Always wondered how to get those loose, big curls with your long hair? Look no further! It's an easy process that anyone can achieve! This instructuable will help you to perfect those bouncy waves that will look great on you!

Before we begin make sure you have the supplies necessary to complete this process. You will need one large barrel (1.5 - 2 inch) curling iron, several hair clips (whatever you feel will work to hold back pieces of hair while curling), hairspray and a comb. Now you should be ready to get started!

Step 1: Step 1

For our first step make sure that your hair is in a clean, dry, and natural state. We want to work with hair that will hold curls so therefore hair that already has been styled with a hair iron (ex: straightener) will not be best. Instead begin this process fresh with just simply combed and dry hair that is ready to be curled!
<p>ok this is fine but that is not really long hair, I have REALLY long hair and I have to have it down for a wedding, I needed some LONG HAIR help.</p>
<p>I love it, it's basically what I had learned, I'm glad that other people get to learn this. I do have a concern though: my hair is roughly two and a half to two feet long :p I'm wondering if I could please receive some advice on how to get it to hold big curls. It's not terribly thick so that's a plus, not too thin, just right. But it doesn't like holding curls unless I do very small sections. Otherwise the curl lasts a few seconds, and even then the curls go limp and the only real curl is at the bottom. Should I spray before curling and a little when it's on the iron to keep the curl or should I only spray after? Any advice helps really. Thank you so much!</p>
<p>Thx for the great Instructable!!! I want to buy a hair extensions to make Curls, can you give some idea? pls give me a tips with message, by the way I am looking at this brand site named ParaHair, the link is http://www.parahair.com, pls adv!</p>
I really enjoyed this Instructable. You did a great job at explaining the steps very clearly! You should definitely do more hair how-to's. <br> <br>One question: How long does it take you to curl this much hair?
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it and am glad you liked it! I find that it doesn't take me as long to do this now that I have found a way to go about it and have done it often. It also depends on how much hair you are working with. My hair is thick and a long length which takes me a half hour to 45 minutes to curl this way. Thinner/shorter hair does not seem to take as long. I would estimate about 20 minutes or so. I'm sure you'll find though that you will take a little longer at first until you get used to this process (sectioning the hair off, curling each section, styling once curled) and after that you should be able to do it pretty quickly. I hope this helps!
Thanks for the great Instructable!!! I have hair about the same length, but in layers and can't wait to get that beautiful look! <br> <br>Also, I am a little confused about the process. When you put the curling iron in her hair, did you place it near the scalp and wrap the ends of the hair around the iron?
Thanks! Yes, you can do it that way. I also find myself wrapping the curling iron around the hair near the scalp and slowly pulling/winding the iron down slightly which wraps more of the rest of the piece around the iron. Either way should work!
Thank you!
The woman whose hair is being curled has the shiniest hair I've ever seen! How do you do it? Thanks for this instructable. You can use a smaller barrel curling iron also. My hair is so long that I curl the part closest to my scalp first and go half way down my hair. Then I release and start at the end of the first half curled. I hope that makes sense. Your method does produce &quot;celebrity&quot; worthy curls.
I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!!!! Her hair is so shiny it shimmers! Please, you have to tell us what the treatment is called! <br> <br>I haven't had long hair since elementary school. Short hair was not an option for my mom, but hair all down my back was. When I finally chopped it off I felt so liberated and free. Since then I've only gone between a pixie and a mid-neck bob, until a year and a half ago when my favorite hair-dude went a little nutso. I haven't had my hair cut since Nov '11 and now it's down to my bra strap. I have no idea what to do with it. <br>I've always admired other women's big loose curls, but have no idea how to achieve them myself. I'm going to have to try this one. Do you know if it would with curlers(?) and wet hair? My wrists tire easily.
Thanks! I really appreciate the compliment! Your technique sounds great. I will have to give that a try next time! Also, yes, she does have very shiny hair! She uses a treatment on her hair once a month which helps to achieve that result. Maybe that would be a good idea for another instructable? She will have to make one now too! <br>Thanks again!
@Jentri Your welcome! A posting on how to achieve those shiny locks would be awesome. Keep up the good work.

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