Different Types of Curls

Different Types of Curls

Curl is one of the many styles of hair in women. Curls give hair a spiral shape look. Women have curls naturally or artificially. Women can curl their hair using different methods and materials. Common types of curling materials are curling iron, hair rollers and digital perm.  Other method includes curling hair using a chemical. Curling hair using a chemical lasts longer than other methods. It could last for up to three months. Curls may vary in women. Natural curly haired women usually have noodle-like kinky hair while artificially curled hair can be styled by women differently. It could be from wavy to full curls depending on women’s personal style.

Gentle, Relaxed Waves

Gentle, relaxed wave is a type of curl that shows off a fresh and natural look. Women can achieve a gentle, relaxed wave using a flat iron, curling iron or big hair rollers. Braiding the hair can also give a gentle, relaxed wavy hair look.

relaxed

Large Loose Waves

Large loose waves are one of the most common types of curl in women. It shows off a big and soft curly hair. Women could achieve large loose waves by using a flat iron, curling iron or big hair rollers. Large loose waves are well defined than gentle, relaxed waves.

Large Loose Waves

Large, Voluminous Waves

Large, Voluminous waves produce the big type of curls. It is a messy and sexy type of look. Large, Voluminous waves work in women with hair below shoulder length. Women can achieve this look using a curling iron or curling wand. A flat iron will not work since full curls are essential for the look. Brushing out with fingers and backcombing the sides will make the curls messy and achieve its fullness. Finally, adding volume to the hair is important in this look. Women can achieve this by applying hair volume spray or mousse.

Large, Voluminous Waves

Medium Loose Curls

Medium, Loose Curls are flattering in medium-length hair. It is quite an undone, naturally curly hair. Medium, loose waves add life and gives volume to medium hairs. Using a curling iron or curling wand is still essential in making this look. However, tweaking the hair will loosen the curls and complete the whole look.

Medium Loose Curls

Full Curls, Defined Waves

Full Curls, Defined waves is a style of curly hair with medium-sized curls. This style of hair gives off a formal and sexy look. Achieving this look is best if it is done manually with no use of curling irons. After a shower, women should comb hair and apply styling gel or cream. Combing wet hair with fingers gets rid of the frizz after the curling process. Locks of hair are then spiraled upward and held in place using a hairpin. The hair is then dried up manually. The whole process yields full curls and defined waves. Volume is also essential to complete the look.

Full Curls, Defined Waves

Vintage Curls, Textured Waves

Vintage Curls, textured wave is a common hairstyle for special occasions and celebrities. It gives off a glamorous, formal and sexy look. Achieving a vintage curl needs to follow a curl pattern. Using curling iron or curling wand is perfect in creating the curls. Women should curl their hair using a curling iron following the same pattern. After curling the hair in section, it is pinned up. Hairspray should be applied to make the curls last. In achieving the textured wave, the curls should be carefully brushed and backcombed. It results in a loose, bouncy and textured waves perfect for retro or glamour look.

Vintage Curls, Textured Waves

Smooth, tight curls

Smooth and tight curls are small curls with defined “S” pattern. Curls are springy and often look like a corkscrew. It takes a lot of right products and techniques to achieve the perfect look of the curls. Women can do tight curls using a small barrel curling iron. Women curl sections of hair from root to bottom. After the curling process, the hair looks fuller and packed than average. Tight curls are typically smooth to touch. However, smooth and tight curls are difficult to maintain and is prone to frizz.

Smooth, tight curls

 

Tight, kinky spiral curls

Tight, kinky spiral curls are identified with its curling pattern. It is a very tight curl with a “Z” pattern curl in the hair. Often, defined-curled patterns are hard to identify. Women usually have tight, kinky spiral curls naturally when they were born. Achieving this look using a curling iron is somehow difficult and requires a lot of right products and styling techniques. Kinky spiral curls could be fine or course. This type of hair has a very fragile fiber of hair texture. Thus, it is easily damaged.

Tight, kinky spiral curls

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