(Closed) how do you make your hair wavy/curly?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Id agree with the diffuser, or if you can french braid your hair while wet and let it sit over night, and brush out! Thats how my Gram used to do mine since its already naturally wavy/curly/thick! GOOD LUCK! Hope it works!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just attach it to the hair dryer, turn the hair dryer on low, and kind of gently move it around your scalp.  It takes awhile to dry, but it’ll maintain your curl/wave.  I work a light gel through my hair before I dry it too. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

My hair is naturally curly too. My hairstylist suggests adding some mousse to your hair before blow drying (upside down at first) with a diffuser. I would also suggest just adding a little hair spray on the underneath so that way it doesn’t flatten out too quickly (cause it wil eventually).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your hair is damaged, you may not want to use heat. You can do a braid out/french braid at night and then unbraid it in the morning. Do a YouTube or Google search for some ideas and How-Tos.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh yeah, good point Koala Bear… it’s a lot easier if you flip your hair upside down and push the diffuser into your hair at first. 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like using the Aveda Be Curly creme with the Confixor.  And this is going to sound super stupid, but….when I’m too lazy to dry my hair right away, I put product in and scrunch it all up and use hair ties to hold it all wadded up in 3-4 balls on my head.  I leave it like that for a good half hour and then diffuse it. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@SLS79: And here I was think I was the only lazy one, that totally works too!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I highly recommend checking out the book Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey.  I have naturally curly hair that was stick straight up until 10, wavy at 13, and curly at 15.

 

Here are my tips:

Stop flat ironing it.  You’ll never have waves or curls if you’re training your hair to be flat most of the time.  It will also never be completely flat without an iron because your hair isn’t meant to be that way.

Buy a bowl diffuser for your blow dryer (there are a couple different types of diffuser.  This is a bowl diffuser:  http://www.amazon.com/CHI-Infratech-Bowl-Diffuser-Model/dp/B003KR9W54).  Scoop your hair up with the diffuser and just let it sit in the bowl until it’s 3/4 of the way dry.  Don’t move the diffuser around too much, or you’ll end up with frizz.

You don’t need products for curly hair…In fact, I think you should avoid most curly hair products all together.  Normally, products for curly hair are loaded with silicone because curly hair tends to be frizzy.  You don’t need silicone laden products to get good curls/waves.  I currently use Kinky Curly (which I buy at Whole Foods) because it is not tested on animals and contains no sulfates or silicones.  

Seriously…Read Curly Girl…It will change your life.  I finally fell in love with my curls after reading that book.

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