Curling Your Hair

If you're the type of women with naturally pin straight hair, you may be the envy of curly-haired women who spend hours straightening their hair each week. But as you know, hair like this is less than ideal! Always fall flat, often getting stringy by the end of the day, and the dreaded daily wash to avoid it looking greasy...straight hair can often be as high-maintenance as curly hair!

Since the grass is always greener on the other side, here are a few tips to help you get the luscious locks and vivacious volume you've been trying to get for years!

The one tip you must always follow, no matter what you plan to do with your hair starts immediately after the shower. You have to use a product of some kind to give you lift at the roots. Once you've brushed through your wet hair, apply the volumizing product (mousse, root lifting spray, etc) directly to your roots. Blow dry your hair in sections, and always upside down. We recommend starting with your hair half up and working from the bottom up. Always spend a little extra time with your round brush at your crown, as that is the make-or-break area of your hair that will give you the appearance of volume.

Now that your hair is dry, the decision is whether to use a curling iron or hot rollers. Remember, a curling iron will give you anything from a flip at the bottom to full on ringlets, but can be time consuming. If you have the time, go for it. If you're looking for a softer, romantic look, brush through your hair with either a wide toothed comb or your fingers after using the curling iron, and set with a flexible hairspray that will allow your hair to move.

A set of hot rollers really achieves a different look. These will give you springy, bouncy curls that you're still able to run your hands through without ruining the essence of the curl. If the curls are too much, try hot rolling earlier on and allow them to fall out a little. Once they're at the desired level and curl, set them with some flexible hair spray, and pin up until you're ready to go out.