How To Get Perfect Curls?
Are you wondering how you can get the perfect curls? I will be giving you my step by step hair guide will show you how to achieve those perfect curls.
Today we’re talking HAIRRRRRR.
You guys have asked how I curl my hair.
Ok so I’m very, very, very specific when I curl my hair.
You guys obviously know I’m a huge fan of The Sleep Bun.
But how do you get pre-Sleep Bun curls?
WHEEEEELP, let’s start from the very beginning:
How to curl the ends of your hair
Before you curl your hair, always make sure the hair is air dry or damp, not dripping wet and definitely not dry hair. You can blow dry your hair at the point that it is damp. air is the best way to achieve the style you want with minimal damage. Damp hair is the best way to achieve the curl you want to prevent damage.
1.) I always curl OUTWARD. NEVER inward. If you’re curling inward then you’re going to get that bridal curl. Not my thing at all. I always curl outward.
Inward curls vs. outward curls
You may want to curl your hair away from your face (outwards) for a more natural look. This means winding the small section of your hair down and around the curling wand wand of the curling iron in a curl pattern clockwise direction on the right side of your face and a counter-clockwise direction on the left side then hold the curling for a few seconds to hold the curling. With that said, curling inward will look awkward and unnatural.
2.) Use a wide tooth comb. It is great for combing curly hair because they don’t disrupt the curl pattern or cause frizziness. Additionally, wide tooth comb is great for all hair types allowing the hair to cool after the heat.
2.) Use the right curling iron. Yes. There’s such a thing. Different types of curls needs different types of iron. I’m obsessed with Nume’s curling iron. There’s no chipper thing. The chipper thing gives me a bump in my hair…& no one likes bumps. So I am big advocate of no chipper curling irons.
3.) Never start above the ears. Seriously though. Start curling the hair UNDER the ears. Don’t start from the top. It looks like Shirley Temple if you do.
4.) Brush your hair first. I know, right? Me brush my hair? HA! I promise I do before I curl it. I’m obsessed with this paddle brush. I like to brush the top a little AFTER it’s curled too. Only the top, not the curls at the bottom.
5.) Leave an inch of the fine hair out. Wrap it around the curling iron. I always leave an inch out of the curling iron. Keep an inch out ALWAYS.
6.) Apply a heat protection – use a little oil afterwards. I love adding a little Nume’s Argan oil. Argan oil has SOOOOOooo many benefits ( to name a few: it makes healthy curls, the hair silker, it’s amazing for split ends, & adds moisture and heat protectant without adding shine. Perfect for any hair types ). More benefits can be found here.
7.) As far as hairspray is concerned…don’t use too much!! Just a little. A little goes a long way. It is great to use hairspray because it provides volume and it can function like a dry shampoo by balancing the oils in your hair. Although finishing with hairspray will help maintain the curls in place, you can still use hairspray before, during, or after the curling process.
8.) Pull it through. I like to pull the curls out with my fingers a little so it is a looser curl. I tossle it a little before I leave the house & kind of pull the curls downward with my finger tips.
10.) Don’t wash it for a few days. Heyyyyyy, come on now. A little dirty hair never hurt a flea. The curls always look best the 3rd/4th day!! #sorrynotsorry
Here’s pre-Sleep Bun, freshly curled hair, by the way:
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