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How to Curl Your Hair at Home?

Born with naturally curly hair is a trouble for someone while blessing for others. Some people like curly hair while others like straight long hair. As they say the grass is always greener on the other side, and so a lot of people who are born with straight hair try each and every other method of how to curl their hair, whether temporary or permanent. There are many people all over the world who try several methods to curl their hair, whether naturally or artificially. But let me tell you, it’s not easy to curl your hair. You need patience and above all you should take precautions in all the ways you adopt, as if anything goes wrong, it can severely damage your hair and repairing hair against any kind of damage is not an easy process. Read more to know different ways to curl your hair at home.

Curly Hair:

There’s nothing wrong with the desire to curl your hair. Curly hair sometimes looks fabulous and glamorous on certain faces and certain kind of looks. It also makes the hair look more voluminous and think as compared to straight hair. However, maintaining curly hair is not an easy process. Combing them is not easy and neither is shampooing them. Since anything can get stuck in curly hair, forcing to comb them or shampooing them can lead to breakage and hair fall if care and precautions are not taken. Normally people with curly hair also tend to suffer more from problems like dandruff and lice as it is not easy to get rid of any foreign items that get badly stuck in curly hair.

When you want to curl your hair, weigh the pros and cons carefully and only then go ahead with any kind of methods to curl your hair. Remember your hair is your asset, protecting them is important.

How to Curl Your Hair at Home

Tips & Tricks to Curl Your Hair Yourself at Home:

To curl your hair, apply below methods, as these are preferably safe and give you the desired results:

Scrunching

This is one of the best methods to naturally enhance the curls in your hair, making them wavy or curly depending on the natural hair texture for your hair. Widely used by a lot of girls to curl their hair, it is one of the quickest and easiest methods to get some messy curls.

For this wash your hair with the help of a volumizing shampoo and then use a conditioner to condition your hair. Make sure you apply the conditioner only on the ends and then detangle as you do this. Now rinse your hair well so that there is no residue left in your hair and then dry off well with the help of a towel. Make sure you are soft on the hair while drying them; don’t rub them harshly with the towel. Now bend your forward and start scrunching your hair after an application of a good quality mousse or hair gel. You should ideally scrunch just like how you crumble a piece of paper. Make sure you don’t use any product near the roots as this could make your hair look greasy.

Keep scrunching upward and let them dry naturally. This is one of the best methods to curl your hair and will help you to curl them naturally within a few minutes.

Pin Curls

This is one of the easiest methods to curl your hair and will never ever go out of fashion. It helps to give gorgeous curls provided you are open to sleeping with pins in your hair; anyways, it’s just a little thing you can definitely ignore if you really want to curl your hair.

Here, shampoo your hair with the help of a volumizing shampoo and use a conditioner to condition them. Make sure you detangle your hair after applying the conditioner. Now remove the excess water by drying off your hair well with the towel. Make sure you don’t use the towel harsh in your hair while trying to dry them off. Now apply any product or any other hair gel which gives you hold. Take the hair from the crown of your head and secure them in a bun.

Start with the bottom of your head and then start going upwards. Now take a 1 inch section of your hair and start curling them around your index finger to form a loop. Keep rolling it up until it is snug against your roots. Hold it in place with your thumb and index finger and secure it with the help of a hairpin. Make sure you are rolling the hair away from your face.

Repeat this process until all your hair is done, including the crown and then secure the head with the help of a scarf. Sleep with the scarf around your head; this will also absorb the moisture from your hair.

In the morning, remove the curls and now comb your hair softly with the help of your fingers. Don’t use comb at all. Use some hair spray for extra hold if you want, this method works great to curl your hair naturally.

Braiding

For this method, wash your hair well and then wait till they are 70% dry. Now part your hair in two sections and start making braids out of these two sections. If you only want to curl your hair near the ends, then create two regular braids on the either side of your head. If you want to have curls closer to the roots of your hair then make French braid or boxer braids on either side of your head. Ensure that your braids are tight so that your hairs are secure and don’t frizz while you sleep or when you open them.

Keep your braids till the hair is completely dry, you can just go to bed with your braids on and then open them up in the morning. Use a hair spray to set your curls after finger combing your hair. You are all set top flaunt your curls.

