Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How to: Get easy effortless waves with a hair straightener

Having super thin hair, I like having a bit of volume to my hair without a lot of effort. Reading other tutorials, I don't know what their normal routine encompasses, but I don't consider mousse, hairspray, hair pins, and 10+ minutes to be "effortless". So, I came up with my own trick that only takes 2-5 minutes and no extra fuss.

My Irresistable Me professional flat iron instantly heats up, which really helps when I press snooze too many times. With diamond and tourmaline technology, I actually don't need to spray my hair before use because my hair is truly still smooth and not fried afterwards. 

How to get the look: Instead of wasting time sectioning off my hair, I just grab strands and start curling. To do this, clamp the strand of hair between the straightener and pull the hair while curling inwards, holding the straightening iron vertically. I like really loose waves, so curling from the mid-section of my hair to the end of each strand typically takes about 3 seconds at 370 degrees heat. 

The beauty about these messy waves is that it really doesn't matter if you're a little sloppy with the technique. Some waves bigger than others? Miss a few strands? No problem! Remember, effortless waves should actually be effortless. Just run your fingers through your hair a bit and you're good to go. I still have a few fly-aways in my finished photo below, but I kind of like it like that - it really adds to the "I woke up like this" polished messy look.

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  1. What a great tutorial! I love how effortless this look is!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  2. That's something I used to do to my hair all the time when I had longer hair, now it's too short unfortunately. Yours looks lovely though!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  3. I just started using a straightener too to make waves! Love your tutorial!

    xo Lauren

  4. Love the final result! I never tried this, but always wanted to :D


  5. Your hair looks great, and so quick to do too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. U did such a great job creating these effortless waves! I don't even own a straightener - so i'll check out this brand

  7. Great job! They're so pretty and suits you so well ♡

  8. I wish I could do this, I have zero skills haha!

    T x

  9. Thats my favourite style you cannot beat it. You have nice hair BTW x


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