Curl That Lob: How to Curl Medium Length Hair in 4 Different Ways

Allison Schmidt | 13 October 2017
Curl medium length hair different ways

Because girls with curls just wanna have fun.

Real talk: We know that when you have medium length hair, it’s easy to get stuck in a hair rut. If you style it the same way every day, things can get a little—dare we say—boring. Don’t worry! If you are desperate for some curl inspiration, and want to know how to curl medium length hair, well, we’ve got just what you need.

Learning how to curl medium length hair doesn’t have to mean setting it up in same-old-same-old beachy waves. Read on for four different ways  on how to curl medium length hair, and learn to love how this cold weather is perfect for your texture:

4 Ways To Curl Medium Length Hair

Curl medium length hair springy curls
Fun, springy ringlets give some dynamic movement to a curly haircut.

1.  How to Curl Medium Length Hair: Springy Curls

To get springy curls that almost look natural, you’ll want to use a curling wand. Using a 1 to 1 1/4 inch-barrel curling wand, wrap small sections around the barrel, leaving out the tips (or the last inch) of your hair. Repeat on all sections, then lightly comb out the spirals with your fingers to get that piecey look. To seal the deal, use Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse and scrunch your hair. This will give you the volume and texture you want, while it relaxes the curls just enough to not look too perfect.

curl medium-length hair voluminous curls
Big, sexy barrels give instant supermodel appeal.

2. How to Curl Medium Length Hair: Voluminous Curls

If big and bold curls are more up your alley, grab all your bobby pins and a large-barreled curling iron. Curl larger, one-and-a-half inch sections away from your face. As soon as you remove the hair from the tong, immediately roll it back up and pin into a pin curl. This will help set the curl and give each section longer-lasting structure. When you have finished curling and pinning all of your hair, make sure that your hair has cooled down all the way before unraveling. Separate the curls with your fingers so you don’t have tight ringlets. If you don’t get enough volume from curling alone, have no fear: Teasing will get you the volume you want. Lightly backcomb your hair for maximum volume and set your style with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

curl medium-length hair
Neat, pageboy-like curls are a great evening look.

3. How to Curl Medium Length Hair: Sleek, Glamorous Curls

For soft and sleek curls that wow from day to night, turn to nothing other than hot rollers. Setting your hair with hot rollers can seem a little too old school these days, but they’re still around for a reason—nothing gets that romantic, vintagey ringlet quite like them! To achieve, first prep your freshly washed and dried hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to make sure you won’t damage your hair. Next, set your hair with the largest rollers on the top of your hair, working smaller as you get to the bottom. When your hair has set, unroll and brush through your hair with a boar-bristled brush. This helps separate the ringlets and give a softer texture to your new curls.

curl hair with perm
Not your average ’80s perm.

4.  How to Curl Medium Length Hair: Natural-looking perm

For natural-looking curls day in and day out, consider getting a perm. Thankfully, technology  has advanced since the ’80s and modern perms are no longer as wacky (and unmanageable!) as they were back in the day. Before you get a perm, beef up on your perm maintenance tips to keep your hair curly for as long as possible.

Need more hair curl inspiration? Check out our favorite heatless curls for a safer way to get those ringlets in.

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