From Drab to Fab

Hey guys!  So pretty lazy evening, I went to the gym and then decided to do my hair.  I wore my hair in a top bun the entire day and I only did weights at the gym so I didn’t work up a sweat.  Therefore, I didn’t have to wash my hair (if I don’t have to wash it I won’t, it’s better for your hair if you don’t wash it every day).

Anyways, I decided to curl it and make it from blah to bam!  This is kind of a silly post, ignore the funny faces haha.  So grab your iPod, play your favourite playlist, and make sure you have a cool beverage on hand, we are going to go from drab to fab!!   Alright so this me basically when I got home from the gym.  In case you guys are wondering I’m wearing MAC’s Candy Yum Yum from the spring Quite Cute collection.  Believe it or not, the last time I applied this was at lunch and this photo was taken around 7:30 p.m., crazy hey?  It lasts forever! Okay so when I took the bun down I got this hot mess.  Not much you can do with this… just a note, my hair looks really greasy in these photos but I can assure you it’s not like this in real life, I swear! Alright so grab your curler and turn that baby on!  The one I used is Sultra’s The Bombshell, it’s a one-inch clipless curling iron that takes the half the time of a conventional curler and doesn’t leave that annoying kink in your hair. While the curler is heating up, grab your favourite heat protectant and spray, spray, spray!  The one I used is Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager, but any one will do.  A favourite of YouTube beauty guru’s is Tresemme’s Heat Tamer Spray, I think it retails for around $5 in drugstores. Once you have sprayed a heat protectant in your hair comb it out so it’s evenly distributed.  I recommend using a heat protectant every time you use hot tools on your hair.  Although it won’t fully protect your hair against heat damage, it still adds some protection. Next up, section your hair from the base of your scalp and then… Grab the stylish pink glove that comes with the curler and slap that baby on! Most clipless curling irons come with a glove which I highly recommend because you are the one wrapping the hair around the barrel, so therefore it’s extremely easy to get burned.   Alright, so I skipped the whole curling and sectioning part and we are basically at the end here.  You want to curl your entire head grabbing small sections of hair, winding them around the barrel, holding it for two to three seconds then letting go.  If you want a tighter curl, hold the hair and then pull the curler out still holding the curl waiting for it to cool off then release. Just a note, when you are using a clipless curler make sure that the barrel points down, for some reason the curl turns out better that way in comparison to holding it horizontally or pointing up.  It’s probably because that’s the way the hair naturally falls. Once you have your whole head curled, shake that mess up!  Of course you can always leave your hair nicely curled, but I wanted volume, so messing the curls up pumps the hair up and creates a different effect. We don’t want to lose the curls so grab a hair wax (I used OSiS Flexwax) and wind some of the curls around your fingers.  This still holds the curl shape and adds some definition. To add some extra volume, grab your hairspray, section off hair at the crown of your head and spray, spray, spray. Then grab your teasing comb and tease that beast!  Make sure you just tease down as opposed to up and down.  Another way to get volume is to grab a volumizing powder like OSiS Dust It or Kevin Murphy’s Powder Puff and apply it to the same spots.  Those powders work like a charm. And that’s it!  Well, spray it with your hairspray then you are done.  Sorry for the dark photos (having dark hair doesn’t help either).  I wanted to do a post and I thought this could be fun.  I mean, it’s not rocket science, but it was fun to do!

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