There are many different ways in which you can curl your hair; whether you use a tong, wand or even straighteners. All of these tools can create the curl of your dreams.
If you are looking for a tighter curl I would advise using a smaller wand or if you desire larger curls use a bigger wand. To create a natural curl use a medium size tong or straightener.
Using the larger wand is better suited to the naturally curly or those wanting a very soft wave. This is because the curl Is so large it will always fall out much quicker. The tighter the curl the longer it will last, it's always a good idea to leave the ringlet or tight curl in until just before you are ready to show off your beautiful curls to the world. At this point you can run your fingers through and spritz with hair spray, it will last longer this way.
My personal favourite hair tools are the Cloud Nine range, you can adjust the temperature to suit the hair type and thickness, so as to minimise the damage to the hair. People are often unaware of the damage that hair straighteners or curling equipment can cause to the hair. I would always recommend the use of heat protection spray, you would never pick up a pan from the oven without an oven glove would you? The same is said for hair, using 200 degree heat with no protection has devastating consequences. I recommend heating the hair at a lower temperature and protecting with a heat spray as a method of best practice. I use and recommend, No.10 Miracle Styling Spray, this protects from heat and replenishes minerals and vitamins. This is also used by the wider team at No.10.
To curl your hair, follow the steps outlined below:
1. Remove all tangles from your hair.
2. Select your first section; located at the back of your head. Your sections should be no wider than a inch as the heat will have less impact on the hair.
3. Take a small section of hair and wrap around the wand facing away from your face and leave the hair wrapped for around 6-8 seconds depending on hair density.
4. After repeating this on that row release the next row of hair, keeping the top up out the way with a clip or hair band.
5. Continue to work your way through your hair inch by inch, row by row then up the top of the head.
6. After completing curling the rest of your hair let it to cool then gently run your fingers through your hair to separate curls slightly.
7. Finish with hairspray.
1. Less heat = weaker curls
2. Don't forget your glove!
3. When working towards the face, wrap the hair back around the wand so the hair doesn’t fall into the face.
4. Swapping the way you wrap the hair around the tong will help create a more natural curl.
I hope that helps give an insight into how I work.
Now all that is left is for you to enjoy those big and bouncy curls......