Saturday, January 24, 2009

Curl Tutorial

Here is a little tutorial for two types of curls- spiral and ringlet. I apologize for having to be the model and the demonstrator.....my daughter is less than thrilled to be the model as of late. So you are stuck with me! He he!

video

After you curl each section, you have a few options:

~You can spray it and leave it alone for separated curls

~You can finger through it and then spray it

~You can use a blow dryer on the low setting to separate the curls that way

~You can gently go through curls with a pick

But please, wahtever you do- don't use a brush!

If you want a little height on the top, use a root lifter while the hair is wet, along with the curl amplifier (the TIGI products I showed in the video.) Then after curling, you can careflully back-comb the crown to add height.

Also, I find that if I use too much product on curls, it actually weighs my hair down and is counter-productive. So just experiment and see what works for you! Also, when spraying curls USE AEROSOL- a pump hairspray is too wet. With that being said, Here is the finished do. These were the spiral curls, without any product...but it was a very humid/foggy day. They are usually much cuter. Had I realized how foggy it was, I would have used the handy-dandy product I recommended!


21 comments:

The Petersons said...

I love it!! Great video. Where did you get your chi? I've got a crappy walmart one that's not cutting it.

Six-Pack Momma said...

I got my chi through a stylist...but there are other great brands out there too...I'll post about that later.

JuliaVP said...

I loved your vid... thanks! After 6 months of beauty school, you were the first person to teach me those curls. Makes me want to wake up early tomorrow to actually do something with my hair!

Laura said...

SUUUUPEr cute! I am glad you used yourself as a model, I often want my hair to be as cute as my daughters so thanks for sharing your trick. By the way, I just got a CHI for Christmas... best present ever! What a time saver. Its so fast!

I got my Chi Farouk on ebay for only $75 (free shipping :))

TumbleBee said...

Hey, I wouldn't mind being your model! I love to have curls in my hair!!! and I loved how when you were talking about "Cat Walk" the cats walked by!

Mindy said...

THANK YOU!!:)

Joann said...

You are just so cute! I love the hair. Maybe...if I ever have time with fours kids under 5...I will try it tomorrow! That is, if it stops snowing. Thanks for the idea and for modeling! You rock!

JuliaVP said...

I did the curls that you did on the left side of your video, and I loved it! Thanks so much!

Girly Do's said...

Cute!!! You make a great model

The G-5 said...

That was a great video. I always wondered how to do the spiral curl. I am excited to try it on myself and my daughter. Thanks so much.

Amanda said...

Thanks so much.....I finally figured out how to curl with the flat iron. I have been trying and watching several different videos. But this one finally clicked and I figured it out. My girls have been loving their new-found curls!

P. Mayes said...

Hi...you dont know me...Im Mindy's sister-in-law...but I am SOOOO thankful for this little demonstration! I have stick straight hair that, normally, wont hold a curl! I tried this the other and waalaa...I have curls! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Jepsen's said...

Love the demo. thanks a bunch
Traci

Kristi said...

Ok, I know this is an older post but your video is AMAZING! Thanks to you I can curl now! I just bought a Chi and my hair has never looked so awesome!

Danielle said...

Thank you, that was awesome. I gotta try this on my daughter and myself!

AbBaThA said...

thanks! i got a chi for my birthday and when i curled it just ahd a lot of kinks! i tried thie and no more kinks!!

MandyMoo76 said...

Love the vid! Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm excited to try these styles on my hair now that I'm growing it out! I'm excited to add some curl to my daughter's style too! I love you blog! Great ideas for hairstyles!

x_bandaged said...

Great video! Thanks so much! I fail at using curling irons and want ringlets so bad TT_TT And this is so simple!
Thank you! <3

MayerFamily said...

what brand and size of flat iron do you recommend? I'm an old school curling iron/hot rollers girl so using a FLAT iron for curls for my daughter's gorgeous long hair is new to me! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Onecanchangetheworld said...

I have tried all the different tips people have suggested, even yours and all i got was a huge bump:( my hair is naturally temperemental, it's wavy or straightish depending on the day. tips? oh and my chi gets stuck in the hair and I can't pull my hair through all the way. I've tried a looser grip?