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! It’s pretty basic, but I do have a few tips & tricks I do to make it tussled because I hate “perfect” ringlet curls. I always like when it looks a bit messy and easy like you didn’t try too hard. 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, do NOT use a straightener after. Let it be frizzy… just like mine ha. I use a paddle brush and lightly pull as I dry to make sure my natural curls don’t show up.
I also use a “root lifter” at the top of my head on the roots before I dry, called “Big Sexy Hair”(huge red bottle). I bought mine at Ulta but I think it is also at places like Target etc. Gives great volume on top of hair instead of having all the weight at the bottom when you’re done curling.
^To curl: I just use a Bedhead curling wand (different from a curling iron- there’s no clamp which I like) from Ulta (link to buy at the bottom, only $22.49.. to be exact..), 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, always 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. Yaaas.
^After curling whole head like steps listed above
^Shakeeee ittttt outttt. Seriously. Flip your head upside down and shake out your hair.
^Neverrrr use a brush to brush out your curls. Just use your hands to pull the pieces apart.
^My best friends. When done violently shaking your head back and forth to get those loose curls (just kidding, don’t hurt yourself), 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.
Voila! I love how these curls look the next day the most, so it doesn’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