How to Creat Various Waves by Using a Curling Iron
If you want big, bouncy waves, use a curling iron with a very wide diameter. For tighter curls, use one that has a narrower diameter. The bigger the barrel, the bigger the curl!
Here's some tips about how to choose the right curling iron for the type of look you want:
- Big Waves
A curling iron that is 2 inches in diameter will create large, loose waves in longer hair, or help smooth short hair. TIP: Wrap large sections around iron to smooth... wrap small sections to create waves.
- Slight Waves
A curling iron about one-and-a-half inches in diameter will create nice, soft waves. TIP: Curl small sections of hair with the curling iron, then clip each section to head. When cool, release pins and run fingers through hair.
- Big Curls
The size used to create large curls is usually three-quarters to one inch in diameter. TIP: Spritz small sections with mousse, then wrap them around iron and hold for five seconds. Release curling iron, let hair cool, then use fingers to separate curls.
- Tight Curls
The size used to create tight curls is usually only three-eighths in diameter... these narrow curling irons produce a ringlet effect. TIP: Wrap small sections from ends to roots in a spiral. Hold five seconds. Release curl, then let cool... spritz with hairspray, but do not touch!