cause my hair looks really good curly or wavy but whenever I try it doesn't work
but whenever my hairdresser does it works but it takes him a while
is my hair just too think or something
(cause I do have thick hair )
could that be the reason?
or is it the kind of hair curler I'm using or something ?
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- Use a shampoo and conditioner that makes curls look good
- Be sure to keep it moisturised all the time!
- Use a heat-protective spray. Put it in after you've washed/conditioned your hair. Air dry if you can, but if not then it's even more important if you're gonna blow-dry.
- Get some curlers that can go up to 230 degrees C (I'm half black and while my hair isn't really afro hair, it's still pretty thick, so I use curlers at 230 degrees)
- Keep the curler almost vertical to your hair if you can. So, if your hair is going down at 12/6 o'clock, the curler should be at 2/8 o'clock. Or the other way around, depending on which side you're doing.
- Use small sections of the hair, about 1.5in square, or 2in by 0.5in rectangles, either vertical, diagonal or horizontal depending on what you think looks better. Experiment, but keep to relatively small sections.
- It helps to divide your hair into 3 horizontal layers first. Tie off the top and twist it into a bun (gently, it'll break if you tie too tight!) and curl the bottom first. If you want to make your hair look longer you can leave the very bottom straight so that it hangs lower than the curled bits. Then let off bits of the tied section at a time to curl, so that you get to curl all of your hair and pay attention to each one, instead of taking random bits, which doesn't work so well.
- Comb each section before you put the iron to it! Then roll it up and wait 10-15 seconds. Here's where you need to know what kind of temperature your hair can take - the thicker it is, the higher you can go, but if you set it too high you'll just frazzle your hair. So start lower, and work your way up if the curls don't work.
- When you're done, gently (and I mean, gently!) run a finger or two through your curls so that they look a bit less fake. Then take a can of hairspray, take a deep breath, close your eyes and spritz all over for about 5 seconds. At this point you may be able to get away with separating the curls again to make them look less static and a bit more lively, but sometimes it'll mess it up. Depends on the hairspray, you gotta experiment. Just do a few curls to find out if you can do this, so that you don't mess up all your hard work if it doesn't turn out right.
- And that's it! It might go a little flat later, especially if you run your fingers through it or something. You can top up the hairspray, but it'll need a really really good wash later if you do!
- Your other option: wash your hair and towel-dry. Apply a leave-in conditioner or moisturising spay. Divide your hair into 4 or 5 sections and braid each one, then let it all air-dry - go to sleep (on a towel, and definitely in a warm room) if you want. If your hair's really long, you can twirl the braids into buns. Then when it's dry, gently unravel them with your fingers, apply some hairspray, and you've got kinky hair!0