Top tips for creating catwalk curls
If you need a reason to change your look, the start of another year is as good as any! The low-down from the catwalks is that 2010 will see soft luxurious curls continuing to give straight hair a run for its money so for all you fashionistas out there, the must-have styling aid for creating the most gorgeous glossy waves is Curlformers (of course!). But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at some of the great You Tube videos demonstrating how easy they are to use and read some of the glowing testimonials and blog links from our website.
Always apply Curlformers to damp hair and leave in for as long as possible! If you want to liven up your straight hair without going for full-on corkscrew curls, try applying a few Curlformers at random, or to create a more contemporary style on long hair apply Curlformers part-way down the length of your hair! They are SO versatile.
Remember, everyone has a different experience with Curlformers. Before you buy, ask yourself the following three simple questions to determine the best size Curlformer for you:
What type of curls do you want? Tight and spiral or big and loose?
What is the length of your hair?
What is the texture of your hair?
To achieve tighter spirals on thick straight hair…
We recommend that you use the Long and Wide Curlformers and apply them to small sections of hair. And yes, of course it means you will need more Curlformers, but as a one-off investment, it’ll be worth it!
To achieve tighter spirals on thick, naturally curly hair…
We also recommend you use the Long and Wide Curlformers but suggest you try applying them to slightly bigger sections of hair.
If in doubt, please email us, and don’t forget to tell us what type of curl you want to achieve, and the length and texture of your hair and we’ll get back to you asap with our recommendations!
Top products to use with your Curlformers include Alterna’s Life Solutions Curls Shape Activator – it can be used with or without heat to add hold but it’s not as firm as a mousse and it increases elasticity and shine. For black hair try Mizani Foam Wrap, which balances moisturising shea butter with strengthening ceramide to provide body, bounce and control.
But before you do anything PLEASE watch our demo video as it’s packed with hints and tips to help you get the best from your Curlformers and a glamorous mane of cascading curls!