SHOP THE PRODUCTS FOR EVERY DAY TEXTURED WAVES:
Video By Michelle Cox Photography
Finally – A Hair Tutorial: the Perfect Textured Waves
It’s about time I started a Youtube channel, right?! For my first video, I thought it would be fitting to show you how I curl my hair every day. I get questions all the time about how I style my short hair, and these textured waves have been my go-to look for some time now!
For this style, I’m using a classic Hot Tools 1 inch curling iron. This brand and I go WAAAY back. A Hot Tools iron was one of the first curling irons I ever bought when I was in school, because it was (and still is) affordable while still doing an excellent job. I also really like that you can adjust the temperature setting. Recently I’ve been setting mine at a low 350 degrees because my hair is pretty fragile with the blonde in it. If you have more robust hair, then feel free to bump it up a bit. I actually have the same iron in a 1.5 inch barrel and with a tapered wand and love them both. I Included more my favorite hair products in this post.
How to Get The Textured Wave Look
I start with clean, dry hair. For this textured waves look it helps to start with straight hair, so you get the textured look with straighter ends. I like to work in four sections, working from the bottom to the top. The curls on the bottom don’t have to look as nice because they just provide a texture foundation to your hair.
I clamp 1 inch sections in the middle of each strand, wrap the iron up my hair, then slide the iron down, leaving about an inch of hair out. I run the curling iron over the last inch just as I’m releasing the curl because I like to smooth out my ends. Alternating the curls forwards and backwards helps get that effortless textured look that isn’t too perfect. Just make sure that the pieces around your face are going away from your face.
A little trick I use is to give a little tug on each curl once you release. It lengthens out each piece so it doesn’t look too bouncy, because that isn’t the look I’m going for lately. After letting the curls cool, I run my fingers through them to blend the style, spritz with a bit of texture spray, and that’s it!
The whole process takes me less than 20 minutes.
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