With the long straight hair a bit out of fashion, girls are now opting for a natural, wavy hair instead! I used to like my hair sleek straight because my hair is naturally wavy! (The rule of WWYDH - Wanting What You Don't Have) . *lol*
Last week, I posted this photo for my Kevin Beautymaker Oil Free and Moisturizing 2 Way Powder Foundation review, some of you commented how you liked my hair (thank you!) shown on photo below and some of you even requested for a tutorial! Because I appreciate the compliment *ahem*, I've made a simple tutorial on how I can easily liven up the look of my hair whenever I want to!
Anyways, back to the tutorial....
The tools I used and you may need ---
Flat iron and a rat-tail comb
It would be great if your flat iron has heat settings. Medium temperature is my choice! The lesser the heat, the more natural the outcome of curls!
You can easily say..."Oh? This hair? It's naturally this way!" *flips hair* hahaha!
Since my hair is layered and not so thick, I sectioned my hair into 2 just like photo below. If you have thicker hair, you can opt to section your hair into 4 parts.
The rat-tail comb is best used to section your hair. I like using it to separate the shorter part of my hair which is the upper portion which I like curling first.
First photo: hold your flat iron in an angle as shown on photo, clamp your hair and around halfway through the strand, turn the flat iron 180 degrees into the direction you want your curl.
Second photo: if you want your curls to be tighter, leave the flat iron a bit longer and continue to gently pull downwards.
Third photo: Gently release the flat iron as you move further downwards.
I choose to do all top portion of the layers for that "bouncier" look. With the same method as above, I then finish the curling on the bottom part. I don't need to section as the longer layers are thinner.
Remember, the flip method is a bit difficult and it takes practice, you can always practice with an unheated flat iron!
*Flip - pull downwards - flip - pull downards*
It's a chant!
Here's a closer look on how the curls came out with my flat iron. This loosens up as I don't apply any hairspray nor mousse as I want it to look as natural as possible!
Voila! Instant Lively-Looking Hair!
Before and after
- Make sure your hair is completely dry when you plan to do this.
- Use a heat protectant spray or lotion of choice.
- You don't need to reach out at the back to do the back part of your hair, you can pull the back portion of your hair to the side and curl as usual. It'll come out good.
- Flat iron can heat up pretty easily so be careful not to burn yourself. (protect your legs as well especially when you're sitting down, you may accidentally drop a very hot flat iron)
- If all else fails, ask help! :)
It's easy for me to choose between straight hair and wavy hair anytime of the day with these easy steps!
What's your secret in creating lively-looking hair?