My hair has never held a curl. Even in jr high when I got the dreaded perm, it was still straight within two weeks. I've gotten use to this but there are still times when I like to have nice curly hair when I go to a special event.
Last time I got my hair cut my stylist kept spraying something on my hair before she curled it. I didn't think anything of it until that night when I looked in the mirror and my hair looked exactly the same as it did when I left the salon. So, first thing the next morning I called her and she told me it was this product...Kenra Thermal Styling Spray.
To use it you spray on your dry hair and then use your styling tool while your hair is still wet. NOt only does it give you amazing hold, but it protects your hair from damage. It kind of acts like a barrier to the heat. Once you're done styling, you spray again just like you would a normal hairspray.
I really like this product because it holds well, prevents damage, and it doesn't leave my hair feeling stiff like regular hairsprays. It is $12 for a 10oz bottle but I don't use it very often so it's already lasted me a couple of months. If you have uncooperative hair like mine, I would try this.