Aug 29, 2008

Curl your hair : Basics

So you've got a hot curler to curl your hair, but you have no clue what to do to achieve the look that you want. After all, isn't it just about rolling your hair in the barrel?

Look no further, BlushBerry provides you with all the answers that you want!

Follow these easy steps to get the hairstyle that you want!
1. Know your Hair Curler
2. Understand the Basics of Hair Curling
3. Create the Hair Style that you want

1. Know your Hair Curler

Is your hair curler ceramic?

Does your Hair Curler looks like this and have a shiny surface? If it does, it is a normal iron curler. These type are easier to use, as they have higher temperature and curls your hair faster.

If your hair curler looks like this and have a matte surface, it is a ceramic hair curler. These type are healthier to use, as they have lower temperature but they also take longer to curl your hair

How big is the barrel?
First of all, let me say that any barrel can create curls that are bigger size compared to the barrel.

Let me further illustrate.

You can see 3 types of barrel size in the picture above, the smallest size can create curls as small as its size and any curls bigger than its size too.
the largest barrel size you see above can only create curls as small as its size and any curls bigger. It cannot create curls smaller than the barrel itself.

Usually, people go for the small ones for more flexibility in creating more styles. The big ones are for creating very loose waves or volume in your hair.

I personally recommend any Babyliss brand. They are easy to use, with temperature choices and they curl your hair faster, leaving a healthy shine on your curls too! I do not use the ceramic one cuz they are very slow....... it can really put a toll on your hairstyling duration.

Babyliss Pro GT BABGOLD150S Gold Titanium Curling Iron, 1-1/2" (38mm)
You can get the curler by clicking on the link above.

2. Understand the Basics of Hair Curling
There are only 3 steps in hair curling. Using these 3 steps, you can create any look you want!

1. Curl
  • Inward
  • Outward
2. Hold
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Diagonal
3. Release
  • Drag
  • Normal
I have created a video tutorial to illustrate these steps.

Check the video out and try it on your hair!

3. Create the Hair Style that you want
Depending on the length of your hair, there can be many styles that you can choose from. The youtube video above also let you see how you can create the hair style you want. Try out the instructions and see if you can do it.

If you want a tutorial created for the look that you want, leave a comment here and I'll do my best to make that tutorial for you!
If you followed this article and did your bit of experimenting, don't hesitate to send us your before and after photos!

I hope that this article have helped you! Any questions or suggestions, comment away!

Coming up soon : Curling your hair with a hair straightener.