April 6, 2012

How To: Voluminous Waves

1.  Section out the top half of your hair and clip it aside for later.  Spritz the bottom half lightly with hairspray.  I am using Kenra Volume Spray 25
2.  Using a 1 1/2" curling iron, curl the bottom half of your hair away from your face.

3.  This is what mine looks like after I curl it.  I curl the bottom half pretty loose to preserve the length and help it lay better once it's all curled.  
4.  Let down the top section.  This time spray each section individually before you curl it to make sure every section gets a good amount of hairspray.   

5.   Continue to curl your hair away from your face, curling directly up and back on the very top.
6.   Crispy curls!  If anyone is considering just leaving it like this, I forbid it.   This step is important though, using a lot of hairspray is what will give you a lot of body. 

 7.  Using a brush or a comb, brush out your curls, brushing back and away from your face.  If you used a really stiff hairspray, this will be impossible!  I recommend using Kenra or another flexible hold hairspray.

The result?  Soft with a lot of movable volume. 


19 comments:

  1. So beautiful! LOVE your blog!

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  2. "You forbid it", haha! I love this - have to try it once my hair grows a little longer!

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  3. oh geez...want to come live in my closet and help me look presentable every day? yeah, probably not. :) happy Easter!

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  4. Will definitely be trying this with my hair today!

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  5. Love your blog, so helpful! Just a few questions, I have stick straight hair that NEVER holds curl and I was just wondering how it holds? Also do you do it on second day hair or freshly washed? Thanks for all your help!

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    1. I actually have another post on making your curl stay! You can read it here -
      http://blog.hairandmakeupbysteph.com/2012/03/how-to-make-your-curls-stay.html

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  6. Looove these tutorials (just found your blog via the pretty life anonymous) - have a long list of styles to try now. So good!

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  7. You have the most gorgeous hair ever! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color!!

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  8. You have beautiful hair. Do you have any advice for very thin straight hair???

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  9. Wow! What a pretty amazing look!
    Just one question: Can you somehow achieve this look with a smaller curling iron? Mine is about 1 inch thick and is smaller at the end. I can't really invest into a bigger one, so it would be great, if you had some tips for me!

    Thank you for sharing all this beautiful looks and greetings from Germany!

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  10. This looks fantastic!

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  11. Cute but my hair does this naturally. I will have to look elsewhere for cute hairstyle that I can do *sigh*

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  12. are you the same chick from "2 girls 1 cup"? you look vaginally familiar

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  13. did my hair like this today and i absolutely LOVE it!!! thank you so much for this step by step i could never figure out how to curl my hair but now i can and it looks gorgeous!
    i do have a quick question, what sizes of curling irons would you recommend owning??

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    1. I have a 1/2 inch and a 1 1/2 inch, then I use the flat iron for every other kind of curl.

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  14. I love your hair colour. Do you think it would be suitted for a green eyed person with a pale complexion? I have a problem in finding the perfect hair coulour for me.

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  15. Would this work on medium length hair using a 1 1/4" curling iron?

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  17. I love your tutorials! Quick question though: are you curling from the bottom up (from the end of the strand to the scalp)? or starting somewhere in the middle? I seem to only get 2 waves in my hair instead of 3 which just ends up looking like a flipped out bob. any suggestions?

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