After washing your hair with a curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner, add a pea-sized amount of curl crème or gel and blow-dry the hair completely, leaving no wet strands behind. Karmela's Picks: L'Oréal EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo and Conditioner, and Sculpt and Hold Cream Gel Step 2: Wrap It
Take sections of hair and wrap them around a no-clamp curling iron. This prevents unsightly crimp marks and gives the perfect smoothing effect. Hold each section around the wand for at least 8-10 seconds before releasing.Karmela's Pick: CHI Home Curling Wand, Tourmaline Ceramic CA1095 Step 3: Volumize Finish this look with a liberal blast of volumizing hairspray and tousle with your fingers. The more you spray, the more volume you’ll create. Don’t be afraid to go big: your hair will fall throughout the day, resulting in a more natural finish. Karmela's Picks: L'Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold Expert Tip: Want a more defined curl? Use the hairspray before curling for a stronger hold. Beauty Talk
With this soft look, glowing skin, ethereal eyes and defined brows are the perfect accompaniments. Seen on Laura: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and NARS Multiple Stick in "Palm Beach" Are you ready to wave goodbye to boring curls? Tweet us your favorite curl products and tips @makeupdotcom! Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography for MAKEUP.COM
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