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Can your hair hold a curl? Mine won’t, but I have a trick

January 27, 2017

My hair is interesting. It’s not quite straight, but it isn’t curly. It looks more on the thin side, but it’s actually medium-thick. I’ve been styling my own hair for more than a year now (I still hit up the salon occasionally), but when I do it myself, I can’t get a curl to hold for the life of me. So this is what I do when I want to achieve a wavy look.  pin curly hair

Before a special occasion or a TV segment, I don’t only pin my hair up,  I have to go to bed with the curl pins for it to really make a difference.
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I pinned it up before meeting with some friends this week. But I had it up for only an hour and it barely left a wave. I mean, it’s not straight but those are not curls!

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I’ve tried everything at home: rotating curling iron, the wand, and a curling iron. I have great tools at home like the Pro Beauty wand and the Beachwaver. (Click links.)

Here’s proof that my hair can indeed hold a curl. For this Khaleesi-inspired lookI went to the hair salon and asked the stylist to use a curly iron and then pin my hair up. I had it up for about four hours and the texture lasted through the entire week!

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What do you do to make your hair wavy or curly? 

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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