Ask The Experts: Get Your Curl On February 3, 2019 16:34
Get Your Curl On
When it comes to different hairstyles, there’s no style that’s quite as stunning and timeless as curls. It doesn't matter if you create loose spirals or tight ringlets, or whether you have short hair or long hair—there’s no denying the beauty of curled hair! Of course, there’s more than one way to curl your mane to get the look. From curling irons to heat free alternatives, keep reading to learn about six ways to curl your hair.
Known in the industry for her extensive background in training and education, as well as being a Master Stylist at Morgan & Morgan Hair Collective since 2001, Jennifer Morgan @jennifer.morgan.hair is the go-to girl with any colouring conundrum and her passion and skill set are enviable in the hairdressing community.
So in this blog we ask her to give you everything you need to know about creating the curl of your dreams
CURLING TECHNIQUE #1: HOT ROLLERS
Chances are you’ve seen pictures of women applying makeup with a dozen hot rollers in their hair since you were a kid. This classic hair curling technique has truly stood the test of time! The best thing about hot rollers is that they’re a hands-free curling option—which means you can multitask and create a killer makeup look, paint your nails or get the kids ready for school, while your curls form. Follow the steps below to curl away!
Step One: Heat Your Rollers
Before you get to curling, you want to heat your rollers to the appropriate temperature. Make the most out of waiting for your rollers to heat up by applying a heat protectant throughout your mane.
Step Two: Get Rolling
Take about a one-inch section of dry hair and place the roller a few inches away from your roots, at the bottom of the section, making sure to hold the roller by the edges to avoid burning yourself. Slowly wrap your hair evenly around the roller, then gently roll the roller toward your scalp and clip it into place.
Step Three: Section & Repeat
Continue to make one-inch sections and place hot rollers throughout your hair.
Hot Tip: While we’re recommending you use one-inch sections of hair, you can use larger or smaller sections depending on how tight you’d like your curls to be.
Step Four: Take the Rollers Out
Once your rollers have been in your hair for their allotted amount of time (there should be guidelines on the packaging they came in), remove them to reveal your gorgeous curls. Gently brush through your curls with your fingers for a softer look, then finish your ‘do with a spritz of the OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Fix
CURLING TECHNIQUE #2: CURLING WAND
A curling wand is one of the most popular ways to curl your hair—and you’re about to understand why. Here’s how to use one:
Step One: Use Protection
Spray a heat protectant spray throughout your hair to avoid any heat damage.
Step Two: Curl Your Hair
Take a section of hair and place your curling wand at the root. Slowly wrap the section of hair around the wand and wait a few seconds to allow your hair to heat. When time is up, release the strand to reveal your curl! The size of your section determines the size of your curl. For looser curls, use larger sections and for tight curls, use small sections—it’s that simple.
Step Three: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Repeat the process of sectioning, wrapping, and releasing throughout your mane for a full head of curls.
Step Four: Protect Your Style
Keep your curls in place by spritzing the OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Fix over your hairstyle.
CURLING TECHNIQUE #3: VELCRO ROLLERS
Hot rollers aren’t the only form of rollers that can be used to curl your hair. If you want to skip the heat and achieve a heat-free hairstyle, try using velcro rollers to add some curl to your locks.
Step One: Brush Your Hair
Before grabbing your rollers, make sure to brush your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles.
Step Two: Get Rolling
Good news: If you’ve already mastered hot rollers, you’ll find velcro rollers to be no challenge at all—they’re pretty similar to use. Take a small section of hair and place your velcro roller at the end. Slowly roll the roller up your section of hair until you get to the root, making sure your hair wraps around the roller smoothly and evenly. Clip the roller into place and you’re good to go!
Step Three: Roll & Repeat
Continue sectioning, rolling, and clipping until you have rollers throughout your hair.
Step Four: Choose Your Method
To give your curls time to form, you can choose one of two methods to complete your velcro roller curls. If you’re getting ready for a night out, put your curlers in during your morning routine and allow them to set throughout the day. When you take them out before you go out at night you’ll have gorgeous curls! If you want your hair to be curled for a day of work, put your rollers in at night and sleep on them. While this may not be the most comfortable option, you’ll be left with beautiful curls and no heat damage. It’s also a good idea to sleep with a silk pillowcase to avoid frizz and flyaways. Lastly you can pop a diffuser onto your hair dryer and heat the hair for 5 minutes. Let it cool and gently pull the rollers our
Step Five: Seal in Your Style
Finish your curls by spraying the OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Fix over your ‘do.
CURLING TECHNIQUE #4: FLAT IRON
Desperately want curls but only have a flat iron on hand? You’re in luck—that straightener is a multipurpose hair tool. Find out how to use it to create curls in this video tutorial, How to Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron.
CURLING TECHNIQUE #5: OVERNIGHT TWISTS
Overnight twists are another easy, heat free option for curling your hair. This is also the perfect method for those who don’t want to spend time in the morning styling their hair. Here’s how to do it:
Step One: Brush Your Hair
Brush through your hair to smooth out your strands.
Step Two: Section & Twist
Take a one-inch section of hair and twist it from the ends. Once you have a full twist formed, twist that twist (that’s a tongue-twister!) into a tiny bun on your head. Pin the twist into place with a bobby pin or two.
Step Three: Twist Twist Twist
Repeat step two until you don’t have any stray strands left.
Step Four: Get Some Shut Eye
And now for the easiest step: go to sleep! Wrap your hair in a silk scarf to keep your twists from coming out while you catch some shuteye.
Step Five: Take Out Your Twists
When you wake up, take your twists out to reveal lots of spirals! You can loosen your curls by gently combing through them with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
Step Six: Complete Your 'Do
Finish your curled hairstyle by spritzing the OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Fix throughout your mane.
CURLING TECHNIQUE #6: DIFFUSER DRYING
The hair diffuser is back but it’s more about boosting the natural texture you were born with, than creating an 80's scrunch.
If you have some natural movement, wavy to kinky strands, you can use a diffuser to get the effortless natural waves you see in every magazine and fashion ad today.
Instead of blow-drying your hair straight and using your curling iron to get that wave, you enhance your own natural bend first and add upon the wave you naturally have.
Step One: Prep Your Hair
There are a few keys to maintaining your curl pattern. Don’t do too much brushing and combing.
Apply a wave-making product like a mousse (best for curls and waves) or a wave spray (for straighter hair types).
Step Two: Use Your Diffuser
Cup the hair into the diffuser to lock in your natural waves.
Twisting the hair first will give the waves more definition, especially if you have certain sections that always fall flat.
Step Three: Get Some Volume
If you want to create more volume, use the diffuser right at the crown. Most have nubs that you can use to massage the scalp and add height.
Step Four: Finish Your Style
Apply an oil for shine and frizz control.
As a final step, apply a finishing serum for shine, but avoid the roots, so you don't undo all that volumising work.
For complete proaction on wet hair try the super versatile OSiS+ Session Label Miracle 15
Infused with Silk Balm Extracts, a High Forming Agent and a Conditioning Agent, to give 15 benefits:
1. Caring properties
2. Defies dryness
3. Helps prevent hair breakage
4. Instantly detangles
5. Sensational structure equalisation
6. Delivers anti-static discipline
7. Protects against heat
8. Mechanical damage protection
9. Protect against UV exposure
10. Improves manageability
11. Delivers feather-light styling control
12. Creates silkiness
13. Up to 96 hour anti-frizz control
14. Adds Light texture
15. Adds shine
For complete protection on dry hair while you style, try OSiS Flatliner Iron Serum.
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