How Do You Make Corkscrew Curls?


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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
The easiest way to achieve corkscrew curls would be to use a curling iron with a smaller than standard barrel. You will need to be able to wrap the hair around the barrel a number of times to achieve a bouncy curl. The smaller the barrel used, the tighter the curl will be. 

Wrap sections of the hair around the heated barrel, hold for 30-60 seconds (depending on the heat level of the tong used) and then release. Move on to the next section, and repeat until the whole head has been curled. Depending on the type of curls you want, you can use a large toothed comb to spread the curls and to give a looser curl style. Once you have achieved the type of curl required, use hair spray to hold them in place. If your curls don’t seem to hold with hairspray alone, you can use hair gel or mousse in the hair before you curl and then also use hair spray after you have curled the hair.

To achieve a tighter curl, or if you can’t find a curling iron with a small enough barrel, you can use strips of cotton (e.g. Cut up old t-shirt). Wrap the hair around a short strip of cotton and tie the two ends when you reach the scalp. As with the previous technique, use hair spray to hold in place (or mousse before curling). The longer the hair is tied up, the tighter the curls will be, it is advisable to leave them in for at least three hours to ensure the curls wont just drop out. Longer lasting, tighter curls can be achieved by wearing the hair tied in these overnight.

Corkscrew curls can be difficult to achieve with long or heavy hair as the weight of the hair will pull the hair down.
Aun Jafery Profile
Aun Jafery answered
To get your hair styled in corkscrew curls all you need is a nice comb, styling spray, fabric rollers, a mirror and a lot of patience. Best results are seen after shampooing and conditioning your hair. Dry your hair and then dampen them by applying some styling spray. This should be applied right from the roots to the tips. It is much easier if you watch yourself in a mirror while doing this. Next you need to divide sections of your hair and roll them around a roller which can be fastened by bending towards the centre. Now you have to wait for the hair to dry. Once it's dry you can start uncurling your hair from each of the fasteners. You will be left with firm corkscrew curls. Do not use a comb but instead your fingers to run through your hair and provide volume.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Wrap your hair in pipe cleaners when its wet, dry your hair and take out the pipes. Spray on hairspray for a nice shine
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hold curling iron at the base of hair, close to your head. Do not twist curling iron, but instead hold your hair by the tips and wrap it around the curling iron, still holding the tip. Release for a nice curl.

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