For my whole life, I have had medium to long hair. And while I love having it curled or up in a cute bun, the longer I grew it out, the more I got the “triangle effect” going on with my hair haha. So, a few days ago, I bit the bullet and cut my hair to just below my shoulders!! And I LOVEE it!! I envy Blake Lively and Gigi Hadid for their long, luscious locks, but I feel that the shorter hair is a much needed change for me.
I have been doing some research on how other bloggers style their “long bobs,” and after a few attempts, I have found a style that I love! These easy beachy waves are so good for on-the-go, because they are supposed to look messy and a bit tossed. In today’s post, I will show you how I curl my hair and what products I use to achieve these curls that make you look like you just spent the day at a sunny beach somewhere is Hawaii 🙂
Before I curl my hair… // Heat Protectant: Schwarzkopf Guardian Angel
I love to have super voluminous hair, so I begin by blow drying my hair when my hair is about 80% dry after I shower. I will then add a little bit of dry shampoo (Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo) in my roots to add a bit of extra volume if I feel my hair is kinda flat.
Curling my hair: Curler: Nume (32mm in Hot Pink)
Using my big NuMe wand, I begin by curling the top of my hair. I like to curl the front pieces of my hair that frame my face away from my face, but then I like to alternate curling pieces away from my face and towards my face. This way I get more texture and the curls are a lot more tossled as opposed to curling my hair in the same direction. As for the underneath layers, I will curl the tips, but I try and keep them somewhat straight, as I will get the “triangle effect” going on with my short hair if I curl the layers underneath.
Keeping the Curls: Texturizing sprays: Bumble and Bumble Foam Spray (my fav and it smells amazing!!), Garnier Fructis Texture Tease
I will add some texturizing spray to my roots to add a bit of texture and grip to the curls, and give it that wind-blown, beachy effect. If I feel that my curls need a bit of hairspray, I will flip my head upside down and hairspray my hair underneath, so that I keep the soft curls on top.