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 andÂ fineÂ hair aÂ different texture and more volume.Â It’s actually very easy and I can achieve the effect veryÂ quickly within 10 minutes.Â Â The only tool I really need is theÂ crimperÂ but I can useÂ some hairspray if I want a more lasting effect.Â
First, I need to heat up the crimper for about five minutes.Â After which, I start with the insides of my hair,Â take sections of it and put the crimper onÂ for around one minute on each section.Â The longer I leave the crimper on, the harder the look of the crimps, which may not be natural looking.Â It’s also important that I do not redoÂ theÂ sections I’ve already crimped otherwiseÂ my hair would lookÂ too brittle.Â
Because my objective is to give my hair more volume and style, I spend more time crimping the insides of my hair.Â Â As for those that are outside, I don’t crimp allÂ but only sections of them.Â Â Â 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 achieveÂ a more relaxed, unstructured tousled look which is kind of boho chic.Â I deliberately avoided hard crimps today.Â But if I do use hairspray, I can use it before I crimp my hair or after I’ve crimped my hair.Â Whichever way, the crimps do look a bit more defined than what you see here.
I got this Vidal SassonÂ Crimper/Straightener Convertible many years ago.Â Obviously IÂ don’t use the straightener since IÂ already have straight hair to begin with.Â 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 ironÂ or even a ceramic flat ironÂ which provides better heat distribution and retention.Â Â The thing about using a flat iron is that you can smooth, straighten, spike, swirl, curl, flip and bend your hair to perfection!Â You can have so much fun and believe me, a different hairdo can make a positive difference to how you look!