I have been asked a lot lately about my curly hair routine, and most people are shocked when I tell it. Why, you might ask? My top, most secret weapon is dry shampoo. Yes, even when my hair is clean. I have ultra-thin, fine hair. It hates holding curl and used to burn to death if I tried. However, my sweet bff Batiste has made my hair and I much better friends.
Although the pictures are pretty self-explanatory, I want to run through a few basics with you. I always put a palm full of mousse in my hair before I dry it. It gives it texture and volume, while also making it hold curl much better. Once my hair is dry, I spray dry shampoo on the top layer of hair, and then pull it half-up, half-down to do the same. This also gives it texture and keeps it from getting oily much longer. (This means you can rock second-day curls, SCORE!)
If I have a ton of time – when does that ever happen – I divide my hair into sections before I curl it. However, I generally just curl the top and work my way around. Always curl away from your face and hold the wand vertically for 15-20 seconds as you curl each piece. It might seem like bigger chunks will make the process go faster, but you just end up having to apply heat longer and damage your hair.
Finally, I generously apply hair spray and brush the curls out with my fingers. This is key to avoiding the awkward Shirley Temple look. Then, fluff that hair girl! Seriously, show it no mercy. If you’re having a hard time with volume, you can spray more hair spray or lightly tease it.
Voila! It’s super easy and feels a lot better than flat, lifeless hair. This routine takes me about 10 minutes and stays all day. If I’m rocking the aforementioned second day curls, I usually just lightly touch up the top pieces. Hope this helps and if I forgot to mention anything, please ask! I will link the exact products I use below.