A head full of bouncy curly hair is a dream to many.
Even if you were not born with voluminous coily hairs, with today’s advanced hairstyling tools, it is very easy and quick to achieve those bouncy styles you have wanted all your life.
In this article, we not only discussed different tools but at the same time also explained how you should use them for a sexy curly hairstyle.
The hair styling tools and machines we will discuss here are: Curling Iron, Hair Rollers (both heated and Velcro), Flat Iron and Hair Dryer Brush.
The Preparation Stage to Curl Hairs Using These Tools
Before discussing how to adorn your hairs with ringlets and other types of curls with various hair styling tools, you should first prepare your hairs so that your hairstyle remains precise and holds in place for a long time.
Hair preparation is not as difficult as you might assume.
First, wash your tresses using a suitable shampoo for your hair type. You can use the Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Gentle Cleansing Shampoo as it is suitable for all types of hair.
Don’t forget to condition afterward. The Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner with Coconut Essences might be an excellent choice for all types of hairs.
After you are done the with washing and conditioning your manes, then, if you have enough time, towel dry or air dry your hairs; otherwise, use a hair dryer for a quick drying session. The Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer would be a great option for safely drying your precious tresses.
Now it’s time to put on some heat protectant as all the tools we will discuss below uses high heat to curl your hairs and that’s why an incredible heat protectant is a must. We prefer this HSI PROFESSIONAL Heat Hair Protector & Conditioner for protecting hairs from heat and damage.
After apply heat protectant, your precious tresses are ready to be styled.
So, let’s discuss the styling tools you can use to curl your hairs.
1. A Curling Iron
What is a Curling Iron?
In simple words, a hair styling machine that comes with a rod-shaped barrel attached to it is known as a curling iron. The barrel of this tool gains the required amount of heat from electricity to curl and wave your hairs effortlessly and effectively.
Types of Curling Iron
This styling machine also comes in several different types to choose from according to your preference and comfort.
The different types of curling irons are:
- Curling Wand
- Marcel Iron
- Automatic curling iron
- Double (or triple) barrel curling iron
Types of Curling Iron Barrel
To provide the users with a variety of styling options, companies manufacturers quite a few types of barrels which you can use to create different types of ringlets and waves. The types of barrels are:
- Cone shaped barrel/ Conical barrel
- Cylinder or straight barrel
- Pearl/Bubble barrel
- Spiral barrel
- Interchangeable barrels
All these barrels come in different sizes for different hairstyles as well as users’ convenience.
The Hairstyles You Can Achieve with a Curling Iron
As the name suggests, with a curling iron you can style your hairs only with curls. From tight ringlets to big, bouncy curls, a rod iron can adorn your hairs with every type of curly style you wish for.
Let’s see with which types of the barrel you can achieve which type of styles in your precious tresses.
|Barrel Type||Achievable Hairstyle Type|
|Cone shaped barrel/ conical barrel||Small, tight ringlets and big, bouncy curls (depending on the barrel size)|
|Cylinder or straight barrel||All type of curls and waves|
|Pearl/bubble barrel||Tight, corkscrew curls and beach waves|
|Spiral barrel||Spiral curls|
|Interchangeable barrels||Every type of curls and waves|
How to Create Curls in Your Hairs With a Curling Iron
After you have prepared your tresses successfully (we have mentioned the preparation procedure above), it’s now time to create those fabulous ringlets and bouncy curls in your luscious tresses.
First, plug in the tool and let it gain your preferred amount of heat. The heat level depends on the type and texture of your hair.
In the meantime, section off your hairs into several different parts and keep them separate using clips or bands. Splitting your hair locks in important because it makes the curling process rather easy as well as effective.
Once you are done tying up all your hairs, now untie one portion and start curling.
The Curling Process
Take the section of your hair and wrap it around the hot barrel; if you want bigger, voluminous curls adopt for a wider barrel or choose a narrow barrel for tight, corkscrew ringlets.
A 1-inch barrel is a universal size and can be used to create all types of curls and therefore, we prefer this INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron to style our tresses.
Now hold the iron (with the wrapped hair) for around 10 seconds before releasing them. Within this time, your hairs would gain heat and style themselves.
And we are suggesting 10 seconds time because it will be quite risky to keep your sensitive hairs within barrels for more than that time.
Repeat this process for the rest of your hairs, and when all your hairs are successfully curled set them with a setting spray and enjoy a head full of gorgeous curls all day long. You can use the L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray for stronghold.
2. Hair Rollers
What Is Hair Roller?
A hair roller or a hair curler is a small tube, usually made from plastic, ceramic, foam or other precious materials, that is used to roll hairs in order to create luscious curls and waves to them.
Types of Hair Roller
There are several types of hair rollers that you will get in the market. Some of which are:
- Hot or Heated Rollers
- Velcro Rollers
- Flexi Rods
- Ribbon Curlers
- Magnetic Rollers
The Hairstyles You Can Achieve With Hair Rollers
With hair rollers you can style your hairs with different types of curls and waves, from tight, spiral ringlets to big, bouncy waves; you can achieve every type of curly hairstyle with an excellent set of hair rollers.
