When you heat style your hair, the proteins loose their composition and are able to be manipulated into a different shape. Therefore if you hold your curl in your hand after releasing it from the iron, long enough to cool, it is more apt to retain it’s new shape. Have you ever curled a piece of your hair only to realize it turned out to be a tighter curl than you wanted? Gently pull on the curl until it reaches your desired level of wave or curl. The key to remember is that your hair hasn’t fully committed to a shape until it is completely cooled. You still have the opportunity to manipulate the shape of your strands while they are warm. So take full advantage and get the exact texture you are looking for next time. Happy curling!
Nikoma, Hair and Makeup Artist