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Hair Curling Routine

I love having styled hair but it’s not something that I do on a daily basis because applying heat is very damaging to the hair; so this is only something I do when going out. As much as I love straightening my hair, curling has been my recent favourite so I thought I’d share how I do it.

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Step 1: Prep your hair

Before applying any heat on my hair I always use a heat protectant. This just keeps the heat from damaging the hair further and causing split ends or other breakages. I like to use the Hot Muk Thermal Protector. I apply it all over my hair (not the roots though) and i like that it doesn’t leave any kind of residue on my hair once i have curled it, also the mist isn’t to heavy. It also has a very pleasant citrus fragrance that isn’t too string either, and can’t be smelled once it’s on my hair.

 

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Step 2: Segment the hair

I have pretty thick hair so there’s no possible way that I could curl my hair without segmenting it. I normally do 3 layers, starting from the bottom, and I clip away each section once I’ve curled it so that it doesn’t get in the way of what I haven’t curled.

Step 3: CURL!

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I use a Remington curling tong which means that it has a clamp. I however, don’t use the clamp, instead i treat it as a wand and just wrap my hair around the whole thing. My curler comes with 3 interchangeable tongs: a triple tong that’s used for crimping, a 0.75″ tong, and my favourite, a 1.25″ tong. I like this size tong as it creates bigger curls which suits my hair better as it’s quite long and thick.
I curl my hair away from my face on each side as I find that it looks more flattering and doesn’t bother me throughout the day/night. I also like to run my fingers through my hair after I’ve curled because i prefer how looser curls/waves look. Sometimes I even go over the roots of my hair with a straightener to combat frizz.

Step 4: Set + Style

I like to set my curls with a light hairspray just told hold them in place for longer and maybe get some wear out of them the next day. My all time favourite hairspray is the Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Hairspray. It’s amazing because it doesn’t leave my hair feeling stiff at all, however it holds my curls in really well.

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I then add some Moroccanoil Original Oil Treatment to the ends of my hair (not the roots!) to again, avoid split ends and to keep my hair looking shiny and healthy.

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Lastly, I often add some dry shampoo to the roots of my hair to add a bit of volume to the curls. My favourite dry shampoo is the Batiste one for dark hair. For more info, check out this review.

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Tips:
– Curls often don’t hold as well on freshly washed hair as it’s so soft and silky that the curls just fall out. It’s better to curl your hair on 2nd day hair.
– If you want your curls to last to the next day, twist your hair up into a bun or plait when you go to sleep so that they don’t lose their shape.
– The amount of time that you hold your hair wrapped around the wand will affect the tightness of your curls. Thicker hair will also need to be held for longer than thinner hair.
– More time=tighter curls.

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The end result of this process on myself and how the results can vary

I hope you found this post useful and please let me know if you’d like more in depth reviews on any of the mentioned products.
xoxo

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