Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hair Me Out: How to Get Bouncy Curls

Well…If you know me well, you may have almost skipped this post because you don’t even want to read a “Danielle Hair Tutorial.” No worries, I am NOT the one doing a hair tutorial! This is what happened the last time I attempted to curl my hair (no really, I was going for the look Ashley got below).
Yes, I know. It doesn’t look like I even brushed it….much less that it came into contact with a curling iron. Thankfully I have a fabulous hair dresser friend who is SUPER talented & agreed to write a guest post for me. Mostly to teach me (I think she feels sorry for me and my lack of abilities), but I thought some of you may enjoy too! This is the beautiful Ashley from Baseball Diamonds & Hairspray, & she is the brilliant cosmetologist who hooked me up with this hair & makeup a while back:
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And now I’ll let her take it away to do what she does….& I’m takin’ notes!!
Welcome to another edition of
Today’s tutorial is on how to get those bouncy curls and get them to last all day!
The tools you will need:
bobby pins
1in curling iron
heat protectant spray
:: Hair before starting..
:: Remember to use a heat protectant spray on each section before applying heat.
:: My heat setting on the iron was Medium.
:: You can also add volumizing powder at the root for extra lift.

My favorite is
Let's get started!

:: Working in smaller sections, I started with the curling iron almost at the scalp and wrapped the section around the rod.
:: As you slide the curling iron out of the curled section, keep it in place and pin with a bobby pin. This will allow the section to cool and lock in the curl. Continue with the sectioning all over.
:: I left my bangs out because I am super picky about them and I will bend these later in with the rest of the curls.
::I also curled the hair away from my face.
:: After letting the hair cool, remove all of the pins.

:: Gently run your fingers through the curls to break up the sectioning.
:: This is when I slightly bumped my bangs with the curling iron.

:: You can also tease the hair lightly at the crown.
:: Then spray with Hairspray!
I promise these curls bounce and stay! I took these pictures several hours before Coach came home, I had been running my fingers through my hair doing things around the house, and when he walked in the door he greeted me with "Well hello curly."

Happy Curling!
Lots of Love,


Miranda said...

Your hair is absolutely gorgeous in those pics! As well as the makeup! Love your blog!

Unknown said...

I was SO excited about trying that this morning before church, and I need more pointers, lol. Epic fail. So I wrapped my hair around the curling iron, BUT then when I tried to just pull the iron out and pin the curl, the whole piece of hair just unwound E.V.E.R.Y.T.I.M.E. I got so desperate that I asked my hubs for help (bc he can do anything) and he said no way! How do you get the hair to stay in the curl to pin it? I tried for about 5 min and my poor section of hair went to church crimped. :(

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

Thanks for this post! I am going to try out this technique tonight!

Unknown said...

Quick tip since I noticed your comment, is you have to make sure to unclamp your hair from the iron, then pull out slowly, if this doesn't work let it out slow and steady into a "banana curl" and stick your finger inside, loop it up and pin it where possible :) I am a stylist and I always always search YouTube for tutorials. There's a lot of them that go into depth and you'll learn easy !