No matter you strive to get an elegant and ladylike look or a more laid-back, casual and effortless one, curls are the magic tools that can do wonders with your appearance. This summer it’s especially popular to give your hair a light and playful touch through curls, which are so bouncy, so shiny and glossy. Besides being extremely glamorous and sexy, they are also very sweet and feminine, capable of granting you with a high dose of sophistication and dreamy allure. Whether you prefer rather relaxed and loose curls or more dapper ones, they look extremely stylish on any occasion. If nature hasn’t presented you with natural curls, there’s still no need to worry, as they are so easy to sport in no time. Take a look at the following easy curls styling tips and get a chic and mesmerizing hairstyle anytime you want.
One of the easy ways of creating bouncy curls is with the help of a curling iron or heated rollers. If you have natural curls, bring out the most of them by applying some curling gel and using a diffuser attachment to dry your hair.
Another method of curling your hair is through bobby pins, which actually isn’t so popular nowadays, but used to be a great method before curling irons and heated rollers appeared. If you want to get very curly hair, you should start with your damp hair. First apply some gel and take plastic bobby pins not to damage your hair or sculp. Then take a small section of hair and start twisting it around with your fingers, finally securing it with bobby pins. Repeat the same action with the rest of your hair and after some time, when your hair is dry, remove them. At the end apply some hairspray to ensure your curls’ strong fixation.
If you want to get romantic and fluffy curls with a retro vibe, all you need is a large-barreled curling iron or bobby pins. Brush your hair, once you have already made the curls and the result is just great. For shorter hair it’s better to use a small-barreled iron to get loose and lovely curls. A center parting of your hair will give a wild effect to your look, while a side parting will give an elegant and feminine touch to your hair.
To get classic curls, a curling iron, hairspray, a comb or simply your fingers will be the best tools. Take a small section of your hair and tong it with a medium or large-barreled iron. You can also alternate the directions of your curls for a more romantic and beautiful result. At the end run your fingers through your curls to gently loosen them and comb the endings for a softer finish. Apply some hairspray for a good hold.
If you want to have sweet and girlish curls, hot rollers will help you in this. If you want to add a volume to your hair, start rolling from the base of your hair and if you want to get just curls, do it at the very end of your hair and roll it down. Be careful to apply hairspray on each section, before you put the rollers. Wait for about 15 minutes, until the rollers cool down and remove them. As a final step apply some hairspray to hold your lovely curls.
If you don’t know how to use the hot rollers, take a look at the tutorial below.
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