We've all been there: you've had your new haircut for a couple of weeks and you're
getting a little bored with it. Or maybe the cut is still a favorite, but you feel like your
style is just too "flat". Consider this: your options are limitless. Virtually any hairstyle
can be made to look completely new and exciting by adding some curl. I don't mean a
perm. I'm talking the good old-fashion-turned-new-fashion roller set.
Shampoo and condition the hair as needed. Towel the hair dry and gently comb
out any tangles. Take your favorite styling product, (in our demo we used gel, but
mousse, or setting lotions are good) and apply it evenly through the hair.
Roll the hair on rollers according to the amount of wave/curl you want. (In our
demo we used large rollers to give volume and fullness to the style.) Remember, the
smaller the roller, the tighter the curl.
Also, keep in mind that the placement of the roller in relation to the section of the
hair being rolled determines the amount of "lift" in the finished style. (Our demo uses
on-base placement in the front of the head and gradually goes off-base so that the style isn't too "poofy".)
We used a pretty standard roller pattern on the head for our demo: One row of
rollers down the middle, and two rows at slightly backward angles on the sides. You can
use any pattern of rollers you wish, or that you feel will best give you the wave pattern you desire.