Velcro Rollers

Velcro rollers work best to curl your hair without the use of any harmful or external products on your hair.

Here wash your hair well or simply wet your hair with the help of a hair spray. Now squeeze out the excess water with the help of a towel. Divide tour hair into sections if you think your hair are too thick. Now take the curler and start rolling your hair on it from top to bottom till your hair is snug up closely against the scalp of your head towards the most upward position. You will not need anything to fix your hair here; the Velcro curlers alone will hold your hair. If your hair falls off from the curler means you have taken thick sections of your hair.

Continue the process till all your hair are entangled with the curlers.. You can use smaller curlers for tight curls and big curlers for bigger curls.

Wait till your hair gets dried up. Now remove the curls and finger comb your hair. Use a hair spray to set them. Your curls are ready.

Bantu Knots

This is one of the most common methods for curling hair and is really safe to use as well. As kids we have all made these Bantu knots enough of times in our heads already.

Here wash off your hair well and then use a conditioner to condition them. Wait till your hair are 80% dry and then make sections of your hair about 1” to 2” in size. The smaller the sections will be the tighter the curls will be. Now start twisting these sections of your index finger resembling a rope and keep twisting it till it becomes a small bun. Secure with the help of a pin against the scalp of your head. Do this with all the sections.

Now wear a shower cap and sleep. Let them be this way overnight. In the morning, remove the pins and finger comb your hair, Use a hair spray to set them well. This will really help you to give the desired curls in the best possible way with a so impel technique that’s easy on the hair as well.

Paper Towel Method

This works just like rollers to curl your hair and is one of the best ways to give you the much desired curl in your hair.

First wash off your hair or just use a spray to dampen your hair. Use a towel to squeeze out the excess water from your hair. Now take a paper towel and fold it until it is about an inch wide and 4-5 inches long. Now take 1-2 inch sections of your hair and wrap the ends of your hair around the middle of the paper towel. Keep rolling the hair until it reaches close to the scalp and tie them up with the paper towel.

Do this with all the sections in the hair. Sleep with the paper towels in your head. In the morning open them up, finger comb your hair well and use a hair spray to secure your hair and to hold your hair well.

Sock Method

For this, dampen your hair with the help of water spray or wash your hair well. Squeeze out the excess water well and then wait till your hair is 80% dry. Now pull all your hair up to make a high ponytail on your head and secure it with the help of a hair tie.

Now take a sock and tie off the hair, bring it into the shape of a doughnut and pull the end of your hair into the sock. Wrap the ends of your hair around the sock and start rolling it up against it sits closely against the scalp of your hair.

Secure this with the help of some bobby pins, now wait for at least 5-6 hairs till your hair dry out completely or just sleep over the whole night with the bun on your head.

Undo the sock and the hair tie, then and finger comb your hair. Use a hair spray to set your hair; this is one of the best methods for curling your hair.

Headband Method

Here wash off your hair well or just dampen them with the help of a water spray. While your hair is till damp, wrap a hair band around your head and make two sections across in your hair. Now start wrapping the hair in the two sections around the hair band.

Once you reach the end of your hair, secure them with the help of some pins and repeat the same process with the second section also. You can use a blow dryer here on the cool setting to dry up the hair and hasten the drying up process. Or you can simply go to bed with the hair tied up.

In the morning, remove the hair band and the pins and finger comb your hair. Finish by scrunching your hair with a sea salt spray to bring volume to the hair.

This is one of the best ways to curl your hair and give them large voluminous curls as well.

Twist Buns

Here just wash your hair with the help of a good shampoo or dampen your hair with the help of a spray bottle. You can use a volumizing shampoo also if you want. Now part your hair in the middle to make two sections out of them.

Start gathering one section into a high ponytail and start twisting them to form a rope. Keep twisting the hair until you reach the end and secure with a hair tie. Do the same with the second section also.

Wait till your hair is completely dry, then finger comb your hair after opening up the hair tie and the ponytails and finish up by scrunching your hair and spraying with some sea salt to add volume and for holding the curls.

 Most of the above methods will give you results that will last up to 2-3 days, so you really don’t have to use heat to damage your hair anymore. Try these methods for curling your hair and giving them volume as well. These indeed works great on your head.