Friday, July 6, 2012

Curly hair

Curly hair
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Typically, I tend to wear my hair curly. I used to straighten my hair every single day until I re-discovered my hot rollers a few years ago. I noticed that the longer I used them, the better my hair looked. My sister asked me one day what I was doing to get so much body in my hair, so I thought I would devote a post to that very topic.

I don't wash my hair every single day. I usually wash it every two to three days. I noticed that when I was washing it daily, it seemed to go flat very quickly. Spacing out my hair washing seems to give my hair a little bit more life. Since I color my hair I use this shampoo by L'Oreal to help keep my color longer.
  • When I wash my hair, I always flip my head up side down. I swear by this trick! I have done this for so long that one time I decided to wash my hair like a normal person and my hair was so flat that day. 
  • I always use a volumizing mousse on my damp hair before I blow dry.
  • I blow dry my hair upside down until it is about 70% dry and then I flip my head upright and use a round brush, lifting the hair up away from the scalp.
  • Once my hair is dry, I gather the top part of my hair and pull it back on top of my head with a clip. I started doing this while I did my make-up and realized later that keeping my hair lifted off of my head for 15-20 minutes seemed to give my hair a little extra lift.
  • Finally I put my hair up in hot rollers and wait for them to cool completely. I spray my hair with Aussie hair spray and wait about ten minutes before giving it another spritz. (Sometimes I go back for a third spritz.)
When I look at this all typed out, it seems a little ridiculous and over-the-top. It works for me and I will continue to do it. Even if it takes me 2 hours to get ready. 

52 comments:

  1. Always I want curly hair, but I have so straight :/

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  2. I read step 1 and thought, "ok I'm doing one thing right... Blow dry hair upside-down, check!" Then I realized, "Wha?! Huh?!... WASH hair upside-down??" I have never heard of this and will feel a bit funny, but I'm going to give it a whirl tonight! Thanks, lady friend!

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    1. Well I usually do it first thing when I wake up. I just go lean my head over the side of the tub...

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  3. I have naturally curly hair so I HAVE to blow-dry my hair upside down!

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  4. I have some hot rollers too, but I'm not sure I know how to use them correctly. My hair never looks that great when I'm done! :(

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  5. I know exactly how you feel about spending so much time on the hair. However, if I don't think my hair looks good, then it really ruins my mood and my day. So it's worth it!

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  6. Love the tips! My hair is hopelessly straight, but I've been wanting to try hot rollers for a while. Maybe I will now!

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  7. love the tips/tutorial, your hair is GORG. Have a wonderful weekend!!! xx
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  8. Gteat tips!! I def need to try some of them. My hair tends to be a bit flat at times too. Thanks!

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  9. I am going to have to try shampooing the hair upside down. I NEVER thought of that and I have flat/fine hair so maybe it will help.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  10. I've never tried hot rollers but I've heard great things about them! I'm really jealous of people that can go days without washing their hair, my gets disgusting and greasy if I don't wash it daily.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. nice! thanks for sharing - your hair always looks good!

    www.beckspick.com

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  12. Thank you for your lovely comment! I love your outfit on this post! xoxo

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  13. thanks for the comment, I love your style, really cool pictures, I enjoyed your blog and I will follow,
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    confer my blog and follow me, it is new and very cool, has news, kisses! :D

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  14. Do you need to re-curl on day two or three or does the volume and curl stay for non-washing days? If it does, I think the two hours every three days or so would be worth it!

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    1. I usually do the hot rollers again on the 2nd day too. But it takes about 10 minutes... Sometimes I just do a ponytail on day 3 or a top knot.

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  15. Love it - your hair always looks so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  16. I always thought that girls with curly hair are so lucky! You gals have so many options. My hair is stick straight and can't hold a curl to save its life.

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  17. I'm with Joanna^^ my hair won't curl for anything, and even if it does, it's flat again within an hour... No amount of hairspray will help!

