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Hair question...Not sure what category this should go in

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Hair question...Not sure what category this should go in?

I have long hair that dries completely straight. I would like to put curls in it using rollers overnight, without heat, so I don't make my hair dry and damaged. It is difficult to get curls to stay in my hair, maybe because it is so long that the weight of my hair pulls them out? Would also like to add volume and shine. Wondering what products I should use. I'm thinking I probably need some kind of mousse, but there are too many options to choose from. Need advice, thanks!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hello again, and welcome back to Just Answer!

Yes, I agree, the weight of your hair is pulling down on the curls and not allowing them to last too long. You might consider leaving the length on the bottom if you want to retain your long hair, but you might have the top and sides of your hair layered so that setting your hair with curlers will be more effective and help the curls last. Misting your curls with a light hairspray will also help them last longer.

Some well recommended hair products which can add volume and shine are Diamond Shine:,default,pg.html

Tresemme makes a volumizing mousse which activates with heat, if you blow dry your hair

The Herbal Essences line of volumizing hair products is also very good; I've used them and they smell delicious!

If you would like your hair to be curly, you might consider a spiral perm or body wave, and your stylist will know what products to use to protect your hair from any damage during these processes. Also, read this article, below, as it has several recommendations for making straight hair curly. It includes hot rollers, but since you would rather not use those, try some of the other methods.

I hope you get the look you are seeking!

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