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25 June 2021 | 4 min read

How To Curl Hair At Home

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Are you looking to change your look without cutting your hair instantly? Try curling your hair. With easy-to-create curling hair at-home techniques, you can finally flaunt your drool-worthy curly hair. Once you have figured out how to make curls at home, the next step is to decide if you want to do it with heat or without heat. Below, we have put together a list of different methods of how to curl hair at home.

How To Curl Hair At Home With Electrical Styling Tools

1. Curling Wand

As the name suggests, a curling want is designed to curl your hair. With the right curling wand, you can create anything from dreamy beach waves to bouncy curls to tight ringlets and more. If you are looking to invest in a curling wand, then opt for one that has multiple interchangeable barrels that lets you create different types of curls.

How To Do It:

  • Depending on the type of curls you want, select the correct size barrel.
  • Make sure your hair is dehydrated and tangle-free.
  • Apply a heat protectant before starting.
  • Start with using a lower heat setting and gradually increase the heat depending on your hair volume.
  • Hold the wand vertically, pointing the tip down.
  • Keep hair wrapped around the wand for only 8-10 seconds.
  • Use hair spray to set your curls.

2. Straightener

If you don’t have a curling wand, you can always use a hair straightener or flat iron to curl your hair. If you are using a straightener to curl your hair for the first time, we suggest you practice the new techniques with the heat turned off first to eliminate the risk of burning your hair. Once you get the hang of doing it, you can create anything from beach tresses to polished waves to voluminous curls with a hair straightener.

How To Do It:

  • Dry your hair entirely and brush out all the tangles.
  • Apply a heat protectant and hair volumiser before starting.
  • Start at the root. Take a 1-inch-wide section and clap the straightener near the roots.
  • Twist the straightener away from your face and pull down.
  • Repeat the same on the remaining sections.

3. Hot Rollers

If you think hot rollers are an outdated way of curling hair at home, think again.

With a vast array of irons, wands, and other high-tech hair innovations, one wonders what could hot rollers possibly offer? For starters, a whole lot of instant volume and greater control of style longevity of the hair. Hot rollers are more gentle on the hair and ideal for those who have colour-treated, over-processed hair and worried about hair damage.

How To Do It:

  • Make sure your hair is dehydrated and free of any tangles.
  • Use a heat protection spray before starting.
  • Section your hair and take a 1-inch section of hair and, starting at the ends, wind your hair around the roller towards the roots.
  • Repeat the same on the rest of the hair and allow the rollers to cool down before unwinding.

How To Curl Hair At Home Without Heat

1. Scrunching

This is one of the easiest and simple ways of curling your hair at home without using any heating product. This technique is ideal for those who have wavy hair. Scrunching helps enhance the natural texture of your hair as well as controls frizz.

How To Do It:

  • Post washing your hair gently squeeze the extra water out with a towel, but don’t completely dry your hair.
  • While your hair is still damp, bend forward, flip your hair down and start scrunching your hair with curl-enhancing gel or mousse. Scrunch your hair the same way you would crumple a piece of paper.
  • Keep scrunching upward and let your hair dry. Make sure you do not get any product near the roots.

2. Braiding

Wondering how to curl hair at home without using any electrical heating device? Try braiding. Way before curling wands and irons existed, braiding was a popular technique used to curl hair. It is easy to do and not time-consuming. The best part is – it doesn’t harm or damage your hair.

How To Do It:

  • Post washing, make sure your hair is partially dry.
  • If you want soft waves at the bottom, create two regular braids on either side.
  • For full waves, begin close to the roots by French braiding your hair on either side.
  • To avoid frizz, ensure that the braids are tight.
  • Keep the braids until your hair is dehydrated. You can keep it for a few hours or overnight as well.
  • Upon undoing your braids, finger-comb your hair and apply a hair product for hold.

3. Twist Buns

With twist buns, you can get anything from beach waves to bouncy curls. Depending on the type of curls you want, you can do one bun on top of your head or two or more buns.

How To Do It:

  • Dampen your hair
  • Create two sections by parting your hair in the middle
  • Gather the first section into a high pigtail and start twisting.
  • Roll the twisted strands into a tight bun.
  • Secure with bobby pin and hair tie.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Undo the twisted buns and apply spray for volume and hold.
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