There is no doubt about it, curling your hair can instantly make you feel all glammed up and sassy! However, not all of us have found the perfect way to curl our hair, and constantly putting heat on those luscious locks can have damaging effects. But fear no more, as Regal Envy is here to save your hair from a catastrophic bad hair day with seven easy ways to know how to curl hair perfectly!
How To Curl Hair Perfectly: 7 Different Tricks
There are many different ways in which you can curl your hair, and some methods are best suited to longer locks, and others to short and bouncy bobs. Curling your hair not only looks cute and pretty, but it can also give you that much needed volume with a shiny finish. Whether you’re looking to create some messy beach waves or a slick and polished finish, there is a curling method out there for you. Why not give some of these methods a go:
- Flat Iron Curls
- The Sock Bun Method
- The Ponytail Trick
- Curling Sections
- Small Barrel Curling Iron
- Flexible Rollers
- Alternating Directions
Approximate Time: 3 minutes
Tools Required: Straighteners
If you’re looking for a hassle-free routine that is easy to follow and makes effortless curls an easy task in the morning, then you’re going to love curling your hair with straighteners. Using straighteners to create your luscious curls is one of the most common ways to sass up and volumise with ease, yet many struggle to create harmony between the curls and often end up with a tangled mess. If you are aiming to create larger and looser curls in just 3 minutes, then a flat iron is going to be your best friend! It is important to remember that if you purchase a good quality pair of straighteners, then you do not need to put them on a high temperature, as this can damage your hair. Take a look at Shelley Elizabeth’s easy technique and give it a go yourself:
Approximate Time: 4 minutes in the morning, slightly longer before going to bed
Tools Required: Long socks
For those of you that are slightly more protective over your hair, then applying heat may not be something that takes your interest. Luckily, there are numerous ways in which you can still create effortless curls without damaging your hair. The sock method is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways you can form curls in your hair, and can be done before bed or in the morning if you have enough time. All you will need to do is slightly dampen your hair before wrapping it around a sock. You can keep the hair in place by tying the sock into a not or placing a pin/hairband around the end. This method works best when you do it the night before and sleep on it, as the curls come out better, last longer and give you more time to do your makeup in the morning. However, you can choose to use this method in the morning by following the same method and leave it in for an hour or so while getting the rest of yourself ready. For more information and instructions on how to master this technique, take a look at the video below:
Approximate Time: 5 minutes
Tools Required: Curlers and scrunchy
If you have a pair of stunning hair extensions fitted to give you luscious long locks, then the ponytail trick is going to be an easy way to create curls without struggling to reach the ends. This technique is going to change your morning routine, as well as give you the chance to hit that snooze button a few more times. You are going to need a good quality curling wand for this technique, as you will be heating larger sections of hair once it is up into the ponytail. All you will need to do is pop your hair up in a scrunchy – this will work better than a hairband as it won’t leave dents – and then section off the ponytail into three or four sections and curl the whole section in one go. Once you have curled the hair, take it out of the scrunchy and run your fingers through the curls, and da-dah, you have stunning curls!
Approximate Time: 5 minutes
Tools Required: Big barrel curler
Now, this technique is very straight forward and follows a similar method to the ponytail trick. All you will need to do is section your hair into 6-8 sections depending on how thick your hair is, and curl each section as one. Once you have curled the hair, simply run your fingers through the hair to separate the curls, and you should have some big and voluminous locks! We would highly recommend using a large barrel curler for this technique, as it gives you a beachy goddess vibe. You can even finish off the look by spritzing in some sea salt spray to complete the full messy wave look. Take a look at the Youtube video below for more techniques and advice on how to use this method:
Approximate Time: 5 Minutes
Tools Required: Small barrel curlers
While small barrel curling wands are usually used for tight and more defined curls, they can be used to create big and voluminous ones when using the right techniques to do so. The way to think about is that the smaller strand of hair you wrap around any size barrel, the tighter and more defined the curl will be. If we follow this theory, then wrapping a big strand of hair around a small barrel will create large curls. The bigger the strand of hair, the larger the curl will be, and you can even create ringlets in the curl by using a small barrel. So, all you will need to do is wrap large amounts of hair around a small barrel curler to achieve cute big ringlets like in the video below!
Approximate Time: 7 minutes
Tools Required: Flexible rollers and a hair dryer
Flexible rollers can be found anywhere, and you can even DIY some of your own, making it a very cost-effective way of curling your luscious locks. The great thing about flexible curlers is that you can choose to add heat or not depending on how much time you have to spare. Start by dampening your hair using sea salt spray and then take sections of your hair, keeping in mind that smaller stands will create smaller curls, and wrap it around the curler. Once fully wrapped around the curler, secure the hair by twisting and folding the ends of the curler. You can then either sit and wait for the hair to dry, or use a hairdryer until the hair has fully dried. Remember to leave the hair to cool down before unravelling the strands. Why not try following the video below?
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
Tools Required: Straighteners or a curler
The alternative directions method works best on those with shorter hair, but looks just as stunning on those with hair extensions, especially if the hair has layers. This is one of the most popular hair curling methods, seen on most Hollywood a-listers and your favourite celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian. The method works by using a straightener or a curler to gently curl the hair by curling towards your face, and then away from your face in an alternating motion. It can create cute curls or sassy beach waves depending on how big the barrel is and how long you apply heat. The video below will explain this method in a lot more detail:
Perfecting Your Curl Appeal
Everyone only dreams of the perfect wave or voluminous curls, but very few know that it’s not actually that hard to achieve once you’ve mastered the technique. With the right method and styling tools, we’re sure that it won’t take you long to perfect your curl and sass up the streets, and no one has to know that it took you only a few minutes to achieve!