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How to Curl Your Hair in 6 Different Ways

How to Curl Your Hair in 6 Different Ways

It's wild to think there was a time where dead-straight hair was what we all aspired to. Scroll through Instagram, and if you look at hair as much as we do, you'll notice soft, blown out curls are everywhere. Understandably too because of one word: VOLUME.

Especially true for those of us with fine hair, adding a curl or wave gives your hair volume tenfold because you add structural definition outwards. Plus with halo hair extensions, it's even more billowy if hair requires density.

And if there's one thing we've learned from hours of hair tutorials and curl DIYs: it's that there are many different ways to curl your hair: tight curls, tousled beachy waves, heatless curls, blowouts, and the list goes on. So if you're finding yourself in a hairstyle rut, change up how you curl your hair.

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What To Do Before You Start Curling Your Hair

Before you start applying any heat styling tools, there's a couple things that'll make your curl better with less damage and lots more hold.

Firstly, no matter the heat setting, always apply heat protectant from root to end with special attention to ends. If you've just washed your hair (and hair is still wet) opt for a cream heat protectant and if hair is dry and ready to style, use an oil or spray. You *will* notice a difference in your hair's health when using heat protectant. Trust us.

Aside from how you curl your hair, one great base rule is to curl on dirty or lightly unwashed hair. If hair is freshly washed it won't hold a curl as well–given you're styling straight onto dry hair.

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Types of Curls to Try

Uniform Waves

uniform wave on black halo hair extensions

A loose braid used to be the method of choice when trying to achieve wavy hair, but if you want less of a beach wave and more of a Kardashian dinner party wave, opt for the heat styler. You've likely seen them around—looking like an XL size hair crimper—and they're definitely worth the space in your bathroom.

To get a uniform wave, you just need to press and hold the wave styler to your hair and slowly work your way down ends where waves are desired (we hope all over!)

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Blowout Curls

blow out hairstyle



Likely the hairstyle you're most trying to learn how to do right now—if you haven't already mastered it—is this It-Girl blowout hairstyle. It's been around forever, but curled ends and swooped bangs are having a serious moment thanks to to popularity of blowout bars and practically everyone on your FYP.

To learn how to curl hair in this way, you can use velcro rollers, a tool like a Dyson AirWrap, or for a quick fix, just a straightener to ends. Watch below to get the blowout curl on your ends without spending hours on it.




Beach Waves

blonde halo hair extensions with beach waves

The biggest hack to getting beach waves is bringing to actual beach to your hair (sort of). A great texture builder and volume enhancer for fine hair, sea salt sprays should be at the ready whenever you want a free-flowing beach wave. They act as a light hairspray, but also give that bit of grittiness that anomaly sea salt can give to a wave.

To get these cool, surfer girl waves, throw away any of those strict curling techniques: these are meant to be super natural and a bit messy. You can pop hair in a protective sleep style like loose braids or twists before bed so you'll have the body to build your waves in the morning. Or, if you're going straight into beach waves with dry hair, wet hair a bit and scrunch with fingers. If hair is dead straight and needs a bit of heat to get there, just use different curling directions to create a less uniform curl.

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Heatless Curls

heatless curl method

Among the different ways to curl your hair is curling while you sleep! Secretly a great styling tool that'll definitely cut your GRWM time in half, using a silk rope or socks to achieve an even curl is one of our favourite methods.

This method of curling is also one of the best ways to get volume for those of us with fine hair because it won't add any heat to already delicate strand. Plus, if you use a silk fabric, it's even more protective for hair.

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Soft, Brushed Out Curls

soft brushed out curls with halo hair extensions

These dreamy soft curls take a little longer to do, but are perfect for an occasion where you wanna get a little glam'd up. Truth be told, learning how to curl your hair like this can take a bit of practice if you aren't used to a barrel curler. That's because you need the curls to be the same thickness and going in the same direction. But, fret not! There are hacks.

One saviour in the soft brushed out curl is a curling wand. They'll make the curls tighter on the ends so it'll hold much better and be more uniform. Not to mention, so much quicker than handling a barreled curler! We suggest a smaller curling wand at about 25mm barrel.

To achieve these, divide your hair into a left and right section. You want to direct the curls away from your face so that when you look at the back of your hair, the curls from the left and right sections are facing towards each other. As well, start your curls from the midsection of your hair so that curls graduate from soft to super curly at the ends of your hair. Once achieved all around, use a wide tooth comb to separate curls. While these are brushed out curls, using a hair brush that's too dense can ruin the work.

