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Curling my very straight hair?

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BumbleNova Mon 11-May-15 16:08:27


Has anybody got any advice on which curling iron / wand / other implement is best for curling hair? My hair is roughly shoulder length, fine and very straight. I'd love to know how to make it look like this:

PetiteBateau Mon 11-May-15 16:22:16

I have very thick poker straight hair & I curl / wave it using my ghd's

BumbleNova Mon 11-May-15 17:19:19

Thanks - unfortunately I dont own any straighteners. I was thinking about something like this?

PetiteBateau Mon 11-May-15 17:28:51

That looks like it might give corkscrew curls ?? but I've only ever used medium ceramic straighteners ( & never for straightening) & they're really versatile - sometimes I have waves, sometimes curls

BumbleNova Mon 11-May-15 17:44:41

eeek. I had no idea there are different types of curl... I've never owned a pair of straighteners - what type do I need to create curls? is it hard to do?

PetiteBateau Mon 11-May-15 18:21:51

It's easy, I've used ghd's for years but there are loads of other brands

FadedRed Mon 11-May-15 18:24:59

Don't forget heated rollers - a bit old fashioned, but still available, very effective and easier to use than wands.

ZenNudist Mon 11-May-15 18:30:00

Will your hair take a curl? Mine is straight and fine and will not curl no matter what. I have ghds ( a gift) which i use to bob under and heated rollers which with lots of product and leaving for ages to really cool will do me a full bodied wavy ish do, tbh I use it more for volume shape and texture.

My advice try before you buy. Go to a hairdressers and get then to do you a curly style and see how long it stats in. Most places use ghds or equivalent.

BumbleNova Mon 11-May-15 19:04:50

It actually curls quite well when I have tried in the past. We shall see..

Thanks for all your tips. I shall take to youtube for a tutorial or two on curling using straighteners.

MyOneandYoni Mon 11-May-15 19:09:17

Babyliss curl perfector. Try it.

abigamarone Mon 11-May-15 19:21:08

Good old fashioned rag-curling might be worth a shot. And free.

VanitasVanitatum Mon 11-May-15 19:27:27

Any decent narrow straighteners are best for getting natural curls and very versatile for different levels of wavy.

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