Asked by lexstacy
Oh thank you! That’s so sweet! :)
And it’s actually really easy! Since you have extensions, you won’t have to worry about taming natural hair texture (curls, frizz, etc). You just need a large barrel curling iron. 1” or larger, and take sections that are the width of the curling iron, curl them about half way up the strand, let the curl just sit after you release it so it cools in that formation. After you’ve moved around the rest of your head, hairspray, and finger through the curls. Then you should be good to go!! :)
Hope this helps!
After working my first Saturday of prom season- here’s one of the biggest trends of this year: Big soft curls and lots of volume.
An updo I did today, I took a 1” curling iron, curled the hair, and rolled it into itself. I then pinned the curls with small clips to the head and let them set and cool. I sprayed them down completely with a freeze hold hairspray, and moved up the head. Once they had all cooled (you can tell when they feel crunchy), I took some shine serum (any sort of gloss drop, etc) and fingered through all the curls. Then I backcombed the crown, and it looked gorgeous. She had to run out quickly, so I didn’t get a picture, but I’ll try to find a similar picture to post right after this to give you all an idea of it.
Hope this helps give you guys some ideas flowing! :)
Asked by chellelj
Thank you :) I’m sorry it’s taken so long to reply. Life has been crazy lately! But while I’ve been busy, I tried to think of ideas for you to use. I came up with a few. Hopefully you like them!
I have similar hair. It’s thick and curly and kind of ridiculous! I’ll first tell you what I do with my own hair.
I usually let it air dry. I’ll put some product in- After Party by TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Sealed Ends by Schwarzkopf, and sometimes Super Skinny by Paul Mitchell.
Then I either A) let it air dry if I have time. Or B) blow dry my hair about 70-80% of the way and let it air dry the rest.
Then, I section out my hair and spray each section with a thermal spray (if you use Schwarzkopf products, you don’t need thermal spray. It has thermal protectant in it already.) If you don’t use their products, use any thermal spray. Also, spray the section with hair spray.
Use a small barrel curling iron. I’ve found that my curls fall out quickly if I use a big iron. Take sections the size of the barrel width, and curl. When you release the iron, don’t touch the curls. Let them cool and set. After you’ve completed the section, spray with more hairspray.
Continue with the rest of the head until you get to the crown.
If your hair is like mine, it’s pretty wavy towards the scalp. So in order to create a smooth, polished appearance, take your flat iron, and flat iron from the scalp to about midstrand. Then use the curling iron to curl the ends.
For this whole process, it only works if you don’t flat iron before curling. You want the strand to be as close to natural as possible so you get the best hold.
For the no heat method, just make sure your hair is only DAMP when you roll it into the sock. Otherwise it won’t be completely dry and it’ll fall out more quickly.
You’ll just have to make hairspray your new best friend. There are all sorts of levels of hold. I use different levels of hold for different styling techniques, but for something like this, you could use Freeze by Schwarzkopf. It’s about the best, strongest hold out there.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions! Let me know how the curls turn out!