There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. Except it wasn’t supposed to be there and it kept getting in her eyes and why is curling your hair properly so difficult?? Well calm down curly ladies because it doesn’t have to be. Simply check out our handy tips for achieving perfectly curled hair.
Make Sure Your Hair Isn’t Working Against You
There are obvious things to look out for (you might not want to use a straightening shampoo, for example) but did you know even the cut of your hair can affect how well it curls? Long, thick and blunt cuts don’t take well to curling so, if it’s a hairstyle you wear often, opt for lots of layers to help your hair along. Similarly, conditioners can be a barrier to good curling because they tend to make hair too soft, straight and silky. In fact, instead of shampoo and conditioner, invest in a good dry shampoo. Your curls will hold better plus dry shampoo will add to that bouncy volume.
If you’re caught short and desperately need to wash your hair, make sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that has been designed for curls (we love L’Oreal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Curl Contour shampoo). Follow it up with a special curl conditioner and you should be good to go.
You’re going to be using heated tools on your hair so it’s important you take every precaution to protect it; after all we want luscious curls not frazzled ones. Before you start curling, spritz your locks with a heat protector to keep them safe. Remember though, lots of heat protectors are designed to work as straighteners at the same time. Try to pick one like the 4+4 Heat Protector that just protects rather than flattens.
Choose Your Tools Wisely
There are so many hair curlers on offer and choosing one all depends on what sort of look you’re after. Do you want big, luxurious curls? Then opt for classic curling tongs like these ones from Babyliss Pro. Are you after more festival-ready beachy waves? You’ll probably be better off with a curling wand instead. Of course if you can’t decide, or you simply love trying out loads of different styles, you can always opt for a curling tool with lots of different accessories like the Diva Professional Styling Intelligent Digital Multi-Wand. With three different attachments, this clever wand will help you achieve anything from glamorous waves to oh-so-cute ringlets — perfect for girls who like to keep it versatile.
Go For A Photo Finish
Once your hair is curled you might think you’re ready to go but you’re not quite done yet. Always finish a curled hairstyle with a special curling spray such as TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray. Not only will this hold your curls in place, it’ll also give them definition and stop them from turning into frizz as the day goes on.
And there you have it, your curls are all set and so are you!