I am guilty of keeping hot tools until they break and not updating them as frequently as I should. Whoopsy? A month ago, my trusty curling iron passed away (RIP) and I knew it was time for an upgrade. As a Drybar junkie who always loves how her hair comes out after their stylist use their bright happy color yellow curler, it was time to make the commitment. Now, I don’t know how I ever lived without the 3-Day Bender Curler! After upgrading my tool, it was time to upgrade my technique too. Here are a few curling tips and tricks every woman should know:
one. Size matters – Choose the barrel size based on the curls you want.
1.5″ = Voluminous Curls
1.25″ = Medium Loose Curls
1″= Full Curls
3/4″ = Vintage Curls
5/8′ = Tight Curls
two. For tighter curls, twist small sections of your hair before wrapping it around the iron.
three. For women who have difficulty holding a curl, spray hairspray on your hair BEFORE you curl it. Not too much though!
four. Do not curl too much hair at once – the curls will fall more quickly.
five. Hold the curling iron vertically for looser curls, and horizontally for tighter curls.
six. To get your curls to last longer, let the curl cool down and set before letting it go. After using the curling iron, keeping the curl shape, secure it on your head with a Drybar Hold Me Clip or a bobby pin.
seven. Second or third day hair will hold heat styling better than freshly washed hair.
eight. Face the clamp of your curling iron forward to spin the hair through it more easily, and clamp around the middle of your hair. Clamping hair from the bottom of the strand makes it harder and more awkward to curl around the iron.
nine. The closer to the root you start the curl, the longer the curl will last.
ten. Overly damaged hair doesn’t curl well. Instead of fighting with your hot tools, it’s time to give your hair some TLC, get a trim, and invest in a hair mask 1x/week.