Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BEACH WAVES


Hi loves!  I've always had a love/hate relationship with my hair.  If I dry it with a blow dryer, it immediately goes stick straight.  No flat iron needed.  No frizzies.  But, the flip side??  I can never get my hair to hold a curl.  That is... until I stumbled upon this curling iron.  It literally has saved my life.  It holds curl and allows me to do my hair in right around 5m -- 10m max. Let's talk about how to use it and what you're going to need to get those beach waves...

Wash & Dry:  First, I wash and dry my hair.  I am addicted to Kerastase shampoo & conditioner.  I've used it for years and years and swear by it.  It doesn't weigh my fine hair down and helps me limit my washes to every other day or so.  After washing my hair, I dry my hair until there is no moisture left.  *Super important for me or my hair won't curl well.*

Curl:  I spray this Oribe texturizing spray to my roots and fluff my roots up a bit.  This also helps give it a second-day look -- which is much needed for a good beach wave.  Then, I section my hair off into two horizontal sections -- separating the top layers from the bottom layers.  (If you have longer hair, you might opt for separating the hair into three sections).  Next, I grab my wand and wind my hair from the bottom section in 1-inch strips around the wand with the top of the wand facing completely downward.   Then, I repeat with the top section.  Biggest tip: leave at least 1-2 inches of the bottom of your hair out at the end when you wind it around the wand.  I hold the hair around the wand for a few seconds and when I remove it, I pull it straight to lengthen the curl.  I then let the curls set for a few minutes -- usually doing my makeup while waiting.

 Style:  Once the curls have set, I run my fingers through the curls.  I spray it with this Oribe volumizing spray to give it a boost and to mess it up a bit.  I also give it another spritz of my favorite texturizing spray (mentioned above) to hold the curls.  I love using this instead of a hairspray because it still gives my hair movement -- while keeping the curl all day long. And, just like that I'm done!  

Extra Tip:  I also use my Oribe texurizing spray as a dry shampoo.  It doesn't leave any white residue and cleans my hair up allowing me to go 2-3 days between washes.  




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