Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fashion Question #37~Change Up Hair

It is my pleasure to introduce all My Chic Blog readers to my guest blogger Melissa. She is the admin/owner of a beauty forum, and beauty blog, The Makeup Divas. She is a stay at home mother of 2 teenagers and wife to a wonderful husband. She has a passion for all things beauty related and is always on the look out for the next new product. She was gracious enough to lend me her expertise on several hair and make-up related questions from "Ask Chic Girl Friday".

Welcome Melissa!

Audra Marie wrote "How do you go from straight hair to full, big curls without a perm?

There are several things you can do to achieve big curls.
After shampooing and conditioning, take a section of your hair, the size of the curl you want and separate it into strands. With a large round brush, dry the strands of hair. Once it is dried, form a big curl and pin it against your scalp while you continue to dry the rest of your hair. After all sections are completely dry, spray them with hairspray. After that take each curl and wrap it in a large barreled curling iron or you can use large hot rollers. Either one will give you the same results. If using a curling iron, unpin the curl and roll it around the outside of the iron. Hold it there for a few seconds then release. Re-pin the curl and leave it to cool. This is very important, you must let the curl cool. Follow the same steps for hot rollers. If time allows you can also use large Velcro rollers. But you would need a few hours for them to set. (I have used Velcro rollers when my hair was longer. I would blow dry my hair until almost dry then roll the strands, spray them with hairspray and then blow dry them for about 5-10 minutes until completely dried. After they cooled, I would remove them and have soft big bouncy curls. And I have fine thin hair.) When you are done, just use your fingers to rake through the curls. Take a few drops of shine serum, rub into the palms of your hands, then work gently through your hair. Or you could mist your hair with hairspray to hold the curl in place.
Hope this helps.

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