- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Okay, so I don’t normally do much with my hair other than air dry, occasionally blow dry and/or straighten, or scruch with curl/wavy spray.
Yet, I’m pretty good with other people’s hair, and used to do my girlfriend’s homecoming and prom hair.
So, I decided to purchase my very own curling iron and give it a try. My backup plan is to have a BM help me with a simple updo.
I used a tapered curling wand (hot tools), which was kind of scary at first, but I LOVE it so much more than a normal iron.
It took me about 1.5 hours to complete the style from start (damp hair w/no product) to finish (pinning it up nicely).
Here is the style right after I finished:
My head is turned slightly off center in the above photo… the knot in the back is centered.
And here is what it looked like about 8 hours later, after working a 4 hour shift and driving to and from work at 55mph with the windows down (no AC in my car!).
I used: Pantene curly hair heat protectant spray, garnier curl constructing mousse, garnier 24 hour frizz taming lotaion, garnier bamboo extra strong hold hairspray, and my tapered no-flipper curling iron.
Suggestions or tips?
I think it turned out nice, but I may want to use slightly thicker sections of hair when I curl it next time. Some of the ends of the curls look thin/straggley, and I have pretty thick hair.
The problem is that while I have a LOT of hair, the actual strands are very fine. So, it doesn’t always hold curl well, and it gets a lot of flyaways even in low humidity. Also, too much product weighs it down and instead of keeping the curl, makes it fall limp.
Today, I started with “second day” hair… I dampened it, but did not wash it before applying the mousse and thermal spray. It was very dry, non-humid weather here, so I felt my hair had less volume than usual.
Should I try to tease the crown a bit to add more volume? I have never really teased my hair before. Tips?