Some beauty looks are widely known as classics. A red lip, winged liner, and the smoky eye all come to mind. Of course, it isn’t only makeup looks that can be called classics! One of the biggest beauty classic, many say, is actually a hairstyle—voluminous curls.
Voluminous curls are a staple hairstyle because they’re fit for any occasion and just simply never go out of style. Basically, if you haven’t learned how to create voluminous curls, you’re seriously missing out on a lot! To get in on this timeless look, read on and learn how to get gorgeous, voluminous curls for yourself.
How to prep your hair for voluminous curls
When it comes to styling your ‘do in voluminous curls, it’s all about prepping your mane based on your hair type. The ideal texture to start with is silky, frizz-free, and smooth. To achieve this—regardless of your hair type—you’ll need to follow the right hair care routine.
If you have curly hair…use a hair care system that will ensure your curls are frizz-free. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner. Once your hair is washed, follow with a smoother cream to smooth out your curly locks. Apply a quarter-sized amount to damp hair before blow-drying with a round brush.
If you have wavy hair…deeply nourish your mane with a deep nourish shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner will leave your strands silky-soft. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair and blow-dry for sleek, polished hair.
If you have straight hair…add some volume to your straight mane! Use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner to do just that. Make sure your hair isn’t frizzy by following with one to two pumps of a frizz-free serum.
How to create voluminous curls
Now that your hair is prepped, it’s time to give yourself a headful of voluminous curls! Follow the steps below.
Step #1: Brush your hair
Start by brushing your hair to make sure it’s tangle-free. You want to have a smooth mane before you start styling your ‘do!
Step #2: Prep your hair
Apply a heat protectant to prep your hair for the heat styling that’s coming up.
Step #3: Grab your curling iron
It’s time to curl! To get voluminous curls, you’ll want to use a wide barrel curling iron. Curl larger sections of hair than you normally would, around two-inch sections, to ensure each curl is full of body. If you have a lot of hair, consider splitting your hair into two layers—a top and a bottom layer—to make curling your hair a little easier.
Step #4: Comb through your curls
Once you’ve curled your hair, gently comb through your curls with a wide-tooth comb to give them a looser, more carefree look.
Step #5: Add some volume
Ready to make your hair extra voluminous? Spray your texture spray throughout your hair for an air-blown effect. Then, add even more volume to your roots with a volumizing spray.
Step #6: Seal the Deal
Make sure your voluminous curls last all night by spritzing your locks with a final coat of hair spray!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give this classic hair ‘do a try. Also, you can take these curls up a notch by including funky accessories, a nice braided headband or a nice hair colour.