Curls have a way of looking great, but only for a little while. If you’re not very careful while styling, you may wind up with hair that’s straight, some that’s curly and a bunch of limp waves. Master a few tips and techniques, and your curls will continue to look amazing.
Put styling products on your hair before you style, not after. If you attempt to apply product to hair after it’s already styled, you could destroy all of your hard work. Start with any moisturizing product you may use, then add your anti-frizz serum. Next, cover your hair lightly but thoroughly with heat protectant. Allow these products to air dry for several minutes before covering your hair with a light layer of styling mousse or gel. Remember that less is more with every product you use. Thin coats are more effective, because too much product will only weigh down your hair and your curls.
Flat Iron Curls
You can create beautiful curls using a flat iron. Start with a section of hair 1 to 2 inches thick. Grasp the hair in the iron starting at the top , close to the roots. The secret to amazing curls is starting at the top. Start at the bottom, and your curls will look uneven and inconsistent.
Always curl away from the face, no matter which hair tool you use. Twist the tool around the section of hair while moving downward. The downward motion will prevent you from twisting too much hair around the iron, which will make the curl uneven. Keep twisting down the length of the section, until it springs free. Hold the tool at an upward angle to create long, spiraling curls .
Curling Iron Style
Many people have used curling irons, but are you using yours the right way?
Again, start near the roots of your hair when using a curling iron. Clamp the hair near the root as far down the iron as you can go, and with your free hand wrap the remaining length of hair around the iron while moving up toward the tip of the tool. Try to wrap the hair evenly around the tool so the curl will be even. Hold the hair in place for a few moments, then release the hair and unclamp the iron. Use the tool to bend the very tips of the curls if you want, or leave them as is.