Today’s video is inspired by one of your most frequently asked questions… my hair. How I curl it, how long it takes, and what products I use. Well my darling, today I give you all the answers <3
I promise this takes no time at all once you’ve perfected your own style and curl type. I do have a few tips that will help create that beachy, relaxed, messy hair don’t care vibe, regardless if you’re a pro with that curling iron or not.
- depending on the length of your hair you want to use a curling iron with a barrel big enough (or small enough) to create loose waves and not those tight poodle-like curls. Unless that’s the look you’re going for
- product in your hair to help with the style is always a plus! Some people don’t need product at all.. I need a salt spray, a texturizing spray, and a hairspray 😉
- curl away from your face. For at least the sections that frame your face and then the other sections you can alternate between directions of the curl to create an even more natural look
- be sure to cover the entire barrel with your hair. You can ensure this by wrapping your hair around every part of real estate on the curling iron instead of double wrapping (stacking) your hair around hair that’s already on the barrel. Make sense?
- I like to curl sections of hair that are about one inch wide but depending on the thickness of your hair you may need to use smaller or larger sections and splitting my hair down the center just makes for a bouncier side part once it’s all curled
- I don’t leave my hair on the curling iron for too long, once I’ve picked up another section of hair I release the hair from the barrel and move on. This ensures a nice wave and not a tight curl
- I pull the curling iron downwards, almost giving it a lil tug at the end as you see in the video. This technique will reduce bounce in the curl but not in a bad way. More in a relaxed wave kind of way and less of a spiral curl
- this is a big one- leave the ends out. This will help your curls look more like messy, imperfect waves and less uniform. I leave about an inch of hair out from the barrel
- sectioning your hair out can be helpful but as you’ll see in the video I just eye ball it. If you miss a piece you can go back over it before you spray it but to save on time I don’t usually pin my hair into sections
- the texturizing spray I use towards the center of my hair and at the roots, kind of scrunching the ends with my fingertips to frizz them out a bit and give them more volume. And more of that distressed look
Products I used:
What other hair styles would you like to see? Up next are my top 3 easy hairstyles on the go!