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You Will Need
- A set of hot rollers
- Styling product
- A wide-toothed comb
- Hair clips
- Roller pins
- And hairspray
- A blow-dryer (optional)
Choose your rollers. The size of each curl will depend upon the circumference of the roller, so use whatever combination of rollers you want to achieve your various curls.
Plug in rollers
Plug in your rollers so they begin to heat up.
Apply a styling product to your hair according to the product instructions. Products with more control, like a gel, will give you more defined curls; those with less control, like mousse, will give you looser curls.
Use a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles and make sure your hair is completely dry.
Section off hair
Using hair clips, section your hair off into two sections: one from your ears up, the other from your ears down.
Roll hair around roller
When your rollers are fully heated, take one lock of hair from the bottom of your head and pull it up and away from your head. Place a roller under this lock about 1.5" from the end and wrap the hair under it as your roll it toward your scalp, continuing to pull the hair taut.
Insert roller pin
When the roller is as close to the root of the hair as possible, insert a roller pin to hold in place.
Roll rest of hair
Repeat this process until all your hair is rolled up, choosing the size and the amount of hair in each roller according to the style of curls you want.
Leave curlers in
Leave the curlers in until they are completely cool to the touch—probably around 20 minutes.
Starting at the front of your head, carefully remove a hair pin and unroll one roller.
Spritz the curl with a little hairspray to help set it, then move on to the next roller until you've removed them all from front to back.
Once all the rollers have been removed, gently style your curls with your fingers, tousling for a loose, wavy style or simply settling them into place. Head off with a spring in your step—and in your hair.