My hair is naturally somewhat curly. Somewhat meaning very curly if it grows from around my eyebrows down and stick straight if it grows from above that.
I had a hard time finding curly hair pictures of myself because up until recently, I didn’t wear it that way very often. In fact, curly tended to mean bad hair day. I had a good curly stretch for a while—about a year before I got married my hair dresser permed the top section of my hair so it would blend with the rest. It was great, but short lived.
But then I recently discovered the perfect blend of products and styling techniques that allow me to love my curly hair.
I even had my hairdresser cut my hair so I could wear it curly every day. And since then, I’ve had so many people ask me how and what I use in my hair, so I thought I would share it with you!
My power team of products are Kenra’s Curl Glaze Mousse, Pureology’s RootLift (a spray in foam) and Bed Head’s Masterpiece hairspray. I picked up all three of these at a TradeSecret store, but you could find them (or similar products) at any salon.
1. I start with fairly damp towel dried hair.
2. I run a leave in conditioner through my hair. I found with all the hairspray I was using, it seemed to dry out a lot, so the conditioner helps keep things nice.
4. Work and comb the booster through the rest of the hair.
5. I use about this much of the curling glaze on the back of my hair, and about that much on each side of my head.
6. Run the glaze through your hair making sure it’s evenly distributed and then scrunch. You can see that my hair really doesn’t look all that curly at this point.
7. A view of the back.
8. Dry with a diffuser. A stylist once told me that the less movement you use, the better the curl hold. This is so the hair will dry as a curl rather than keep being released as it dries. So I cup a section of hair in the diffuser, and then hold it there for a while before moving on to another section.
9. It isn’t a very pretty sight when dry. Just a big mess of craziness.
10. Once again I follow the Small Things Blog’s tutorial for how to style my bangs. This tutorial has seriously transformed the way I do and love my hair.
11. Holding my bangs in place to let them cool with some shape.
12. The side section of bangs gets curled with the flat iron and then blended in with the rest of the hair.
13. Then it’s just a matter of touching up the funky spots. The longest sections of my hair tend to need the most help. I just use my flat iron to add some curl. If you aren’t familiar with how to curl your hair using a flat iron, check out this tutorial.
14. At this point, my hair is styled, but it still needs a little help. That’s when I just keep blasting it with hair spray, scrunching, wiggling sections and shifting pieces until I like the way it all sits. Then blast it some more.
I’m also loving how I can pull in headbands with the curls.
This headband was sent to me by Michelle (of Someday Crafts). She sells Paparazzi Accessories. I’ll be sharing more about her business with you soon, but in the mean time, you can check this headband and other fun pieces out here.
I hope this helps! If you have any tips for styling curly hair, please feel free to share!
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