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The Girly Hair Post

It’s getting girly up in here. Sorry to all the male readers. Unless you curl your woman’s hair for her, you might want to check out of this one and come back next post. And if you curl your woman’s hair, please leave a comment on how she talked you into that.

Ok, I get a lot of people asking how I do my hair. When I tell them I curl it with a flat iron, they look at me like I’m crazy. So, for those people that think a flat iron can’t curl, I give you…How to Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron. *say that with an echoing voice*

Step one:

 

Gotta have a before picture, right?

Step two: Brush your hair so all the tangles and knots are out. (Oh, and special thanks to my cutie pie photographer.)

Step three: Pull the top half of your hair up into a clip. (I curl the entire bottom of my hair first, which is what gives it body.) This also shows you how long you’ve neglected your roots.

Step four: Start curling your hair.

  • Grab a small piece of hair (like you would if you were using a curling iron).
  • Comb it to make sure all the tangles are still out, otherwise you can get some weird frizzies from the iron.
  • Twist the flat iron down the length of your hair (from the root) until all the hair is pulled through the iron.
  • Repeat until all the hair (not in the clip) is curled.

Note: You are twisting and pulling the iron down your hair the whole time. It’s never stationary like when you use a regular curling iron.

Step five: Let down half of your hair in the clip and repeat those bullet points above. Then do it again for the remaining hair in the clip.

After all my hair is curled, I usually look for the stray pieces I’ve missed and curl those.

Step six: Flip your head upside down and scrunch the curls with your hands. 

Do not brush your hair after you curl it.

Step seven: Hairspray the crap out of your hair until you can’t hairspray any longer. Right now, I use White Rain, which costs about a dollar. Lisa asked me if I was 15 when she saw the brand.

Why yes. Yes I am.

Here’s the back after I was done. It looks like I missed a few spots, but I never worry about that because the point of the curls is to be messy and fun.

And the front:

Sometimes I iron my bangs flat depending on how they are already looking. I’m guessing the whole process takes about 10 minutes.

Lisa made a comment that she thought my hair looked better at the end of the night than it did after I was done curling it. I think the curls loosen a bit and maybe that’s why? This was the picture of me taken at the end of the night:

There you have it. All my secrets revealed. Pretty lame secrets.

What’s your favorite beauty tip? (This girl recently posted a tip about heating up her eyelash curler with a blowdryer that I found interesting.)

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