How To Curl Your Straight Hair

Learn how to curl your straight hair to achieve that desired curly style.

If you have straight hair and you want it to look curly there are many things you can do to achieve the desired effect. An easy option is to go to your hairdresser and get your hair professionally permed, however this effect is permanent and it is probably too drastic for most. It is easy for you to curl up your hair by yourself at home. The effect can look just as good and will last only until you wash and restyle your hair again.

To curl up your hair yourself, start with clean damp hair. Apply a small amount of a good quality mouse or gel to your hair or even a curl-creating styling product. Depending on the type of curled effect you want to achieve there are many different ways you can go from here.

To create a messy, shaggy looking curled effect, tip you head upside down and blow dry your hair will scrunching it up a bit at a time in the palm of your hand. Once dry you may need to finish the effect my spaying your hair lightly with some kind of holding spry or hair spray.

To achieve a more delicate curled effect, it is best to use rollers in your hair. Blow dry you hair until almost dry, then divide the damp hair into sections and roll each section on to the roller and secure. Use larger or smaller rollers depending on the effect you want to achieve. The smaller the rollers, the tighter the curls will be. Always use rollers a size small around the face and front of the head, and the larger ones at the back. The hair at the front is what people see first and it is often the first area to lose the effect so make the curls slightly tighter in that area. Leave rollers in and if possible let hair dry naturally. Blow dry on low if necessary but be careful not to blow out the curls that are forming. Blow drying will tend to separate curls can create a more frizzy effect, so if this is not the look you desire for you hair then try to let you hair dry naturally in the rollers. Once dry remove rollers and apply a small amount of a hair shining product or hair wax. Depending on the look you wish to achieve, you could either run your fingers through the curls to separate them and create many curls, or you can leave them in the curls that the rollers have formed. Once again a holding spray may need to be used to assure that the curls do not come undone. Once curled, style you hair as you desire.

Hot rollers are another easy way to curl up your hair. These can be used on dry hair. Follow the instructions that come with the hot rollers, but usually they do not need to remain in your hair for a long time. Remember though, heating tools such as these can be very hard on your hair, so it is best not to use them too often.

The straighter and thicker your hair is, the harder it will be to straighten and the longer it may take you to achieve the effect you desire. It is possible to achieve the look you want though without too much effort. None of these effects are permanent and once wet your hair will return to its usual texture.

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