I’ve been meaning to write about my hair for a really long time. Ever since last year when I had it bobbed and created lots of fabulous vintage style sets. Now my hair is a bit longer and its not that easy to create a classic vintage look, I’ve kind of been doing my own thing a bit. I have really thick hair, so it can be quite tricky styling it, especially when its longer. So if I find a style I like, I’ll usually do it a lot.
One of my favourite styles for my long and very thick hair is to create curls with Scunci soft curlers. I usually then use a flower garland to get my hair off my face. I really like this more relaxed style, which works well with looks from any era. Its also quite a manageable style when you have very thick hair like mine. Last time I did this style I decided to take some pictures of each step so I could show you how I do it.
- I start off with very slightly damp freshly washed hair. Because my hair is so thick, it would never dry if I did this while it was too wet.
- Next I brush it through with a detangling brush, to make sure its really smooth and that there are no knots.
- I use a styling oil to smoothen my hair before I start curling.
- I run a generous amount through the lengths of my hair, using my hands.
- I then run a firm hold mousse through the lengths of my hair.
- It’s now time to start rolling, I use a sectioning brush to divide up my hair.
- I section off my hair and roll upwards from underneath my hair.
- I brush each section to get it as smooth as possible between each roll.
- It takes my around 30 soft curlers to put all of my hair up. For a tighter curl I use more.
To keep the rollers in place over night I cover them with a hair net and then tie a silk scarf over the top. Luckily the cushions in the rollers make them really comfortable and easy to sleep in.
- In the morning I carefully take out all the curls.
- Before brushing I give the curls a light spray with hairspray.
- Now for the scary part! I give all the curls a good brush until they go a bit frizzy.
- At this point I usually wonder whether I should just give up and do an up-do!
- I then use a little more of the styling oil to smoothen the frizz.
- At this stage I smoothen the curls with a brush, using my hand to gently guide them into the shape I want.
- I keep brushing until the curls are quite defined and the hair is smooth. (If you’re going for more of a sleek vintage look, keep going until it’s perfectly uniform and use lots of hairspray. You’ll also need to add a bit more volume in the front with some back combing.)
- I pop my hair garland over the top of my hair and secure it with a couple of grips at the back.
- I twist the front of the hair over the sides of the garland and pin them at the back of my head.
- Finish with lots of hair spray to keep the curls in place.
I find it usually takes about an hour for my hair to drop a little and sit perfectly once I’m done. I really like this style for chilled out mummy days, as its not too over the top, but still reflects my style. This set usually lasts me about 3 days after initially curling it. Here’s some snaps of the next few days.
I’m hoping to share some of the other methods I use on my hair in the coming months, so watch this space!
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