Thursday, July 17, 2014

Does the title of this post seem extreme?  Maybe.
Is it true? ABSOLUTELY!

Ok, here's the normal life, I have hair that kinda waves on one side, kinda straightens on the other, one part flips, the other part stands straight up, and I have a cowlick that runs down the entire back of my head.  Other than those things I have great hair!  Why do all those negatives matter here?  Well, it matters because I always have to do something with my hair.  I either have to round brush it, flat iron it, or curl it in order to achieve said great hair.  Once I get it to do what I want it to do it's the best hair ever and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

I don't know if it's because I live in the south now, but I truly believe some days just call for BIG HAIR and aerosol hairspray!!  Since moving to Oklahoma, I've embraced hot rollers.  I used to think they were a thing of the past, but they can be great when styled in a modern way.  The curls from my hot rollers are pretty loose curls.  I have always envied the tighter curls that last all day, but I never knew how to get them.

I've tried the techniques using a flat iron to get the curls, but that's harder to achieve on shorter hair. I can get curls, but you practically have to do Cirque du Soliel style moves to get the shorter back pieces curled when trying to twist around a flat iron.  It is quite frustrating.

With my upcoming trip to Vegas, I knew I would want curly hair, but didn't want to pack my big box of hot rollers.  Enter Pinterest, the wonderful world of all great ideas.  I found this great video on how to get long lasting beach wave style curls that last using a curling iron.  All I'd have to pack is my curling iron?  Let me try this!!  It had to be a good tutorial if it's has almost 3.5 million hits, right?  

I decided to get a smaller (3/4 inch) curling iron  than Amy used in her video and give it a try this morning.  It only took me 30 minutes start to finish!!  Here's how I went about getting it done efficiently.

1) I sectioned off my hair.  I decided to work my way from the bottom up.  This way I didn't disturb any of the other curls if I'd worked my way from the top down.
2) I gave the loose sections of hair a good spraying of aerosol hairspray.  I know my hair well enough to know that if I don't give it a good pre-spray it won't hold the curls.

3) I followed Amy's technique in the video to curl all of the loose hair.

4) Once that section was done, I let down another layer of hair, gave it a good spraying, and went about curling all of that hair and then repeated until all of my hair was curled.

5) At first I looked like Nelly from Little House on the Prairie with my ringlet curls all over my head.
Before I shook out the curls I gave them another good spray.  (Really, can you ever use too much aerosol hairspray on your curls??!!)  I left them alone while I got dressed for work and then I shook them loose.  By shook them loose, I mean I bent over and ran my hands through all the curls, shaking them around.  Then I stood up to a giant afro of curls.  I didn't freak out because I knew they would settle down pretty quickly.

6) I sprayed the curls with hairspray once again, because again, you can't have too much hairspray, especially on a damp, humid day in the south.  Once I was done, I gave my whole head a spray with my absolute favorite hair product on the planet, Sexy Hair's Play Dirty spray wax.
A light spray of this product gives your hair the definition you want without weighing it down.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  Have I mentioned it's my all time favorite hair product of all time?  Yeah, I love it.  I get mine at Ulta for about $15 a can.  

Want to see how it turned out?
Great curls, right?  Want to know how I can claim these are all day curls?  I did all that curling at 7am and this picture was taken after 4pm!!  All that hair spray and you'd think I'd have stiff crunchy hair, but I don't.  I have soft, loose curls all these hours later!  

What do you think?  Have you ever tried Amy's technique?  If you haven't, give this a try and then leave a comment below telling us how it worked for you.  I'd love your feedback!

I hope you had a great hair day too!

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