Ask a Hairstylist: How to Make Stick-Straight Hair Hold a Curl



If your hair texture is fine and straight, it's likely you've tried (and, ultimately, failed) to keep curls full and voluminous in your hair for an entire day. Things start off going great, and your hair looks full and bouncy immediately after styling. Then, somewhere between your apartment door and the subway, you're dealing with flat, limp strands. It's happened to the best of us, but there are ways to help.

I reached out to a few of my favorite hairstylists, masters of their craft who have encountered this problem often in their line of work. Below, they detail the best techniques and products to use when you want your styled curls to have some staying power. From light conditioners and hot tools to a "cradling" technique, keep scrolling for the answers you've been looking for.