Happy Friday everyone! 🙂 I hope you had an absolutely glorious week. I know I did–one exam down, a session of swim lessons finished and I actually made it through a full week of blogging. I know, I’m just that awesome.
Anyway, I have been wanting to expand the content on this blog for a while now, and I thought it was about time for a hair tutorial. A few months ago I chopped off 9 inches of hair for donation to Beautiful Lengths, and since then it’s been a daily struggle to try and figure out what to do with it. I promise I do not regret cutting my hair off one bit, but I’m not used to how shiny and straight it is. This might seem like a blessing to some of y’all out there, but it doesn’t easily hold a curl and often falls out of bobby pins. Not Ideal.
I’ve seen this tutorial all over Pinterest and thought that I’d give the “Ponytail Curls” a whirl. It’s simple and surprisingly quick once you get the hang of curling your hair on top of your head. You also end up with perfectly messy, bed-head but not, “Victoria’s Secret” curls that take little to no time at all.
The first thing I started off with was dousing my hair in a light hold hairspray–my favorite at the moment being the Dove Strength and Shine Flexible Hold. I’m not particularly worried about damage, but if you are stick with a heat protectant like this one here. The hairspray helps the curl hold and not fall out immediately. Pile all your hair on top of your head in a unicorn-pony and you’re all set to start curling.
I really did (not) try to be slightly normal while taking these pictures. Pardon my faces.
I curled all of my hair in small sections away from my face with a one inch curling iron from Hot Tools. My hair refuses to hold a curl when I use the clip like a normal person, but it works great when I wrap it around like a wand.
To make the curls last longer be sure that you drop the curls in your hand and hold them for about 5 seconds before letting them fall–try not to burn yourself please. After keenly inspecting my hair and making sure I did not screw it up, I attempted to “gently” remove it from the hair tie.
This is the part where you get to feel like Candace Swanepoel or Adriana Lima and flip your hair around to inspect your handiwork. The curls are soft and perfect for an everyday look when you don’t really want to spend that much time on your hair–with a little practice this style could most definitely take around 10 minutes to complete from start to finish.
This is my kind of hairstyle right here–work smarter not harder ladies. Laziness at it’s finest.
I went back and touched up a few pieces on the underside–which were all still straight because my hair isn’t that long–and curled the front pieces to frame my face. Finish it off with a flexible hold hairspray and maybe a little curl defining cream if you’re feeling daring, and you are all ready to go.
Mess it up. Flip your hair around. Ya look gorgeous.
I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial and crappy attempt at modeling–I haven’t been in front of my camera in what feels like ages!
I’m thinking of adding an “I saw it on Pinterest” kind of feature where I redo beauty & hair looks found on Pinterest if y’all would be interested in seeing that. I spend way too much time on there anyway, and maybe that would put my efforts to good use. I should also have a mascara tutorial out soon–maybe next week–so be on the look out for that too.
I will talk to y’all on Monday and have a great weekend!