Saturday, November 20, 2010
Not only was I blessed with a daughter after having three boys, but I was blessed with a daughter who has so much hair that I'm pretty sure some people thought I had a baby wig on her.
And fortunately she enjoys letting Mom play with it. Ponytails, braids, dog ears, curling, straightening - we've done it all!
One day I was talking with my cousin, a beautician, and she gave me a VERY helpful tip on hair styling.
You know those big bouncy curls you see celebrities wearing - like the adorable Taylor Swift (right photo)?
Did you know you can create those with a flat iron straightener? I didn't!
And it's actually very simple, here's how:
- Heat up the straightener. (Need one? Check ghd for comparison pricing on some great models)
- If you prefer smaller, tighter curls, gather a small strand in fingers; for larger, looser curls, gather bigger strands.
- Press strand between plates and run down length of strand, leaving about an inch at end.
- Wrap end piece around iron. Close plates (clamp) and roll upwards to roots.
- Hold for approximately 30 seconds.
- While opening plates, pull iron gently downwards allowing hair to slide from grip.
- Repeat with each strand.
It's so simple! And although I can't explain it, the curls are much more durable and prettier than curls created with a curling iron.
We've had a lot of fun using this easy trick. It's great for adding a little body to straight hair or, as is the case with my daughter's hair, giving "umph" to naturally wavy hair.
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!