I often get a lot of questions on how I curl my hair. I figured I would share a few of my tips and tricks and what products I use. It might come as a surprise to some people that I don’t use a wand and I rather use a regular curling iron for my hair.
I love my Hot Tools Curling Iron I found at Ulta. However, you can also find it on Amazon for cheaper (link above). I usually heat it up to 380 and it can go up to 430. I rather it not be full temp, especially since I have hair with body in it already. If you have straighter hair, I recommend heating it up a little hotter. You can also use heat protector spray if you want to protect your hair. I am still trying to find a good one for an affordable price.
After heating up my curling iron for 5-10 minutes, I take small pieces of hair and I curling backwards instead of forwards. This helps to get more of a natural curly look than tight curls. I part my hair to the side I want it on and then curl one side then the other. Usually my right side of hair has more hair on it since I part my hair that way. It’s okay if it’s uneven.
After I am done curling, I flip my hair over and run my fingers through it. I then flip it back to normal and tease in the part area and the sides towards the top of my hair for body. You can use a regular brush like this one (Hair Brush) or you can use a Tease Brush. Either works fine.
The last step, is I spray the curls a lot with my favorite hairspray. I also recommend hairspray for longer lasting curls, especially if you have straighter hair.
My biggest tip, is if you can avoid blow drying your hair before you curl it or take a shower at night and sleep on it wet, then that’s when I tend to get the best curls. It helps for more volume, especially if you struggle with getting volume. I also, recommend investing a little bit in your curling iron. It’s definitely worth it to spend more on a curling iron that works well and lasts for a long time then wasting your money on a cheap one.
If you all have any questions about how to curl your hair, please feel free to leave a comment on this post. I linked all the details on my outfit above and the hair tools I use for curling my hair.
Hope you all have an awesome weekend!