Happy Friday loves! Hope you all had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. I'm just going to jump right in to today's post! Later last year I chopped my hair a little shorter than last weekend went even shorter. Right away I sort of had an idea of how I wanted to style my new lob haircut and these products make it so easy!
Here is a photo my salon posted right after my cut. She styled my hair exactly how I typically do at home which was awesome. You know sometimes when you leave the salon and they style your hair totally different than you're used to? Sometimes it's good but other times I go straight home and completely re-do it. That wasn't the case this time!
Step 1-After I get out of the shower, the first thing I do is apply a heat protectant. Not only is this Caviar CC Cream a heat protectant but since it's a 10 in 1 it also smooths, detangles and so much more! I have tried several versions of this product--the Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry and also the It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In. I don't really like the scent of the Bumble & Bumble product and even though I LOVE the It's a 10, I prefer a mousse formula versus a spray.
Step 2-Once I apply the CC Cream, I go in with my Hot Tools blowdryer and use a big round brush to blow out my hair. I really just try to get a ton of volume! One tip is if you have the time, try to let your hair air dry as long as possible before going in with the blowdryer. It has really helped my hair to use less heat!
Step 3-After my hair is dry, I go right in with the NuMe Curling Wand. This is the 25 mm wand. These are sort of pricey BUT they always have promo codes. This one is originally close to $100 and I got it for $30. I personally find wands easier than curling irons just because I feel like I have more control of the curl. Plus, it pretty much always achieves the look I'm going for. When I curl my hair I always point the wand downwards and for the most part I curl away from my face. I only wrap my hair around the barrel twice--I don't curl close to the root or the very ends of my hair. When I'm doing my top layer of hair I start to alternate between curling away from my face and curling towards it. This gives my hair a lot of texture. The strands closest to your face I recommend curling away!
Step 4-After my hair is totally curled, I spritz this Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray all throughout and pretty close to the root. Once it's sprayed throughout, I sort of massage it in. It gives your hair a ton of texture and that beachy grit! It also smells AMAZING. This is one of my favorite products!
Step 5-Once I massage the Surf Spray in with my fingers, I go through gently with the Tangle Teezer and brush out my curls a bit. I'm careful when doing this because I don't want the curls to fall, I just want them to appear more wavy versus curly.
Step 6-After the Tangle Teezer, I go through again and sort of fluff everything up with my hands to make it look a little more messy and voluminous. Then, I spray all over with this Bumble and Bumble hairspray. I like this one because it's a "touchable hold." I hate the feeling of crunchy hairspray and this one isn't like that at all! Your hair still has a ton of movement but it really holds the style.
I hope y'all enjoyed this post! Even if you don't have short hair, I pretty much used this exact method when I had more medium-length hair and always loved how it turned out. The other awesome thing is this curling iron is so powerful that the curls last me through the next day and sometimes even a third day if you're like me and only wash your hair 2 or 3 times a week. I tell myself it's to keep my hair from drying out/getting damaged but it's also just because I'm lazy!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend loves!
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