How to do Crimped Hairstyles

What is Crimped Hairstyles

Crimped hairstyles had been around for decades since 1970s. Crimping is a styling technique that uses crimping iron to straighten or curl the hair. The heat from the iron temporarily changes the appearance and texture of the hair. It also adds texture to the hair as well as completeness on the look.

Crimped hairstyles are not permanent hairstyle. It can easily be washed out in one shampoo. The key to wearing such kind of hairstyle is experimenting in finding new looks that will best suit your facial features and haircut.

Crimped Hairstyles for Teens

Crimped hairstyles are very popular on teenage girls today. The crimps on the hair give a sense of attention to the wearer. It makes the wearer stand out among the rest and gives plenty of hair volume too.

Crimped hairstyles are good for those who are changing hairstyle constantly in order to keep up with the current trend in fashion. It is also best for those who wanted feel interesting and better.

Crimped Hairstyles are Fashionable

Crimped hairstyles are fashionable as ever. It can be seen in most runways and can be styled in various ways. It is available in many different gorgeous styles that can suit every wearer’s preferences. In whatever ways, whether completely styled or partially styled, crimp hairstyles will definitely make one stunning and stylish.

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How To Create Modern Crimped Hair

If you’re ready to give the style a go, keep reading for our guide on how to crimp your hair — the contemporary way.

Step 1: Start With Straight Hair

While your hair doesn’t need to be pin-straight, it’s important to start with relatively straight hair because this will make for a clearer wave pattern from the crimper. If you have wavy or curly hair, run a straightener through your strands to remove any obvious coils.

Step 2: Apply Heat Protectant

If you straighten your hair, then you should have already applied heat protectant. But if you’re starting with straight hair, be sure to apply heat protectant now to shield your strands from heat damage. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In is great because it’s a lightweight spray that protects the hair from damage up to 450 degrees.

Step 3: Brush Your Hair

Using a smoothing brush, detangle any knots in your hair so you have a perfectly smooth surface before you begin crimping. This will ensure the end result is smooth, and that the crimper doesn’t get caught on knots. Plus, brushing through your hair after applying heat protectant is a great way to ensure the product is evenly distributed. Remember to start at the ends, work up the length, and finish at your roots to cause the least amount of pulling as possible.

Step 4: Section Your Hair

Just like with curling or straightening your hair, the best way to achieve this style is to split your mane into sections — this allows you to be more precise and ensure you’re not missing pieces. Part your hair into a top and bottom section, and divide each of those sections into a left and right side (you should have four sections total at this point). Use clips or scrunchies to keep the hair that you’re not working with out of the way.

Step 5: Prep Your Crimping Iron

While ‘80s crimpers had multiple small sections to create tiny zig-zag waves, current crimpers typically have three larger sections to achieve a looser style. Regardless of which tool you choose, plug it in and set it on the lowest setting that allows you to style your hair without having to make multiple passes. Typically, the thinner your hair, the lower the setting you can get away with, whereas you might need to use a higher setting if you have thicker strands.

tip: If you don’t have a crimping iron or prefer to go heatless, start by braiding your hair into two sections. Then, using a straightening iron, clamp down on your braid from top to bottom, holding in place for at least a few seconds per section. Let the hair cool, release the braids, and set the style with a strong hold hairspray like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented.

Step 6: Alter Your Crimping Pattern

Split each of your four sections into smaller sections to create defined waves. Then, using your crimping tool, sandwich the plates of the iron horizontally across your hair, press the tool down, and hold for five to ten seconds.

In addition to choosing a crimper with large sections, the key to creating a modern crimped style is to alter your crimping pattern. Be sure not to place the crimper in the exact same position for all of the sections as this will create identical waves throughout your head. Instead, alter the placement slightly for each section so that the waves differ, giving you a more piecy, casual style. To ensure your style remains looking great all day or night, set it in place with a light layer of hairspray.

How to Create Wavy and Crimpy Hair Step-by-Step


In today’s beauty tutorial, we’ll delve into the secrets behind achieving effortlessly wavy and crimpy hair without using any heat tools. This step-by-step guide will help you master this trendy hairstyle, perfect for any occasion. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Preparing Your Hair

Begin the night before by washing your hair. Towel dry until it’s about 70% dry, leaving it slightly damp. Apply a heat protectant spray evenly throughout your hair to shield it from potential damage.

Step 2: Braiding Your Hair

Part your hair into sections and braid them. If you’re new to French braiding, regular braids will work just as well. Start the braids high up on your head to determine where the waves will begin. For longer hair, two braids are usually sufficient.

Step 3: Allowing Your Hair to Set

Leave the braids in overnight to ensure they’re completely dry. The longer you keep them in, the better the waves will hold. Avoid removing the braids while your hair is still damp to prevent the waves from falling out prematurely.

Step 4: Unwinding the Braids

Carefully unwind each braid, taking care not to brush through the waves. Let them fall naturally, allowing the waves to set in place.

Step 5: Enhancing the Waves (Optional)

For added shine and definition, consider using a small amount of leave-in conditioner on the ends of your hair. This step helps accentuate the waves and adds a glossy finish to your hairstyle.

Step 6: Touching Up (Optional)

If certain sections of your hair need extra attention, you can use a crimping iron to refine the waves. Hold the iron horizontally and lightly press it onto the hair, focusing on areas that require additional definition.

Step 7: Setting Your Style

Once you’re satisfied with your waves, lightly mist your hair with hairspray to lock in the style. Avoid touching your hair too much to prevent frizz and maintain the waves’ shape throughout the day.


Achieving beautiful wavy and crimpy hair doesn’t have to involve extensive heat styling. By following these simple steps, you can create stunning waves that last all day. Experiment with different braiding techniques and products to customize your hairstyle to suit your preferences. Flaunt your effortlessly chic look with confidence and enjoy the compliments that come your way!


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