It just got a lot easier to do!
I have two problems when it comes to curling my hair. The first, my hair is incredibly straight, so it takes a lot of time to curl. The second being that it’s gone short again, so either the tools I use are far too big that my hair can’t wrap around. Or nine times out of ten, I end up burning my fingers. Hence why you’ll usually see me with just straight hair.
It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally got myself into a new routine of giving my hair some waves with ease. No morning burns anymore! Partly this is down to investing in more appropriate products. However, I have recently found myself with a brand new styling tool that’s made all the difference.
So without further ado, let’s talk all things waves and curls…
HOW TO CURL SHORT HAIR.
The first place to start is with the wash. I have to wash my hair every single day. Having fine hair means by the end of the day my hair already feels slightly greasy. So when it comes to curling my hair, you have to start with the foundations. I’ve completely fallen in love with the Kristin Ess The One signature shampoo and matching conditioner. These products leave my hair feeling so clean, fresh and full of volumes. Perfect conditions for curling my hair.
Next is prep. With curling my hair, it’s all about prepping it full of volume still but not making the hair too thick so it won’t hold the curl. Now, you all know my love for the IGK Next Level Nordic Cotton Volumizing Mist. It’s perfect for giving my hair that natural lift without being too crunchy. However, I’ve recently fallen in love with their Sold Out Curl Priming Basecoat. It’s the perfect product for giving you a base for soft but define waves.
Once my hair is dried, it’s ready to go on the curling. Now, I know that I wasn’t using the right styler to give me the perfect curl. That was all changed once I was introduced to the GHD Festival Gold Styler. Not only does it look fabulous, but it also heats up so quickly! Plus, the barrel is the perfect size for shorter hair. No one burnt fingertips! I also love the new travel case it comes with, it’s that perfect tidy organise that pleases my soul.
The tip with adding waves is to take your time. Go slowly and pull the hair away from your face. Ensure your chunks of hair are small also, it ensures the curl actually holds. The thing I’ve also learnt is to not brush out the curl straight away (leave it to the last possible second) but also go light on the hairspray. Hairspray seems to weight the hair and my curl disappears shortly afterwards.
So these are my tips are perfecting the curls. How do you curl your hair?
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