I’ve had quite a few emails/direct messages through my Instagram (follow along here- @lindsaymarcella) since starting the blog about how I do my hair, so I thought I’d do a short & sweet tutorial! This hair tutorial is for beachy waves that look best the next day after it’s been let loose a little bit. I posted the steps beneath each of the pictures to explain what I did, and the products I used at the very end of the post!
^Blow dry hair as normal, don’t use a straightener after (curls typically won’t hold). Let it be frizzy… just like mine ha.
I also use a “root lifter” at the top of my head on the roots before I dry, called “Big Sexy Hair”.
^To curl: I use a Bedhead curling wand (different from a curling iron- there’s no clamp) from Ulta, and Organix “Brazilian keratin therapy” as a heat protector. I spray all over my hair before any heat from the wand touches it.
^Hair half up, start with the bottom layer to curl.
^Grab a piece this big to start with
^Wrap hair around the wand, curling away from your face. Make sure to hold it vertically while it heats. I hold for 5 seconds because I don’t like the curls too tight. MOST IMPORTANT: Leave 2-3 inches of hair at the end away from the wand. Don’t curl this at all (the piece I’m holding)
^When you let the curl go after 5 seconds, place the wand down and shake the curl out until it’s cooled entirely. Your curl should look curled but messy.
^After curling whole head like steps listed above
^I flip my head upside down and shake out the curls instead of brushing.
^Just use your hands to pull the pieces apart.
^When done shaking out your curls, spray your roots with dry shampoo. As your hair starts to get oily throughout the week, the dry shampoo will already be there to start absorbing it, so you don’t have to wash it as often. When done with the dry shampoo, finish with a little hairspray. I like a really flexible hold so the curls fall over time.
I love how these curls look the next day the most, so they don’t look so perfect. You can leave any questions or comments below! Products shown below are in “chronological” order of how to be used. xo