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How can i get taylor swift curls?

Rebecca 1995Rebecca 1995 Posts: 118Registered Users
I'm curious on how I can get pretty taylor swift hair... particularly products or techniques. i have naturally curly, thick hair - probably 3A - and i have tried sooo many products. What do u recommend?
Hair type: 2c - 3b!! o and its thick =]]

Currently Using:
-John Frieda Daily Nourishment leave-in conditioning spray
-Alberto VO5 Curvaceous Curls Styling Mousse
-Living Proof No Frizz, Wave Shaping/Curl Defining Styling Cream (thick to coarse hair)


  • carlyisapiratecarlyisapirate Posts: 59Registered Users
    Her hair is really pretty. If you are up to it, try using a curling iron to enhance the curls all around (it looks like she uses a curling iron) And when you get out of the shower, scrunch leave in conditioner evenly all around to create even curls all over!
    I hope I could help a bit!!
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I'd say she definitely uses a curling iron.

    Depending on what products I'm using, my hair's mood, and my time, after I've scrunched well to otherwise get the curls started, I can get some of that effect by gently, loosely wrapping individual locks around my finger and releasing them without disturbing them, especially around the front and top, hanging upside down, before I start diffusing.

    In other words, if the moon, stars and planets are all aligned just right, I might get some really good curls like that - sometimes ;). And all of this is after applying my product(s) immediately out of the shower on sopping wet hair then blotting with a Curlease, flour sack towel, or T-shirt.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

  • curlyqueen1225curlyqueen1225 Posts: 9Registered Users
    I actually have the same kind of hair taylor swift has but my problem is that they never stay ... they always end up going limp by the end of the day or few days so my advice is use a curling iron and dont touc your curls or they will go limp :blob3:
  • laynesavedthedaylaynesavedtheday Posts: 239Registered Users
    i've had some success with garnier soft curl cream. (it is now under a different name with the same ingredients)

    anyways. I just take a little swipe of it and define each and every curl. of course this is time consuming and boring, but this style of curls is labor-intensive, whether using heat (probably easier) or the alternative.
  • ReDDnStuFFReDDnStuFF Posts: 8Registered Users
    No one has Taylor Swift hair naturally. She has a stylist. She has a stylist with a curling iron. That picture that is of her "natural hair" is NOT how her hair looks if she comes out of the shower and puts some mousse in. It just doesn't happen.
  • GottaLoveCurlyGottaLoveCurly Posts: 56Registered Users
    prior to reading this I was experimenting with multiple products and my curling iron. All in the hopes of having Taylor swift hair.
    Here's what worked:
    So I wash and condition my hair and AS SOON AS I GET OUT OF THE SHOWER, I throw some leave-in conditioner in it (I use aussie catch the way mousse and leave in conditioner) and then I gently plot it with a towel. Then I throw some mousse in it (Tresemme usually), heat protector (aussie sydney smooth heat protectant) and scrunch it a bit. If I have time, I would diffuse it... But diffusers and my hair don't agree, so I skip that.
    Then, once it's air dried, I take my 1/2" curling iron and take small sections of my hair, twirling and wrapping my hair around it. Usually I'll already have some nice curls, so I only do what hasn't curled properly.
    After all of that, it should be looking similar.

    Good luck and I hope that helped!!
    Embracing my curls!
    Type of Hair: 2b/3a
    Conditioner: GF Triple Nutrition / HETS Conditioner
    Mousse: HETT Mousse
    Gel: GF Curl Enhancing Gel
    Extra: Aloe, Aveno and Honey!! :D

    Current hair length: Just past shoulder length!
    Goal: To have beautiful BSL hair!:love4:


  • botticelli_girl922botticelli_girl922 Posts: 896Registered Users
    ReDDnStuFF wrote: »
    No one has Taylor Swift hair naturally. She has a stylist. She has a stylist with a curling iron. That picture that is of her "natural hair" is NOT how her hair looks if she comes out of the shower and puts some mousse in. It just doesn't happen.

