I'm doing a soft-set curling iron technique for this week's #TechniqueTuesday. There's a bunch of different ways to do this, and what I'm showcasing today is just one of those ways.
This is a great way to set hair quickly before brushing it out to get those beautiful soft waves that's very trendy right now (I'll be posting the results of this technique next week - so be sure to check back!). I wouldn't recommend keeping the curls in its round formation as that style's pretty outdated. .
Step 1: After blow drying the hair straight and smooth, apply hairspray generously throughout the hair and brush through for an even application. .
Step 2: Separate the hair into 3 major sections - horizontally above the ear, around the parietal ridge (where your head rounds), and the last section is left for you above the parietal ridge. .
Step 3: Take a small subsection and going away from the face (curling clockwise on the right side of the head, counterclockwise on the left side of the head), hold the curling iron on a slight diagonal from the bottom of the hair and place the iron in the middle of the shaft and allow it to heat up. Once heated through, work the curling iron a bit further down towards the end of the hair and then roll it back up to your initial starting point- allow that whole section to heat up. Finally work the curling iron to the end of the hair shaft and roll it all back up to that initial starting point, let it heat through. .
Step 4: Following the shape of the curl you've just created, unwind the curling iron from the hair and allow it to cool. .
From this point there are many things you can do with the hair - braid it into a styling piece, brush it all into a ponytail for a quick style with some movement or brush it out well for those soft waves I mentioned earlier! Have fun with your hair!