Curls of all types have been showcased on so many celebrities and for so many occasions. The best part about them is that they can be worn casual or formal. But all curls are not created equally. If not crafted correctly curls can come out messy, frizzy, and overall a disappointment. The key to great curls besides skill and tools, is to follow a few important steps. If you stick to ten easy guidelines you’ll be on your way to the perfect curl in no time!
Step 1 - Make sure hair hasn’t been washed for at least 24 hours. Hair holds a curl better when it’s had a chance to ‘rest’ and has a little product in it. Brush hair thoroughly to make sure there’s no tangles.
Step 2- Choose your tool. You can curl hair with a curling wand, a curling iron, or for the pros, even a flat iron.
Step 3- Rub a quarter sized amount of anti-frizz serum in the palm of your hands and evenly distribute through hair paying attention to the ends.
Step 5- Take up to a 2 inch section and place flat iron close to the root of your hair, flip your hand and slowly move flat iron down the length of your hair. Repeat with other 2 inch sections and take the next layer down and continue Step 4 and work your way up.
Step 6- Once complete with sections, do a once over of your hair from the sides and back and touch up any hairs that may need an extra round with the flat iron. For a natural look, run your fingers through your hair to break up the tight ringlets.
Step 7 - Mist hair with a finishing hairspray to lock in shine and prevent frizzing.
Now that you know the steps that go into the perfect curl, grab your tool of choice, prep your locks, and go for it! Be sure to take your time and give each section the equal amount of attention for an overall even look. Be sure to refer to Step 9 to keep the end results looking low maintenance and carefree. You’ll be sure to get plenty of compliments and envious stares. The only thing better than the perfect curl, is a perfect curl that looks effortless!