Mastering the curl

So I’m here today to talk to you about my love hate relationship I have with my curly hair. It has taken me many years to come to love my curls, and I owe this love affair to my curling wand that I picked up at You can buy up a cheap one online, even a second hand one works fine. It’s not important to buy something that costs the world, just one that works for you.


There are so many different styles that are available that I never knew about until I mastered my curl. Here is my top list of what works with what hair style. To find out what kind of hair you have, and what style would work for you, I would recommend a visit to Toni and Guy. Depending on your hair length, texture and style will determine what kind of curling iron you will need or how long it will take you to master the iron.

 Tame your curly hair can be easy

Curly Shag Hairstyle

Thin at the ends and fullness at the roots, Curly Shag hairdo is one of the most popular style nowadays. Curly Shag hairstyle best suits women with a curly hair surface that is not very unruly, coarse or bouncy. If using tapered wands, the large end works best for loose, relaxed curls, while the smaller tip works for tight, springy curls. This is one of the easiest of the curly hair effects to master with your new curling iron.

Firstly tie up the top section of your hair. Prep your hair with a heat protectant , now wrap the hair around a wide-barrel curling wand like a Clipless Iron, now make sure to alternate the directions each time to give hair a wavier texture. Let down the middle and top sections of your hair, and repeat. As a final step, spray your hair with a sea salt spray and scrunch your hair to create matte texture.


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Graduated Pixie Style

Funky pixie cut

This style is for people with a particularly short cut, and can work wonderfully on any texture of hair. You will need to make sure that your hair is long at the top area of your head, before you decide to tackle the graduated pixie hairstyle. Pixie cuts are great for pretty much any face shape. They are especially good if you have a round face because they will help elongate it. Because all of the body and texture is on the top of your head, it’s going to automatically make your face look longer.

Pixie cuts will give you instant cheekbones and make your eyes pop! You really don’t need to worry about looking too matronly with ultra short hair. If you’re wondering why super short is so popular among older women it’s because it pulls all of the facial features up. Longer hair can make your face look a bit droopy, especially as you age, but super short hair with do just the opposite. If you’re worried about age, check out some anti-aging tips on my blog page. You can create an edgier style by using a curling iron so that you can create a very subtle curl that will angle backward.


Afro Hairstyle

Connected with everything carefree and joyful, this hairstyle can be worn sophisticatedly and elegantly. Unlike flat irons which have acute angles on plates, curling irons have bigger angles on barrels which are effective for your African-rooted hair while getting curled. By using a  flat iron you can curl your hair at the ends, but using a curling iron will allow you to spirals the hair from roots to ends, giving flexibility of having shape and volume to curly hair. Also, a curling iron only takes 2 to 5 seconds while a flat iron would  take a lot longer. The curling iron can  redefine curls or help tame unruly natural kinky hair.




Flattering Lob curls

Long bobs or 'Lobs' aren't only meant for girls with straight strands. You can go for a wedge cut, face-framing layers in the front, short layers in the back and long to make an amazing angle. One of the major benefits it gives is that the long layers can make a round face look slimmer. Since the layers are long in front, so you won't be having any trouble with curls not blending up and bouncing around the face.

Starting with wet hair, just add some type of heat styling product meant for your hair type throughout your whole head, then dry it in a sort of messy, wild way — no brushes allowed. Don't worry about frizziness, because you'll take care of that later. Start from the top of the hair and work your way down, and be sure to leave the ends straight. Alternate curling the next layer, the opposite direction. To avoid Annie-style ringlet curls that look unnatural, use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to loosen your curls and break them up.