This post is long over due, but it's finally here! Today I'm sharing exactly how I've been curling my hair lately! Make sure you're following along on Instagram because I do frequent live videos with hair tutorials & I will be doing one today. I always save them to my stories but they disappear after 24 hours. I do not have the right set up to start doing legit video tutorials so this will have to do for now! Keep reading for a step by step description and the products & tools I used to get these every day waves! xoxo
TECHNIQUE: HOW I HOLD THE CURLING IRON
First and foremost, it is important to hold your curling iron the same way every time to get a uniform look. If you are starting with the right side of your hair, hold the curling iron in your left hand and wrap your hair with your right hand (and vice versa for when you're curling the left side).
I always hold the curling iron upside down and place it behind my hair as shown above. This will ensure that your are curling away from your face which gives your curls more of a flow and helps to frame your face.
TECHNIQUE: HOW I CURL MY HAIR
I always part my hair into two sections. I just follow my normal part down the back of my head and that's it! I then start in the front and curl my hair in one inch sections. Once I take a section and I am holding the curling iron upside down behind my hair, I open the clip and start wrapping my hair around the barrel. Once I wrap my hair, I close the barrel and hold it there for about 10-15 seconds. And that's it! I repeat this process until my whole head is done!
TIPS FOR CURLING YOUR HAIR
Leave the ends of your hair out for a more undone look! This is what I've been doing lately and I've been getting great feedback!
Don't curl all the way to the root. Leave a couple inches off of the curling iron so your hair lays flat at the top for a more natural look.
After curling one side (or section if your separate into top, middle, bottom) spray with hair spray and let your curls set. Once they are cool, run your fingers through your hair to loosen up the curls and blend them together.
Set the temperature of your curling iron somewhere mid range. Turning it all the way up is a sure way to burn your hair. (I keep mine between 380-400).
TOOLS I'VE BEEN LOVING
I have a few different curling irons to choose from, but lately I've been using this one by Hot Tools. It is the Rainbow Gold Salon Curling Iron/Wand - Extended Barrel. It comes in both 1.25 inch and 1.5 inch - I am using the 1.25 inch. This is a beauty exclusive from Ulta and I was lucky enough to receive it as a gift as part of their holiday box! (Review on everything I received coming soon)!
I absolutely LOVE this curling iron. First, it has an extended barrel, meaning if you're a long hair girl you can wrap all of it around if you want to! #majorwin. Second, the price point is SO reasonable (only $65) and the quality is amazing. My curls look pretty great second day without touch ups, even after sleeping on them. Third, the tip rotates and doesn't get hot, making it easy to maneuver the iron depending on the length of your hair. I love it so much that I want to purchase the 1.5 inch!
MY GO TO STYLING PRODUCTS
I typically spray this heat protectant into my hair when it's damp if I am going to blow dry it. If my hair is already dry, I will spray it before curling. I have also tried and loved this one; nothing beats the scent!
After curling my hair, I use the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray - Medium. This hair spray has always been my go to. It's perfect if you are looking for a flexible hold and touchable hair. There's nothing that bothers me more than my hair feeling stiff from hairspray, ya know?! I wrote more about it in my holy grail beauty post last week!
Another product I love for every day waves is the Arrojo Wave Mist. This stuff is bomb because it gives just enough texture, again, without feeling stiff. Your hair will still be touchable and have that perfect beachy feel! Read more about Arrojo here.
As always, thanks so much for reading! If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment on this post, send an email, or DM me on Insta!
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