Curly uni­verse

An A-to-Z guide on ev­ery­thing to do with curly hair.

Hair - - Fab Freebies - By Nishita Fiji

The A-Z guide on ev­ery­thing to do with curly hair

A head of neat, straight hair may ap­peal to some, but we all know that there’s a cer­tain play­ful charm in the bouncy spi­rals of curly hair. What’s fas­ci­nat­ing is that there are a hun­dred dif­fer­ent types of waves and spi­rals to ex­per­i­ment with, lead­ing to myr­iad pos­si­bil­i­ties—from a dressy for­mal oc­ca­sion to a re­laxed beach party, there’s a curly ’do to suit ev­ery oc­ca­sion. The good news is that you don’t have to be a stylist to try your hand at most of them.

Beachy waves:

The way to get re­laxed, messy waves with­out both­er­ing with heat is sim­ple. One word: braid. Plait your hair in sec­tions and leave them overnight. You’ll wake up with per­fectly “un­done” hair. Scrunch it fur­ther for added vol­ume and fin­ish off with a spritz of hair­spray.

Old Hol­ly­wood:

Hot rollers are a great op­tion to achieve clas­sic big curls. Al­ter­na­tively, use a curl­ing iron with a large bar­rel. Once you’re done, use a wide-tooth comb to ease the large spi­rals so that they seem effortless with­out los­ing their shape.

Ca­sual bends:

An­other flat iron trick— braid your hair in sec­tions and run the clamps over each sec­tion for effortless waves.

Long and bouncy:

If you al­ready own a straight­en­ing wand, this one is sim­ple. Twist small seg­ments of hair be­tween the clamps of the flat iron, then twist and hold for two to three sec­onds be­fore re­leas­ing. The re­sult will be beau­ti­ful loose curls.

Retro ringlets:

The closer to your roots you curl your hair (be sure to stay away from your scalp though!), the longer your curls will hold. For tighter, more de­fined curls, use a curl­ing iron with a thin bar­rel.

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