A Beginner’s Guide to Curling Hair

Curling hair is, to some, a rather daunting task. It is perceived as a time-consuming and frustrating duty that fails to consistently produce desired results, and I would argue that a lot of persons refraining from curling their hair because of this perception.

This does not have to be the case, however.

Allow me to shed some light on the task of curling hair. I curl my hair almost everyday, and in doing so I feel as though I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge regarding how to curl hair in a time efficient and effective manner.

The most important step in properly curling hair is using a decent-quality styling tool. There are countless hair curlers available for purchase in contemporary society, and designating one that works well for you and your hair can be incredibly difficult. I personally recommend investing in a high-quality curling wand rather than a traditional hair curler. I find wands far easier to use than curlers, and the one I have been using for quite some time now is the PYT Digital Curling wand. Wands come in a variety of different sizes to best suit your preference, and some even feature interchangeable wand barrels to change the size of curls whenever desired.

Another important thing to keep in mind when curling hair is how to complete the task in the most time efficient manner. A lot of persons believe that curling hair in layers is necessary to maintain curl longevity, but this is not always true. I would recommend curling hair in layers if you have a tremendous amount or hair and it is rather thick, however if your have normal to thin hair, layering is not a mandatory step in the hair curling process.

When I curl my hair, I divide my hair into two sections and pull either section in front of my shoulders. I tie one side off with an elastic and divide my loose hair into four or five thick pieces of hair. I wrap the bottom third of my hair around the barrel and hold it for approximately sixty seconds, then release. I repeat this process on the hair that is sectioned off as well, and once all of my hair is curled I run a wide-tooth comb through it to give the curls a softer appearance. The entire process take me about fifteen minutes.

I do not have to use hair spray in my hair when I curl it, however if you have thick or heavy hair I would suggest using hairspray to maintain curl.

Because my hair is quite long I am able to curl the bottom third rather than beginning from the root. If you have shorter hair, I would recommend beginning the curl closer to the root of the hair to give a fuller look.

Curling your hair does not have to be a difficult task – try experimenting with my strategy and let me know how it works for you!

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