Have you found yourself longing after those perfect beach waves… or maybe even a super tight 1980s style perm? For generations people have been trying to figure out the right method of curling hair that gives them exactly the look they want and this quest has led to an absolute plethora of options coming out! The only thing is it can be a little confusing when you’re trying to pick one that’s right for you. That’s why here at Vaniday we have gone ahead and compiled a little list of some of the best!
We have also provided an idea of how you can expect your hair to end up looking so its easier for you to gauge what the end result is going to look like…
Save the straws from those Friday night cocktails – they’re going to come in handy! Using straws to curl your hair may sounds a little weird at first but this method may be one of the biggest beauty hacks you hear this year. The general idea is to wrap wet hair around the straw, wrapping from the ends of the hair towards the roots, tie the straw into a cute little bow and then leave the hair to dry. Maybe you sleep on it, or maybe you just go around with a head full of straws (and dreams awww)… whatever suits you! When you take the straws out you will be left with some pretty tight ringlets. It’s CRAZY effective but… DISCLAIMER – It’s not one for the fainthearted. You will end up with VERY tight poppin’ curls indeed. But if you want that 80’s East German look then go for it! This is probably best for boys or people with shorter hair…
…With A Curling Iron
Iron? Tongs? Wand? All are okay. Yes I know that this sounds like the most obvious way to curl your hair… but it really is a good and reliable way of getting the job done! Perhaps not one of the more shocking ideas on this list, using heated curling tongs to curl your hair is a method that should not be overlooked. The best thing about this method is that it’s really quick and you can re-do it a million times until you get exactly the type of curl that you want. You have complete control over the final result as you pick and choose the strands one by one and then can make them as tight or loose as you want – depending on how you spread them down the barrel. Just make sure to watch your fingers!
Using either heated ceramic or normal gripping rollers are both amazing ways to curl your hair. A popular method reaching all the way back to the 1920’s, rollers have long been the best friend of a curler! You can pick the exact size of the curl that you want meaning that you can be master of your hair (and destiny, why not)! There’s also something pleasing about sitting with a head full of rollers as you put on your makeup, getting ready for you night out. Either way, if you want soft, flowing waves, rollers are a great way to achieve this goal. Tried and tested by millions, rollers won’t let you down.
…With A Straightener
We know that in your quest for curly hair you probably aren’t reaching for your hair straightener, but it might just be the answer you have been looking for! The heat of the hair straightener can be used to get those free-falling wave like curls. Start by grasping the hair at the root and then as you work your way hair, bend the straighteners inwards and let the hair run between the plates at a sharp angle. I guess it works in a similar way using actual curling tongs, so this method is great for people who already have a straightener and don’t want to splash out on a new expensive tool. Best for those who want to add a little movement and volume – give it a go! You can even try to get tighter curls by twisting it first.
…With Plaits or Braids
Not just for the private school girls, plaits are really in right now. I mean I don’t think Kim Kardashian has been seen in public without her hair in plaits for a few years now right? The same goes for the likes of Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevigne. But this look is actually a good stepping stone to wavy, curly locks! Its really simple, all you have to do is plait wet or damp hair, leave it to dry and then voila! Gorgeous, waves that never saw any damaging heat. A great tip is to spray a little spray-gel or hairspray onto the plaits before you untie them, just to lock the curl into place. Whilst this method might not be very effective for those people looking for an incredibly defined or tight curl, it’s great for those looking for free flowing waves.