What products are you using currently? Are you pinning it and leaving it to cool and set for long enough before brushing out?
How long does it last normally?
If it’s very fine hair, you don’t want anything too heavy on it.
I’m using a Paul Mitchell blow dry spray at the moment then I might follow with a strong hold hairspray.
Thanks for your response. To be honest at the moment I am just using a tresemme one and I know that isn’t the best to use. There is that many out there I don’t know where to start. I done my hairdressing training over 10 years ago and I’m wanting to get back into it now so not sure what ones to get. Literally as soon as I take the brush out, there is no curl there it is basically just straight. We didn’t do curly blow dries when I done my training so I have just been practicing on family and friends to build my confidence up.
Sounds like it might be worthwhile investing in some refresher training as it could just be that your technique needs some tweaking?
The larger wholesalers usually offer short courses in various new techniques for cutting, styling & colouring. A quick google tells me that Salon Services has an Essential Blow Drying course running in various venues in June. Other wholesalers will also run similar courses so it’s worth googling blow drying course and your area to see what comes up. You might need to travel but I’ve found that most of the short technique based courses that the wholesalers run are actually very well done and you usually come away feeling a lot more confident.
Also, do you have a decent long haired head block to practice on? I have a good quality one that I use just for practicing hair ups on. If you’re wanting to get back into hairdressing, whether to get a job in a salon or work for yourself, you’re going to have to get up to speed on quite a few new techniques so investing in some head blocks and training should be a priority.
If you develop a flair for hair up styling, you could earn money during the summer prom and wedding season just specialising in this area. Once you get established, you could do additional training on advanced cutting and colouring techniques when time and money is available.
No one becomes a master hairdresser overnight. It takes hours of practice so you just need to be patient and keep plodding on. You will get there if you believe in yourself. Best of luck!
Thank you so much for getting back to me I will have a look at the courses. No I used to have one a few years ago but haven’t got it now. I was looking online before at some but I can’t find a decent one that is 100% human hair. They seem to be a mix of human hair and synthetic hair. I will keep looking.