How to Make Your Curls Last All Day Without Hairspray

Lindsey Metrus

I've never been much of a hair person. Growing up, my mum always put me in cute little braids and ringlet curls that I'd usually fight her over, so she eventually gave up and passed the torch (er, the hairbrush) on to me. From then on, I wore one of three styles: messy buns, half ponytails, or down and straight. By college there was a lot of bad boxed dye and scrunched hair (read: brassy and brittle), so I eventually accepted that I'd always have mediocre hair. Fast-forward to a few years later, some YouTube tutorials, and an upgrade in curling irons, and I finally started liking my mane. I was pretty good at curling my friends' hair and mine, but I'd always follow it up with a tonne of hairspray to make it last the whole night (read: crunchy and crispy). 

Then one day, my usual method of hair curling as I knew it changed forever. I watched eagerly on my computer screen as I saw one of my favourite vloggers curling her hair, but instead of starting from the ends and rolling up as I typically did, she began in the middle. The result? Perfect wavy curls that I needed to re-create immediately. Take a look at the method in gif form:

Granted, this look is more for loose beachy curls instead of tight ringlets, so if a bouncier curl is what you're looking to achieve, a wrapping method around a smaller barrel would serve you better. However, if you're like me and enjoy a more undone look, I highly recommend this method. See below for a step-by-step explanation!

Why don't you give this method a try and let us know how it goes. Share your results below!

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