Written by

Sarah Ingham


How Do I Get My Hair Extensions To Hold A Curl?

"How Do I Get My Hair Extensions To Hold A Curl?" is a question we often get asked at Additional Lengths, so, if you are finding yourself asking this question, we are here with the answers to help you...


Why Are They Not Holding A Curl?

Firstly, let's start off with why your hair extensions may not be holding a curl as much as you would like. At Additional Lengths, across brands, the hair extensions that are available to you are 100% human hair sourced either from China or Mongolia, depending on which range you choose. The hair from both of these areas is very smooth and straight so we are here to help when it comes curling it.

You may be in a situation where you are finding that someone else you know has the same hair extension type from the same range but their curls last longer than yours. This is where it is important to note that due to the different hair donors, no two sets of extensions will be the exact same.


How Do I Get My Hair Extensions To Hold A Curl?

We have four tips for you with some recommended products to use that can help make your hair extensions hold a curl for longer.


1. It All Starts With Damp Hair…

When your hair is damp, prior to blow drying and styling with heated tools, apply styling products. This will make it coarser and the hot tools you use to style will set better.

As always, when it comes to styling with heat we recommend using a heat protectant such as the Additional Lengths Heat Shield. Then follow with the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to add definition to your hair.

Click here to shop the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream. 


2. Apply A Thickening Spray...

It's best to curl your hair the day after washing and you should always ensure your hair is bone dry as any moisture can lead to burning.

Applying a thickening spray will give your hair more volume and help to keep your curls last longer. The Color Wow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer gives hard to style hair a texture that can hold body and volume for days… perfect.

Click here to shop the Color Wow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer. 


3. Section Your Hair…

For a thorough curly hairstyle, make sure you section your hair. Then once the curl is created pin it up in a curl using Remi Cachet Sectioning Clips. Remember that curls form when the hair is warm and hold when it's cold so pinning your curls up to cool will help them hold better.

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4. Hairspray Is Your Hero…

Before and after curling your hair, you want to apply a hairspray to the section of the hair, to ensure a maximum hold. We love the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Hold that offers a long lasting hold without stickiness or build up.

Click here to shop the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Hold. 

Have you got any other questions? Don't hesitate to contact us and the team will be able to help. Also, don't forget to tag us in your gorgeous hair pics for a chance to be featured using #additionallengths.