|super glamorous picture from the night before.|
so i tried out the no heat curls that i talked about in this post. i absolutely loved them! so easy to do, not uncomfortable to sleep in, lasted all day and still looked pretty decent the next morning and did i mention they use no heat?! A+ choice in my book.
there are a few things to consider though, starting with how long/short your hair is, how well it holds curl, the thickness of your hair and what kind of headband and products you decide to use.
|next day around 5o'clock!|
as i've said before my hair goes about 4-5 inches below my collarbone, but i'd say almost any hair length below the chin could modify this tutorial to work for them. you will be left with a little pony tail of hair at the end. i just kept wrapping this piece though the spaces left between the headband and my hair but you can experiment with it, with super long and thick hair this ponytail might be a little harder to deal with though.
my hair has quiet a lot of natural curl in it already so things like this usually tend to work for me, if your hair is very fine with no natural curl then these curls may fall out quicker.. product can help out though, i used Aveda damage remedy daily hair repair, color conserve daily color protect and smooth infusion style prep smoother when my hair was damp to help smooth and protect my hair, and then a little light elements smoothing fluid and control force firm hold hairspray when it was dry to add shine and hold the curl.
the headband i used was very soft and more like cloth rather than elastic, i eventually moved it up over my bangs later in the night. i think you should always leave bangs out of things like this since the results can be so unpredictable.
also these pictures were taken after a full day of work, so it's really surprising how great the curls still look!
the tutorial on thepapermama's blog is great, so i'd give it a look if you love beachy waves but not the extreme heat from flat irons!
thanks for reading, and let me know if you try this style out!