For decades now straight haired women have depended on curled styles to add a lavish touch to their style. Of course, the means of transforming straight hair to classy curls has evolved over the year, one thing has remained the same: curling a full head of head can be a pain in the you-know-what. As pretty as your curls look, let’s face it, either they don’t hold their bounce for more than an hour, or you have to use half a can of extra strong hold hairspray to make sure they hold. Although the curls held, your hair then hates you because of how dry it is. Oh, did we mention how long it takes a nonprofessional to curl an entire head of hair? No matter what method you use to do you it’s a fact that you must plan on spending at the very least thirty plus minutes to achieve a fully curled look. Not to mention, if you have long, thick hair, you can probably count getting ready as an arm workout.
While we could keep going on about the trials and tribulations of curling your hair, we are about to tell you that all your hair curling struggles can stop right now. There will be no more bathroom mirror arm workouts and definitely no more curse-word-worthy burns due to your faulty curler.
For Loose Beachy Tresses:
- Begin by washing and conditioning your hair as you normally do. Brush out all the tangles and use only a towel to absorb any moisture that your hair is holding on to.
- Use a comb to separate your hair into three vertical sections. Use a small elastic to secure two of the three sections, as it’s much easier to control one section at a time.
- Tightly French braid each section from the tepidity top to the very bottom. Secure the end of the braid with a small elastic.
- To be sure that you wake up with completely dry tresses, lay a dry towel over your pillow. When you wake up in the morning gently use your fingers to loosen the braid, then add a few spritz of hairspray.
For Voluminous Curls:
- Wash, condition, and comb your hair. Be sure that you do not use any sort of detangler or leave in conditioner.
- Have t-shirt strips ready. If you haven’t yet made t-shirt strips, they’re easy: find an old cotton t-shirt and begin by chopping off the sleeves and the shoulder/neck portion. You should have a t-shirt material tube. Now, cut each side of the shirt from top to bottom so that the front and the back are two separate pieces. Not cut across the used-to-be t-shirt starting at the hem, so that you have tons of 1 ½ to 2 ½ inch strips.
- Gather a small section of your hair, placing the ends of your hair in the center of the t-shirt strip, so that you make a sort of T shape.
- Now roll your hair around and over the fabric, the same way you would if it was a foam or ceramic hair roller. Keep rolling your hair all the way to the root. Your hair should be almost like a cup holder around a coffee mug – right enough to hold its place in the center with a few inches of fabric extending from each end.
- Tie the ends of the fabric together (it seems that tying it as if you are double knotting shoe laces seems to hold the best and be the easiest to remove).
- Continue to section off, wrap, and tie your hair until every last strand is secured.
- Again, you can lay a dry towel over your pillow to help your hair dry through the night.
- When you wake up in the morning untie the t-shirt material and watch as your hair falls into natural looking curls. Use your fingers to loosen up the roots and finish with a few spritz of hairspray.