Over the last few years, crimped hairstyles have been making their way back into mainstream consciousness via all kinds of different catwalks and celebrity beauty looks. From tight 80s-inspried zigzags to looser, almost wavy styles, crimping, just like the scrunchie, is making something of a comeback.
The question is, might crimped hair be a comeback-trend you could get on board with?
Pros & cons
If you just love the idea of voluminous locks with a whole lot of interesting texture, crimping might be a great way for you to get them. Crimped hair helps to boost volume and body, and it also make fine hair easier to style when it comes to braids, chignons and any other kind of updo. It's a lot of fun to wear and you can do any and every kind of crimp out there, from XXL kinks to mermaid-esque curves.
The easiest way to style this look is with a crimper to do most of the hard work for you. If you have some spare time on your hands (but no crimper), you can also use a small curling iron to get the look by clamping sections of hair horizontally. Alternatively, this hairstyle can also be achieved by tightly braiding damp hair in three or four separate braids and then just leaving it all to dry naturally.
Whatever your resources, crimped hair is totally doable, it's just going to take a bit more effort than a lot of other hairstyles that are just as eye-catching.
Top tip – Whichever way you crimp, start by drying your hair with a volumizing mousse.
You'll also need to make sure you protect and moisturize your hair properly, as crimping can dry out the ends of your hair if you don't keep them well nourished.
So, what do you think? Is crimped hair for you?