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My hair is fairly long, slightly thin, and has been flat-ironed for years to the point where the waves are nearly non-existant anymore. Recently I bought a 1 3/4" curling iron on a whim when I decided to try for Edwardian curls, and even at the hottest temperature my hair falls mostly limp, only holding a wide spiral at the very bottom. Even with hairspray it doesn't seem to do very much on the top half of each curl attempt. I was wondering if that's because of the size of the iron (possibly way too big?), the length of my hair, or that my hair was nearly beaten to death to being straight that it refuses to do anything else.

Any suggestions for a curling rookie? I'm going more for barrel curls than ringlets.

Date: 2009-07-26 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emberfire
Hmm, it may take some time for your hair to recover from years of straighting but it should still curl. As long as you're not straighting your hair before curling that is :)

It helps to have your hair not freshly washed. I'd suggest washing your hair the night before so the curl will hold better. Another good idea may be to use a smaller (more medium sized) barrel and curl enhancing/style spray.

Good luck and I hope this helps!

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