4 Tips To Get Your Curls To Last Longer

how to get your curls to last longer

These are some easy and quick tips you can add to your hair routine to help your curls last longer.


I can get my curls to last all week with a few easy tricks.

Over the last few years I’ve gotten in a pretty good hair routine. I’ve discovered some great products (which I’ll be sharing next week), and also some tricks to help my curls last longer.

I typically wash my hair, curl it the next day, and then just do quick touchups after that for the next 5-6 days until I wash again.

It makes my mornings so much quicker when I can just quickly touch up my curls and go.


Merrick's Art | Soft Curls and Half Top Knot

These are four little tricks that help my curls last longer.


1. Use a smaller barrel of curling iron. 

I use a 1″ barrel curling iron and then pull my curls so they don’t end up too tight and ringlet-y. I made a video of how I curl my hair RIGHT HERE that you can watch. The tighter curls, even when pulled, last much longer. Using a 1 1/2″ or 2″ barrel makes my curls lasts only a day!

I use this curling iron under $10.


2. Wait a day after you wash it to curl.

Clean hair is too slippery, and I always struggle to keep my curls when I curl the day I wash my hair. Instead, I wash my hair and straighten it, and then wear it straight for at least one day, sometimes two. By that time, I’ve added a little bit of dry shampoo, exercised, and my hair has enough grit to hold a curl for a lot longer.

This is my favorite dry shampoo.


3. Turn up the heat on your curling iron.

This trick makes the biggest difference. Find a curling iron that has multiple heat settings and then turn it up to as high as is safe for your hair. I do mine at 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and the extra hot barrel makes curling your hair very fast, and helps the curls to last much longer.

BUT!! Don’t forget to put heat protectant in your hair so you don’t damage it!

THIS is my favorite heat protectant mousse and you can use code MERRICK for 30% off!


4. Sleep with your hair on top of your head.

The best way to keep your curls in tact when you’re sleeping is to wear a super high ponytail on top of your head. I use THESE HAIR TIES (but you can also use a scrunchie — anything that won’t crease your hair) and do a super high ponytail. My hair doesn’t get squashed while I sleep, and my curls are still looking amazing when I wakeup.

I use these hair ties right here.



Two other posts you might find helpful:

how to revive sweaty hair after you exercise


The hair tool that changed my life. Seriously.


  1. Marta says:

    Thank you so much for the tips! I have extremely stubborn hair and I can never make my curls last so I’m definitely gonna follow your advice.

  2. Madi says:

    Thank you i needed this!
    How do you do your hair when you work out? What do you do with your hair after a workout and during the shower?

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