When people talk about hairstyles that became popular during the 80′s, then there’s no doubt that crimped hair is one of the most popular styles donned by women. Crimping hair is a trendy fashion statement that’s not hard to accomplish. Here are two ways to crimp hair effectively.
What You’ll Need:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Crimping iron
- Hair dryer
- Elastic bands
- Using A Crimping Iron
Crimping irons can be easily bought at any beauty store today, at an affordable price. You can check out which ones to buy through reviews or hair straightener consumer reports. Remember that using it regularly can damage your hair, though, because of the heat.
Here’s how to use it properly…
Shampoo your hair and rinse it thoroughly. You should also use conditioner to protect your hair from the heat of the iron. Dry with a clean towel afterwards. Don’t rub, just blot, so it won’t become damaged.
When your hair isn’t dripping wet anymore, use a hair dryer to dry your hair completely. Just put it on the lowest setting to avoid damage.
Comb out your hair and remove the tangles.
Put a small section of your hair in between the crimping iron’s plates, then press it down gently. Hold it for two to three seconds. You should begin at the crown, then work your way down to the ends.
Repeat the steps with the other parts of your hair, working in smaller sections at a time, until all (or the parts you want) are crimped.
Set your new hairdo with hairspray.
If you are looking for a safer way to crimp hair, then this method will be ideal. Remember that braiding can be time-consuming though, and the hair will lose its crimp easily than ironing.
Wash and condition your hair the same way you did for ironing. Dry it with a towel, then squeeze out the excess water.
Use a comb to remove tangles from your hair.
Gather a section of your hair, then make a small tight braid out of them, securing them with an elastic band. Repeat for the other sections of your hair. For more defined crimps, create small braids instead of large ones.
Blow dry your hair while it’s braided, or wait for it to naturally dry.
Loosen the hair from the braids. It will now have a crimped style. Use hairspray to set it in place.
Crimped hair never goes out of fashion, and with these steps, you can easily get this lovely hairstyle.
One last tip: Avoid brushing your crimped hair too often, or it will straighten out quickly.