    P.S. love the outfit! :)

    <3 Melissa
    http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thanks for the great post! I'm gonna try it your way:)

    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

    great GIVE AWAY at my blog!

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  19. Absolutely love your hair and its totally worth the time commitment!

    xo Amy

    www.LeopardandLIllies.com

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  20. I definitely need to try this. I have pin straight hair and can never get my hair to volumize (is that a word?) and curl. Glad to know this works!

    A Southern Drawl

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    mind to support me by following me too?i would be so thankful, wait for you :D

    xoxo,
    Gisela on Wardrobe Platform

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  22. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Following you now!!! :)

    Lau

    http://fallinlove.com.ar/?lang=en/

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  23. I WISH I had the patience to spend 2 hours getting ready!!
    I'm glad you mentioned about washing your hair because I will try washing it upside down now. When do you comb/brush your hair after washing it? When it's wet/in shower??
    Glad I found your blog - thanks for your comment on mine!!
    N xoxo
    http://breathebeautyfitness.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I brush my hair out after I take the towel out, right before I blow dry it...

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  24. Your blog is really great because not only do you showcase your personal style through outfits, but you always give invaluable tips! Keep it up! Have wonderful weekend! xxx

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  25. Thanks for the instructions!!

    I love Aussie!!


    Lissy

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  26. Thank you for a nice comment on my blog, and thank you for a useful tips on this post:-)

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

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  27. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love you DIY projects.
    xo
    Zhanna
    lifeandbows.com

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  28. Your hair is absolutley gorgeous! I can't wait to try your tips for boosting volume, mine always seems to fall flat. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Colleen
    Daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  29. hi dear, love ur blog and great outfit too, so I followed u thru gfc..
    hope u too :)

    XOXO <3

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  30. I love how you show just how to do curly hair, the flipping the hair upside down is such a good trick too. Nice informative post

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  31. Thanks for the advices! When my hair will return long I'll try! ^_^
    Now I follow you, I hope we will follow each other!

    http://chictochicm-s.blogspot.it/

    Marta

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  32. Great blog :)
    I'm following you *

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  33. Loving this tute hun! I'm always wanting to try new way to make my hair stay curled! x

    Couture Caddy

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  34. I'm sending this to my sister - she has gorgeous curly hair too & would love these tips!

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    1. Oh great! Congrats on your new addition!!

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  35. I have naturally curly hair too and only wash mine 2-3 times a week (usually 2). When I wash, dry and curl it, it does take a while, but then I can leave it like that for a few days and don't really have to do much to it on those days (like 5 minutes!) so it's a pretty good trade off! I use dry shampoo to add extra volume! It's my favorite product and works great! I'll try to try some of your tips to see if they work on my hair! :)

    Charity
    loveleighshopaholicconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. That is so great! I wish I could wash only 2 times a week. That would be awesome!

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  36. Thank you for all the hair tips. They are all welcomed.

    www.zadinblog.com

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  37. Love the washing hair upside down - I cant wait to try! What kind of hot rollers do you use?

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  38. I have never heard of washing your hair upside down! I will definitely have to try that tip-my hair is always so flat! Great post :)

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  39. I love that you embrace your natural hair texture and that you take care of it so well. You're so lovely as well as helpful! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog!

    xoxo,
    Genie


    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  40. Me ha encantado tu blog y todo lo que publicas, te sigo encantada ,besos ana.

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  41. GREAT tips! I used to straighten my hair everyday, but my hair straightener broke last month & I haven't gotten a new one so I've been doing different styles. I've never been really good a curling my hair, but I'm in love with the way curls look! Can't wait to try the upside down thing & see if it helps me!

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  42. I straighten my hair every two days and it's getting a bit exhausting! I keep thinking I should embrace the natural curls but don't know how....going to try some of your tips this week. Thanks for sharing.

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  43. I also stopped straightening my hair everyday and started to embrace the natural curls last summer when I was extra tired and wanted to use every minute in bed to rest. Anyway, this post is about you, not me and I wanted to let you know that I think your hair is BEAUTIFUL !!!

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