While I try to use heat tools as little as possible on my hair, sometimes there’s no choice but to spruce up a bad hair day using them. Whenever I have big plans, am heading out for a date night with Jer, or grabbing coffee with a friend, I always turn to my straightening iron to quickly pull my look together. The fact is, while heatless curling methods are great, they tend to take longer to set, and when you need to quickly create a put-together look, heat tools are your best go-to.
Lately I’ve been turning to my Iresistable Me Hair Straightener to create these curls. To achieve soft, beachy looking curls, rather than really tight uniform curls, I simply start curling my hair once the straightener get to about ear level. This way, the curl seems a bit more effortless and falls quite nicely throughout the day. One way to ensure that your waves curl into one another, and appear soft, is by curling each piece in a different direction.
The longer pieces of my hair tend to fall quite quickly, so to ensure they last as long as possible I like to twirl the freshly curled strand around my finger and hold it until the piece cools. This helps set the curl a bit better. **You can also use hair spray, I am just personally not a fan of the feel of hair spray.
As I work the straightening wand around my entire head, I take each piece and straighten it in a different direction, until I get to the front pieces. The front is where I take a bit more time to straighten the longer strands away from my face, and the shorter ones I curl inward. But hey, rather than reading how I achieve these curls – see for yourself!