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    Curly Hair, Curly Hair . . . New Season Trend!!

    Mariah Carey with long, brown, curly hair

    Curly hair is back, Say “Good Bye” to Your Flat Iron, and “Hello” to Your Curling Iron

    Curly Hair will be Hot this Holiday Season” Curly hair is back and curls are staking their claim once again as “the” look for hair in the up coming seasons.  For all of you fashionistas who have been waiting for hair to finally decide in what direction it is going next, the wait is over. You have seen it on the runway and in fashion magazines for the last several seasons. Flat, straight hair has gone the way of the dinosaur, at least for the time being.

    Of course the question for those of you who are not blessed with beautiful curls is,  “How do I create curly hair?”  Well for the current looks for curls, the old-fashioned hot rollers are usually a big fashion faux pas, unless you are planning on entering a local beauty pageant. To be au currant, keeping your curls loose and tousled will create a carefree, sexiness to the hair.  To get these modern curls, a ¾” or 1” curling iron will be your best friend.

    The big trick in getting curls to hold is to dry the product into your hair. A mousse, like Redken’s newly redone, Full Frame.

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    This will provide the much-needed support to hold the hair style in place. Think of this as the walls or frame for the house. Without the foundation, the house will surely fall . . . as will your curly hair style. When drying your hair, use your fingers and/or a vent brush, to allow the hair to become full to further help retain the style.
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    Once your hair is 100% dry (it is critical that the hair be totally and thoroughly dry), use your curling iron and take random sized sections of hair, keeping in mind that smaller sections will create more defined curls, while larger sections will create a less defined or loose curls. Brush through the individual section to remove any tangles and to help keep the hair style neat.

    For shorter lengths of hair, less than 6 inches, place the curling iron about 2 inches from the end section, then pull down to the end and curl the iron with the hair back to the base. This technique will help to heat the hair and help avoid any crimping of the hair with the iron. If the hair is longer, place the iron even further up the section of hair and then pull the hot iron down to the end and roll up.

    For all of you long hair lovers, you may need to start in the middle of the section and roll the hair down to the base while leaving the end “tail” out of the iron. Once you have the hair wound to the base release the tension on the tang and barrel of the iron and continue to turn so you are working the “tail” into and around the barrel of the iron. This will allow for an even curl from the scalp to the ends, instead of the look where the ends are very curly but the scalp is still stick straight.

    Finally make sure to spray each section with a thermal spray. An old stand-by I like is, Redken’s Hot Sets for firm hold, or for a lighter hold, Redken’s Spray Starch.


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    If you want to make your curly hair last even longer, clip each section up after it is curled until it is completely cooled.  Once you have finished curling the entire head, run your hands through your hair and break the curls apart, or even better for longer lengths, tip your head upside down and tousle your hair with your hands.

    Now go out there and enjoy your fabulous new curly hair! For pictures of great looks check out our Pinterest Curly Hairstyles and Wavy Hairstyles Boards.


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    1. Will getting a perm with larger curls make it easier for people with really straight hair? I have naturally straight hair and I was thinking of getting a perm with large curls so that I could have that wavy look, but when I wanted to curl it with a curling iron, it would curl A LOT easier. Is this true? Should I get the perm?

      Comment by Ashley — January 11, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    2. Glad you liked my article.

      Get you a leave in curl product based on the texture of your hair (Fine, medium or coarse) and let your hair dry naturla then gently break it apart and use a light hold silicone based hairspray like Redken’s Workforce 09.

      Comment by Michael — January 1, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    3. hey i have to get a new look by the 4th of jan which is in 3 days so wat should i do i would like some curls cuz my hair is really curly and is up to my shoulders im 5’4 plz help me

      Comment by kenndra-june — January 1, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

    4. WOW!!!! I hope curly hair will be back soon. I love the new look of Meg Ryan. The curly hair long or short softens the look.

      Comment by Barbara Fortson — November 16, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

    5. ohmgeeeee yay finally i can bring out my new curling iron!!!!!

      Comment by lover — January 29, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

    6. I have a pageant coming up in April and I was wondering what should I do to my hair? I wanted it half way up and curly and my hair is medium length. I would realy appriciate it if you help me Thanks

      Comment by Kaitlin — January 16, 2009 @ 9:57 am

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