Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Relaxed Waves: Hair Tutorial

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Hello my beauties!

How are we all doing this afternoon?

I think I've at long last settled back into England and my own house, am finally getting round to ticking those things off my to-do list, and finding the spare time to blog frequently again.

Luckily for me, I haven't had to scramble in a rush for new post ideas - sometimes I take photos from ages ago for future outfit posts/make-up/hair tutorials, and save them for later. So technically, the photos from this post are from a while ago - but I'm glad I took them at the time!

Some days, I'll want to do all sorts of things with my hair. Other days, in fact most days, all I can be bothered to do is stick it up in a ponytail. One day, I forced myself to try something different. Rather than the usual go-to hairstyle of spiral curls, I searched the internet for a different technique of curling your hair. Something more relaxed and laid-back - like these loose waves!

It was so easy to achieve, and I loved the end result. Not quite straight, not quite curly, just nicely in between. Not everyone will even need to use a curling iron to get this kind of wave (lucky you with your natural waves) but for me, my hair's naturally a clump of tight curls. So this is ideal for me!



The first thing you'll want to do is work your hair into about four sections. I prefer to begin from the front to back, and I find using a barrel with a width of about an inch and a half works best.


Next, wind your hair around the curling iron. But only up to about halfway - the idea is loose, long curls, so avoid curling anywhere near your roots! Hold for about 20-30 seconds, depending on your hair's resistance to curl. (Don't clump down the iron over your hair either - just gently wrap it around and hold in place.)


When you release the hair from the iron, slowly unwind it from the tip, and allow it to fall by itself. Feel free to twirl with your fingers if you want a tighter wave.


This step is crucial - get a hair grip/bobby pin (whatever you want to call it) and begin to twist the hair strand upwards that you just curled. When you get to about halfway, stop, and secure the grip in place, so the strand is wrapped into one little twirl.


You'll want to proceed with this step all the way though until you have finished curling all your hair. Curl a strand, secure it. Once you're done, begin to remove all the hair grips, allowing the hair to fall down slowly.


The end result should leave with you beautiful, loose waves. To get a tighter wave, you can curl the length of your strands all the way to the roots, and leave the grips in longer. The grip trick works really well to keep your curls lasting longer!

All done!

Products I recommend:

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream 

Any flexible hold hairspray

What do you all think of the waves? Hope you found this tutorial helpful! x

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  1. Replies
    1. Hey Nicky!

      Haha it's actually a night dress you know! Thanks though :-)

      Have a lovely day!

      Emily x


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