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May 27, 2019
When I first cut (um, chopped) my hair last month, I wondered, will I regret this decision? For the past few years, I’ve been growing out my hair, and for the most part I’ve loved it! I had a bad (read, terrible) hair cut about 5 years ago (still not over it) so, I’ve been cautious about anything too extreme. That’s the thing I love about hair though! Anything you do to it, isn’t permanent. Sure, if you hate a hair cut, it’ll take some time to grow out, but you’re not stuck with it forever!
The last time I cut it, it was a lob. Nothing too crazy. But i never really styled it so i ended up growing it out. I decided that if I was going to chop it off again, I finally needed to learn how to style it properly. Thankfully, my stylist, Kyli, showed me how to do loose curls with a flat iron at my last visit.
I was amazed at how quick it all was and love the loose waves look!
I’m going to share how I get the look!
Your hair can be freshly washed and dried, but I find that when it’s one-day dirty, it holds better.
Hold your flat iron, I’m using the Drybar Tress Press Styling Iron, at an angle. Clamp a small section of hair between the flat iron and twist away from your face and gently pull down and away from your head without clamping too tight. Release your grip right before you get to the ends. There’s no need to hold the flat iron in one place for a long time because it’s so hot. Also, holding it in one spot like a curling iron will give you a funny sharp kink in your hair. Continue to do this all around your head.
It might be helpful to pin up the top section of your hair and curl the bottom first before moving to that part. On the other side of your head, you’ll reverse the direction—always twist away from your face!
To avoid your curls looking like Shirley Temple, run your fingers through the curls to loosen them up and make them look more natural.
I skip hairspray for this style because I like how they look when they loosen up a bit! It turns more into a more natural wave than tight curls. I always use a texturizing spray that gives a little hold and volume. Here I’m using Redkin Wax Blast Texture Spray, and I love it! Another one of my favorites is Oribe Dry Texture Spray—both smell amazing!
Run your fingers through the curls one more time to loosen them!
Tip! When you curl your hair with a flat iron, it holds really well, so make it last! On day two, my curls always look looser and more natural. I touch up any pieces that totally lost their curl (usually the front pieces get a bit looser because I touch them more). Touch up any greasy spots with dry shampoo, add a bit more texturizing spray and you are good to go!
Have you tried curling your hair with a flat iron? What tips do you have?
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