP ONE: Once your hair is dry, divide your hair into sections. This will not only make your curling mission a lot easier, but will allow you to make the most of Mr Hairspray’s staying power.
STEP TWO: Before reaching for large barrel curling tong, and from a distance of around 25-30cm, spray each section of hair you’re about to curl with hairspray. Doing so before you actually curl your hair means you’re building that hold factor from the get-go, because the heat of the curling tong activates the hairspray. Try TRESemmé Salon Finish Hairspray Extra Hold, $7.99, for a fast drying spray that brushes out easily needed.
STEP THREE: Once you’ve finished curling each section of hair, take that can of hairspray once more and spritz it over your curls while they cool. This will help set the curl in place.
STEP FOUR: For an added dose of body and curl longevity, once you’ve finished curling your entire head, flip your head upside-down, loosen all your curls with your fingers and mist all your strands again. But don’t flip your head straight back up just yet – allow the hairspray to set for around 30 seconds first.
Oh, look – you’re done. Just remember that the key to longevity with hairspray is to layer it in a series of light mists; the more layers of hairspray you apply, the stronger your style will be. But, and this is a BIG but, don’t go too heavy first up or you’ll be left in a sticky, crusty mess. Yuck.
What do you think of Anna Paquin’s ‘do?
Do you ever sport curls like this?
Do you employ hairspray to help hold your curls, too?
Do you layer it for extra longevity?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann