I hope your week is flying by and you're looking forward to something fun this weekend! I am headed out to a color retreat, in Clearwater Florida. A mastermind in color is leading the class and I’m so excited to bring back some knowledge for all your beautiful hair! I think escaping the cold at some point in the February - March is essential so if you can book a flight to a spot with the some shine, its good for the soul. This week, I felt it was necessary to talk about the basics when it comes to curling your hair, I am breaking it down to the 6 things I think people struggle with the most. Whether you are trying to create some beach waves or Kim Kardashians cascading curls, you can follow these rules. **Per usual. Click product photos for links!**
Shirley Temple is not the goal. Wrapping your from the top to bottom is the goal. Think about whatever hair is the curling iron the longest will have the most curl, so if you wrap your hair starting from the top to the bottom, the curls closer to your root are going to have the strongest curl patter and the bottom will have the least amount. There are a few reasons why this is best case scenario; your curls with give more of the cascading effect (instead of shirley temple curls), you will have the option to leave your ends (or the last 2 inches of your hair) out of the curling iron completely to achieve the beach wave effect, and your ends have been exposed the most to heat, color, sun, all the damage, so when your curling them, you want them in the heat for the least amount of time possible.
I freaking love curled hair. Its so flirty, and beautiful. It makes girls feel soo good about themselves, which is so cool. But, you guys are so scared of doing it yourself. It is like this task that you don't think can ever be achieved unless you're in the salon. If these tips and the video, left you still feeling overwhelmed, I encourage you to get a few friends together and book a curl class. It is a fun way to have a girls night, and I pour you some wine, and teach you and your friends how to curl your hair in a very hands on environment. So many women have had great success after taking this class, and I love seeing the amount of confidence you gain when you finally master curling your hair!