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Tight, Natural Curls

tight natural curls with brown halo hair extensions

This is the kind of curl that makes it seem like curly hair is in your genes. It requires a skinny curling barrel (we suggest around 16-19mm) and of course texture spray. The key to these natural looking curls is to curl super small sections of hair and alternate the direction of the curl each time so as to not look too perfect or uniform.

Make sure you curl the hair quite tight while in in the curling process—your hair should channel Shirley Temple as you curl it. Once you've finished curling, spray some texture spray and use your hands to lightly scrunch the product into the curls. This will add texture to the curls and create a more natural messiness.


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How do I buy my hair with Klarna?

It's really easy.

If you already have an active Klarna account:

1. You choose your Halo Hair Extension on our website as you normally would.

2. Add your Halo to your shopping cart. If you need help choosing your colour you can use our free colour matching service!

3. During checkout just select Klarna as your preferred payment option. You'll be redirected to Klarna.com or the app to confirm your order. That's it!

If it's your first time using Klarna:

1. Download the Klarna app or go to Klarna.com to set up your account - it's quick and easy!

Add your halo extensions to your basket.

2. Choose Klarna at checkout.

3. You'll be redirected to the Klarna website or mobile app to confirm the order. And that's it!

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How do I buy my Halo with Afterpay?

It's really easy:

1. You choose your Halo Hair Extension on our website as you normally would.
2. Add your Halo to your cart.
3. Select AfterPay as your preferred payment option during checkout.
4. Approval happens there and then!

If it's your first time using AfterPay, the first instalment will be automatically charged to the card you provide at checkout. And then again in fortnightly cycles after that.

Our website will calculate your fortnightly payments just below the 'add to cart' button.

When your order is confirmed, there's nothing left to do but wait for your Halo to arrive!

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Buying Halo Hair Extensions With ZipPay

Do you want to buy your Halo Hair Extensions with Zip (ZipPay)?

NOTE: Currently only available to Australian customers.

Thick, long, luscious hair just got easier. With ZipPay you can buy your halo hair extensions with 4 easy bi-weekly instalments. This way you can have dream hair now, and pay for it later.

Zip now, pay later

Zip is an Australian company founded in 2014, servicing over 14 international markets. They provide consumers with access to transparent, flexible and interest free credit.

Here's what we'll cover on this page:

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Yes you can!

You can use ZipPay to purchase your Sitting Pretty Halo Extensions, and then pay it off in 4 even, bi-weekly instalments, 100% interest free!

No fees at all (providing you meet your repayments). The cost of using ZipPay is covered by the merchant - that's us!

When you use Zip to buy your halo hair extensions you essentially pay the purchase off like a payment plan, but we will ship your item right away.

How do I buy my Halo Hair Extensions with ZipPay?

It's really easy.

If you already have an active Zip account:

Youchoose your Halo Hair Extensionon our website as you normally would.Add your selected Halo to your shopping cart. If you need help choosing your colour you can use our free colour matching service!In the checkout just selectZipas your preferred payment option. You'll be redirected to Zip.co to confirm your order. It's as easy as that!

If it's your first time using Zip:

Go to Zip.co to set up your account- it's quick and easy!Add your halo extensions to your basket.Choose ZipPay at checkout. You'll be redirected to the Zip.co website to confirm the order. Simple!

Your first 1-in-4 payments will be automatically deducted by ZipPay when we ship your order.

And the last 3 instalments will automatically be charged to the card you provide in fortnightly cycles after that.

For your convenience, our website will calculate your fortnightly payments just below the 'add to cart' button. That way you're well aware of what the repayments will look like.

And, when your order is confirmed, sit back and relax while we ship you your order.

Am I eligible to pay with ZipPay?

Most likely.

To use ZipPay you need to:

Be 18 years or over.Be an Australian citizen or resident.Have a verifiable PayPal or bank account in your own name.Have a good credit history.Have a verifiable email address and mobile number.Be careful, even though ZipPay is interest-free, a late payment will subject you to a fee (charged by Zip, not us).

We offer Zip for all Halo Extensions to help you get your Halo now, and pay later.

How can I set up a new Zip account?

The process is quick and easy!

When you make your purchase, just choose 'Zip' as your payment method.

You'll be redirected to the Zip.co website where you can set up your account before confirming your order.

And if you have any questions we're more than happy to help.

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