How to curl short hair
December 2, 2015
Curled short hair is currently one of the biggest trends. Curls and volume and life to short hair. They can be a great break from your usual straight hair daily look and they can transform your appearance in greatly unimaginable ways.
Steps in Curling your Hair
- Have the right equipment to avoid discomforts and getting burned. A curling iron may get too hot and yet you are working close to your skin.
- Clean, dry and straighten your hair. Using a curling iron on wet hair can cause damage. You can add some styling gel or wax to help set your hair. Follow this by spritzing your hair with a heat protection spray before commencing to prevent the hair from becoming dry and frazzled. Avoid using hair sprays before curling since doing this will damage your hair.
- Separate your hair into sections using a small comb and pin the sections using salon clips. The thicker your hair is, the more the sections you will need. Moreover, if you want large curls, you will need to use larger layers than if you will need small and medium sized curls. For shorter hair, a 1 to 2 inch section is okay to produce medium curls. If you aim for a more natural look, then section your hair into different sizes.
- Take a section of hair and wrap it around the curling iron. Hold the iron from your face and roll the curl away from your face towards the back of your head. You can alternate between ironing your hair towards and away from your face for a more natural look.
- The width of the curling iron should depend on the length of your hair. The shorter the hair, the thinner the curing iron should be so that you can wrap the sections of hair around the iron and produce fantastic results.
- Leave the ends of your hair straight so that they can still have a bit of length and also to prevent the curls from sticking out from your head.
- Hold the hair wrapped around the wand for about 8 seconds to get tighter curls and for about 5 seconds for loose curls.
- If you opted for loose curls, spritz the curls with hairspray to hold its shape. If you opted for tighter curls, allow the curls to relax for a few minutes before spraying.
- Gently pull the curls apart with your fingers to get rid of the ringlet look and re-curl any curls that may have fallen out.
- Backcomb the roots while holding the crown area of your hair near the part. This will help in adding volume to your hair.
- Spray you hair one last time to hold the finished look in place.
Short hair is easier to maintain and work on. Just be careful not to bring the curling iron too close to your scalp and do not curl the hair ends as this makes the hair to appear over-curled. Curled hair gives you a new and transformative look, but only if done well.