Products I use: Moroccanoil | Curling Gel | Mousse | Pomade | Hair Spray | Hair Dryer | Turbie | Wet comb (not pictured, must have!) | Necklace | Lipstick
Good morning, friends! I have received so many questions about how I curl my hair on my blog and Instagram, so I thought I would do a quick curly hair tutorial for today's blog post. A bit of background info- my hair is naturally curly and I have never dyed or highlighted it. I am trying to hold off until I absolutely have to because once you start highlighting blonde hair, you cannot stop!
Step 1: As soon as I get out of the shower, I comb my hair with a wet brush, then run a quarter-sized amount of Morrocanoil through my hair and wrap my hair in a Turbie for about 30 minutes to soak up any excess moisture, while I wash my face, fix coffee and do my makeup. Whenever I am finished with my makeup and ready to start curling my hair, I comb my hair one more time before applying any product. Then, I dry my roots and flip my head upside down to dry around my scalp and the hair around the nape of my neck.
Step 2: I start the curling process by applying approximately a half palm full of this Pantene Pro-V Curls Shaping Gel. I flip my head upside down before applying this gel (or any other product) for more curl. With my head flipped upside down, I start scrunching and working small amounts of gel into my hair in sections. I normally start on the left side underneath and work my way around and then finish scrunching the hair around my face. The more you scrunch, the curlier your hair will be, so keep scrunching all over!
Step 3: After I am finished with my curling gel and with my head still upside down, I use this mousse by Joico. I normally use close to a palm full. Then, I repeat the steps outlined above- scrunch mousse into my hair in sections and keep scrunching for more curl. After I have finished applying the mouse and I feel like my hair is pretty curly, I blow dry it. It normally takes me about 15 minutes to dry my hair. Again, I keep my head flipped upside down while I am drying my hair and keep scrunching it by sections. Once my hair is about 90% dry, I will flip it right side up (i.e. I am standing straight up at this point) and dry over my roots one more time and blow dry over the top part of my hair while I scrunch in sections all around for more curl.
Step 4: After my hair is dry, I flip my head upside down again and apply a quarter-sized amount of pomade in the same way I applied the gel and mousse. I rub the pomade around in my hands and work it into my hair by scrunching it by sections. Go easy on the pomade- a little goes a long way and if you use too much, your hair may look greasy!
*Fun fact: Rachel Zoe uses this exact hair spray!*
Step 5: The most important step: hair spray! After I have applied the pomade, it's time to spray my hair down. Now, I am Southern, so I use a lot of hair spray. Before applying any hair spray, I flip my head upside down (sigh) and spray the bottom part first and scrunch the bottom section for several minutes. Then, I just spray all over my hair and scrunch for several minutes with my hair flipped upside down. Then, I flip my head right side up and spray and scrunch by sections and just keep scrunching until I have a lot of curl. At this point, I will use a teaser comb and slighlty tease the hair around my face then I part it to the left. I then use my little teaser comb and tease the part on both sides.
I hope this hair tutorial makes sense and answers your questions!! I typed this at midnight last night as if I were explaining it to a friend. The best piece of advice I can give you for more curl is to keep your head upside down the whole time and scrunch for as long as you can. I have done this exact same process without flipping my head upside down (and just standing straight up) and you would be amazed at what a difference that makes!! I have linked the products above. Please feel free to pin this tutorial on Pinterest if you find it helpful! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below!