My hair used to be quite thick actually. As a little girl, I remember how much hair I had, always putting it in a big ponytail for school. It wasn't until around when I was 12 or 13, that I started taking notice of how I wanted to cut my hair and next thing I know, they're thinning it out and so on and so forth for the next few years. What I'm left with is fine strands of hair that always happen to end up on my bedroom floor. One of the hairdressers I went to, told me that I should treat it now, and if it's really serious, I should go see a doctor because it's going to be harder for me to fix when I roll over the age of 25. I have done no action since then, but apparently vitamins works. Any ideas on how to keep your hair from falling out girls?
My straightener is quite old actually. It's a Remington and it came in a pack with the hairdryer. I wasn't planning on buying a straightener alone by itself since I already have naturally straight hair. It just came in the pack with the hair dryer so I put it to use. To curl.
My curling iron is from VS Sassoon with a 32mm (1 and a quarter inch) barrel. I was contemplating on getting one of the clipless curling irons, or curling wands, as some people might call it. But I got this one from David Jones. It was more of an impulse buy, but I'm glad I bought it.
So now that you have an idea of what my hair is like, it's relatively easy to curl my hair since I don't have to manage a lot and is not as time consuming.
The left side is with my straightener and the right is with my curling iron. For both sides, I curled all sections of my hair away from my face.
Holds more tightly
Some frizz evident
Sections are prominently seen rather than bunching up together
Longer, looser curls
Not as long lasting as curls from a straightener
More time consuming
Softer curls means it can easily disappear into other curled sections of hair
It's really up to you the way you prefer your curl. Some people go for the more tighter curl. Or some people go for the loose. I like the look of both, but the curling iron wins me over, since I prefer the loose wavy look. I also like that it doesn't shorten my hair as much, yet still maintains a curl. And although, it's a little bit more time consuming then that of a straightener, it's worth it in the end. I haven't worn the look out yet so I can't give you a definitive answer to how long it would last throughout the day.
But then again, it all comes down to technique. I know when I first started curling my hair with the straightener, it took me a while to get it to curl right. Parts of it would stick out awkwardly and I'd have the problem of leaving the straightener in one place for too long and it'd crimp my hair. You just need a good straightener and good technique. And a good hairspray :)
Do you guys prefer curling your hair with a straightener or a curling iron?
Hope this post was really helpful in deciding whether to invest in a straightener or a curling iron :)