Do you guys remember us posting that picture up there a couple of days ago? Well, quite a few of you had questions about some of the details of how to use that snazzy curling wand. So I (Camie) am going to walk to you through my little process.
First things first. I started with some nappy frizzy ole 3 day dirty hair. My natural curls were a bit on the flat and lifeless side, and I did not want to take the easy way out with a messy bun. So I figured I could try this out, and if it was totally kaput then I could easily resort to my old faithful messy bun. To degrease and volumize the mess that was my limp locks, I used the Klorane dry shampoo that I had received a few weeks before in my monthly ipsy bag. I removed any major tangle situations and then sectioned my hair off how I normally would for curling (top crown section up, then around the temple area up with bottom layer left down for curling).
I used the .5"-1" Conair You Curling Wand and starting with the bottom layer, took small, approximately one inch sections at a time and wrapped them around the wand curling AWAY from my face. In my personal opinion, I think curling away from the face is the most flattering look for the majority of face shapes. The reason I took such small sections is because I wanted the curl to mimic that of my natural texture that I already had going on. Something I really liked about this wand is that it curled my hair extremely quickly and efficiently on its LOWEST heat setting. I was pretty impressed you guys. And remember, the smaller the sections, the more natural curly looking curls you're going to get! Like we've mentioned before, if you want to get bigger looser waves, try using a wand or an iron with a 1 1/4" barrel or larger on one of its lower heat settings.
And this is what I got after curling my whole head with the wand. HERE IS THE KEY THOUGH. Y'all. You CANNOT touch those curls before they cool off. Just let the curl fall off the wand and leave them be. Nobody likes being all hot and bothered, so why do you think your curls would be any different?! Let your curls cool for at least 5 minutes. Then, tousle away! Shake, tousle, and tease those curls to get more natural definition and any extra volume that you desire. And to finish, I used John Frieda's Luxurious Volume finishing spray.
Thar she blows! The finished product. Curlier, shinier, less frizzy curls that had far more volume than the previous lack luster style. I definitely did NOT "wake up like dis". But the few minutes of extra work were certainly worth another day of my style being extended. If you give a wand a try, let us know how it works for you! OR you can snap a selfie for Instragram and tag us: @luxewise or #luxewise !!!
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