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.

Dutch-Braided Summer Ponytail

Hello everyone and welcome back!

Today I’m going to show you how to do the dutch-braided summer ponytail. This ponytail is super versatile because you can wear it for everyday, for sports, or even for a more special occasion (I would recommend doing some wand curls though!). It’s also great because it works on almost any hair length since you basically just need to be able to get your hair into a low ponytail. Alright lets get started!

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Items needed: 1 hair band, 2 small hair elastics, 2 bobby pins // time needed: 5-10 minutes // difficulty: easy-medium

1.) Start by parting your hair into a side part. You can do a middle part too, basically any part works for this.

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2.) Pick up about a one inch section of hair and begin to do a dutch braid. Once you reach your ear, stop adding in strands and just continue braiding back. Secure with a small hair elastic.

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3.) Repeat on the other side and then pancake both braids.

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4.) Criss cross the braids over each other and then gather all your hair into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair band. Pick up a small strand of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band and secure with one or two bobby pins as needed.

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aaaaaand that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle! Don’t forget to leave a comment below with any questions and/or comments, and if you have a hairstyle request, feel free to leave them here!

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see ya!

Sabrina ^.^