The Crimped Hairstyles

Retro styles often return into fashion. Crimped hair was in style long before the 1990s. In fact, the trend arose during the 1970s when Barbara Streisand’s hairstylist created the crimping iron. Crimping is a zigzag pattern that is embedded into the hair with the help of a creviced hair iron.  To create the crimped look, blow dry your hair straight to create an even base for the crimps. Next, grab a 1-inch section of hair and place it in the iron for up to 20 seconds. Repeat throughout the head, then lightly mist with hairspray for a lasting look.

For crimped hair hairstyle first appeared as tight bends in the hair, but today crimpers are used to create a more relaxed wavy look. Mix crimped hair with flat-ironed hair for a fresh take on this hairstyle.

Retro 80s Look

The trend of this period was big and messy hair. Crimped hair was a big hit during this era since it added volume to the hair, making it look big. Today, you can still wear crimped hair and revive the retro hairstyle. If you have long and straight hair, this look will be good for you. Start by sectioning your hair with clips. Crimp each section from roots to tips. Spray with hairspray after each crimp. For a day look that’s more natural, brush hair after crimping to loosen the curls. For a night look that is more dramatic, tease hair at the roots after crimping for more volume.

Wavy Crimped Hair

Wavy crimps are achieved with a larger crimping iron featuring a wider distance between crimping angles. Straight, fine hair is particularly responsive to larger crimping irons and the look can be dramatic with a hint of ‘messy’ style that appears natural. Waves can be maintained with a light spritz of humidity-fighting hairspray.

Crimped Bob Look

A fun and flirty look can be achieved even if you have short- or medium-length hair. A crimped bob is versatile and can be worn on any occasion. A crimped bob can give your hair fuller body and can be styled in different ways. You can leave your hair as it is or put hair accessories on one side of your hair. You can even wear it with straight bangs. Use light pressure when crimping your hair at the roots. Gradually apply more pressure as you work your way to the tips of your hair so that the crimps will look defined at the tips.

Crimped Ponytail

The crimped ponytail sits three inches above the nape of the neck for extra swing. The entire length of the ponytail is crimped, looking like an overnight tight braid has just been been undone. The crimped ponytail is a glamorous look with straight bangs that completely cover the forehead. Light shine serum fights humidity and keeps crimped ponytails from looking frizzy.

Crimped Layers

Crimped layered hair is romantic without looking too delicate. A crimping iron can add a zig-zag effect for a more dramatic look or a wavy texture for a softer appearance that adds volume and the illusion of thickness to fine hair. Layers are crimped in individual sections starting just past the root and extending to the tips. Luster is added with spray-on shine that fights humidity and locks in the shape of crimped hair.

The Crimped Hairstyles Pictures

For D.I.Y at home to create crimped hair, you can with braiding method. This method only works on hair long enough to braid.

Here’s the steps to get crimped hair with braids :

Things you’ll need :

  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioner
  3. Wide-toothed comb
  4. Gel
  5. Pony tail rubber bands
  6. Hair dryer

The Steps :

  • Wash your hair with the shampoo. Apply conditioner.
  • Squeeze the excess water out of your hair with your fingers.
  • Comb your hair with the wide-toothed comb. Apply a quarter-sized drop of hair gel on your hands and rub it into your hair.
  • Separate your hair into large chunks, at least three. Use more braids if your hair is thicker. Each braid should only be about an inch across.
  • Braid each chunk. Wrap a pony tail rubber band around the bottom of the braid.
  • Air dry the braids for at least four hours. Use a hair dryer to dry the braids the rest of the way.
  • Remove the rubber bands and undo the braids.

Besides crimping your hair with braiding method, there are another ways to crimp your hair: using a hair crimper, diffuser, curling iron, or straightener.  Also, you can create a crimped hairstyle with colors Crimped hair with dashes of colors is popular for pep rallies, on Halloween, or simply as part of a fashion look.  With crimped hair, you can create the style any time you desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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