If you only have ten minutes and need to know how to curl your hair, then this post is for you. Follow along and get beautiful curls, quick!
Ok, ok, ok! You guys are always asking me how I curl my hair when it’s long. Curling my hair is quicker than straightening it because I can get this look in less than 10 minutes. When my hair is long, it's my solid go-to for just about every day of the week!
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Definitely keep in mind that I’m not a hairstylist! I literally have no clue what I’m doing. But you asked for tips on how to curl your hair, so here you go! I’m obviously not creative since it’s basically all I do when my hair is long, but it works and it’s quick!
FIX YOUR BEDHEAD WITH A STRAIGHTENER
Since we all wake up with a little bedhead in the morning, I always take a straightener and go over the top couple of inches of my hair. This gets rid of any cowlicks or weird things that happened during the night while I was sleeping. Just make sure you don’t straighten all of your hair or it’ll make it more difficult for it to hold the curl.
HOW TO ADD VOLUME BEFORE YOU CURL YOUR HAIR
I like to add some volume to my hair when I have a really long day ahead of me where I need my hair to hold. I also like to do this when I have a date night where I want my hair to have some va-va-voom to it. I take a teasing tail comb and tease my hair a little bit on top to add some volume. I’ll grab a chunk of hair and back-comb it a couple of times. Just make sure that you're gentle when you do it!
I don’t use a ton of product when I’m curling my hair, but dry shampoo is a busy mom’s best friend! I use Batiste Dry Shampoo and I love it because you can get it tinted to match your hair color. Every morning, I spray a little bit on my roots, and it really helps to give me that tiny bit of texture that I’m looking for. It’s also great for when your hair is oily or needs to be washed. I tease my hair one more time after spraying it to add a little bit more body and a lot more lift.
HOW TO CURL HAIR WITH A CURLING IRON
I use my favorite Hot Tools curling iron to curl my hair. You can also do it with a curling wand, but I’ve found that I like to use a curling iron instead. So, let’s get on with how to curl your hair! First things first, make sure you always curl your hair AWAY from your face. So you’ll be curling it one direction on one half of your head, and the other direction on the other half of your head.
In my mind, I divide my hair into two sections, the top half and the bottom half. I grab a chunk from the top section, start at the base of my hair, and glide my curling iron through my hair to wrap it all the way around it, leaving an inch or two of the tips out. This gives it a more relaxed and natural look, rather than it looking like really tight ringlets. It also helps keep your hair a little more healthy since it’s not putting heat directly onto the ends!
After holding it for a little bit while all the hair gets hot, I let it go and that’s it! I let the curl dangle and cool off while I start on the next chunk of hair on the bottom half. And you do that all the way around your head!
To get the signature Jordan look with the big swoop in the front, I cheat a little bit. I grab the hair at the end with the curling iron and roll it in as tightly as I can. I hold it until it gets nice and warm, release it, and then I try not to touch it.
HOW TO BREAK UP THE CURL IN YOUR HAIR
The curl will relax on its own. But if you want a softer look, you can do one of two things. Once it’s cooled, you can take your fingers and shake up your roots a little bit. Make sure that you DON’T brush through it, though! You can also flip your head over and back up, which will give it some good body and volume and will break up the curls.
So there you have it! Now you know how to curl your hair just like I do when my hair is long! Do you have any tips or tricks on curling hair? I’d love to hear them in the comments!
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