My first tutorial, guys!
This will show how I usually curl my hair, as shown in the recent Athlete and Nerd entries. The curling portion only takes about 10 minutes and it's how I normally wear my hair on a daily basis. I'll make another tutorial later on showing how to achieve the tighter (more time-consuming) curls, as worn in this entry.
Oh, and click to enlarge the pics.
- Hair dryer
- Curling iron (1.5 inch barrel)
- Apply mousse to freshly washed hair.
- Work into the roots.
- Blowdry hair.
- THIS IS IMPORTANT: When drying your bangs, blowdry them DOWNWARDS...
- ...Then blowdry them TO THE SIDE.
- This will make them "sweep" as opposed to just parting to the side, which will be important later on when you curl your bangs.
- Split your hair down the middle.
- Gather the entire splitted half of your hair from one side and curl from the bottom.
- As you roll your hair up with the iron, you will notice that the shorter layers will fall out.
- As you wait for the hair to curl (5-10 seconds), gather those loose shorter layers with one hand.
- Unclamp your iron from the now-curled-hair, and curl that section of loose hair that you were previously holding.
- Repeat working up the side of your head, as the layers get shorter and shorter.
- Repeat this method on the other side of your head, rolling from the bottom...
- ...then curling the loose layers.
- Gather sections from the back of your hair
- To curl the top layers, gather a section of the shortest layers from the back of your head and pull forward.
- Curl it rolling from the front.
- Gather another section closer to the front of your head.
- Curl it rolling from the front
- Gather the last section (which will be your bangs) closest to the front of your head and curl, making sure not to curl it for too long, lest you end up with too-curly bangs.
- You will look like a scary FOB at first!
- But don't worry, if you dried your hair DOWN AND TO THE SIDE correctly, all you have to do is re-find your part.
- And your bangs should sweep to the side by themselves.
- Touch up any parts that may need more curls (usually the areas closest to your face and near the crown of your head).
- Put a tiny pea-sized dab of wax in your hand.
- Rake through hair, adding definition to the curls...
- ...and keep the bangs sweeping to side, flattening any flyaways.
- A light spray of hairspray all over to seal it in.