Hi girls!!! This is the long awaited curly hair tutorial that a lot of you requested.. and have been waiting on for many months now sorry sorry!! As some of you that have been following my blog know my life's been one crazy hot mess the last 6 months - moving twice (once to Texas and then to Germany) and all the traveling inbetween I couldn't get my act together. Hahaha but now that we've settled in a bit I was finally able to tick off some things on my "To Do List"! (And YES a Shoe collection & Purse collection posts are on that list too!!! hehehehe)
I hope you dolls enjoy this tutorial! :)
Ok so I know everyone and their momma uses either a curling iron or a flat iron to curl their hair but I'm old school what can I say. I don't have the patience to sit there and individually curl my hair added to the fact that I'm crazy clumsy and I'm completely incapable of using a curling/straight iron without burning myself at least once EVERY single time I use one.
The best part of using hot rollers to curl my hair is that it takes me about a minute to set them in the rollers and then I go about my business of doing my make-up and getting dressed by the time I'm done getting ready I take the rollers out of my hair and I'm good to go! Sometimes I've even done some light housekeeping like washing the dishes or straightening up the house with my rollers in. hahaha.
So I let the rollers heat up for about a hour before I put them in.. you can honestly put them in after about 15 minutes but I like them to be nice and hot when I put them in because I don't use any hair spray afterwards I find that it makes my curls look kind of "crunchy" and "stiff" no matter what hairspray I use.
I pull my hair up into a really high pony tail and then divide it into sections.
For this look I was going for big glam curls so I divided my hair into about 6 sections.. 3 on either side of my head.
I take one chunk of it and put the roller at the tips of my hair and start rolling inwards all the way to the top of my head and pin it in.
Repeat until you have all of the sections of hair rolled and pinned up.
The end result should look something like this. I know a lot of girls that use hot rollers don't put their hair in a pony tail and they just simply take a chunk of hair and roll it all the way up however I've found that that way it's a bit too beauty pagenty for me hahah. With part of your hair tied up in a pony tail it allows the top part of your hair to be smooth and then gradually more wavy at the bottom.
I use the biggest rollers out of the different rollers. I don't really use the other ones because they make the curls look too "tight". This was the only hot roller set I could find in Germany. In the USA you can find lots of options at your local Target or Walgreens and I think my rollers back in SF were actually even bigger then these and they generally run about $30 bucks a pop.
Finished my makeup now it's time to take the rollers out!
You'll want to kind of fluff your hair and smooth it out when you first take the rollers out.
There you go!!
This is obviously more for a glam night out so if I want big glam hair I divide my hair into sections and use about 6 rollers and if I just want soft pretty waves I divide it into between 2 to 3 and if I just want a little bounce I take the ENTIRE pony tail and wrap it around just 1 roller (I use my hair ties and wrap it around a couple of times because it's too much hair for the metal hair pins to hold up).
I prefer to not use hair spray because I don't care for how it feels and I also like that my hair slowly "falls" as the evening goes on and turns into soft, pretty feminine curls.
I hope this helps!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
You guys have to let me know if you try this and how it turns out for you!! :)