The Perfect Waves From Folica
November 14, 2014
Ah, the elusive perfect, beachy waves. Not too tight, not too loose, but just-so perfectly tousled and coiffed, as if you woke up that way. (Yes, we do all dream of being Beyonce.) But really, these magical waves are easily obtained- a cinch, really, once you get the hang of it. We and the haircare pro's at Folica are here for you, and will guide you through this beautifying process. If it concerns your hair, you want Folica behind you, because they know it all and carry it all. Let's break it down into three simple steps.
1) Prime your hair. Wet hair, or hair that is super shiny and freshly cleaned, will not curl the way you want it to, if at all. Completely dry and, better yet, dirty hair reacts best to curling. Set the curling mood with Blowpro Heat Is On Protective Styling Mist, which strengthens your hair before you heat it up, and will also add shine along with protection.
2) Go clipless. Clipless curling irons are the latest trend and the easiest and best way to obtain perfect waves. The clip can cause dents in your hair, and also can lead to the hair being wrapped too tightly around the barrel, resulting in a Toddlers And Tiara's coif you really don't want. There are many choices at Folica for clipless hair curlers, though the top rated is the Hot Tools Gold Professional Tapered Curling Iron, and it is a popular choice among beauty bloggers and editors, too. Don't be scared- with just a little practice you will get the hang of it and not burn your fingers, we promise. Here are the basics:
With primed hair ready, choose a section that is approximately an inch wide. Wrap that hair not tightly, but firmly, around the barrel of the curling iron, while holding the end of your hair against it (as a clip would). Leave about an inch to two inches of root uncurled, resulting in a looser, longer wave. Count to 10 Mississippi's. Release the hair and pull the iron out, leaving a (hopefully) perfectly formed spring of curl. Do this all over your head, or however you like, with the curls closest to your face curling back and away.
3) Set! Congratulations, you now have a fully curled head. But wait- before you run out the door, get that hair set. You might want to gently run your fingers through your curls if they need any loosening or rejigging. Once you're happy with how it all looks, use hair spray to seal the deal. Ouidad Styling Mist Setting & Holding Spray is a medium weight hair spray that will help your curls keep their bounce without weighing them down with sticky stiffness.
See? We told you it was easy! Go clip-less and get your curl on. Girl, you look good.