Posts Tagged ‘curling iron’

OVER STYLED

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Today’s hair post is quite simple but a very valuable one, nonetheless. It’s pretty safe to say that “over styling” is the number one hair crime in my book and we should all know what to do when we’ve simply taken curling or flat ironing too far. Let’s say you’re styling your hair with the curling iron, curling wand or the flat iron, and you get to a point where it just won’t do what you’re wanting it to. STOP. PLEASE. Don’t keep going! It is vital at this point to put some moisture back inside the hair before you go at it again. When you curl or flat iron, that steam that comes out is the hair’s internal moisture. You’re sucking it dry when you go over it repeatedly. You must put moisture back in there in order for it to cooperate! You can’t curl hay!! Grab a water bottle and lightly mist the area that won’t cooperate. Don’t soak it, just misting it is fine. Let it air dry and then come back to it. It’s like getting a second chance! This actually changed my hair game and I hope it helps with yours!

P.S: The Evian bottle in the image above is the one I always use because it has a really fine, even mist. A regular spray bottle works just fine as long as the spray isn’t too heavy.

THIS OR THAT

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Kristin wants to know…

THE EVERY DAY WAVE

Follow these easy steps to get Lauren’s every day wave:

• Tools: protective serum or argon oil, 1″ barrel curling iron, light hold hairspray, comb.

• Work a small amount of protective serum through the ends of your hair.

• Using a 1″ barrell curling iron, curl sections of hair away from your face.

• (The section of your hair should be comparable to the size of the curling iron)

• Comb through curls to soften them up.

• To finish, spray hair with a light holding hairspray.

Additional information:

~ For this quick every day wave, I like to use a 1″ curling iron because when you comb out the curl it will loosen up and widen, making it look like you used a larger sized iron. This will also help your curl stay in longer.

~ I encourage you not to spray your hair with hairspray until the end. When you spray it before you curl, you are baking alcohol into your hair which will make your hair brittle over time. Hairspray is meant to be topical. If you need something to help hold curl, find a good protective thermal spray.

OOH LA LA!

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Let’s start at the very beginning. I’ve heard it’s a very good place to start. This is just a hint of vintage, and not full on Rita Hayworth (although we will get there). This is one of my favorite looks that you can wear anywhere without feeling over-done or too literal. It flirts with old school 1940’s glamour but doesn’t feel costume-y. Lauren sometimes pairs this with something simple because it instantly redefines your entire look.

TOOLS:

-1″ barrell curling iron

-large setting clips

-flat/paddle brush-light

-medium hold hairspray

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Find your side part. Either side will do.

2, 3, 4 & 5) You’re going to curl ALL of your hair inward toward your face (as Lauren does above) and clip the curls in place with large setting clips. Mist all over with a light-medium holding hairspray. Let them cool while you put on your makeup. Multi-Tasking!! Give it atleast 15 minutes to cool and set.

6) Gently pull the clips out and let your hair fall.

7) Using a flat or paddle brush, brush hair back and away from your face and then let it spring back. The wave pattern will automatically start to appear. Keep brushing gently until it shows up. We like to help it along by molding the waves where you want them by hand and then adding one more veil of hairspray.