(Closed) curling iron help!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi! When I had short hair I used a 1-inch barrel all the time! My hair does not hold the curls well because it’s poker straight, but it at least it gave me a nice wave…. better than just a simple bob-cut, ya know? When curling, start at the base of the hair… near the roots, hold it for 10-20 seconds, then slide down a little further and wrap/roll it to the roots again, hold, and finally slide to the full length and wrap to the roots one last time. Does that make sense? Usually, people try to start the the end of the hair and roll it to the roots all in one shot… it’s not enough direct heat for the roots. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

how short is it? i bought these awesome hot rollers when my hair was just above shoulder length. My hair is now to the middle of my back and i really think its too long for them now.

they are really amazing- heat up in 90 seconds. leave them in for 5 and you are good to go.

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Post # 8
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I use a 1″ curling iron every day (I have long hair) and I think it would work for looser curls if that is the style you are looking for. A 1.5″ isn’t going to do much curl especially on short hair, it doesn’t really curl mine more of a rounding the edges type of style. If you are looking for a tighter curl try a 0.5″ curling iron (I use Revlon). You won’t need to hold it on there very long due to the smaller barrel.

 

On your wedding day the most important note is do not wash your hair the night before or the day of, you want slightly dirty hair. This will keep your curls in and prevent frizz. Also, no deep conditioning within a few days before hand either (once again will affect the curls).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Eh, my hot rollers made my hair a little too intense… but I think it just depends on hair type. As for the crease- it’s not because of too much hair… it’s just the way you’re clamping it. Be careful to only clamp it down once your wrist is twisting in the direction of the curl. Honestly, it just takes some practice… 

I found this website which doesn’t really address the crease problem… but I think watching how she clamps the iron will help you..

http://www.ehow.com/video_4407639_tips-curling-hair.html

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Dont use the clip at all; just wrap the hair around your normal iron starting up at the roots and wraping in a spiral down the iron so that all of your hair gets the same amount of heat.  Just hold the end of it (don’t attempt to wrap the very end around the iron or you will burn yourself) until your hair is heated through and then gently let go and pull the iron straight down and out of the curl.  Then take the end and twist your hair in the direction of the curl to help it stay that way and set.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsNerdy: I love doing it this way, it gives you a nice spiral like curl instead. 

 

Otherwise, dont hold it in one place that long, start at the top and every second let a little hair slide through and move down the length of the hair. I never even had any luck with a one inch on my long hair. if you want curly curls use a 3/4 inch 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsNerdy: I love doing it this way, it gives you a nice spiral like curl instead. 

 

Otherwise, dont hold it in one place that long, start at the top and every second let a little hair slide through and move down the length of the hair. I never even had any luck with a one inch on my long hair. if you want curly curls use a 3/4 inch 🙂

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