Thursday, 24 July 2014

Let's Celebrate: An Eid Hair Tutorial (Glamorous)

Hey Beautiful!

Welcome to the Second part of my Let's Celebrate Eid Series. This time I'll be showing you how to get gorgeous curls in your hair using nothing but a Hair Straightener.

Curling irons and I have never been friends. I can not curl my hair using any sort of Curling tools. My hair is pretty straight and so it takes A LOT for my hair to hold a curl. Usually, by the time I'm done with my make up, I am left with little or no curls in my hair, no matter how many hair products I use.

Over time I pretty much stopped curling my hair because it was useless UNTIL (wait for it) The holy straightener! And now, curls are my 'go to' for any event.

Enough rambling! Let's get started!

1. Split your hair into two sections and apply a heat protection spray.

2. Take a 2 inch section of hair and hold it taut.

3. Place the straightener on the area where you want your curl to begin. I usually begin about a third of the way down my hair.

Now the real technical part begins! I have done close ups to make it easier for you.

1. The key is to turn the straightener 180 degrees outwards/inwards. If you turn the straightener outwards (like I have done), the curl will be positioned AWAY from your face. However, if you want the curls to frame your face then turn the straightener inwards.

2. Holding the hair taut, begin turning the straightener.

3. Keep turning until the BOTTOM plate of the straightener is now at the TOP. Note the red pins in the pictures above for guidance.

4. Once you have turned the straightener a complete 180 degrees, start moving it down your hair shaft. It helps if you hold on to the ends on your hair as a guide. Do not keep turning the straightener as you go. The straightener should remain in its 180 degree position.

Repeat these steps on the rest of your hair. You can alternate the direction of the curls (inwards or outwards) for added texture. Once you're done, use your fingers to gently loosen the curls and spray with a light hold hairspray.

You should end up with something like this!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

And remember, as with anything, practice practice practice!

Peace and Love!

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  1. I'm exactly like you.. I don't use curling tongs since I tried using straighteners.. That's the unfortunate thing about straight hair! Although, I've tried heated rollers before and they've worked well so I'm looking to invest in some.

    Ayesha xxx

    1. Let me know if you try the rollers out. It would be nice to have curls ready made for me once I'm done with my make up lol rather than getting all hot and bothered after putting my face on!