May 8, 2012
Fight the Curse of Jet-Straight Hair
Jolene Hart, Beauty Editor
It’s just you and the curling iron and a big night ahead of you — where do you start for curls that will last 'til the morning hours?
We all have a curling iron, we love curls & waves, so it’s time we learned how to use it.
Here’s how to perfect your curling technique, before wedding season gets rolling:
Gather up your curling iron (clampless is easiest), a brush, and a few hair clips.
If you start with dry hair, use a light hairspray all over for hold.
If your hair has just been washed, apply volumizing spray or mousse, then blow-dry it before you begin. Curling damp hair can damage it!
Figuring out how to section your hair is probably the most complicated thing about this style of curling. The more small sections that you curl, the wavier your overall style will be, so adjust according to your taste. And of course, curling more sections will take longer, depending on the amount of hair that you have.
1.Working front to back, separate a medium section of hair and clip everything else back. Grasp the section in one hand and the curling iron in the other.
2. Holding the section away from your head, place the curling iron behind the section at the roots, perpendicular to your head. Wrap the hair backward around the curling iron (always wrap in the same direction), stopping at the ends. The curling iron should stay still as you wrap your section of hair around it. Count to six and remove.
3. Continue this process, wrapping the rest of your hair, section by section. Finish with more hairspray to hold the style in place.
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