I receive a lot of compliments and questions about my updo so I thought I would give you the details and demystify what looks like a time-consuming hairdo.
It looks complicated, but with a few items, I hope to show you how easy it can be.
Okay, a little disclaimer; I have a cosmetology licence and I did hair for a living. Don’t get too discouraged. I’m going to keep this as simple as possible.
– Hair Brush and or Comb
– Bobby Pins
– Barrette or Clip
– Curlers (I use Caruso Steam Curlers from Sally Beauty Supply. I Love These! I’ve been using them for years because they don’t burn my head and work quickly.
– Styling gel (optional) Put in hair before blow drying)
1.) Prepare hair; either wash, towel dry hair and apply a gel or setting lotion and blow dry or let dry naturally if I wash my hair at night. (Have you ever heard that slightly dirty hair is easier to style into updos? It’s true. Not greasy, but maybe a day or two after washing. You be the judge.)
2.) Section hair, and roll hair under on sponge curler toward the back of my head. Make sections about 1″ x 1″ which makes for tighter curls.
As you can see, this looks like a disaster, but it works out. No updo ever looks the same and I like it that way. Here are some views from the sides:
3.) Allow hair to cool. This is when I do my make up, get my clothes ready. By the time I do all of that, the rollers are ready to come out.
4) Remove caps on rollers and let hair fall.
I think you get the idea. The other side looks pretty much the same.
5.) Run fingers through hair to separate curls. DO NOT BRUSH. I find that brushing makes my hair frizzy and I lose the look of the curls.
6.) Twist hair upwards, piling hair high on head.
7.) Fasten with Barrette or Clip.
8.) After clipping, arrange curls to cover barrette and fasten with bobby pins. I often cross bobby pins over each other in a “X” pattern to secure. This way the bobby pins don’t work their way out and curls stay in place.
9.) Continue to arrange curls around head hiding the bobby pins if possible. I also try to cover the clip with a few curls. If you like tendrils, pull a few pieces of hair out at temples and let fall naturally. If I don’t like the way they look, I will touch up with a small barrel curling iron, holding the curling iron vertically.
10.) Spray with favorite hair spray to help it last all day. Sometimes, I may even get another day out of the curls and can repeat with a claw clip for a more relaxed look.
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