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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.
Let me know if you have any questions! And don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel!
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Holly Arviso says
Love it! I will definitely try waves with my hair extensions and curling wand from Zala (https://www.zalahair.com/). Thank you!
I’m inspired to try waves. Your hair always looks so good. 🙂
Great video my friend. Your waves are always stunning and look so naturally tousled. Love the length of your hair too. =) Plus you have the right amount of highlights and layers.
Thank you, Ada!
Linda Cassidy says
great tutorial and your hair always looks great
Thanks so much, Linda!
that looks like a great curling iron!!
It really is! I would highly recommend it!
Cheryl Shops says
Not curling the ends is a game changer, especially if you have super-dry hair like I do! Great tutorial!
Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net
It’s true! I just give them a little heat when I’m releasing to smooth them out. Thanks so much, Cheryl.
Congrats on starting your channel! Your hair always looks so pretty – love seeing how you do it!
Thank you, Liz! I’m super excited!
Nice video, Thanks for sharing.
I love seeing how other people do their hair! Great video! X
Angela | http://www.lenorth.com
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Julie | This Main Line Life says
That’s a great video. I’ve tried curling my hair like that a couple of times, but I’m never really happy with the way it comes out. I’ll have to try tugging on the curl a bit and see if that helps.
Yes, definitely try it! It takes a bit of practice, but you’ll get it in no time!
jodie filogomo says
Your hair always looks so great Roxanne!!
Thank you so much, Jodie!
Lisa Richardson says
Great job on the video. I have to do my hair in 4 sections too because it’s so thick. Mine’s so heavy the curls don’t stay very well though. UGH.
Oh! Sometimes I blow dry with mousse! And curling smaller sections may help the curls stay longer. See if that works!
Your hair always looks phenomenal Roxanne!! Love this tutorial!
Thank you so much, Elise!
Amy Johnson says
Thanks for the video! I love the technique of placing the curling iron halfway on the hair strand. I never thought of that!
I’m happy I could show you something new! Starting in the middle of the strand helps me focus on the part that isn’t as damaged, and it also gives me some more volume.
jacqui berry says
Inspired! Looks fabulous darling. Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thanks so much, Jacqui!
Shelbee on the Edge says
Roxanne, you are too adorable! Such a great tutorial, too. I still cannot figure out how to properly curl my hair! I don’t know what my problem is. Maybe it’s just my hair. It doesn’t seem to hold a curl and I can never get the right angles with the curling iron and then I quickly lose patience and grab the straightening iron instead! But your curls are perfect and I want them! I am going to try again today, I think.
Aw thank you, Shelbee! It does take practice and a bit of time to figure out the look that works best for your hair texture and face shape, but I know you’ll get there! I do love your hair straight, though 🙂
Nice hair tutorial and these are great tips for getting pretty curls! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
Thank you so much, Maureen!
Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies says
That’s a fabulous little video – job well done – and it’s great to hear your voice! xx Maria
Thanks for sharing the curling iron that works for you! 🙂
Thank you for the link up!
Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 We spent the day yesterday at my parents catching up with family, it was so fun 🙂
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