January 16, 2012

..Styling Thick Straight Hair

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Ladies with super thick straight hair always complain that they can't get their hair to curl or wave because it's too heavy and wont hold a curl.  I say it can!  All you need to do is throw in a few extra steps.  My friend Lauren (thanks Summies!) was nice enough to let me borrow her hair to demonstrate.  She has that super-duper thick, straight (and gorgeous) hair I was talking about.  Lets see if we can get it to do that Kardashian-esque wave we all know and love, shall we?

Yup!  Looks like we did a pretty good job.  Here's how:

1. Try not washing your hair.  Dirty hair shapes better, so skip the suds and use dry shampoo if you think it looks to greasy.
2. Use a small barreled curler (less than 1 inch). Larger ones aren't as effective in thick hair.
3. Section your hair in half from ear to ear (see third picture above) and clip up the rest. Curl your in this fashion, (barrel facing down twisting hair around it) using very small strands (see size I have pictured below).
4. Section off the hair that is left in half again and repeat step 2.
5. Curl whats left
6. Spray with strong hold hairspray and scrunch it until it drys...voila!

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22 comments:

  1. Oooooo gorgeous, I love the curls on her!! I love how it's not super curly and they look amazingly soft!!

    Jo Bao ♥

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  2. This makes me WANT long hair - so pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. your hair looks amazing!! I need to try this!

    x Alexa

    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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  4. Looks beautiful! Keep the hair tutorials coming!

    Laura :)

    http://thescenicroad.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow! That looks amazing! I always have trouble trying to curl my super straight hair, so I'll have to try this out. Thanks :)

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  6. OMG, I love this! Do mine haha. Do you have any tips for thin hair too? I have a hard time curling mine since I flat iron it, and it's so thin.

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  7. love it girl!
    your hair turned out really cute


    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  8. dang she has some thick hair! i'm jelly. great post ;)

    xo's, Vanessa (the gal)

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  9. You should be on a hair commercial! Beautiful!
    www.Alwayssaygrace.com

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  10. so beautiful! you look great girl!
    xo TJ

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  11. Found your blog via Ugly Duckling - just wanted to say hi, love it - wish I had long hair now - and following ;)

    xo
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  12. YOUR HAIR IS SO PRETTY!!
    I am now following you!

    Amelia xx

    http://wearableartblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, your hair firstly is so beautiful and secondly you did the curls so well! Now people can stop complaining ha ha - it is very much possible to curly think, straight hair :)

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  14. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum - my hair is light and dusk-thin. You really do look like a celebrity with your soft curls - I've tried the look before but it's really best reserved for ladies with heavier, thicker hair.

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  15. I WISH my hair was this thick. Ah, so pretty!

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  16. Wow. That is some healthy + sexy looking hair!! Nicely done and great break-down of the steps.

    XO - Marion

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  17. Ooh I need to try that. My hair is super thick and super straight. I would love this look for my hair.

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  18. This hair is perfection! I love the waves!

    http://fashionroll.net

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  19. That really came out so so pretty! I'm growing out my short bob I've been rocking for the past two years... going for the longer glam look so I can finally do a style like this! Thanks for the tutorial doll! xo

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