How to Fake Natural Curl


April 3, 2012
You know those girls you see at the beach whose hair air dries into that fluffy, wavy curl?  My hair would never air dry like that, but I wish it would!  This is one of my favorite ways to curl my hair because everyone thinks it's natural.  If you weren't born with that natural wave, at least you can fake it, right?  

1.  On freshly washed hair, towel dry your hair but DON'T brush it out.  If your hair has no natural curl, brushing it will only make it more straight.  Instead just shake it out or run your fingers through it.
2.  Apply curl  cream or mousse to the ends, scrunching it up as you apply.  Some of my favorite products for this style are Unite Boing Cream and Pureology Silk Bodifier

3.  Blow dry your hair with a diffuser attachment on the end.  If your blow dryer didn't come with a diffuser, you can buy universal diffusers at Sally's that will fit any size blow dryer.
4.  This is what my hair looks like after it's diffused.  Just channeling the 80's a little :)  Yours might be a little more curly or less curly depending on how much natural wave you have.  Either way, all that matters is that it's big and fluffy.

5.  Using a 1/2 inch -1 inch curling iron, wrap your hair around the outside of the barrel instead of clamping it in.  This will create a looser wave.  You can curl towards your face or away from it.
6.  This is about how curly I do each of my curls.  You don't want it to curly or it will look unnatural.

7.  This is what it looks like after I curl the whole thing.  Since I do have a little natural curl, I didn't have to curl every piece of hair on my head, but if you have no curl at all, you might have to curl the whole thing.
8.  After it's all curled, use a pick to gently comb it out and fluffy it up.  Make sure nothing looks crunchy or stiff.   




18 comments:

  1. these tutorials are so great steph. pin it!!!!

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  2. I'm going to try this!

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  3. Thank you! I have no natural curl whatsoever and I'm def going to give this a shot. :D

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  4. So awesome. From what I can tell I'm doing everything right except I'm missing the curling iron step. Can hardly wait to incorporate it into my routine. This helps so much!! Thank you!!

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  5. I recently found you and absolutely LOVE your blog! You are answering all the questions I've ever asked!

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  6. I've been visiting your blog for a while, and I keep seeing it turn up on Pinterest!! Good job becoming so popular! I've really enjoyed everything on here, particularly these step by step tutorials. And I love it when you give recommendations on products. I never know what to use. So thank you!! And keep it coming!

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  7. yeah this is one of my favorite ways to do my hair. since my hair is pretty naturally wavy on its own, all i really have to do is curl the top few pieces. or i will do this same thing, except skipping that entire diffuser step. just go to bed after scrunching it, then wake up and curl a few pieces on top, then im set for the day! and everyone always compliments it. for me it is my "lazy hairstyle" so i will take it! love your tutorials!

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  8. That's a lot of steps! I am now thankful for my natural waves. :)

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  9. So lovely! I just found your blog and am completely addicted! All these tips and tricks are soo useful.

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  10. This is turned out great! I just saw you eyebrow tutorial on clothed much and I loved it! I have a couple of questions...does the mac eyebrow gel really help keep your eyebrows in place? also what eyeshadow do you use? Please let me know..I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

    sherri
    www.sherriamour.blogspot.com

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  11. I just read your guest post on Clothed Much and loved it! You have the best step by steps I've seen! I am your newest faithful follower!

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  12. I just found this blog and its amazing! Thank you so much for the amazing tutorials!

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  13. Love your hair tutorials so much!! Thank you!

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  14. I wish I could have you come work on my hair. It's naturally wavy - the bottom is great, but the top is so yucky. And I can't seem to curl it around the outside without burning my fingers off. I will try again, though!!!

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  15. Great and amazing post, but I don`t think I'm able enough to use curling iron. Anyway, I will try to follow step by step to get such wonderful natural curls.
    Xoxo,
    Nathalia/Brazil

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  16. I just have to tell you, that I have naturally stringy wavy hair and never really like it. I just followed your steps hoping it would help, and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for this. My natural wavy hair now looks more 10x better!

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  18. WOW! I have absolutely NO natural curl and I have ways wished that I had a little curl. I have tried everything and this looks like something that might actually work for me! I am so excited to try. I absolutely love your blog.

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