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27-08-2004
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Q & A: Curling Irons
This is probably really stupid but I cannot for the life of me work a curling iron! I just bought a brand new one and no matter what I do it will not curl my hair. The sad part is I have naturally curly hair and when ever I go to a salon they can do it perfectly. I really want to wear my hair straight with long loose curls on top but I cant figure out how to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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29-08-2004
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You just have to practise... Try different kinds of ways and you will learn the best way...

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It all depends on the quality of your curling iron, that is, how hot the barrel gets.

I would recommend winding the hair around the barrel tightly with your finger, as opposed to using the wand itself to wind your hair.

Clamp it, and hold, touching the wound hair lightly, and when it feels quite hot, remove the wand.

It has also been recommended to me to then wind the hot curl around your finger until it cools, to hold the curl, although I'm really not sure of the validity of that statement.

Good luck!

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Q & A: Curling Irons
im thinking about getting one...
but im not sure what size or brand....
so i hope u guys can recommend me some....

i think mary-kate and ashley's hair style's pretty nice.....
1" or 3/4"?


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To get an Ashley Olsen 'curl' I use a 1" - I'm sure you could alternate pieces between a 1" and a 3/4", also leave some pieces straight.


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i'm really partial to my conair ceramic curling iron..and yeah, i'd go with a 1 inch...

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Ditto!



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i'm really partial to my conair ceramic curling iron..and yeah, i'd go with a 1 inch...

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Depending on the look you want...

I love the look of a double barrell curling iron. I used it once for a wedding and I got compliments galore. It sort of looked like a cross between large crimps and loose curls.

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I love my huge curling iron that blows hot air out as it curls.. dunno what it's called

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Depending on the look you want...

I love the look of a double barrell curling iron. I used it once for a wedding and I got compliments galore. It sort of looked like a cross between large crimps and loose curls.
Do you have any pictures of the effect a double barrell curling iron gives? I once saw a triple barrell and I questioned how it worked. My hair is wavy and thick and I keep trying to get the "loose curl" look. I never can do it.

Would you suggest I get a double barrell curling iron? If so, do you know where I could purchase one?

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11-03-2005
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I don't usually curl my hair anymore but I do have a big barrel curling iron. You can also get a spiral curling iron that is nice.

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I have very long, straight hair, and use a Conair 3/4' barrel iron. I get nice, spiral curls, that look natural and last and tons of compliments. I'm happy with it.

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curling iron?
I'm wondering about a hair tool that is like 3 curling irons in one, with 3 diff. cylinders and you use it to make your hair wavy? I saw it on the real world..and other shows on tv and I was just wondering what it's called and where you could get one! thankss (haha I know it's a stupid description..)

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A 3 barrel curling iron? http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000065DK4

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haha yes!! thanks...hmm that was kind of dumb of me to post srrY! lol

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