Category Archives: Hair Styling
“The grass is always greener on the other side.”
I always wanted curly hair. But you always want something you can’t have. That is until I found out I can curl my hair with a flat iron. It takes some time to curl my hair though. Okay, 15 minutes to curl. It’s not that bad but I always want to be low maintenance. With kids running around, I’m hyper alert that something BAD is going to happen. (Case in point – My 1 year old decided to spray Colorox into her mouth.)
1″ Flat Iron
1 Hair clip to section hair
1 Styling spray for afterwards
I like to curl 1 day of unwashed hair. I clipped my hair up just leaving the bottom third of my hair down to begin curling. Once bottom third is done, I worked through the mid portion and then finally to the crown. Spritz some Styling spray for shine and to hold the curls.
I used Bumble and Bumble Shine On (and On) Finishing Spray. I like it because it adds shine to my hair and it works similar to hairspray by holding the curls in place without the build up of hairspray.
This is how the curls look at the end of the day.
Mid-day the curls were all right but not as tight as they were. I decided to pull my hair half up for a change up. By pulling the half the curls up at the crown, this action created a fuller look to the top of my hair.
Any short hair styles you can recommend to me?
My husband loves me with long hair. I do like long hair but the upkeep and management of long hair stresses me out. So I tend to have short hair. Short hair takes less time to wash and dry. I can be in and out of the shower in 5-10 minutes. Yet I go through this every time: How to style short hair.
Do I clip it up? – I look too young with any type of clips in my hair.
Do I just flat iron for the Victoria Beckham look? – To straight and skinny for my face.
I tend to just moose, blow dry, and use a round brush to recreate the rounded bob cut. But 2 days ago, I decided to curl my hair using my flat iron. It turned out ok with a bit too much volume. I should have skipped the moose. Today I woke up and YIKES! It was a mess.
Luckily I had my trusty Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. This spray is made of salt water which creates that windblown, wavy hair most women would die for. In my asian hair, I think it does a good job taming the “rolled out of bed” curls from the days before. It gave me the wavy look instead of the more tighter curls previously. And the sticking out, messed up hair became more manageable.