How To Curl Straight, Fine Hair

by Shiboli Chakraborti

Straight and fine hair might look like the most desirable hair type on the planet. You can let your hair down, pull it up in a ponytail, or tie a bun. But it is a challenge to make your straight, fine hair hold curls. Even if you manage to curl it, it will stay in shape for a while and fall flat once taken away from the curling rod.

Wondering if it is possible to give your fine, straight hair a curlier look? Well, we have got you covered. This article tells you how to curl straight, fine hair like a pro. Scroll down to give yourself a makeover!

The Secret To Make Your Fine Hair Hold A Curl

  1. Prep Your Hair: Do not shampoo and condition your hair before curling. Curls hold the best with day-old hair. If your fine, straight hair is in the natural state, the heat can work better. You can use dry shampoo on the day you have to curl your hair. Apply a curl-boosting spray to damp hair for texture and grip, and blow dry on the coolest setting. Also, use a heat-protectant spray to prevent frying the strands.
  1. Divide Your Hair Into Sections: Section your hair and use clips or bands to hold each section separately. Start by working with the bottom-most section.
  1. Curl Your Hair Up: Take small sections of your hair, maybe an inch or two wide, and use a curling rod or straightener to curl them. If you are using a straightener, run the iron by twisting it in curls and then let go of the hair until the end. Make your curls tight so that they do not loosen and start falling flat.
  1. Hairspray To The Rescue: The most crucial step is the application of hairspray. Check the ingredients and choose a non-aerosol hairspray that enhances your hair’s natural shine without making it stiff and sticky. Make sure to apply hairspray to your hair soon after curling one section and moving to the next.
  1. Sizzle In Your Look: Once you have curled all the sections of your hair, run your fingers through them to add volume and remove the dry feeling of the hairspray.

Note: You can also spritz some hair spray to touch-up your curls. Do not brush your curls to retain their shape and prevent tangles.

Check out this video tutorial for a better understanding of the process.

This is the best way to curl straight, fine hair without making your curls loose and limp. You will find your curls stay in place for a long time.

Now, scroll down for some tips to curl fine, straight hair easily like a pro.

Tips To Curl Fine, Straight Hair

  1. Ensure that your hair is not conditioned before curling. You need your curler to get a hold on the hair, which will not be possible if it is conditioned.
  2. Undergo a heat protecting pre-treatment to avoid damage to your hair. You can also buy products designed for this purpose and do it from the comfort of your home.
  3. Do not forget to use a hairspray after curling your hair. This will help hold your curls in place for a long time and prevent any damage caused by heating tools.
  4. Choose the ideal barrel size for your curling iron. If you want tight corkscrew curls, opt for the smallest barrel. For loose wavy curls, go for a bigger one.

Final Thoughts

Although fine, straight hair is low maintenance and easy to style, curling it can seem a huge task. Follow the tips mentioned above to make it stay curly for hours. Make sure to use the right products to achieve the desired look without damaging your hair.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Does hair curling damage the hair?

No. If you use the right styling tools and hair care products, hair damage will be minimal.

Will the curls stay in place after shampooing the hair?

No. It is unlikely for your curls to stay in place after shampooing.

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Shiboli Chakraborti

Shiboli has a Master’s degree in English Literature and is proficient in French. She believes that words have a healing power and considers poetry her lifeline. Her writing background and editorial dexterity help her guide her team members to create crisp and authentic content. Shiboli is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has a fascination for traveling. She is passionate about cooking and dreams of opening a restaurant of her own.
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