Saturday, 30 March 2013

How I Curl/ Wave My Hair

Hey Everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I went to see Olly Murs in concert and thought it was the perfect opportunity to get out my Babylis Curling Wand (I got it for Christmas) and give it a whirl. I have completely poker straight hair, which some may consider a blessing, but to me, although I can wear my hair natural without it looking crazy, its so boring! In addition to it being straight- its flat and persistent. It is extremely reluctant to hold a curl or pretty much any other style.

My hair woes aside, I thought I'd tell you about my current hair routine for when I want a hairdoo that's a bit different from my usual. 

First, I give my hair a little bit of a tease with my Primark Back Combing Brush. After spritzing my hair with Lee Stafford's Heat Protectant (which is actually intended for straightening hair, but I thought it'd do the job all the same), I use the highest setting (210 degrees) of the wand and curl about two inch sections of hair away from my face. When I'm finished, I give my hair a bit of a shake and set it all with Bed Head Maxxed Out Hairspray, the only hairspray I've found that holds my hair, and has the bonus of smelling like oranges and not being an aerosol. 

The effect is casual, kind of beachy curls which last a good few hours (probably longer if I wasn't running out of hairspray). The whole process takes about 20 minutes which I think is fair, though I wouldn't do this on a regular basis as it seems like so much more effort than usual.

What's your current 'oomph' hairstyle?


14 comments:

  1. Wow your hair is fab xx

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  2. It looks great hun, I really like the Tresemme 24 hr body volume mousse! I really love it for when I'm curling my hair :-)

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    1. Thanks! Ooh thanks I'll check that out xx

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  3. I am so like you... my hair doesn't hold any curls for love nor money haha! Gahh it's so annoying. I have tried nearly every hairspray too, including this beaut you mentioned - it smells amazing :)) your hair looks gorgeous in the picture xx
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    1. Omg you share my pain- it is so annoying! I love it I think I'll repurchase despite the price tag! Thanks! xx

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  4. Loving the waves! It gives your hair so much life and body :)
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    1. Thanks! I know I would wear it like this all the time if I had the patience :P xx

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  5. Your hair looks great curled. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to try your tips and hope I can get similar results.

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    1. Thank you! Glad it helps- let me know how you get on! xx

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  6. I know how you feel! My hair is straight, about the same length as yours, fairly fine and doesn't hold ANY curls! Still working on that one but I've pretty much given up haha :)

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    1. Aw yay you feel my pain! Its so annoying - I need like a bottle of hairspray to keep it in :P xx

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