The New Curl Is Crimped!
Curls are taking on a new twist! Big bouncy waves are always gorgeous -- Beyoncé rocked them beautifully at the president’s inauguration. But the fashion runway is showing off a new ripple: the return of crimped hair. We saw these very tight horizontal waves -- they look like wrinkled silk -- on the Spring 2013 catwalks for Betsey Johnson, Thakoon and Monique Lhuillier. Here are three ways to give the look a try:
Before you go to sleep, apply a styling cream to slightly damp hair. Divide your hair into small, one-inch thick sections, braid, and secure each braid with a hair elastic. For looser crimps, take larger sections. In the morning, remove the elastics, and undo the braids by loosening, gently, with your fingertips.
With a Crimping Iron
Shampoo, condition and towel dry your hair. Spritz on a heat-protecting spray. Roughly blow dry. Place small sections of hair in a heated crimping iron (you can buy these for $15 to $40), hold for two to three seconds and release. You can crimp your hair from roots to ends, or keep the top sleek and crimp from about the middle of the ear to ends.
This is a combination of the first two methods, which gives you slightly looser crimps. Divide damp hair into four to six sections. Braid each section. Hold a bow dryer an inch or two from your head to dry. Working from roots (or wherever you’d like the crimps to start) to ends, place small sections of each braid in the flatiron, press and hold for a few seconds. Let the braids cool for about five minutes, unravel and loosen slightly with your fingers.
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