Natural waves and curls can add instant volume to your hair and completely transform your look. From tight ringlets to tussled waves, beautiful bouncy hair offers a soft romantic look, perfect for looking glamorous for every occasion. We’ve looked at some ways to achieve soft and sumptuous curly looks for Korean hairstyles, that will make you feel instantly ready for that special occasion or day out.
Asian women traditionally have long thick hair that can be resistant to curling. You may in the past have struggled to achieve the size of curl you are looking for, or you may find that they quickly fall out of your Korean hairstyle. But, there are ways to achieve stunning waves and curls on all types of hair. Here are our recommendations for how to achieve beautiful curls:
“Perms” can be really effective at producing long lasting curls in hair of all types. Long gone are the tight, fake looking perms of the 1980’s and in their place are soft, flowing waves and loose curls, specially designed to work well with Korean hairstyles. Korean perms are all about technique, and they won’t leave your hair dry or damaged. They can add bounciness and volume and can help to frame the face. They are low maintenance and can last up to 6 months. You can chose from a “C” curl that is used at the ends of the hair, curling inwards to creating a gentle, bob-like effect. Or go for a more dramatic effect with an “S” wave for well spread out, tighter curls.
Designed specifically to cater for the needs of Asian hair, this type of perming technique adds volume and a naturally tousled look to hair of all lengths. A digital perm is designed to reduce frizz and keep curls looking natural. Digital perms can last anything up to a year, so you will certainly get your monies worth, but be sure you want to commit to your curls and that you are happy to say goodbye to poker straight hair for a good 9-12 months. Digital perms create looser curls at the hair ends and softer overall curls. This is because the heat-resistant plastic curlers heats up the hair at a low temperature, producing softer curls particularly at the ends. Digital perms can create stunning, soft, natural looks for Korean hairstyles.
Digital Curling Irons
Your thick, lustrous Asian hair can hold a curl, provided you are happy to work a little harder to achieve lasting results. Of course, the shine and texture of Korean hair means that your curls will look sexy and stunning, and will make you feel like a film star! To create long-lasting curls with volume and bounce, look for a digital curling iron that offers a ceramic wand, a clipless barrel and a variety of heat settings. Digital temperature controllers deliver heat control for all hair types, meaning you should be able to find the right setting for your Korean hair. Before you begin to curl, add a thickening spray to the roots to achieve volume, and heat protection spray to the ends. These will help to create your style, protect your hair and give the curling tong something to “stick” to. Separate the hair into small sections, and begin curling hair in a backward motion. Always, work in small sections, allowing for more heat to be distributed throughout the hair. When you have finished curling, brush out your hair slightly with your fingers to loosen any tighter curls. Your finished look with give you free-flowing curls that cascade softly along your shoulders.
Remember to spray your new hairstyle with a fixing solution, and get ready to enjoy your new, glamorous, curly hair.