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Styling Methods (short & long hair)
How to Wrap Soft Loose Curls
Take a large section of hair and wrap it around a set of 2 strips in desired direction.
Secure the ends of your hair by wrapping the elastic loop around once, pull it out, twist and then wrap it around a second or third time.
How to Wrap Looser Curls
For looser soft natural curls, divide each side of hair into 2 section and wrap each section around 2 sets of strips (4 strips x 4 sections).
How to Wrap Tighter Curls
For tighter spiral type curls, take smaller sections of hair and use all 16 strips.
Options for Securing Strips
- For loose curls, allow strips to hang freely.
- For tighter curls, twist strip once or twice and tuck end into top of headband.
- For tightest curls, twist strip until it coils around itself and then secure the whole bundle with the elastic loop, like a "bantu knot" or "mini bun".
Getting Curls to Start Higher up
Section off the crown and clip to secure. Place Octocurl as high up as possible like a halo or crown. Release the crown, combine both sections and wrap hair around strips as usual.
This method also has the benefit of keeping the headband underneath the top section of hair protecting it from any indentation from the headband.
Overnight CurlsOctocurl is soft and comfortable for overnight use. Use damp fingers or styling product to smooth crown in the morning. Or try the "Crown Lift" method which protects the crown while you sleep.
Low - Heat OptionUse a hair dryer (low air to avoid any tangling) to speed drying time if needed.
Crown Lift Option
Section off the crown and clip into place before placing Octocurl. Use the strips with your method of choice with the remaining hair. Then release the crown and spray hair spray or apply a volumizer to roots and set with soft rollers.