8 Ways to Care for Your Ringlets
For those of you not blessed with naturally curly hair, ringlets can
be made using a curling iron, hot rollers, or foam curlers. It
doesn't matter how you create your ringlets, but it is worth the
effort to keep them looking their best once you have. Here are
eight suggestions to help you care for your ringlets.
1. Protect your hair before curling.
Various products can be used directly on wet hair to prepare it for
curling. A protective serum is important when using heat to create
ringlets and using foam mousse will help condition your hair and
increase hold later on.
2. Curl your hair only after it's completely dry.
Wet hair will not hold a ringlet and damp hair isn't much better.
To ensure that your ringlets are longer lasting, completely dry
your hair before starting to curl it.
3. Properly portion your hair while curling.
Portioning your curls into smaller amounts will allow your ringlets
to last longer. It's also recommended that you make the curls
tighter than you actually want them, because loosening will
4. Use quality products to hold your ringlets in place.
A quality hairspray will go a long way in caring for your extra bold curls
and weather resistant sprays using heat to create your ringlets. a good
heat activated hairspray could be worth the investment.
5. Avoid brushes when styling your ringlets.
Only use your fingers when styling your ringlets, because a brush
or comb will just separate the curls and lead to frizzy hair. If for
whatever reason you must use a brush, make sure it's a hair pick.
6. Be weather conscious while wearing ringlets.
To keep your ringlets looking their best, avoid adverse weather
conditions. Humidity and wind will cause your ringlets to fall and
become frizzy; rain will completely wash out your curls when
7. Avoid rough housing and strenuous activities.
Actions like rough housing and other strenuous activities or
direct contact should be avoided whenever possible.
8. Keep a small bottle of hairspray with you for touch ups.
Some of your ringlets are bound to loosen and fall. For quick
repairs, simply wrap any loose curls around a finger, lightly apply
hairspray, and let dry. It won't be perfect, but it should hold well
enough for a quick touch up.
Because it can be time consuming to give yourself that highly
sought after ringlet look, it's important that you properly care for
your ringlets so that they can keep looking their best. With a little
extra care before, during, and after you curl your hair, you'll be
sure to amaze yourself and others with your long-lasting and
beautiful set of ringlets.