Happy New Year! Hopefully, you got through New Years Eve smoothly, whether you were out partying, or like me, you stayed in because you couldn’t be bothered. Go us!
So, I thought I’d share with you, how I style my hair when I have the time. I love having curly hair, so I figured it would be fun to share my routine with you all!
◊ The Process ◊
- Before I even touch the curling wand, whilst my hair is damp, I spray Garnier’s Heat Protectant Coconut Milk on my hair, and massage it into the lengths of my hair. Because I have bleached hair, I must always be extra careful. as it is more prone to damage. This spray is a lifesaver!
- After I quickly brush my hair, I then section it off. As my hair isn’t very thick, and quite thin, I only need to section off my hair once. I use a scrunchy for this, as it leaves no dent in the hair, like a usual hair tie would.
- And before I even think of touching my Remington curling wand, I grab my heat protectant glove. Take it from me, be cautious! I recently burned myself very, very badly, so learn from my own mistake. WEAR THE DAMN GLOVE!
- I grab a strand of hair, about an inch or so, and wrap this not very tightly around the wand itself, and leave it for about 5-10 seconds. I don’t like to leave it in any longer, for fear of damaging my hair. On my left side, I curl my hair away from my face, and on the right side, I curl towards my face. It just gives a nice amount of volume to both sides. And once the first curl is done, I take a moment, question what I’m doing with my life, and continue curling the rest for what feels like a million years.
- For the opposite side, like I said above, I curl these strands towards my face. By this I mean, I wrap the strands of hair around the wand towards me, as you can see in the images. I repeat this same technique, until complete.
- I then let down my sectioned off hair, and brush through it before going any further. Definitely untangle your hair before curling, it’ll make it much easier, and hassle free.
- Once I’ve parted my hair to what I desire, I then continue on curling the rest of my hair, with the same technique as I have done above. Curling away from my face, on my left. Curling towards my face on the right.
8. Once every piece of hair is curled, I then gently brush my fingers through the curls. And then I guide my brush slowly and gently through my hair, just to break up the curls a little, and to give a bit more volume. I love doing this, as it gives a very classy edge to my hair.
10. I differ between two hairsprays for the end result: Schwarzkopf got 2B Volumizing Hairspray, and L’OREAL Paris Satin Extra Strength/Volume Hairspray. Once I spritz this throughout my hair, I then push my hair upwards, by the roots, just to give it more volume, and get rid of the stickiness of the hairspray.
And that is my curling routine! Nothing too difficult, it’s just something that suits me. Everyone has their own techniques, these just happen to be mine. I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my styling process.
Also, if I’m heading out, and don’t want my hair to get in my way, I love to just throw it up into a low messy bun, and let some curls fall out. I just love how classy this looks.
I find that curling my hair, gives me such confidence within myself. On days I’m feeling down I the dumps, investing some time into myself, and cheering myself up, I just curl my hair. Don’t get me wrong, I love my naturally straight hair, but sometimes I just need a little volume.
My two trusty hairsprays, that are very affordable!
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you can take something from this, no matter what it is. And thank you so much for putting up with my crazy self for many months in 2017. Here’s to a great 2018, and loads of exciting things for you to see from me!
Happy New Year!
Here is everything I used, all my beloved hair products!
Much love and appreciation,