Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Curling Technique

Hey Everyone!

     I am really excited to attempt to explain my odd way that I curl my hair! It is strange, but it works. Most people start from the bottom and curl up, but you never really get the curl near the top because the heat of the curling iron doesn't get all the way through. This technique will help you achieve perfect curls every time!

To start off, you will have to use a curling iron with a larger barrel. It doesn't have to be huge, but anything 3/4 of an inch and larger will be perfect.  The reason you can't use a super small one is because you need your hair to work with the clamp release, and if it is wound too tightly against the barrel, it won't work. The thinner your hair is, the smaller you want to go so it will hold better.

Okay, now this is the hard part. It may take a little bit longer at first, but you will pick it up quickly. My hair is about 4 inches past my shoulders and about medium when it comes to thickness, and it used to take me around 20 minutes when I curled it the usual way. Now I can get it all done in about five minutes, and it looks so much better!

  • So the first step is to get your first section of hair. Start up at the top, just don't get it too close and burn yourself!
  • Once the curling iron is near the top, release the clamp and twist some more hair onto the barrel. 
  • You don't have to have the full section done yet, but repeat the previous step until the the piece is curled. 
  • And that's it! 
What I like to do is to keep my index finger on the clamp releaser and just keep squeezing it! This distributes the heat throughout the entire section of hair, making it very full and giving a ton of volume. 

Honestly, I don't use any products on my hair with this. It hold all day without anything! You may want to use a little hairspray if they usually fall out really quickly on you, but this works. Think about it, when you curl from the bottom, most of the heat is at the bottom. Using this method, it is distributed all over, making it last longer by not weighing down the bottom!

After I do this, I brush it out a little with a vented paddle brush. This means that it will lightly loosen your curls to make these huge waves! Believe me, it works! 

Thanks for reading, tell me in the comments if this works for you! I love it, it saves me a ton of time in the morning and hold all day! Be sure to follow and comment, also tell me what posts you want to see next!

♥'s and Major Waves, 
                                   Perfectly Pink


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