How To: Beautiful Curls

Pin Curling Hair

Smooth, shiny curls are a fun beauty upgrade, and the look is a lot easier to achieve than it might seem.

What you will need:

Curling Iron

Heat Protectant

Bobby Pins

Comb

Hairspray

Make sure hair is dry-

Curling wet hair can cause breakage and burning, so start with dry hair. Heat a curling iron with a short, spring-loaded clamp. A larger iron (such as one with a three-quarter-inch barrel) is the most versatile, allowing you to create everything from loose waves to tighter curls.

Comb, detangle and protect hair-

Run a comb through your hair, removing any knots and tangles. You’ll have an easier time with the curling iron if your hair is tangle-free. Take a section of hair and spritz with protectant spray

Use your fingers to separate a small section of hair from the rest. It should be almost as wide as the barrel of your curling iron. Holding the section of hair near the ends with one hand, smooth it with the other, combing it again if you like. Then spritz it with a heat-protectant spray to prevent damage and help set the curls. Our favorite is Bumble and bumble’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer.

Still holding the section of hair, grasp the handle of the curling iron in the other hand. Open the barrel, insert the section of hair, then close the barrel around the hair several inches above your hand. Slide the iron down the section of hair until it’s almost at the ends, then release the hair from your hand. Twirl the iron outwards, so that you’re wrapping the section of hair around the barrel several times, steadying and guiding the iron at the tip (make sure that it’s heat-proof first) with your other hand. Release after five seconds

Curling Iron

Immediately roll the just-curled section around your finger, and secure it to your scalp with a bobby pin. It’s okay if it’s messy or the end sticks out.

Immediately roll the just-curled section around your finger, and secure it to your scalp with a bobby pin. It's okay if it's messy or the end sticks out.

Repeat the above two steps with the next section of hair, but this time, twist the barrel toward your face. Alternating the direction of the curls prevents them from clumping together.

Repeat the above two steps with the next section of hair, but this time, twist the barrel toward your face. Alternating the direction of the curls prevents them from clumping together.

Keep going until you finish curling and pinning up all your hair, then apply a coat of  hairspray. We recommend Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode.

 Spraying Pin Curls

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