Post # 16
don’t start the curls near the root of your hair, leave the ends out so you get a nice bend, not a curl, and pull down on the curl after you release it from the curling iron to make it even looser. You’re not going to get the same look you would with a long bob, so you’ll be looking more like you have a bend in your hair rather than waves.
Post # 17
skyeatnight: I had the same exact problem as you. if I used a small iron, I got shirley temple curls. If I used a wide barrel iron, the waves would be too big and my head would be shaped like a bell. the method I finally learned is this:
1. use a 1″ iron and point it straight down when wrapping the hair around. as in, totally parallel to your head. sounds weird but this made all the difference for me.
2. alternate the directions, and also alternate where the curl begins and ends (as in, start some closer to the root, start some in the middle). if I don’t alternate, I get the “bell” look.
3. leave the ends straight. when you’re finished, go around and just slightly curl just a few of the ends here and there, wherever it seems to be needed. keep them loose though. (this is where having a traditional clamp iron comes in handy). straight-ish ends is key to avoiding the shirley temple.
Post # 18
I’ve never had success using the 1″ straightener. I feel like you need shoulder length hair or longer to pull this off, becasue it makes really big waves. too big for them to make more than one “turn” on a shorter bob. I also get crazy dents in my hair this way too. so frustrating!