If you’ve curly hair, odds are you either embrace it whole-heartedly or dream of poker-straight slick hair. Likewise, if you belong to the straight-haired crew, you might wish for those effortless bouncy loose curls. After all, curls are a blessing! So if you belong to the latter category and are looking for ways to nail those ‘gram-worthy curls without plugging anything in, we have just the thing for you.
Yes, we swept the blogosphere to put together 10 different ways to get stylish curls with minimal effort. The result? Chic, Pinterest-worthy waves. So if you gravitate toward gorgeous curls, keep scrolling to find out how to curl hair at home.
Scroll ahead to know how to curl hair at home. These methods will give you different columns, styles, and tightness.
Scrunching is one of the easiest and quickest methods to get messy curls. Wash your hair and apply conditioner. Then, wash it off. While your hair is still damp, pump out a golf-ball-sized amount of mousse, or a pea-sized amount of gel. Blend forward and start scrunching your hair with the product. Scrunch your hair with the same motion used to crumble a piece of paper. Do not get any product near your roots, as this might make your hair appear greasy. Keep scrunching upward and let your hair dry.
Start with slightly damp hair, but make sure it’s not too wet. If it’s too wet the shape of your curls won’t hold and the style will take a really long time to dry. Apply some hair serum. Part your hair the way you like it - middle or side and start to section it off. Try to keep the size of your sections to an inch or an inch and a half big. Take one section at a time and roll it up from end to root. Once you have a pinwheel formed, secure the section with a bobby pin or two. Once you’ve pinned all the hair sections, either air-dry or use a blow-dryer to dry your hair until it feels done. Once your hair is dry, gently pull out all the bobby pins. Use your fingers to smooth out the curls. Break up the curls by placing your hand underneath your hair, just behind your ears. It’ll help build up more volume. Finally, if you want to make it last for longer, we recommend using a setting spray.
Wash your hair and wait until it’s 70% dry. Part your hair and braid it on either side. You can also make multiple mini braids to create more volume. For waves that begin close to the roots of your hair, create two French braids or box braids on either side of your head. Ensure that the braids are tight so that your hair doesn’t frizz out when you open it. Keep your braids until your hair is completely dry. You can go to bed with the braids still in your hair and then undo them in the morning. Finger comb and then finish with some hairspray and product for hold.
Wash your hair using a volumising shampoo or simply dampen it using a spray bottle. Squeeze out the excess moisture from your hair using a towel. If you have thick hair, section it and roll your hair upwards. You can skip sectioning if your hair is fine. Roll it upwards until the rollers sit snugly against your scalp. Wait for a couple of hours with the rollers in your hair until it is completely dry. Undo the curls and finger comb your hair. Finish with hairspray for hold.
Wash your hair using a volumising shampoo or simply dampen it using a spray bottle. Take a paper towel and fold it until it is about an inch wide and about 4 to 5 inches long. Take a 1-2 inch section of your hair and wrap the ends of your hair around the middle of the paper towel. Roll ‘em upwards until you reach your scalp. Secure the paper towel by tying it around the rolled-up section. Repeat this process for the rest of your hair. Sleep with the paper towel in your hair. Undo the paper towel and finger comb your hair. Finish with some setting spray for hold.
Wash your hair and condition it. Once your hair is 80% dry, gather a 1 - 2 inch section of your headband and start twisting it. Twist the section tightly around itself to form a small twisted bun. Secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat this until all of your hair is up on Bantu knots. Wear a shower cap and leave it on overnight. In the morning, take off the shower cap and let your hair dry. Undo each knot one by one and finger comb your hair. Finish with hairspray for hold.
Wash your hair or dampen it using a spray bottle. Squeeze out any excess water and wait until your hair is about 80% dry. Pull your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Cut the toe area off a sock and roll it into a doughnut shape. Pull the ends of your hair through the hole in the sock. Wrap the hair around the sock and start rolling it up until it sits snugly against your scalp. Secure with some bobby pins. Undo the bun once your hair is completely dry or you can wait for 5 to 6 hours to get more defined curls. Use your finger to comb through your hair and finish with a setting spray.
This method is best suited if you wish to curl the lower sections of your hair. While your hair is still damp, wrap a headband around your head. Section your locks into two halves and start wrapping them around the headband. Once you get to the end of your hair, pin it to secure it in place. Repeat it with the second section and pink it in place. Once your hair is completely dry, unpin it and let it down. Comb your hair with fingers and finish by scrunching your hair with a volumising spray to hold the volume.
This is one of the easiest methods to DIY curly hair. All you need to do is dampen your hair and then divide it into smaller sections. Gather the first section into a high pigtail and start twisting the hair until it resembles a robe. Keep twisting the section until you reach the end. Secure with a hair tie. Repeat the process with the other sections and then go to bed. Once your hair is dry, undo the twisted buns and run your fingers through your hair to make the curls look more relaxed. Finish by spritzing on some texturizing spray for hold and volume.
Take an old T-shirt and cut long and thin strips out of it. Keep them aside and meanwhile, dampen your hair. Take small portions of your hair and place it over the rag. Tie the rag at the end of your hair strands and roll it upwards until it reaches the scalp. Once it is done, tie a knot and repeat the process for the rest of your hair. Let it stay overnight and later undo the knots and set the curls apart using your fingers.
You can go for a perm if you want your curls to last for a few months. However, the new growth of hair will be your natural hair texture, whether it’s straight, wavy, or coily.
Sea water and chlorine both swell the cuticle on the outside layer of the hair, making it look damaged. It also makes hair more tangled and knotted.
The most common ways to curl your hair include using a curling iron or a velcro roller. In addition to that, you can also braid your hair to create curls.
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