There are days when my hair is freshly washed and I think to myself that I am going to wear it straight. Like not touching it with the curling iron at all. I blow it out, grab my round brush, use all my old hairdresser skills……and last about 20 minutes with it straight!! I can’t decide if it’s because I’m naturally blessed (or cursed) with straight hair, and I’m a woman so I always want what I don’t have, or if I just look better with a little wave in my hair.
However, not all wavy hair is created equal. We’ve got kinky waves, messy waves, beach waves, old Hollywood waves, and now today, THE SOFTER WAVE! So this would be considered my compromise when I don’t want to be too textured, but want to add a little bit of bend to my hair. It’s the “in between straight and wavy hair.”
Any length of hair can use this technique, however, I will say that if you have really long hair, you may want to hold the curling iron in your hair a little longer to set it, and/or use a little bit bigger of an iron. As you know long hair will pull on the wave a lot more, so you can be a little more aggressive with your technique. Since my hair is a lot shorter right now, I still used full heat on my curling iron, but just didn’t hold it in my hair as long. I also took BIGGER sections, and they were more vertical sections than horizontal sections. Make sense? Well, if it doesn’t, I HAVE A FULL VIDEO TO TEACH YOU!
I hope these videos aren’t like a broken record for you, but I get requests on how I style my hair all the time! These simple little tweaks on how to curl (like which direction the curl goes, how big the sections are, what heat the curling iron is on, how to curl the fringe, and what products I use) make all the difference on how the waves will turn out.
I’ll let the video do the rest of the explaining, and send me more requests (anything, not just hair) so that I can create more videos and blog posts based on what you want! If you are celebrating the 4th of July, I hope you have a blast, and keep it safe! XOXO