One question I get asked a lot is how I curl my hair. I am finally getting my act together and putting my loose waves hair tutorial in a blog post so you can easily refer back to it at any time! First thing’s first: it does take a little practice, but the more you practice, the easier it becomes. It takes me less than 10 minutes from start to finish to curl hair that has already been dried or (let’s be honest) a day or two old and full of dry shampoo.
To curl my hair I use the L’ange Lustre wand in titanium with the 32 mm barrel. For thinner hair or shorter hair, you may want to try the smaller barrel. There is also a ceramic option that is better suited for hair that is super easy to curl or hair that is damaged/dry. You can check out all of the tools and hair products from this line here and take advantage of the amazing sale that is happening now!
Loose Waves Hair Tutorial
Step 1: Section off your hair and spray dried hair with a heat protectant.
Step 2: Turn on your wand and set your temperature. My hair is medium thickness so I set my temperature to 370 degrees (higher temp for thicker hair, lower temp for finer hair). Hold wand so the black tip is pointing towards the floor. Take a small section of hair and place it in front of the wand, then wrap 1 or 2 times away from your face. If you want a more “imperfect”/beachy wave, leave an inch or two at the bottom (meaning don’t wrap the ends around the wand).
Step 3: Repeat this process around your entire head then spray with a flexible shampoo to make the curls hold even longer.
Step 4: Take your fingers and make claw hands and gently pull through the curls to break them apart for a more effortless/messy look.
Step 5: An optional finishing product can be applied as a last step. Sometimes I use the Satin Nectar Gloss (just apply a small amount to palms, rub together then work through ends not roots!).
And I know I know I know! It is so much easier to see this in video form so here you go…..