Since I’ve started my blog, a lot of people have reached out to me about something kind of surprising- my hair! I figured I’d share with you guys how I style my hair to get voluminous, long-lasting curls.
The first thing I always do before I curl my hair is use hair mousse. I feel like the mousse helps my curls last longer, and by rubbing some of the product towards your roots, you’ll gain volume.
When it comes to curling irons, my hot tools extra long barrel curling iron is definitely my secret weapon. This curling iron is AMAZING if you have long hair, like me. When I’m in a pinch I split my hair into large sections and curl each section of hair away from my face. However, when I have an event or if I want my curls to last longer, I take smaller sections of hair and switch off on curling the sections of hair either away from my face or towards my face. This method definitely adds more volume to my hair and makes my curls look more defined. Another trick of mine is to make sure that the pieces of hair closest to my face are curled away from my face!
The most important step for me is hairspray! I usually buy a flexible hold hairspray, to make sure my hair doesn’t look crunchy or dry. And to be honest, I use a ton of it. I like to spray each piece of hair as it’s clamped onto my curling iron. I never usually purchase the same hairspray, but two brands that I like are Paul Mitchell and Aussie.
The last step is to smooth and shake out your hair! Since my hair doesn’t hold curls easily, I do NOT brush out my curls. I simply break them up using my fingers. Some people love to brush out their curls, but I don’t do this. One final spritz of hair spray, and then I’m good to go!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it helpful, especially if you have long hair! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.