How to turn tight curls into loose waves?

I have medium length, very curly, fairly tight ringlets (I've had my hair described as 'bridesmaid hair' before... not good..)

I'd much rather have loose curls/waves. Does anyone have any tips as to how to achieve this without having to use flat iron / curling tongs?

Help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks x
I don't know if this will help but I found that if I keep my hair braided overnight in the morning my hair will be less springy...

Hope that helps a bit....
Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity

Conditioner:
Aussie Moist


Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.



You could try conditioner only styling or putting heavyish clips on the end of your curls while drying to pull the curl down.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

You could try conditioner only styling or putting heavyish clips on the end of your curls while drying to pull the curl down.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess


would this have the opposite effect for wavies trying to go curlier? putting clips in while drying.
I too have tighter curls and would like looser curls/waves. I have noticed that if i braid my hair wet or dry before I go to bed that in the morning they are a bit looser, but if i spritz anything or use something to correct the frizziness they tend to want to curl right back up.

I had success for a little while by kind of twisting my hair. I would section it into about 4-6 parts and just twist each section and then sorta of tie them all together and then let them dry. My hair went through a very dry damaged stage at that time though for unrelated reasons so i stopped doing that, but i think i might try it again tomorrow! i'll let you know my results!
I agree with the last poster -- if you take small sections of hair and twist them up to the root when wet, it will create a pretty big curl that (for me) is looser than it would be normally. I don't clip them up, I do it right after putting gel in and then just let them drop and air dry.
What's working this week:
Shower: Garnier 3x Nutrition shampoo 1x per week, cowash with Tres Semme Naturals, condition with
GF Sleek and Shine deep conditioner
Styling: Tres Semme Naturals as leave in, L'Oreal Melting gel and HE SMU raked in, LOOB and AG Re:Coil scrunched in, Jojoba Oil scrunched in when totally dry
3B
You could try conditioner only styling or putting heavyish clips on the end of your curls while drying to pull the curl down.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess


would this have the opposite effect for wavies trying to go curlier? putting clips in while drying.
Originally Posted by oojack
She is talking about putting clips on the ends while most typically clip the roots to avoid a flat top and achieve root curl. There is a difference. Wavies would certainly not want to put clips on the ends!
after your out of the shower
use some good gel/mousse (whatever you prefer)
put your hair 2-5 sections
and scrunch them up so they're like buns
secure with clips or bobby pins
spray with hairspray every 3-5 minutes
hold in for 20 minutes
if you're in a hurry, 10 minutes
MINIMUM
hope it helped
♥ JuLiE_UnRuLy♥

hair type: 2b-3a
shampoo: xcape greentea treatment
conditioner: xcape greentea treatment
other: la bella gel, morrocon oil (works GREAT),
and garnier fruitice leave in conditioner

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