How'd you think Goldilocks did it?
Hello Deerlings! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to style your hair like this:
Things you'll need:
- Clean, medium-length hair
- Heat-protectant spray
- Styling iron
- Hair spray
- 30 minutes of free time
If there was something worth an investment, however, it would be a styling iron. I curl my hair using–yep!–what most people call a hair straightener. The truth is that it can be used for both, curling and straightening – and they make them in pink! I did a lot of research and chose the 1″ ceramic tourmaline iron by FHI (about $70 on eBay). You can get one for a lot less, but the problem with the cheap stuff is that it doesn’t heat up hot enough to do a good job. I definitely recommend dropping some coin and getting a pro one, regardless of the brand.
Step 1: Curling
- Round hair curler works as good as the 1″ flat iron.
- Only curl dry hair. Applying heat to wet hair is damaging to your locks.
- Use a heat-protectant spray on your hair.
- Be careful not to burn your fingers and ears. That stuff gets hot!
- Never use hair spray prior to curling (after is ok). It’s bad for both you and your iron.
- For curl-resistant hair, roll each curl into a ‘ring’ right after curling. Pin on top of your head while you’re doing the rest of the head to allow more time to settle.
- Make different-sized curls! It will give you more volume and look more spontaneous. Thicker strands will create larger, looser curls (great for bottom layers); thinner strands will make smaller, tighter curls which you generally want on top.
Step 2: Styling
Run your fingers through your hair, separating the curls. Don’t overdo it – 2-3 times should be enough. The key to creating volume is teasing – brushing the hair backwards, pushing it towards the roots. If you are not familiar with the concept of teasing, this video shows exactly how it’s done. I like to spray strands before and after teasing – for maximum strength.
For this look, you want to add volume not so much to the top but the sides, making them all puffy and doll-like. Take the hair around the top of your head and pin it up – this is the part you’ll leave unteased, and use to cover up the mess later. Tease the rest of the hair until the right volume is achieved, then gently brush the unteased curls over. Set with hair spray one more time, all over. Voilà, you have a head full of beautiful curls!
Doe Deere is the founder and owner of Lime Crime Makeup. You can read her "musings of the unicorn queen" at DoeDeereBlogazine.com.