Below we have discussed the different sizes of rollers and the type of ringlets and waves you can achieve with each of them:
|Roller Size||Achievable Hairstyle Type|
|Petite||Tight, more defined ringlets|
|Small||Corkscrew, tight curls and ringlets|
|Medium||Soft feminine curls and voluminous waves|
|Large||Big, voluminous curls and waves|
|Jumbo||Curls with lots of body, bounce, and volume|
How to Create Curls in Your Hairs With Hair Rollers
As hair rollers come in several different types, shapes, and sizes, it’s always advisable to first choose the type and size of rollers you want to use.
Let’s discuss briefly how to use heated rollers and non-heated rollers (Velcro) for your easy understanding.
Start heating the roller in the box for the styling purpose.
In the meantime, section off your hairs in small portions (according to the number of rollers you want to use) and keep them separated with clips or hairpins.
Once the rollers are hot enough, take one and roll it in your sectioned hair.
For tight, more defined ringlets, place a small heated roller at the end of your selected strands horizontally and roll it up firmly until you reach the scalp. Do not forget to secure each of the rollers with a clip or roller pin for better hold.
For a more voluminous style, roll a properly heated roller horizontally and away from your face to enjoy some serious lift and bounce in your hairs.
Try to put the rollers as close as possible to enjoy the maximum volume and bouncy curls.
Now, once you are done with rolling all the rollers, let them sit for at least 20 mins or until the rollers cool down before un-rolling them.
If you want messy, loose curls, after un-wrapping the rollers, run your finger through the tresses and then set them with a long-lasting setting spray.
With Velcro rollers, you can use the same procedure as described above. The only difference is that you don’t need to pre-heat the rollers and wait for them to cool down in your manes.
After wrapping the Velcro rollers, you also have to wait for minimum 20-25 minutes before you un-roll them to discover luscious, defined curls and waves.
You can use the Conair Self-Grip Rollers, Assorted Velcro rollers to meet your everyday styling demands.
3. A Flat/Straightening Iron
What is Flat Iron?
Flat iron or a straightening iron is a hair styling tool that comes with 2 heated plates (made from different materials) that are designed to straighten and smoothen hair locks. You place a portion of your hairs in-between the heated plates and pull them to reveal silky, styled tresses.
Types of Flat Irons (Flat Iron Plates)
The types of flat iron are actually determined by the type of its plates. There are quite a few varieties of straightener plates available in the market. They are:
- Ceramic Flat Irons
- Tourmaline Flat Irons
- Titanium Flat Irons
- Professional Flat Irons
- Wet to Dry Flat Irons
The Hairstyles You Can Achieve With a Flat Iron
Other than just straightening your precious tresses, you can also create curls and waves in your hairs using a straightening iron. Let’s discuss the hairstyles you can achieve with different plate sizes.
|Plate Size||Achievable Hairstyle Type|
|1 inch or less||Tight, defined ringlets|
|More than 1 Inch||Big, bouncy curls and voluminous waves|
How to Create Curls in Your Hairs With a Flat Iron
Once you have prepared your hairs for a styling session, clean up the iron plates to make sure that there is no dirt or residue on the plates that could pull or snag your hairs.
Plug in the tool and let it gain your preferred amount of heat. You can use the INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron for precise styling purpose.
Meanwhile, start sectioning off your hairs; clip up the upper section to work with the bottom section first. But in case if you have long tresses, need to do three to four sections and separate them with clips while you work with one part.
Now take a section of your manes and place them in-between the plates of the flat iron; clamp the plates and twist your wrist towards or away from your face so that your hair leans over the straightening iron. Hold the tresses in this position and glide down the tool to the end of your hairs to form a curly style.
Remember that, the way you place the straightener in your hairs determines the kind of curls you want to have. For tighter ringlets, take smaller sections of hairs and for big, bouncy curls work on a relatively larger section.
Once you are done styling all your hairs, spray on some holding spray to hold the style in place for a long period of time.
4. A Hair Dryer Brush
What is a Hair Dryer Brush?
A hairdryer brush or a hot air brush is an all-in-one hair tool that dries your hairs and at the same time can style them with different hairstyles. This tool is a combination of a hair dryer, a round brush, a straightener, and a curling iron in one single tool.
Types of Hair Dryer Brush
The types of hair dryer brush are:
- Paddle hair dryer brush
- Rotating barrel hair dryer brush
- Auto rotating hair dryer brush
But for user’s convenience, we prefer the rotating barrel and auto-rotating barrel hot air brush for hair curling purposes.
The Hairstyles You Can Achieve With a Hair Dryer Brush
With an excellent quality hot air brush, you can adorn your damp tresses with a gorgeous blow dry; furthermore, you can also straighten them and style them with luscious curls and waves in a matter of a few minutes.
How to Create Curls in Your Hairs With a Hair Dryer Brush
First thing first; plug in the hot air brush to heat it up with your preferred temperature. You might use the John Frieda Hot Air Brush for excellent styling outcome.
Then divide your hairs into several different sections as smaller sections make the hair rolling procedure much easier. Secure each section with clips or bands.
Now grab a section of your hair and wrap it around the brush head; start rolling the brush with your hair curling around it and try to reach towards the root. Once the brush head reaches the root, hold it there for about 10 seconds and then pull the brush outwards towards the ends of your hair, and let your curls fall from the brush swiftly.
Repeat this process for all the sections. Once you are done, set the style with a holding spray.
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