To create compact curls that grows bigger, such as a curly Afro, take the ends of the hair, and roll upward until the curler reaches the scalp. Roll toward the floor, and keep the hair taut. For elongated coils like Shirley Temple's, start the wrap at the end that has the clamp. Roll in a slanted motion so that the hair wraps around the rod in a spiral.Continue Reading
Perm rods work for a number of hair types and lengths. According to Elle Magazine, large perm rods and a variety of wrapping styles create a popular "body wave" or beach look. Larger perm rods are for longer hair or to make short hair appear fuller. The curls are looser in short hair, roughly the circumference of a chunky marker. The medium-sized rods are good for shoulder length hair, while the smallest rods are for short hair or tight curls. The small rods are usually pencil width or smaller.
Though the hair needs to be pulled taut for rolling, do not pull it so tight that the head hurts or that hairs are pulled. Divide the hair into small sections to make sure the hair dries quickly. Once the curls are dry, use a pick from the root, for a curly Afro look. For longer curls, pull them apart from the bottom to hide the section lines.Learn more about Hairstyling Tools
People with straight hair can get luscious looking curls by wrapping hair in small sections around a curling wand. They should let the hair heat up around the wand for 5 to 10 seconds, then work the next section of hair.Full Answer >
To use cold wave hair rods, simply brush one inch sections of hair, secure hair sections on the rods and sleep with your head covered in a silk scarf. This process usually takes about 30 minutes of preparation and about eight hours for the hair to set.Full Answer >
To use a curling iron, apply curling mousse, wrap sections of hair around the iron, roll the iron up toward the scalp, release the hair, apply volumizing powder, and finish with hairspray. This 45-minute procedure requires curling mousse, a comb, a mirror, heat protectant spray, a curling iron, volumizing powder and hairspray.Full Answer >
Hairdressers recommend waiting for 48 hours before washing permed hair to avoid loosening the curls, which results in less curly and weaker hair. Tying or brushing newly permed hair within the stated waiting time is also avoided for that same reason.Full Answer >