Care Hair

Curly Universe

Here’s an A-to-Z guide on everything to do with curly hair, by Nishita Fiji.

A head of neat, straight hair may appeal to some, but we all know that there’s a certain playful charm in the bouncy spirals of curly hair. What’s fascinating is that there are a hundred different types of waves and spirals to experiment with, leading to myriad possibilities—from a dressy formal occasion to a relaxed beach party, there’s a curly ’do to suit every occasion. The good news is that you don’t have to be a stylist to try your hand at most of them.

Beachy waves:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The way to get relaxed, messy waves without bothering with heat is simple. One word: braid. Plait your hair in sections and leave them overnight. You’ll wake up with perfectly “undone” hair. Scrunch it further for added volume and finish off with a spritz of hairspray.

Long and bouncy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you already own a straightening wand, this one is simple. Twist small segments of hair between the clamps of the flat iron, then twist and hold for two to three seconds before releasing. The result will be beautiful loose curls.

Old Hollywood:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot rollers are a great option to achieve classic big curls. Alternatively, use a curling iron with a large barrel. Once you’re done, use a wide-tooth comb to ease the large spirals so that they seem effortless without losing their shape.

Retro ringlets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The closer to your roots you curl your hair (be sure to stay away from your scalp though!), the longer your curls will hold. For tighter, more defined curls, use a curling iron with a thin barrel.

Casual bends:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another flat iron trick—braid your hair in sections and run the clamps over each section for effortless waves.