One of the tricks I picked up from the hairstylist who did my hair during my wedding is that I can use a crimper to give my straight and fine hair a different texture and more volume. It’s actually very easy and I can achieve the effect very quickly within 10 minutes. The only tool I really need is the crimper but I can use some hairspray if I want a more lasting effect.
First, I need to heat up the crimper for about five minutes. After which, I start with the insides of my hair, take sections of it and put the crimper on for around one minute on each section. The longer I leave the crimper on, the harder the look of the crimps, which may not be natural looking. It’s also important that I do not redo the sections I’ve already crimped otherwise my hair would look too brittle.
Because my objective is to give my hair more volume and style, I spend more time crimping the insides of my hair. As for those that are outside, I don’t crimp all but only sections of them. And because I have short hair, I only need to crimp the top part of each section closer to my roots. In fact, I wouldn’t crimp the ends because the effect is not exactly desirable.
So instead of my usual boring straight hairdo, I achieve a more relaxed, unstructured tousled look which is kind of boho chic. I deliberately avoided hard crimps today. But if I do use hairspray, I can use it before I crimp my hair or after I’ve crimped my hair. Whichever way, the crimps do look a bit more defined than what you see here.
I got this Vidal Sasson Crimper/Straightener Convertible many years ago. Obviously I don’t use the straightener since I already have straight hair to begin with. But if you have natural wavy hair, or you have curls and you want a change to your hairdo sometimes, then it makes sense to invest in a flat iron or even a ceramic flat iron which provides better heat distribution and retention. The thing about using a flat iron is that you can smooth, straighten, spike, swirl, curl, flip and bend your hair to perfection! You can have so much fun and believe me, a different hairdo can make a positive difference to how you look!