One of my favorite hairstyles is simple loose curls. It’s the style I wear almost daily, and it’s one that I can achieve in 15 minutes. It took me years to finally figure out how to curl my hair without it being “too curly” and I want to share with you a few tips and tricks to achieve loose curls that will stay all day. Here are the steps:
And yes, your hair can hold curls!
What You Need:
Boar Hair Brush (only $12!)
Hot Tools 1 in. Curling Iron (on sale for $30)
Hairspray (I used Bumble and Bumble Spray De Mode)
Step 1: Go to bed with wet hair. Letting your hair air dry is the best kept secret to helping hair hold curls. I use one pump of Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil when its wet and brush with a wide tooth comb. I throw my hair up in a messy bun and let it air dry over night.
Step 2: Depending on hair texture, you may or may not want to add a little more of the 100 Proof Oil. Obviously I color my hair so it can always use a little moisture. Brush your hair out using a boar bristle brush (it’s better for your hair and prevents breakage). I section off my hair by taking the top layer and clipping it up. This helps me focus on curling the bottom layer.
Step 3: This part takes me about 6-7 minutes. I start by taking an inch or so of my hair and spraying the section with hairspray. I like that one because it has a heat protectant and its a medium hold. Curl you hair away from your face and make sure you hold the iron vertically. You should get a tight curl, but don’t run your fingers through it yet! You will save that for the very end.
Step 4: Continue the bottom layer, and move on to the top part. I spend a little more time on this area just because this is the part people see first. Don’t forget to keep curling away from your face. You want your curls to go the same way (for the most part).
Step 5: By this step you should be finished curling your hair. I spend the last couple minutes trying to get a little more volume. I take the top layer on my hair and fold it over to the opposite side of my part. You don’t want to tease that top layer of your hair. It’s easy to notice and can also cause breakage at the root which is probably not what you are going for! Instead, I just add a little spray to that fold and then tease that next layer. After teasing at the crown, I start to separate my hair with my fingers. I keeping playing with it until I get looser curls. Spray with your favorite hairspray and you are good to go.
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