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Tongs and Twist

Get sexy curls and swirls into your hair for that special occasion by using the tongs and twist techniques that are easy to learn.

There will be times when you will feel that your hair is drab and lifeless. There will be times when you will think that your hair could use a little bounce and life from some curls. This can be achieved without going through the permanence of perms and tedious curling trips to a salon. You can now have those lovely curls and sexy swirls that is fast becoming a trend for long hair or the soft waves and full body of shorter hair in the comfort of your own home.

You can easily style your hair to have curls or waves with the use of a curling iron or hair tongs. How you can do it easy easy enough as long as you have the right tools and the time to practice before you use this technique on your hair for that special day. When you wish to get your hair in the twist curl or in a hair twist style, you will need a pair of hair tongs or a curling iron, and a few hair products like a volumizer for volume, hair spray for holding the style in place or a setting spray or mousse for longer lasting curls.

Before you start, make sure that your hair is free of dirt and oils that will make curls droop. Also, remember that you should avoid using heated styling agents, curling irons and hair tongs included, on color treated hair. How you divide your hair into sections and the thickness of these sections also dictates how big and loose or how tight and small your curls will be.

You can create spirals in your hair with a simple twist of the hair section before wrapping it around the heated hair tongs. You can also roll it all the way up to your scalp, taking care not to burn your scalp with the hot tongs, to get a fuller body of hair. Another way you can use your hair tongs is on shorter hair to give it volume and lively waves. Twist your hair before rolling it outwards on your tongs and wait for it to set. Unroll, release and do the same to the rest of the hair sections. Run your fingers through your hair to get the right volume you want and spray with hair spray to keep the style in place.

Using hair tongs on your hair can give you numerous hairstyles that you can play around with. After curling your hair with your tongs, you can run your fingers through these curls for a voluminous effect. You can also have the spiral look that has a polished base and spiraled ends. You may even pull the curls up in a ponytail or a knot on top of your head for a more formal look with ringlets falling on the side of your face. All of these you can do with your hair tongs, a little time and a little experimentation.