Jump to content
Curling Iron Qs
3 replies to this topic
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:00 AM
If I'm trying for the kind of waves in this girls' after pic, would I be better to buy a 32mm (1.25") or 38mm (1.5") curling iron?
And also...do you need to straighten your hair before using a curling iron to get a smooth starting point, or do you just brush out knots, put on some heat product and start curling?
Any other tips more than welcome! I've tried doing the soft curls/waves with my GHD but can't get it to work.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:07 AM
I don't straighten first because that style needs a bit of a texture, once I straighten my hair it's too soft and sleek and then I'd need more product to curl it.
Not sure about which size would work better though.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
First off - how long is your hair??
Does your hair hold curl??
If your hair is on the longer side and doesn't hold curl that well then you are better off with a smaller diameter tong.
Your hair will start off looking too curly but give it an hour and the hair starts to drop and if you shake it out and run your fingers through the curls they will turn to waves.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:54 AM
38mm is way too big unless you have really long hair. even 32mm can be a lil big for short hair.
I have a 32mm babyliss pro. i don't think u need to straighten your hair first. those waves in the picture are relaxed already. after curling, you need to apply products and separate the curls with your finger. Unless you just wait for it to drop.
even with 32m,, my curls are way bigger than those and looks much more natural...if you look at the top of her head, u can see lots of dry brittle hair..looks damaged from heat.
If you plan to curl your hair every day then it's probably better off getting a digital perm, your hair will look like that all the time. Go to a japanese or korean hairdresser. the perm lasts about 9 mths.
i think if your hair is already curly it will hold curls well...i have straight hair and after using babyliss pro, my curls last for 2 days.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.
Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.
The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.
Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.
The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.
Life On Mars
We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.
A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.
I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.
I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.
Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.
Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.
Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.
Working out what?s underlying your baby's fussiness can be a case of trial and error. Here are a few common causes and how you can remedy each one.
In today's society, never has it been harder to parent without judgment. But what about when judgment is coming from closer to home?
It's not a woman's job to teach violent men how to behave.
When I told my mothers? group that my husband and I had started trying for our second baby they told me I was crazy. Now I can see why.
New mum Sarah Sutton was faced with a shattering scenario no person should have to endure.
"It's a boy!" That's the phrase Kateri Schwandt has heard in labour delivery ward for the 13th time in her life.
Can't find time to get to the gym? It could be just as beneficial to put your baby in the stroller and go for a walk.
If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.
Top 5 Articles
It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?
After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.
Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.
A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.
We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.
It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.
My standards at home were never that high but having a two-year-old has taught me to be cool with chaos.
The numbers have been crunched and it's official: Australian parents are having a bit of an 'O' moment.
You'll soon be meeting your baby, but you've got one big task to get done first: setting up a comfy, calming nursery you'll both be able to enjoy.
A new form of activity testing will be introduced to ensure the highest subsidies go to parents who contribute the most to the workforce.
For women suffering from chronic morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum, pregnancy can be the roller coaster from hell.
I never actually went into labour - so by 42 weeks I was booked in for induction.
The death of Sophie Smith's triplet baby boys has motivated the half-marathon mother and her team to raise $1.25 million for charity.
Just like a horror movie ... THEY'RE BAAAAAACK. So what works in treating and avoiding head lice and nits?
A watched womb never labours ... or at least mine didn't.
Watching your child take their first wobbly steps is one of the best parenting highs you'll ever experience. But with that high comes a new reality.
My baby wasn't interested in food - until we tried something new. Now she's eating it all, and it often comes from my plate.
Rachelle Friedman Chapman was preparing to marry the man of her dreams when tragedy struck four years ago.
Top baby names
The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.