    I agree with this.
    Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
    Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
    Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
    Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

    Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
  • curlcutiecurlcutie Posts: 227Registered Users
    Yeah her hair is GORGEOUS but she does us a curling iron.
    - 2c/3a hair
    - Going to try being a modified CG
    -Herbal Essence Body Envy Volumizing Mousse
    -Pantene PRO-V Curls Gel
    -L'OREAL Paris Curl Boosting, Curl Spray Gel
    -Is hair twins with sarahb1396:toothy7:
    I LOVE MY CURLS!!!!!:love4:
  • GeorgiaLoveGeorgiaLove Posts: 5Registered Users
    What i do is I have a 3/4 inch conair curling iron, but I would recommend a 1/2 inch or 3/8 inch curling iron. What you should do is the wrap around method on your entire head to achieve her curls.

    I adore this video for the look /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjtOEVjjuGVI" class="Popup
    Curly Girl Since February 8, 2010 (2/8/2010)!
    COWASH: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RINSE OUT: Garnier Fructis
  • emiann319emiann319 Posts: 1Registered Users
    What I do is scrunch in about a walnut size drop of mousse and blow dry it. Don't brush it out cuz it will take out the curls. This normally stays in all school day for me.
  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    pixiecut wrote: »

    TS is celebrity, so it is a given that she has multiple stylists managing how she (and her hair) looks.

    I think some people do have TS-style curls though. My longer hair looks a lot like hers and I didn't really didn't do anything to my hair when it was that length. In other words, I don't think her hair (heat styled or not) is a miracle. Shrug.

    If you hair is more wavy it might help to scrunch/diffuse upside down and plop with a hard hold gel.
  • skh3416skh3416 Posts: 3Registered Users
    1-1 1/2 curling iron. instead of clamping, wrap it around. thick at the top and spread it out as you get to the end of the iron. I do this all the time!
  • Joce12Joce12 Posts: 35Registered Users
    I'm a little disappointed that curling irons were the only thing recommended.. I personally can't use a curling iron to get that kind of affect. Frankly my hair is pretty resilient to any type of styling once it's dry and set, and I'm not terribly keen on using a lot of heat on my hair if I can help it. With that being said I've had a lot of success using flexi-rods. I'm a medium/coarse, thick 2C, but I've used this on several different hair types with a lot of success also. Here's a good video to give you an idea: How To Get Taylor Swift's Curls Without Heat! - YouTube (start around 3:15)

    I wouldn't recommend the products she is using if you are Curly Girl because they aren't CG friendly. As far a product recommendations go I'd suggest a good leave in conditioner(I make my own), a touchable hold gel(I use tresemme defining gel, also not CG), and a smoothing serum or oil(coconut oil for me) before you put the curlers in. I also wouldn't suggest sleeping in them. They aren't particularly comfortable to sleep on, and if I leave mine in for more than hour my hair will shrink up at least 6 inches and the curls are too tight to get my fingers through, which kind of takes away from the look you're going for. ^_^
    I would smooth your roots by stretching the curls a little or blow drying them some before using the curlers, so that the curls at your roots aren't tighter than those in your length. I think she mentions this, but to be sure, take larger sections of hair for looser curls, smaller sections for tighter. Anyways, sorry for the long post, hope this helps some. :)
  • WavyshibbyWavyshibby Posts: 165Registered Users
    Taylor Swift uses no product. She lets her hair dry naturally and touches it up in the morning with a curling iron.

    To get the same effect, wash your hair and don't put anything in it except maybe a frizz serum or some coconut oil. Comb out your curls and let them dry overnight. In the morning, use a 3/4 inch spiral curling iron (this is what Taylor Swift uses: a spiral curling iron is different than a regular curling iron and produces a different curl) all around your head and hairspray lightly. Since you curled your hair on its natural texture it will usually hold the curl all day. don't forget heat protectant.

    I've done this a couple times and people have told me it looks exactly like Taylor's. Good luck :)
    2c/3a, fine texture, normal porosity, medium-to-thick
    Co wash: Vo5 Extra Body
    Conditioners: Deva One Condition, GVP CB, Loreal Evercurl
    Stylers: Devacurl ArcAngel, KCCC, AG Recoil, Iso Bouncy Creme, Ecostyler Krystal, CCCCL, KCKT
    Low Poo: Devacurl NoPoo, GTTT
    Hair likes: plopping, diffusing, SMaster's, coconut and argan oil, honey, protein
    "What makes a woman unforgettable? Her mind...surrounded by lots of naturally curly hair"

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