Happy Sunday everyone! I finally have my highly-requested hair tutorial up on my IGTV for how I curl my hair! Yay! [Update: Instagram finally let me upload the video!]
I curl my hair with a flat iron and most people are pretty surprised when they learn that I use a flat iron! My cousin taught me when I was like 15 years old and I’ve never used anything since (I’m terrible at using a curling wand lol). It only takes me 10 minutes or less to curl my hair, but I’ve had years of practice so don’t worry if it takes some time perfecting your technique!
Hair Products I Use
Flat Iron: I have the T3 SinglePass 1” Luxe Straightening and Styling Iron and in my tutorial I used my sister’s BabyBliss Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin 1” Straightening Iron [I use her flat iron when we travel].
Both are highly recommended though I do feel like the BabyBliss flat iron gets slightly hotter and holds my curls a little better.
Dry Shampoo: Last year I made the switch to dry shampoo powder as I began my transition to clean beauty [and because aerosols are extremely harmful to the environment] and I only wish I had done it sooner!
Dry shampoo is one of my can’t-live-without beauty products so I never thought I could give up dry shampoo aerosol spray. After doing some research, I found this highly-rated Hair Dance dry shampoo. Made from natural and organic ingredients, it’s also vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and works amazing!!
I bought the one ounce bottle back in August and I’ve barely gone through through the bottle-and I use it all the time! A little goes a long way. I also rub it throughout my hair for texture (and in lieu of texture spray/hairspray) and don’t use anything else!
How to Curl Short Hair with a Flat Iron:
Step 1: I have fine hair (and I don’t mind a messy look for everyday styling) so I don’t separate my hair before starting to curl. If you have a lot of hair, you’ll want to part your hair into two and curl the bottom layer first.
Step 2: Grab about 1” strands of hair and curl away from my face. I like the curl to start around my cheekbone and I avoid curling near the ends of my strands to maintain a messier curl look.
Step 3: Continue curling 1” strands all around and any strands underneath (if you didn’t separate the top and bottom layers in the beginning). Many stylists recommend switching directions when curling but I personally like to keep the waves on all the same direction.
Step 4: After you are done you might slightly resemble Shirley Temple, but don’t worry–all you need to do is brush out those curls! You can comb them out with your fingers or use a brush (depending on how much you want to loosen the waves).
Step 5: Add some dry shampoo powder to your scalp and rub it in. I also use the same dry shampoo powder to add texture by rubbing it throughout my strands.
And voila! You are all done! With just a little bit of practice I promise you it will take you 10 minutes or less!