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Hair Ringlets How To

Karen Marie Shelton - Copyright - All Rights Reserved 
Revised Date:  10/24/10

Introduction

Skyler Samuals

Long loose ringlets may occur naturally for those with natural texture.  Or they can be created on naturally curly or wavy hair without the natural pattern.

Romantic ringlets can also be shaped and molded on stick straight strands with the proper styling products and hot tools.

Creating Ringlets On Naturally Curly Ringlet Infused Tresses

If you're lucky enough to have naturally curly hair which falls into loose ringlets like the model show to the side, follow the tips below to define and refine your Botticelli hairstyle:

1. Cleanse hair in desired method (diluted shampoo, conditioner only, water only or a combo).
2. Rinse and apply rinse out conditioner from top of ears down to the ends.
3. Use fingers to detangle.
4. When hair is detangled completely rinse with a cool to cold water rinse.
5. Towel blot with a thick towel.
6. Apply desired leave-in conditioning cocktail (leave-in conditioner, styling cream, gel or similar) to keep ringlets moist.
7. Separate curls into natural clumps. Roll around finger into a ringlet and pin to the scalp.
8. When entire head has been curled around fingers, sit under a hood style dryer until hair is completely dry. If you prefer you can air dry the curls.
9. Allow hair to completely dry. Spritz lightly with anti-frizz styling spray. Allow to dry after spraying.
10. Unpin ringlets one by one and allow curls to hang without brushing or combing.
11. Bend over at the waist and gently shake ringlets. Use fingers to arrange. If desired touch up with a curling iron.
12. Finish with a drop of shine spray, gel, serum or cream applied to the palms of the hands and massaged together. Wipe hands lightly over the top of the ringlets.

Creating Ringlets On Naturally Textured Tresses Without Natural Ringlet Pattern

Long Curly Tresses

If your hair is naturally curly, wavy or similarly textured, but does not easily form ringlets follow the steps below:

1. Cleanse hair in desired method (diluted shampoo, conditioner only, water only or a combo).
2. Rinse and apply rinse out conditioner from top of ears down to the ends.
3. Use fingers to detangle.
4. When hair is detangled completely rinse with a cool to cold water rinse.
5. Towel blot with a thick towel.
6. Apply desired leave-in conditioning cocktail (leave-in conditioner, styling cream, gel or similar) to keep ringlets moist.
7. Use a long finger diffuser attached to a blow drier. Allow curls to nestle into the cup of the diffuser. Work around the head until all of the curls are dry. Avoid touching with your fingers.
8. One hair is completely dry separate curls into natural clump patterns.
9. Use 1" curling iron and curl each section in a ringlet formation. After each section is curled pin to the scalp.
Note: The smaller the iron, the tighter the resulting ringlets.
10. After all hair is hot ironed, pinned and cooled, spray with a anti-frizz styling spray.
11. Allow curls to cool and set. When completely cool and set unpin each section at a time.
12. Bend over at the waist and gently shake out curls. Arrange with fingers. Touch up with hot iron.
13. Finish with a light brush of shine serum, cream or spray and a light spritz of anti-frizz styling spray.

Creating Ringlets On Stick Straight Strands

Skyler Samuals

If you're hair is stick straight or has just a little bit of bend you can still create ringlets but you will may have to work a bit harder at the process.

Follow the tips below to create ringlet curls:

1. Cleanse hair in desired method (diluted shampoo, conditioner only, water only or a combo).
2. Rinse and apply rinse out conditioner from top of ears down to the ends.
3. Use fingers to detangle.  Optionally you may use a wide tooth comb with smooth teeth.
4. When hair is detangled completely rinse with a cool to cold water rinse.
5. Towel blot with a thick towel.
6. Apply desired leave-in conditioning cocktail (leave-in conditioner, styling cream, gel or similar) to keep ringlets moist.  If your hair doesn't easily hold a curl apply a curl enhancing gel, cream or paste.
7. Separate damp hair into 2" sections working around the entire head.
8.  Roll each section of the hair around a long ringlet style curler in a ringlet pattern (lengthwise).  You can optionally use packaged rag rollers, homemade rag style rollers, clean straws, popsicle sticks or pip cleaners to create tight ringlets.  The choice of roller is yours to experiment with.
8. When entire head has been curled with the desired tools, sit under a hood style dryer until hair is completely dry. If you prefer you can air dry your hair.
9. Allow hair to completely dry. Spritz lightly with anti-frizz styling spray. Allow to dry after spraying.
10. Unpin curls one by one and allow finished curls to hang without brushing or combing.
11. Bend over at the waist and gently shake ringlets. Use fingers to arrange. If desired touch up with a curling iron.
12. Finish with a drop of shine spray, gel, serum or cream applied to the palms of the hands and massaged together. Wipe hands lightly over the top of the ringlets.

Above & Beyond
Salon

Note:  If the ringlets aren't formed to your desire, use a curling iron to touch up select sections.  Remember that the smaller the curling iron barrel, the tighter the curls.  The more hair rolled into each section the bigger the ringlets formed.

Summery

Romantic ringlets are highly sought after from people with natural curls, waves or coils.  They are also desired by people with stick straight strands.  With the proper styling products, tools and some practice anyone can have their own version of Botticelli ringlet curls.

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Original Publication Date:  09/01/98  - Revised Date:  10/24/10

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