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Hair Styling | Curls

Turn straight hair into everyday curls

With a few simple tricks it's easy to style a curly look for every day. You don't even have to get up super early. Really? Yes – as our styling tips prove

With curlers or a straightening iron, anyone can get perfect curls, even if your hair is naturally straight, not curly. The results are worth the effort, even if you have to factor in extra time for styling. No problem for special occasions, but most women prefer minimal effort for every day. Usually, mornings don't allow for excessive styling sessions. Curly hair with minimal effort? No problem with these simple tricks:
4 top tips: Curls in a flash for busy women

4 top tips: Curls in a flash for busy women

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Waves make straight hair appear more voluminous – luckily, with these tips you can get curls for every day.

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Braiding

Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner the evening before, knead in a hazelnut-sized portion of mousse and allow to dry a little. Weave several braids and tie with elastic hair bands. Blow dry on a low setting, until the braided strands are almost dry. Untie braids the next morning and loosen with your fingers, then knead in a texturising balm. Use hairspray for additional hold and as a finish. Easy curls: done!

Tie a knot

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You can also get easy waves by tying hair in a topknot before bed.

To create easy beach waves: wash hair in the evening, use a texturising spray and blow dry until hair is almost dry. Draw a central parting and partition hair into two sections. Twist each section and tie into a Bun. Alternatively, you can also tie all your hair into a single topknot. Untie in the morning and knead curls from the roots, shape and set with hairspray.

Use a curling iron

Long hair is relatively easy to turn into relaxed waves with a curling iron. First spray a heat protectant into hair and then twist individual strands around the wand. Hold for about five seconds before moving on to the next strand. For a natural finish, comb hair very carefully. For extra hold, use hair gel with shine.

Twist

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Spotted on the streets of Paris: A French Bob with naturally styled curls.

When you have short hair, it's hard to use a curling iron, braid or make a topknot. But that doesn't mean you can't get waves or curls: Simply twist and twirl individual strands of hair after washing and fix with Bobby Pins – now you have Bantu Knots. Blow dry or air dry before loosening the knots again. Knead hair and set the style with hairspray or wax.