Whether you prefer beach-y waves, a natural, messy texture, big bouncy curls or super tight ringlets, there are tons of different curly hair looks and just as many ways to achieve them. Unfortunately, this also means investing in multiple sized curling irons and hot tools in order to get each different curly look. That is, until Luxy – a company that manufactures hair extensions – came out with a YouTube video that shows you how to achieve 5 different types of curls with just one iron!
From classic curls to natural curls, tight curls, twist curls and loose waves, Get The Look is showing you how to achieve 3 different types of curls with just 1 iron, inspired by Luxy's YouTube tutorial! Read on and get your curling iron ready!
HAIRSTYLE TIPS: HOW TO ACHIEVE 5 DIFFERENT CURLS WITH 1 IRON
The classic curl is the simplest way to curl your hair. To start off, grab a medium sized section of hair, and place it flat on the curling iron facing inward or outward. Roll the hair around the barrel, stopping higher up on your head or in the middle of the strand, depending on where you would like your curls to start. When wrapping the hair around the barrel, make sure there are no spaces between the strands, it's flat on the barrel and the entire section is on the barrel.
Hold the hair on the barrel for about 15 seconds. Release the section of hair from the barrel slowly and release the hair into your palm, holding the curls together to let it set. Release the curl from your palm and repeat throughout your head and wear it to dinner, work, a wedding or your next holiday party!
The natural curl is a looser type of curl that gives you that lived-in look. To get this look, grab a medium sized section of hair near your face and wrap it around the top part of your curling iron away from your face. Leave a section of hair at the end of your strands out of the barrel to achieve the natural effect. Make sure not to roll the hair past your ears – keep it near the middle of your head! Gently let go of the curl, and move the barrel to your ends (near the uncurled piece of hair).
Use the barrel to curl the end section the opposite way – towards your face. You should have one section of hair curled in two opposite directions. This technique is used because natural curls don't all move in one direction, so by switching directions half way down the strand of your, you're creating a more natural look! Drop the curl from the barrel, then use your hands to spread the curl apart.
To create a tighter curl, you'll want to start off with a smaller section of hair. Once you have your small section, wrap it around the barrel towards your head. When wrapping the section of hair around the barrel, make sure to keep spaces between the strands. Release the hair from the barrel and shake it gently by holding on to the ends of the strand. Repeat this process for the rest of your hair, then finish off with a shine finish hairspray!