How To Get Very Straight Becomes Very Curly Hair - smartesthairstyles.com - If you have straight hair but want nice curls, you can use a curling iron or hot curlers to get a curly style, or even create overnight curls with bobby pins. Whichever method you choose, you must start with dry hair that is tangle-free. Hair that hasn't been washed in a day or two holds its curls better, so try a curly style the day after you wash your hair. You can also get a haircut with long layers to encourage curls, as well as apply products to your hair that will make your curls last all day.
- With a curling iron
Start with dry hair. You should never use a curling iron on wet hair as it will cause breakage and burning. Instead, make sure your hair is completely dry before curling it.
Comb out the tangles. Before you start curling, make sure your hair is free of knots and tangles by combing it through with a brush or comb. You can also apply a detangling spray or serum if needed.
Apply a setting spray or hairspray to your hair. Before using your curling iron, apply a setting spray or hairspray to help the curls hold. You can also use a product like a wave-enhancing spray, mousse, or gel to add body to your hair and set the curls in place. Let it dry before you start curling your hair.
Look for a setting spray that doubles as a heat protectant to prevent hair damage from the curling iron.
Use a curling iron with a barrel between 2.5 cm (¾ inch and 1 inch). To get extra curly hair you need to use a small curling iron to create fairly tight curls. Choose a curling iron with a ¾ inch to 1 inch barrel to get small curls. Larger casks create a wavy rather than curly appearance.
Curl 1 inch sections at a time. Start with a small section at the crown (or top) of your head and work your way through the top section of your hair. Then curl the next higher layer all the way around before moving down.
Many people also start frizzing at the bottom, but it won't make much of a difference.
Clamp a section of hair into the curling iron. Open the handle and close the hair in the curling iron. Start in the middle of the section instead of clipping it at the end to create curls that last all day.
Roll up the iron. Start twisting the iron so that the hair wraps around it. Then carefully release the clamp and slide the iron over the hair. Pinch it and roll it again. Continue this process until you reach the ends of your hair. Then roll the iron until it is close to, but not touching, your scalp.
Clamping the middle of your hair in the flat iron and working your way towards the ends creates longer-lasting curls that roll the flat iron up from the bottom of your hair.
Release the curl. Hold the curl in place for 5 seconds before releasing. Then open the iron and pull the handle down, release the curl.
Pin each curl as you go. After making the curl, wrap it around your finger in a small bow or bun. Once you've wrapped it, use a bobby pin or single prong barrette to secure it to your head. This process will help your curls set and keep them out of the way as you curl the rest of your hair.
Alternate the size and direction of each curl. Alternate the amount of hair you curl at one time and the direction you roll your hair. This will give you a bit more volume, as well as curls of different sizes and orientations, making them look more natural.
Continue until all of your hair is curled. Continue curling one section of hair at a time until all of your hair is curled. If you have a lot of hair and frizz in small sections, this can take a while.
Spritz your curls with hairspray. While your curls are getting set, spritz them with hairspray before detangling them. Allow the hairspray to dry completely before removing the bobby pins.
untie the curls Release the bobby pins and roll out the curls. Shake out your curls, then separate them with your fingers.
Shape the curls with your fingers. Scrunch or twist the curls with your fingers to create the desired shape. Don't brush out your curls as this will undo all the work you've put in and create frizz.
If desired, you can apply a finishing product to set the style in place.
- Use of hot rollers
Heat up your reels. Connect the hot roller set and let it heat up. Follow the instructions on the hot reels to find out how long you should let them heat up, although it usually doesn't take more than a few minutes.
Start with straight, dry hair. It is important that you start this style with dry hair that is free of knots. You can wash and dry your hair or add curlers to hair that was washed a day or two ago. Brush out your hair before you begin.
Add mousse to your hair. Adding mousse gives your hair more texture and volume, which is key to creating curls that will last. Put a quarter-sized amount of mousse in the palm of your hand, then rub your hands together. Run your hands through your hair to distribute the mousse, then comb through it to make sure your locks are evenly coated.
If your hair is very long and thick, you might need to use a bit more mousse.
Divide hair into 1-inch sections. Divide your hair into small, even sections. Each section should be no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. Separate the sections with clips to prevent your hair from becoming tangled.
Place the roller in the middle of the first section. Start at the top of the head and work your way down. Hold the roller vertically instead of horizontally and position it in the middle of the first section of hair.
Wrap the roll up to your scalp. Wrap the ends of your hair around the roller. Make sure they are smooth and secure. Then wind the roller until it reaches your scalp.
Secure the roll with a clip. Hot rollers come with heat resistant clips to secure them in place. Once the roller is wrapped around your scalp, place a clip over it to hold it securely.
Add more curlers to the rest of your hair. Continue adding curlers to your hair using the same method until each section is complete.
Allow the rollers to cool. You should allow the rollers to cool completely before removing them. This can take 30 to 60 minutes, so give yourself plenty of time to complete this style before you begin.
Remove the hot rollers. Release the clip and gently roll the roller out of your hair. Continue until all hot rollers are removed.
Spritz on a dry texturizing spray all over your hair. Using a dry texturizing spray (a powder or polymer-based product that absorbs oil and adds texture) will help your curls set and hold all day. At this stage, avoid using wet products like gel that could ruin your curls.
Comb your hair with your fingers. Avoid using a brush or comb on fresh curls as they can straighten the hair or make it frizzy. Instead, use your fingers to gently comb through your curls.
- Curl hair overnight with bobby pins
Start with dry hair. Trying this style on wet hair can create knots and frizz, so start with dry hair. Your hair may be freshly washed, but the curls will probably hold up better if you washed them a day or two ago.
Divide your hair into sections. You need to split larger sections of your hair if you want big curls and smaller sections if you want small curls. Comb your hair through and then separate it into sections.
Create small loops. Wrap each section loosely around two fingers. Once you have a small, loose loop, use two bobby pins to hold it in place. Crossing them over each other makes them less likely to come out.
You can also secure your curls with single-pronged hair clips, which open wider than bobby pins.
With this method you create "pin curls".
Continue with the rest of your hair. Work from top to bottom until all of your hair is pinned up.
Leave your hair on overnight. Go to bed with your hair up to give the curls a chance to set. You can sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase or cover your hair with a silk or satin headscarf to avoid frizz.
Take out the pins. When you wake up in the morning, remove every bobby pin from your hair. Let each curl loosen and fall naturally.
Finger comb your curls. Run your fingers through your hair to comb out the curls. Avoid using a comb or brush on your curls. When your hair needs a little more body, let your head hang in front of you and loosen your curls by shaking your head back and forth.
- Create the best hair for curling
Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks. Hair grows about 1/2 inch per month and often becomes damaged as it grows longer .If your hair is damaged or has split ends, it will likely have trouble getting curls. By trimming your ends frequently, you can create your dream curls.
Get a haircut with long layers. Long layers hold a curl better than straight-cut edges. Ask your stylist for long layers to help you create curls.
Create textures with products. Adding mousse or curling cream will add volume and help your hair hold curls. Distribute a quarter-sized amount evenly through your hair before styling. Read labels or ask your stylist what type of product will work best on your hair.
Use less conditioner. If you plan to curl your hair, cut your conditioner in half. Conditioner can weigh down your hair, which can cause curls to fall out.
Try a root booster. Root Boosters add volume to your hair. On days when you want to curl your hair, spritz a small amount of the product onto the roots of damp hair.