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Although “perfect” is a relative term, this method for curling hair is pretty much perfect by my standards, mostly because it isn’t fussy. While I’m a sucker for both ringlets and Californian waves, I like my own curls somewhere in between: relaxed but bouncy. Mermaid-like. Supplies : 1″ curling iron, brush, and hair spray Time : 45 minutes (for thick hair) All of the magic happens with Revlon’s “Helen of Troy” ceramic 1″ curling iron . For those who have long, thick hair like me, you might find that larger curling barrels produce the most pathetic excuse for “waves” that fall out within the hour, regardless of the amount of hair spray. I’ve found that the 1″ barrel creates tight waves that look good for at least 5-6 hours (though they do relax over time).
This month I did a test- the sock bun v. the elastic headband . The trick, you have very lightly damp hair, and put them up in one of these two methods to get lovely curls in the morning. First- the sock bun This video here explains it more! I wont take credit away from her awesome videos! Me the night before!
I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie , told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy...