How to: Wavy Curls

August 01, 2012

Wavy Curls Tutorial

Truth be told, we can never really decide what we want, brunette or blonde, smooth straight hair or full curls, we want it all.  With that in mind, here are some quick and easy steps to whip your hair into full, wavy curls.

And some products that you'll need for your journey:

  1. Curling iron - obviously.  A straightening iron can work too if you don't have one.
  2. Hair Spray - we're a little green here at Kitsch so we prefer pump bottle brands, they also give a better hold.
  3. Kerastase Nectar Thermique - this is a great heat protectant gel sure to nourish your hair when curling, straightening or blowdrying.
And here are the steps.

  1. Dry, dry, and more dry: Make sure you start with your hair fully dried.  It's best if you showered the night before or wait until your hair is dry and product free before jumping into your curl-a-thon.
  2. Heat up your curling iron and in the meantime, add some product!  We recommend a thermal protectant like the one from Kerastase.  Apply a small dollop or two or three depending on your hair length.
  3. Now you're ready to go, best thing to do is pull your hair back and start with the front.  Pull the bangs straight down and curl toward your face at the bottom.  This part works best with a straightening iron.
  4. Now for the curls: start at the sides and work back.  Pull small chunks of hair to start the curls -- only about half a handful, a little patience goes a long way.
  5. And here's the MAJOR KEY -- start your curling at the middle of your hair, about half way up, not the top.  Your curls will be fuller and last longer.
  6. Leave the curling iron wrapped for about 8-12 seconds, then gently release the grip and pull it down through the rest of your hair.
  7. Once you get to the bottom, starting at the bottom, roll your hair all the way to the top and hold it there for another 8-12 seconds and release.
  8. Give your hot curled hair a nice little fluff to separate the curls and your section is done.
  9. Repeat for the rest of your hair and finish with a couple gentle spritzes of hair spray to hold.

Keep your curls down and lovely or try them up in a chic, up-do with a Kitsch hair tie to hold:

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