Let’s face it: There’s a lot of maintenance that goes into being a girl. We have to keep up our nails, get pedicures in the warm months, put on makeup, pick out the right outfit, fix our hair, and pick out the perfect accessories. And that’s just to make us presentable. It’s exhausting, right? On top of all of that, we have kids and husbands to take care of. Pets to feed (and kitty litter to clean. My life is so glamorous.) Laundry to fold. Businesses to run. Errands to stay on top of. Groceries to buy.
Holy cow, there aren’t enough hours in the day!
We don’t have hours to devote to the hair process (shampoo, condition, put in product to protect from the heat, blow dry, curl or flat iron, and put in even more product for shine or to hold our hair style in place). When we don’t have time, we get lazy.
Being lazy with hair isn’t a good look for anyone. I mean, there are only so many times when you can wear a ponytail. And don’t even get me started on wearing a ponytail while having long hair. Headache city. Ouch!
I’ve found the perfect way to make my hair look presentable (dare I even say good) without having to spend lots of time on it. You’re welcome in advance, ladies.
The Lazy Girl’s Way to Pretty, Wavy Hair in just 8 Steps:
Step One: Make sure you’re hair is dry. (Curling wet hair is a recipe for disaster!)
Step Two: Part hair where you usually wear your part.
Step Three: Focus on one side at a time while the other hair is clipped back.
Step Four: Grab a small chunk of hair from the back and run your curling iron through the hair three times.
Step Five: On the 3rd time, leave about an inch of hair out of the iron and curl away from your face.
Step Six: Leave hair in curled position for just a few seconds. (Seriously, don’t do this too long or you will have uneven hair because your hair could break off. I KNOW you’ve seen that YouTube video of the girl curling her bangs and how her hair breaks off in front of the camera. Eeek! Just fight the urge and don’t do it!)
Step Seven: Curl wand so that you move hair through it and release hair.
Step Eight: Pick another chunk of hair and repeat the above steps.
See, told you it was easy! My hair is really long and it takes me maybe 6 minutes to make my hair wavy. It’s the best thing ever!
A few side notes:
1. Don’t pay any attention to my roots. I despise getting my hair done, but this video proved that I need to suck it up and get it done. I like to think that I can pull off the root look though, no? Ha!
2. I love to put Glorious Primer in my hair after for some extra shine. I could buy a shine serum, but I don’t see the need to spend extra money on that when Glorious works wonderfully. (Yes, it is a makeup face primer, but it works amazingly well to make hair pretty and shiny!)
3. You always want to curl away from your face, BUT make sure to do smaller sections of hair because it’s 2015 and no one needs to have the Farrah Fawcett hair going on.
4. If you are going somewhere fancy and need to spend some more time on your hair, make sure you section it off. It gives you more volume and does look better, but like I said, the above is perfect for day-to-day.
Hope you enjoyed my video and this wavy hair tutorial! It’s my go-to when I don’t have a lot of time to fix my hair. I’d love to have you subscribe to my YouTube channel for more tutorials.