Ariana Grande has jumped onto the pop scene and brought the crimped hair look back! If you remember the early 2000’s crimping was pretty popular thanks to the celebs that were up and coming then. It’s fun to see it making an appearance again, it’s such a fun and funky hair look and really isn’t that difficult to achieve. Crimped hairstyles often look like they’re difficult or may even seem like it’s impossible to actually have done on your own hair. Since Ariana is making crimping fun again, we’re going to share how you can crimp like Ariana.
Prepping your hair
Just like with any hair styling that you do to your hair, you’re going to want to make sure you prep your hair properly. Prepping your hair helps to ensure that you keep its health a top priority and allows you to minimize damage done to the hair. Washing your hair with a quality shampoo and conditioner is a great place to start, and of course be gentle on your damp hair as it’s in a very sensitive state while wet. Once you’ve done that, applying a heat protection product is going to really keep your hair safe and healthy moving forward to the crimping style. You’re going to want to start with dry hair, since crimping does require a bit of heated hair styling letting your hair air dry as much as possible can be a great way to keep it healthy as well as using a cooler setting on your hair dryer.
Choose your crimping technique
As you may have guessed, there’s more than one way to achieve crimped hair. Naturally, you can purchase an actual crimping iron – they’re similar to a straightener but have a different surface that goes against your hair to create the crimps. Additionally, using a very small straightener and holding it in place for a few seconds on the hair and moving it in a back and forth motion is another way to create crimps. But if you’re not really about either of those options, there’s actually a way for your to achieve crimped hair without any additional heated hair styling. Curious? Braids are the answer! You know how whenever you wear your hair in braids and take them out to go to bed you have those gorgeous crimped locks? Well, how about doing it on purpose! The great part of using braids to achieve crimped hair is you’re able to create a completely customized look, depending on how loose or tight you want the crimping done. If you want very tight crimps you’ll put a bunch of small braids in your hair, if you want something a little looser try doing two pigtail French braids. It’s really up to you. Another bonus is you can actually do the braids right after you prep your hair, and head to bed with them in – wake up to crimped hair!
What do you think of the crimped hairstyle? Will you be giving it a try this season?