Different Curling Styles & Methods

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Many women use heat to curl their hair faster.

Whether your hair is thick and voluminous or flat and straight, a few curls can go a long way toward enhancing your natural beauty. Curls help to accentuate the face and give you an elegant and feminine appearance. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of equipment to get a curly hairstyle. There are many tools available to curl your locks. Rollers, curling irons and hair straighteners are some of the most commonly used tools to create curls.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Mousse or gel
  • Hair dryer
  • Brush
  • Hair rollers
  • Curling iron
  • Hair straightener
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Instructions

  1. Hair Rollers

    • 1

      Wash and condition the hair. When the hair is still damp, apply a curl-enhancing product like gel or mousse to help the curls retain their shape.

    • 2

      Dry the hair thoroughly before putting it in the rollers. Part it as you normally would before you put in the rollers.

    • 3

      Separate a section of hair and wrap it around a roller. When you reach the scalp, secure the roller in place with a roller pin. Continue this process until all the hair has been secured in hair rollers.

    • 4

      Leave the rollers in overnight or use a blow dryer to add heat to the hair, which speeds up the curling process.

    • 5

      Release the rollers to reveal your curly hair. Spray the curls with hairspray to make sure they retain their shape for a longer period of time.

    Curling Iron

    • 6

      Wash and condition the hair. When the hair is still damp, apply some mousse to retain the curls.

    • 7

      Plug in your curling iron and allow it to heat up while you dry the hair. Dry your hair thoroughly before curling to avoid damaging your hair.

    • 8

      Part the hair as you normally would and separate a section of hair. The larger the section of hair you use, the larger the curl will be.

    • 9

      Open the prongs of the curling iron and clamp it down on the ends of the section of hair. Wrap the hair around the barrel of the curling iron until you reach the scalp.

    • 10

      Hold the curling iron around the hair for at least 20 seconds, and then release the curl. Repeat this process with the remaining hair. Spray the curls with hairspray so they retain their shape for a longer period of time.

    Hair Straightener

    • 11

      Wash and condition the hair. Apply a bit of mousse to the hair while it is still damp to enhance your curls.

    • 12

      Plug in a straightening iron and allow it to heat up while you dry your hair. If you attempt to curl your hair while still damp, the heat from your iron could damage the hair.

    • 13

      Part the hair as you normally would and grab a section of hair to curl. Open the hair straightener and clamp the hair between the plates, near the roots.

    • 14

      Turn the hair straightener down towards the head, allowing the hair to glide through the plates. Continue turning the straightener so the hair flattens itself into a curl shape.

    • 15

      Repeat this technique to curl the remaining hair. Set the curls with hairspray.

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