Saturday, March 24, 2012

BEACHY WAVES 101

The girls at work brought a curling wand in one day to show me how easy it is to use and I've gone from being completely inept at doing anything with my hair to curling on a daily basis. My SIL picked up a great curling wand set for me that has 4 different sized barrels. I've been playing around with the two larger sized barrels and I'm still trying to perfect the technique but I thought I'd post this Beachy Waves 101 to show how easy it is. BTW - Please excuse all of the stupid faces I'm making in these photos (LOL). 

Step 1: Start off by putting a protective serum on your hair. I'm using Moroccan Oil Light. Then use a clip to pin the top section of your hair up.

Step 2: Using a 1" or 1 1/4" barrel take a section of hair (I try to use one inch pieces) and curl it away from your face. For these photos I'm using a 1 1/4 barrel. I don't curl the very bottom of my hair around the wand so the curl is relaxed. I use a glove with the wand however most people I know find it difficult to curl their hair with the glove. I haven't had any trouble with it so I guess it's personal preference. 

Step 3: When you finish curling the section of hair pull the piece straight for a few seconds to help relax the curl.

A finished curl.

 Step 4: Continue curling hair in one inch sections all the way around.

Step 5: Put down top section of hair and continue to curl hair away from you face. 

Step 6: Run your fingers through your hair and/or a brush to loosen the curls. 

Step 7: Spray with hair spray. I'm using L'Oreal Elenet which is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It really holds your curls but doesn't harden your hair at all. In fact, you can still run your fingers through your hair! Plus, they just came out with an unscented version. 

Finished product: Loose, relaxed beachy waves. 

What do you think? Do you use a curling wand or a curling iron? 

I'm wearing the StyleMint Newbury T in these photos. It's my new favourite T!

6 comments:

  1. Love your hair like this. How long does it take? Gorgeous.

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  2. The glove made me laugh out loud ;)

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  3. LOL - I know, the glove is ridic but it's better than burning myself! I don't know how people use the wand without the glove.

    Jor - it probably takes me about 10 minutes. It's longer if I try to do tighter curls but if I do bigger chunks of hair for loose waves it's really quick. Comprable to the amount of time it takes to flat iron my hair.

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  4. Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I've always had trouble with curling irons, but I think I might be able to handle this one... I will definitely have to pick one up and try it out!

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  5. I used the light version of the Moroccanoil too and it's amazing. If you run out check out www.hairtrade.com as they're a lot cheaper than other places for Morrocanoil! They've got all the range too - id definitely recommend the shampoo & conditioner (http://www.hairtrade.com/moroccanoil-m-56.html)

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  6. i'm in the market for a new curler, what brand is it? the 4 wand system sounds perfect!

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