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What's best for achieving these curls?

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doadeer Tue 03-Mar-20 12:49:25

I love this style. I have long hair, past boob length. I also have a selection of straighteners and wands but I don't have lots of time to experiment (busy one year old!)

What method and heat type do you think is best for creating these types of ways?

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Icecreamdiva Tue 03-Mar-20 13:10:10

My DD does it with her GHDs. It looks amazing and stays in for ages. She’s bought various wands/rollers/hot air stylers but always goes back to her straighteners.

zippyswife Tue 03-Mar-20 13:24:04

yes Ghd straighteners will do that. It’s pretty easy when you get the hang of it. Loads of YouTube tutorials will show you how.

doadeer Tue 03-Mar-20 13:39:59

Yes I can curl with the GHDs I think I must just do it too tightly as they are always more spiral than this

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Hannah9176 Tue 03-Mar-20 13:42:50

GHDs go too curly for me to get that style and I have similar length hair as you . I use a babyliss big wave wand and it's perfect.

Bella2020 Tue 03-Mar-20 15:57:52

I just can't get this look with straighteners or my curling iron. The only way I can do it is wit Curlformers and Waveformers. They come in different lengths and widths to help you get all different looks. They look difficult to use but they really are quite simple; there's loads of tutorials on YouTube. You can sleep in them if you want to avoid using heat. I think they're brilliant!

doadeer Tue 03-Mar-20 16:13:34

This isn't the best pic but this is what I get with the straighteners - this is after a few hours

Maybe I need to work on my technique

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damnthatanxiety Tue 03-Mar-20 19:45:14

Just keep practicing OP. The waves you like are usually created with flat irons like GHDs but you want to try to get an even wave. Yours look more random. It is much harder to do on yourself and it is harder when you hair is. Keep at it and you will improve. If you really can't get the knack, you can do it with a curling wand - hold the ends of the hair and stop curling about 5-6cm before you get to the ends. The straight ends is what keeps it looking modern rather than Kate Middleton dated curls.

dontgobaconmyheart Wed 04-Mar-20 03:27:53

I think you're halfway there OP it just needs more finesse. I use my GHD's for this and they're the best. You need to separate the hair evenly, wrap around the straightener as you go and then hold it for a few seconds. Make sure you start the curl at the same point each strand and then brush it all out once you're done curling. It looks a million times better once it's been brushed- don't hack at it though, hold sections and brush from the bottom working up to the top and smoothing with your other hand.

A lot of it is having hair that already is in a good condition tbh. You need to eliminate frizz to get that look as per the photo- deep conditioning or hair serum etc.

Ginfilledcats Wed 04-Mar-20 04:22:05

Curly as you normally do, the finesse is in the brushing out at the end!

youngscrappyandhungry Wed 04-Mar-20 04:36:29

Try the Beach Waver. It requires less technique to get the loose curls you want than a GHD.

fiorentina Wed 04-Mar-20 13:13:32

I use my Dyson Airwrap to achieve that look. Worth a look.

doadeer Wed 04-Mar-20 14:51:48

I'm sure I can do it more even, I usually go for a less even technique so it looks more natural 🤣 it's just time.... I have tons of hair and I need to do small sections with GHDS.

I think a beach waver would be quicker?

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slinkysaluki Wed 04-Mar-20 15:11:32

Ive just bought the Toni and Guy jumbo curling tongs which are really good. Big barrel so nice big loose curls

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