No-Heat Wand Curls

Hey everyone!

How has your summer been? When I think of summer, I immediately think of the beach, ice-cream, and lots of sunshine.

And when I think of summer hairstyles I think messy bun or curls/waves would make the top of my list. 😉

But to be serious, I love curls all year round! This technique is my favorite right now, because the crown of your head isn’t going to curl, which gives the hair more of a wand-curl-type vibe. And it also doubles up as a super cute hairstyle!

Difficulty level: easy

Time needed: 5-10 minutes to create the hairstyle. 6-8 hours to let the curls form, depending on your hair type/length.

Items needed: 6 bobby pins, three hair-bands

1.) Part hair to your liking. Mine is in a side part. Make sure to brush your hair thoroughly to ensure that you have smooth looking curls.*

2.) With a hair band, tie to the side 2/3 of your hair.

3.) Twist the other 1/3 of your hair away from your face. Coil into a bun and tie with a hair band.

4.) Split the sectioned part in two. The middle bun can be coiled in either direction. Secure with a hair band.

5.) Repeat step #3 with the last section.

6.) Use your bobby-pins to secure the buns. Secure them close to each other. (Almost think of ‘lifting’ them up towards your head.) The picture below is how they should look after pinning.

7.) Go to sleep! Either that, or keep the coils in for approximately 6-8 hours, depending on your hair type/length. (At this point, you have a great hairstyle, so these could technically be overnight or day-to-night curls.)

8.) Once your coils have been in for a while, you can gently undo them. At first, it will look like three twists. This is where you should NOT rush.

9.) Gently separate the curls with your fingers. You can shake them around a bit at the roots as well. I recommend using a boar-bristle brush gently if you feel the need to brush through your hair slightly. Other than that, keep running your fingers through the curls, until they look however tight/loose you like them.

…and there you have it! 🙂 My current favorite way to get some pretty awesome curls! They remind me a lot of wand curls, which I totally love. Plus, the triple buns are such a cute hairstyle for any girls who want their hair up this summer.

Let me know what you think of these no-heat curls in the comments! Have a great day!

Catch ya later,

–Sophia

* I prepped my hair with several spritzes of sea-salt spray. If you’d like to here some other tips for curl prep and such, check out the end of my other curl post.

Mermaid Braid (Bonus Post!)

Hey hey hey everybody! Today, I have this super beautiful hairstyle—modeled by my super beautiful sister!—that is super easy, and great for the Spring/Summer themes!

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Items needed: 3 elastics, hairbrush, hairspray, and bobby pins—if desired
Time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty: medium

Alrighty! Let’s get to it!

1. To start, make sure that the hair is brushed, and if frizzy, I would recommend hairspraying it first.

2. To begin the mermaid braid, take a section of hair from the front, and bring to the back of the head. Then, begin a simple three-strand braid. Your hair should look something like this:
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3. Now, pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

4. Now pic up a section of hair on the left side of the head..

5. Then, begin to fishtail-braid the left section of hair. Pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

6.  Repeat steps 4-5 on right side. Your hair should now look something like this:

 

 

 

{Make sure that you leave behind a bit of hair with the three-stranded braid!}

7. Now, gather all the hair together and braid it into a plait (using the fishtail braids for your left and right sections, and the three-stranded braid/leftover hair for the middle)—while you are braiding, make sure you pull out the other elastics (if desired), that way you don’t see them in the final look. (;

8. Hairspray—if desired. Also, if there are any spots that seem to be needing some pinning, bobby pin to your desire!

And that’s all there is to it! I hope y’all enjoyed this gorgeous hairstyle!

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Happy Hairstyling!

❤ always: Emily