How To Preserve Your Curls & Make Them Last Longer

It’s no secret that curly and coily hair needs to be handled with care. Curly hair can be more prone to frizz, dryness, and breakage, as well as being easily affected by moisture and weather conditions. But there’s nothing more frustrating than putting effort into boosting your curls, or spending hours curling naturally straight hair, only to wake up in the morning and find that your curls have fallen flat. If you’ve been wondering how to preserve your curls and make them last longer, you’ll need a whole host of tips, tricks, and products to help keep your curls looking fresh and bouncy,

Here’s how you can keep your curls protected, preserved, and looking their best throughout the day (and night).

1. By Beauty Bay Nourish + Fibre Repair Hair Oil

If your curls are feeling dry, damaged, or are in need of nourishment, then adding a curl-friendly hair oil like the By Beauty Bay Nourish + Fibre Repair Hair Oil is essential. With curly, coily, and wavy hair the natural oils from your scalp don’t always make it right down to the ends of your hair from the roots. This can leave it looking dry, frizzy, and harder to style and hold a curl. The formula also helps to repair damaged hair whilst protecting it from heat and daily stress, while adding shine. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, castor oil, borage oil, baobab oil, and fig oil it’s an amazingly effective blend for reviving curly, coily, or extra dry hair.

2. Davines This Is A Shimmering Mist

Just set down the curling tongs? Setting your curls with hairspray is a great way to keep them in place while also banishing frizz and adding shine. Davines This Is A Shimmering Mist delivers a glossy, shiny finish without weighing your hair down. Unlike traditional hairsprays, it’s a lightweight mist that delivers natural hold without feeling heavy or sticky.

3. Briogeo Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard

The Briogeo Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard is a thick moisturising and texturising cream for curly hair types and it’s rich in amino acids, omegas, and minerals. The nourishing and strengthening formula will leave your curls bouncy and defined whilst sealing the hair cuticle to prevent frizz. It can even be applied to damp hair for a healthy, revitalised finish if your curls are in need of a boost.

4. By Beauty Bay Curl + Define Hair Mask

The By Beauty Bay Curl + Define Hair Mask is a multi-use hair mask for curly hair. It’s enriched with targeted ingredients like castor oil and shea butter, which help to hold your curls and control volume, while smoothing flyaways, protecting from humidity, and reducing breakage. What’s more, it can also be used as a leave-in conditioner or curl cream to help define and hydrate curly, coily or wavy hair. And the best part? It’s vegan, cruelty free, and made with 97% naturally derived ingredients.

5. Kitsch Satin Lined Jersey Bonnet

If you wake up with hair that’s tangled, knotted, frizzy, or undefined then wrapping your hair with a scarf or the Kitsch Satin Lined Jersey Bonnet can help to protect it overnight. Curly hair is more prone to tangles thanks to the shape of the hair follicle and the fact that it’s harder for natural oils to travel to the end of the hair, which can lead to frizz. The super-soft satin interior of this bonnet will help prevent breakage, tangles, and frizz while being comfy and lightweight to wear. This means less time spent detangling your curls and dealing with frizzy hair first thing.

6. Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly Scrunching Jelly

In need of a serum that delivers serious curl definition? The Umberto Giannini Curl Scrunching Jelly will help to banish frizz, add shine, and define your beautiful curls. It’s a medium-hold formula that dries with a natural finish, and since it’s also silicone and sulphate free, it’s curl-friendly and won’t dry out or weigh down your curls. The light gel texture is perfect for applying to wavy, curly, and coily hair textures since it adds movement, definition, and hold.

7. Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray

Curls, coils, or waves in need of a boost? The Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Refreshing Spray will redefine your curls in one quick spritz, adding shine, hydration, and light hold. If you have thick, curly hair then this is one to add to basket for when you need your hair to spring back into life without any fuss or frizz.

8. As I Am Long & Luxe Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Want defined, long-lasting curls? You need the best-selling As I Am Long & Luxe Curl Enhancing Smoothie for smooth, soft, and shiny hair that’s free from build-up. You’ll be left with high definition curls and twists along with hydrated hair that isn’t weighed down (thanks to the lightweight curl smoothie formula). Enriched with pomegranate and passion fruit extracts, this frizz-fighter is free from parabens, petrolatum, and mineral oils, which can be bad news for curls, damaged hair or sensitive scalps. Use this once or twice a week for best results.