One of favorite and go-to hairstyles is loose curls and waves. It took me a very long time to figure out what hairstyle works for me and how to style and hold it properly. I have long hair and a lot of it, but it is quite fine. I hate using a lot of products, especially heavy ones. I want to share with you a few easy tips to achieve loose curls/ waves that will last all day (I wear this style to work for 9-10 hours). I promise this is easy and quick. If I can do it, I swear you can as well. Here are the steps:
Step 1: I curl my hair after blow drying it. I have found this works best for me, as it gives me the most volume and best texture for curling my hair. Then I throw up my hair into a bun while I am doing my makeup to let it get some volume and a little natural wave.
Step 2: After taking my hair out of the bun I brush it then give it a light coat of hairspray to prep it. After the hairspray, make sure to brush through your hair. Believe it or not, this spray leaves your hair incredibly soft and smooth and doesn’t leave that sticky, hard feeling. I use a boar hair brush, as it helps with breakage.
Step 3: Make sure to section off your hair. I divide mine into four sections. I divide it down the middle and then section the top from the bottom. That way I can focus on one side at a time and the bottom layer first.
Step 4: I use a Kiss InstaWave for curling my hair. It has two settings (a low and high setting). I tend to opt for the lower setting, as it give me more of waves. The high setting gives tighter curls, which are also amazing. All you have to do is place it vertically behind your strand of hair. I place it near the top of the strand (where I want the curl to start). Then all you have to do is press the button and it begins wrapping you hair. You can wrap it backwards (away from your face) or forward (towards your face)! Super easy! Sometimes it doesn’t catch all of the hair right away, but as long as you hold the button the entire time, it will catch all of the hair.
The Kiss InstaWave is an automatic curler that creates curls for you without doing much work. I know, it sounds nuts! But this thing is amazing. It definitely took me a few times to fully understand how to use this. But once you get the hang of it, it is so seamless and so quick. I can curl my whole head in about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes even faster when I am in a rush.
Step 5: Hold the curler in your hair for 5-10 seconds. I usually do right around 10 seconds, but it gets pretty hot, so you can do it for a little less time. Then just pull the iron straight down and the curl will appear as such. Continue doing this to the entire bottom layer, then move onto the top layer. I tend to overdo the top layer on both sides, since this is what people will see first. It takes me about 10 minutes in total to curl my entire head.
Step 6: By this step, you should be finished curling your hair. Rub a small amount of the redken product between your fingers. Then run the product through your hair. This will give some long-lasting hold without a sticky or crunchy feeling. The hold and smell on this stuff is amazing. I rub my fingers through quite a few times in order to get it a bit looser, but you can leave it for tighter curls or waves.
Side note: Since many have asked via my blog, instagram, and email I thought I would share with you. My hair is definitely colored. It has been colored using the balayage technique. It is a process where your stylist hand paints color into your hair. This was my first time really coloring my hair and I must say this process is amazing! My hair has been colored for over 2 months now and it has been super easy to maintain! This color process easily fades out, making it a bit more low maintenance than regular hair coloring. If you are in the Chicagoland area: I would be happy to share my salon and stylist details with you!
I hope you found this tutorial informative, easy to follow, and if you have any questions: feel free to ask!!
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