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How to get perfect bouncy curls?

  • Author:Cathy
  • Release on:2016-10-24

My hair never holds curls when I use a curling iron. I'm going to try some of the tips in the "bouncy curls" slide and see if I can get my hair to look good

Curling irons are magical devices that can turn straight hair curly in an instant. But they can be quite tricky. Follow these expert hair care tips to learn how to curl perfect bouncy curls.


Choose the curling iron. Plug your curling iron in and turn it on to a temperature equivalent to the thickness of your hair (the thicker it is, the higher the temperature). For big curls, use a curling iron at least 1” wide; the wider the barrel, the larger your curls will be. Give the iron at least 2-3 minutes to heat fully.

Prepare your hair. Blow dry your hair to totally dry before using an iron. Add in a heat-protectant spray.

Divide your dry hair into manageable sections. Tie the upper ⅔ of your hair into a ponytail on the top of your head, and leave the bottom-most layer down. Comb through the bottom layer.

Begin curling your hair. Pick up sections of hair about 1” wide and wrap them around the barrel of the curling iron, starting in the center of each strand. Hold the hair in place around the barrel of the iron for 5-10 seconds, and then release the curl. Repeat it throughout the entire bottom layer of your hair.

Curl additional sections of hair. Let down half of the hair in your ponytail, and brush through it . Wrap each 1” section of hair around the barrel starting from the center of the strand until all your hair has been curled.

Finish by finger combing curls and misting entire head with hairspray.