April 12, 2012 at 3:49 am #164892
So im sure there has been many posts about this topic, but i really need help mugs!!!!
So i have tried to find the perfect sized barrel for long hair (my hair ends just below my bust) but to my disappointment i either find ones that create a really tight curl, or just creates volume. And even though i like these looks i still on the hunt to find a curling iron that will create something inbetween.
To give you an idea of my hair its more on the thicker side but manageable, i have alot of hair as well. And my hair curls very easily, it becomes curly if i wear it in a bun for the day. Im lucky that my hair does what its told. And i never wear extensions
So i guess what im asking for if you have come across a curler that gives soft curls, not waes and not shirley temple curls, any suggestions???April 12, 2012 at 9:21 am #164934
Are you looking for your curls to wind up in those loose, beachy waves? Like… this?
I’ve had zero success with those really big barrel curling irons. What I do with my really long-haired clients is I’ll use a 3/4″ curling iron just on the midshaft-ends. I’ll curl the whole head, always curling away from the face. Give them a light misting with a flexible hold hairspray, and then rake your hands through to pull the curls out. I prefer to use my hands rather than a comb or a brush. You don’t want to totally pull the curls out.
You can also, instead of curling the hair with the shell and the clamp, just loosely wrap the hair around the outside of the barrel. I have heard fantastic things about rod curling irons (the ones that don’t have the clamp/shell), but I have not had personal experience with those.
Sorry for the super long response, but I’m a total hair geek. Best of luck and I hope you find the right iron for you!April 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm #165069
Thanks for the response, the style you showed is exactly what i want, i do everything you mentioned, my issue isnt so much that i dont know how to create the curl, but more so my hair curls too much or not enough…. I have both irons and shells but both give too much curl, even when on the lowest setting and leaving the heat on for less than 5 sec…. My hair really just wants to curl lol… And well like you mentioned with a bigger barrel i just get loads of volume, which looks great but not for when im not after that look.
Im not a fan of the three barrel curlers, i have tried them and i dont really like the curl it creates unfortunately. I have a 3/4″ barrel but what im thinking now is it might just heat up to hot and that might be why its not giving me the soft look. What brand do you on your clients?
Again thanks for the advise!April 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm #165477
Hmm… so your hair is curling TOO much.
Give me a day and I’ll take a quick video to show you a method using a round brush to get loose waves. I do that on some of my clients that have the right texture for it and I can re-create the same look without needing to put extra heat on the hair with a curling iron.
I use a Gold ‘n Hot and Paul Mitchell irons, depending on the size. My GnH is 1/2″ and the PM is 3/4″. I’m not a HUGE fan of the PM one because it snags a bit. The GnH is pretty decent, but it’s more of a marcel type iron so it doesn’t have the rubber tip. Pretty hard to work with if you’re not used to it. I’ve DEFINITELY burnt myself a few times LOL.
But yes, I’ll definitely have a video for you on how I can get loose beachy waves with just a blow dryer and round brush I think that will work out best for you!April 16, 2012 at 3:00 am #165661
That will be fantastic if you could link me the video once you have done it… Dont rush doing only when you have time.
I have used a marcel type curling iron, i have definately burnt myself a few times with but with practise i have become a pro at it lol. I have also consider buying a heat proof golve but i never get around to doing it.
Look forward to trying out you method with the round brush!!
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