Hi, I’m Amanda and I’ve had the same hair since my sophomore year in college. To put a date on it, I guess that would make it almost 7 years (is that terrible?). I’ve never been much for change, and have always been somewhat of a ‘plain jane’ when it comes to hair, but hey-it works for me. After writing a few posts on here about my hair and the fact that I don’t use shampoo, I’ve had (strangely enough) multiple people ask me how I style it.
Here’s the thing. I hate spending time on my hair. I make it a point to take less than 20 minutes on my locks each and every day. To me, styling my hair and putting on tons of makeup is just a waste of time. I have plenty of other important things to do then spend hours getting ready in the bathroom. I’m sure I get bonus points from my husband for keeping the bathroom so free in the mornings.
I naturally have wavy hair, and am very thankful for it. I grew up with stick straight hair, but freshman year in college I made a horrible decision to get a perm. My hair has never felt so gross and damaged in my entire life, and I will never even consider getting one again. However, that perm left me with two life-changing gifts:
#1-permanently wavy hair.
#2-the precious skill of using a diffuser (seriously the most amazing styling tool I have ever used).
Now, if you don’t have naturally wavy hair, don’t be disappointed. You can still achieve this look!
What you need:
Curling Iron (1 1/2 inch works best! )
1. After taking a shower, detangle your hair with your fingers. Don’t use a brush because it’ll pull out any curl. Scrunch wet hair with a towel. After scrunching your hair with a towel, add in mousse by scrunching it in with your hand (yes lot’s of scrunching). Now your hair is ready to be diffused. Put the temperature on hot and blow dry away! Be sure to (yet again) scrunch the hair with your blowdryer, holding it in one place for a good 5-8 seconds.
Once your hair is (completely) dry, it should look something like this:
If I’m in a huge rush I’ll just leave it this way. It only takes me about 8 minutes from the time I step out of the shower. By the way, while I’m blowdrying my hair, I turn my curling iron on so that it’ll be hot by the time I’m finished drying.
2. Immediately start using your iron, wrapping your hair around the outside of the iron instead of through it. There is no real order as to what pieces curl, I just pick the ones that didn’t curl very well with the diffuser. Curl away until you’re happy!
3. Once I’m finished curling I’ll run my fingers through my hair again to separate and loosen the curls a bit more. Then I’ll add a little bit of hairspray for body and call it good!
It’s seriously as easy as that! Now you know my secret to success. But guess what? It gets better. With this style, the next day you’ll most likely be able to brush and go, no extra curling required! How’s that for low maintenance?