How To Set Hair With Curlers

How To Set Hair With Curlers
With curlers, there are two different ways you can go, with heat or without it. I will briefly outline some steps to take while doing either process.

If you use heat, be it curling iron, hot rollers or foam rollers, make sure that you don’t follow the non-heat method of, “Wet your hair, then use a fine tooth comb to get out knot”, if you wet your hair and use heat, you will burn your hair!

The danger with heat is the over use of heat that can damage your hair, you have to make sure that you are using a strong conditioner that will revitalize and strengthen your hair so that it can withstand repeated heat treatments. If you are going to use the heat method, be sure to apply a conditioning spray. Use a “no frizz” or heat shielding conditioner when using a curling iron or heated rollers.

When you are about to set your hair with curlers, use clips first to divide your hair into sections so that it’s easier to work with. The best place to start is at the back, pulling your hair into sections that are the right size for the kind of curls you want. For big curls use the big curlers with the hair about two inches across.

For smaller curls, of course you need smaller sections. Now divide the back, both sides in the front and in the back of your ears so that it’s easily accessible.

Once you have done that, separate each area for curling by first taking a comb and using it to divide into a fine top layer. Now, starting with the ends, wind the locks over the curler. The locks must be wound evenly and fastened securely with a bobby pin – if you are going for an even look, use the same size curlers all over the head. For layered hair, to achieve a tapering style use big curlers on the sides and back and little ones for the top and the front parts.

Wrap the hair around the curlers, now do it again for the rest of the hair in the section, now you can go to the sides of the hair, making sure it’s firmly wrapped. Make sure your hair is totally dried out, and don’t touch the hair or take out of the curlers until your hair is completely dry, so make sure you give yourself enough time for the hair to dry thoroughly.

With hot rollers, make sure the hair is completely cooled, then use a light hairspray or set with gel and before removing the roller spray it with gel for longer lasting curls. Now, gently remove the curlers, going from bottom to top. Run your fingers through your hair to comb, but don’t comb too much or you will lose the ‘bounce”. Now gently use your fingers to shape your hair the way you want it, spray, and you’re away!

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