The most common beauty question I get is how to get hair-do here:
Seriously. Everytime I wear my hair like this, people ask. And when I tell them I do it with a straightener, I always get the same response. Really?!
I use very few products and as you can see, the starting point can be pretty grim (see below):
I can start with straight hair or crazy curly – like above. I will say it is easier if it hasn’t been washed in at least a day, and you freshen it up with some dry shampoo to start.
Step One: I start by putting a small amount of this frizz-prevention serum. I need all the help I can get in that department. I then begin splitting pinning up the top (these are my favorite clips – since they prevent creasing in your hair) and leaving a thin layer on the bottom to start with.
Step Two: I turn my straightener on to the highest setting, but the temperature setting you use to straighten your hair is fine. You’ll be applying heat to let your hair know how you want it to lie – so usually I find the warmer the better. On the left side of my face, I turn the straightener upside down and curl away from my face. On the right side, I hold the straightener straight so the open end faces the ceiling and again, curl away from my face. Practice this action before you go in on your hair, because once it’s curled it’s really hard to go back.
Step Three: I take sections (the same size sections when I straighten my hair) and curl in the motions explained above. I start at the root and turn my wrist as I move the straightener toward the ends. I turn a little tighter towards the end to formulate the curl shape, but do more of a straightening job closer to the roots. I find this gives me more of a beach curl as opposed to a ‘big hair’ look. If I curled close to the root, I’d probably be working towards putting those curls into an up-do later.
Repeat Steps Three & Four – Until your whole head is complete. It usually only takes me 15 minutes tops – I actually filmed myself doing it so you guys could see, but I didn’t have any makeup on, so THATS not seeing the light of day. It’s easy and a hairstyle that will hold ALL night. Even in gross humidity. Then, I usually run a soft bristle brush through it to ensure my locks are a little looser than tight.