I am so excited to finally share an updated hair tutorial featuring how I get my everyday loose curls. I’m definitely not a pro, but this is my regular routine and my favorite way to style my hair. Not only is it a low maintenance hairstyle, but I actually figured out how to get my curls to last a good 2 (maybe 3) days without restyling. Don’t worry, I’m sharing my secrets below. I hope you enjoy this loose curls hair tutorial!
Thanks for stopping by! xx Ashley
HOW TO GET LOOSE CURLS
- Start with clean hair. If time allows, I let my hair air dry overnight. This gives it some texture and helps keep the curl bouncy. Before curing, I use Oribe Royal Blowout. This heat protecting mist helps fight frizz, heat damage and gives a subtle sheen to your hair. It’s weightless and works on both wet or dry hair. I know it’s pricey, but it’s good. The directions say to use it on damp hair, but my hair stylist recommends using it on wet or dry hair.
- Section your hair. I usually divide mine into two parts. I love using these clamps (these are good for setting the curls- we’ll get to that in a minute).
- Take a 1.5-2 inch section of hair (the larger the section, the bigger the curl). I typically take 2 inch sections when curling my hair, especially the front. The OUAI Medium Hair Spray is my go-to hairspray when curling. This is a dry hairspray and is not at all sticky. It’s great for holding curls! I give my hair a quick spray before curling.
- Curl away from your face using a 1.25 inch curling iron. This will give the look of natural, voluminous curls.
- After curling each section, allow the curl to cool in your hand. This will help set the curl. If time allows, I clip up each individual curl and allow it to set while I do my makeup. In my opinion, this is the best way to achieve long lasting curls.
- Continue curling the bottom section away from your face.
- Take down the top section of hair. Use a teasing comb for some added volume on the top few layers. I use the Kerastase VIP Spray at the roots as it’s a great volumizer/texturizer. I like this because it doesn’t make my hair feel sticky. You can’t even tell you have product in your hair!
- Continue curling away from your face and clipping up each curl. Then, give your hair a quick spray with the OUAI Medium Hair Spray (or your favorite medium hold hairspray) and allow your curls to cool completely. The longer you leave them clipped up, the bouncier your curls will be.
- Once you’re ready to take the clips out, use half a pump of the OUAI Hair Oil while running your fingers through the ends of your hair. You do not want to get this oil at your roots. Running your fingers through your ends will give you that soft, tousled curl. If you’re hair is very fine and tends to get oily, I would suggest the OUAI Rose Hair + Body Oil. I have tried it and it smells wonderful.
STYLE TIP: To get your curls to last a few more days, sleep with your hair in a loose bun. I usually wear mine on the top of my head, but if it’s more comfortable to sleep on a low bun, that will work too. I use dry shampoo (a full list of my favorite dry shampoos) at the roots and let it sit overnight before brushing it out. In the morning, I brush through the roots with a boar bristle brush. I will also use a little hair oil on my ends. If you’re one of the lucky ones that can get away with another day of dry shampoo, follow that same routine for Day 3.
Gibson Black Ruffled Handkerchief Hem Top | The Styled Collection Athens Ring | The Styled Collection Gold Abbott Cuff | Kerastase VIP c/0 | OUAI Hair Oil and Medium Hair Spray | Oribe Royal Blowout | T3 Curling Iron | Hold It Together Blow Dry Clips | Professional Teasing and Back Combing Hair Comb
images by: mary summers