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Curl Your Hair Secrets

Introduction

Debra Messing

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Regardless of the type, texture, length and condition of your hair, you can achieve curls, waves or a combination of different textures.

Yes, it's true some people are born with hair textures which make it easier to hold curls and waves.

However, with knowledge of good hair secrets, a little planning, the right styling product and tools, it's definitely possible to accomplish a myriad of curling results.

Start With Natural Texture

Hair which is naturally curly, wavy or has some bend will hold a curl much easier than hair which is thin, fine or stick straight.

Depending on the type of texture you have is the type of curling tools and techniques you should utilize for your dream ringlets.

Natural Curls

Even though you may be blessed or cursed (depending on your own opinion) with a head full of ringlets, you may still need to fine tune the curls.

What many people don't realize is that those perfect tendrils worn by many celebrities were created after hours of diffuser drying and styling with curling irons.

While some natural curl experts can get even the wildest curls to behave by twisting them around some strategically-placed fingers, this may not always be the case when you try the same hair tricks at home.

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Depending on which curly hair expert you talk to, the very best curling products and tools for naturally curl hair include:

1. Curl enhancing shampoo and rinse out conditioners 2. Ringlet defining leave-in conditioners 3. Mousse, gel or curl enhancing styling glazes to help define natural curls. 4. Long finger diffusers which attach to the nozzle of a blow dryer and allows curls to be gently lifted into the diffuser bowl by the diffuser fingers ultimately dried to perfect formation. 5. Rollers, hot or not, to allow curls to re-form as they cool from blow drying. 6. Hot curling or Marcel irons to fine tune curls into perfect ringlets. 7. Finger curls, rag rollers or a myriad of other curling tools.

Whether you decide to utilize rollers, or a curling iron, often depends on the quality of your current cut and shape of your natural curls.

In some cases, if you have a great cut which enhances your own personal curl pattern, you won't need to utilize a curling iron to fine tune the shape of your ringlets.

Natural Waves

Naturally wavy hair may or may not contain natural curls. If your goal is to just enhance your waves, you may be lucky enough to wet bun it and then allow the waves to form naturally as your hair air-dries. Naturally wavy hair is also a great candidate for damp hair scrunching.

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If you wish to convert your waves to curls, you also have the ideal hair texture for creating long lasting ringlets.

The very best products for curling naturally wavy hair

1. Mousse, gel or glaze to help define natural curls. 2. Long finger diffuser that attached to the nozzle of a blow dryer and allows curls to be gently lifted by the fingers and dried to perfect formation. 3. Curling irons to fine tune the curls.

Stick Straight Strands

Stick straight strands that have little or no bend can be the most challenging hair to curl. This is even more true when the hair texture is super soft, fine or thin.

If you wish to create waves or curls for special events you can utilize the following products and tools:

1. Mousse, gel, glaze or setting sprays. 2. Hot rollers, hot curling irons, crimping or waving irons. 3. Velcro rollers, rag rollers combined with wet sets. 4. Soft rag rollers worn overnight to set tight curls.

If you wish to convert your stick straight strands to more permanent curls and waves you might be a good candidate for The S Wave Thermal Set™ or similar curl creation chemical treatment.

Combination Hair

Debra Messing

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Naturally wavy hair may or may not contain natural curls. If your goal is to just enhance your waves, you may be lucky enough to wet bun it and then allow the waves to form naturally as your hair air-dries. Naturally wavy hair is also a great candidate for damp hair scrunching.

If you wish to convert your waves to curls, you also have the ideal hair texture for creating long lasting ringlets.

The very best products for curling naturally wavy hair

1. Mousse, gel or glaze to help define natural curls. 2. Long finger diffuser that attached to the nozzle of a blow dryer and allows curls to be gently lifted by the fingers and dried to perfect formation. 3. Curling irons to fine tune the curls.

Additional Curling Tips

Is your hair all one length or layered? This can make a huge difference on whether curls you apply will hold or not.

The more layered your hair is, especially if it is short or medium in length and has natural bend, the more curls you can create and the longer they will hold.

Long Wavy MiniClips

If you adore curls, but have stick straight hair that doesn't naturally curl, why not go with HairUWear's fabulous line of Put On Pieces that can instantly allow you to create any look that you desire with any type of curls.

When in doubt, ask your hairstylist to help you select the best Put On Pieces for you.

Steal Long Curls And Waves With Put On Pieces

If you are looking for a dramatic hair accent – Put On Pieces MiniClips are the perfect answer!

Available in wavy or straight texture and six easy-to-match TRIO COLORS, these clip-in streams of hair are perfect for turning an ordinary style into something special!

Use one or add a multiple of MiniClips – depending on the effect you want to achieve.

Other great options include the Vibralite Synthetic Extensions or the Ten-piece Systems.

Follow the detailed steps which are listed below for creating your own version of a great wavy style:

1. Purchase the fabulous MiniClips (shown to the side) from Put On Pieces in the length, style and color that is compatible with your current hair hue or the look you wish to achieve. If you prefer, your favorite hair extension expert can also craft a custom style for you and your hair using the fabulous Great Lengths extensions wefts also available from HairUWear. When in doubt, ask your hairstylist to help you select the best Put On Pieces for you.

2. Whether your hair is super short or longer in length, match the rest of your hairstyle with the add-on hair pieces. Prepare your hair by washing, blow drying, curling and brushing so that the front and sides smoothly and seamlessly merge with the ponytail to give a natural look. If you wish to exactly copy Debra's look, brush the front of your hair up from your forehead. Back comb the strands to create lift around the crown section Brush the sides and back of your hair up towards the crown so that you can attach the Put On Pieces MiniClips where your natural hair comes together.

3. Anchor the Put On Pieces very carefully and securely to the rest of your head. Take your time to make sure the MiniClips are firmly attached. Experiment with using headbands or other hair accessories to create a more natural looking connection.

4. Apply a light shine defrissant product to the palms of your hands and carefully glide over your own hair and to the ends of your ponytail to add shine and remove any frizz.

Ten Piece Wavy

5. For a sassy look, use a curling iron for just a few seconds on the ends of your add-on hair to enhance the waves and curls slightly. Note: Do not leave the iron on the ends more than a few seconds.

6. Try other related looks for an instant change.

About Vibralite

Made from our exclusive Vibralite synthetic fiber, Put On Pieces Clip-in Extensions Ten-piece System are available in straight or softly waved sets.

The straight hair is 16” and the softly waved hair is 18”, and both textures are available in 20 multi-tonal shades that have been created to blend with just about any hair color.

Both the straight and wavy sets consist of 10 pieces in varying weft widths.

Summary

Regardless of the type, texture, length and condition of your hair, you can achieve curls, waves or a combination of different textures.

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- Revised Date: 05/19/11

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