I used to think I could never curl hair, let alone doing it in under 10 minutes. I was always so bad at it, but it really just takes some practice. In this hair tutorial, I’m going over everything from the products I use including the BEST hairspray (which in my opinion, is better than the Oribe hairspray) to how I curl my hair in 8 minutes!
My Haircut – What I Ask for at the Salon
To quickly start off, I thought it would be helpful to share my haircut style. I see John at Blow Salon in Dallas and he’s amaaaazing! I highly recommend him if you are from the area. I’ll leave his Instagram handle here: @johnboergerhair
So from John himself, this is how he describes/does to my hair: “It’s medium length with very, very long layers and very slightly shorter in the back. I add a lot of texture with undercutting and dry cutting so it’s not extremely blunt or too heavy”. You can share this your hairstylist and they can go from there!
How to Prep Your Hair for Curls After You Shower
After I get out of the shower. Before I start drying it, I use the Oribe Heat Styling Spray which is a heat protectant and the Thickening Spray to lift my roots for volume. Then I use the T3 hair dryer. I dry upside half the time for even more fullness. My hair isn’t thin, but it has a fine texture so it takes a lot to achieve the body I want. Then on clean, dry hair, I spray Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast and spray underneath my hair.
How I Curl My Hair in 8 Minutes
I use the T3 1.25″ Ceramic Curling Iron. My hair doesn’t hold its curl for very long and falls very fast so I curl underneath so that it looks fuller overall and the curls stay longer. I always have the open part facing forward. I start in the middle and I always curl back, leaving an inch of hair out at the bottom. Make sure to hold the curling iron vertical. For the front pieces, I don’t like them to be too curled so I will just lightly clasp the hair with my curling iron. The top layer goes by so much more quickly since I don’t want it to have as much curl as bottom as the bottom layer.
I find when I don’t section my hair, not only do the curls fall faster but I feel like I’m re-curling some pieces and it takes so much longer. On the T3 Curling Iron, it has 5 heat levels. Personally, I put it on level 4 because when I put it on the hottest one, I’ve found that my hair starts smelling burnt.
After I finish curling, this hairspray does a fantastic job at holding my hair. I used to use the Oribe Hairspray and I really liked it, but on a humid day, it isn’t the best hairspray to use. I use the Living Proof Body Builder. It’s meant to be a hairspray but I mainly use it for volume. It doesn’t make my hair feel crunchy or sticky as the way typical hairsprays do. After I spray it in my curls, I go through and scrunch my hair a little bit for texture and hold. I don’t brush out my curls because mine will naturally do that on their own anyway.
Then for the actual hairspray, I will use the Drybar Money Maker Hairspray. It smells so good and holds SO well. I spray a lot the first day so that it has maximum hold.
How I Refresh My Second Day Curls
For the second day, my hair is already full from the previous day and still has all of the product in it so you definitely don’t need to put in as much effort the second day. All I will do is just spray this Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo to my roots before I curl my hair. Then afterwards I use the Drybar hairspray to hold the curl. That’s it! Let me know if you guys have any questions!