It’s been a few weeks since I had my sister cut about 10 inches off of my hair. I do this about once a year – do a big chop of my hair, have fun with a new style, and then usually let it grow out again, until I’m ready to do it all over. I will still get trims between big cuts – sometimes just to make it look healthy again and sometimes a couple inches to freshen up my style. My hair grows quickly, so I don’t have any reservations about cutting so much off at one time.
Since my hair is shorter now, I wanted to share an updated video for how I’m curling it. While it’s the exact same method that I use when my hair is longer, I know it’s helpful to see it done at different lengths. I like to do a couple more sections with short hair, so that is one difference you’ll see.
Here’s what I use:
t3 Whirl Trio Curling Wand with the 1″ barrel – the 1″ barrel creates more of a wave than a curl, especially when you space out your hair when wrapping around the barrel
GHD 1″ flat iron – for the bottom layer of my hair, as well as to straighten out the ends (I like the cleaner look that creates!)
plus a styling comb and Kenra Volume 25 hairspray
While actually getting the curls in your hair is an important part of the styling process, the “finishing” portion is just as essential! I like to add volume and more of a “lived in” look to my curls. Even if you don’t do any teasing or like adding a lot of product to your hair, I highly recommend running your fingers or a brush through your curls, once they’ve cooled. It helps to blend them and soften them up a bit.
My hair, on its own, tends to be pretty flat and lifeless. I’ve found products, over the years, that give me the volume and look that I like and work well for my hair! I always spray Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo on my roots when my hair is freshly washed. I like that it adds a bit of grit to my hair, which helps my style hold longer. Then I go through and tease with my comb. After that, I will finish with more hairspray and a humidity spray (in the summertime).