May 14, 2013
- For best results begin with clean, dry hair in your natural texture. Separate your hair to begin working on the bottom section. I typically separate my hair into thirds but depending on how thick your hair is you may want to do more or fewer sections.
- For each section, apply a heat protectant and brush out any knots. I used TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray. (more…)
April 29, 2013
Step 1: The first step in any hairstyle involving a heat tool is to prep your hair. I used TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray first, followed by a light misting of TRESemme Ultra Fine Mist Hair Spray. I find that prepping my hair with hairspray helps the curls to hold better. The secret to a classic wave hairstyle is a small barrel curling iron, a clip-less one that is. I will be using my Cortex 4 in 1 curling iron set with the smallest barrel which is a 1/2-1″. Now on to the fun part! (more…)
January 25, 2013
- Using your brush, give your hair a deep side part.
- Curl all of your hair in the same direction on each side towards your face. The smaller the barrel of your curler, the more wavy it’ll be in the end. Try your best to have all of your curls be super structured and symmetrical (ie look the same!).
- Once all your hair is all curled you should look something like this. Usually perfectly curled hair is not flattering, but for this technique, it’s necessary!
- After the curls have cooled completely, use your brush to gently comb out your curls. If your hair likes to hold onto curl, you may need to do this more than once.
- Set with your favorite hairspray and/or shine spray.
Et Voilá! Some lipstick and a LBD and you are red carpet ready!
January 23, 2013
Do you crave salon worthy hair? Here is a step-by-step guide to getting the best blow-out at home. You’ll need a blow dryer with a nozzle, detangler, a protective serum, a medium to large round brush (depending on how much hair you have) , styling oil and a clip.
- Spray de-tangler (like Silken Child Leave-In Detangler) onto wet hair so that it’s protected as you brush it out—always remember, hair is its most fragile when wet. Applying a de-tangler right out of the shower is best; using this type of spray on hair that is in the process of air drying will cause the hair to feel sticky once it’s dry.
- Using a blow dryer with the nozzle on, blow your bangs or any stubborn cowlicks that you have first, so that you can control these sections before they start to. I like to pull the rest of my hair back while doing this so that I can focus on the front section. (more…)