9.21.2012

How To: Quick Curls

Happy Weekend! I don't have any plans, and sometimes weekends like that are the best. Maybe a movie marathon is in order? Tell me all about your plans! Well, if you need a hairstyle that is super fast (and a great basic technique to learn) try out my Quick Curls:


 T O O L S:

  • 1 in curling iron
  • heat protectant spray
  • hairspray (optional--I don't use any!)
M E T H O D:
  • I've missed having some curls around here, so I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Brush and spray hair with heat protectant. Plug and turn on curling iron. Choose as low of a setting as you can use to avoid damage.
  • To make this process faster, I divide my hair in half, with hair over each shoulder. I also like to work from back to front, placing curled sections to the back as I complete them, but use whatever method you'd like.
  • Use 1 inch sections for this hairstyle, just like the curling iron's barrel. I chose this size because I wanted tighter curls, and since so many of you say that curls fall out for you, the hair will still look pretty once the curls fall. Use a smaller barrel for tighter curls and larger for larger.
  • Curl from the end of the hair to the root, twirling the wand just like you're wrapping your hair in a roller. You aren't doing a spiral wave here, so no wrapping the hair around the barrel; roll it up.
  • Release the curl gently by pulling the wand down. You'll end up with what I call sausage curls. If you're entering a Shirley Temple contest, feel free to stop here. ;)
  • Let curls cool to avoid curls falling out faster. 
  • Shake out curls by raking fingers through them. Don't brush your hair.
  • Spray with hairspray for hold if desired.
  • This should take about 5 minutes of curling and 5 minutes of cooling. That's it!
Another way to style the curls later in the day/second day

Have a great weekend!
Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle


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60 comments:

  1. The curls look good! Protecting my hair is the one step I'm guilty of not doing!

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  2. Really cute! Your curls look so pretty when they fall out, not like mine, which just sag

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  3. Have a great weekend to you too, Elle:) And love how your curls turned out!

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  4. Your curls are beautiful!!

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  5. These curls are beautiful! It seems to me that no matter how I try to curl my hair, it never turns out!

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  6. Such pretty curls. Much as I'd love to try it on my hair,sadly mine would have straightened out after an hour or two. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Those are great curlers (and great skills) - they give really nice shaped curls. Very pretty.

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  8. Thank you for sharing. You make it look very easy. I love plans like that for the weekend. I unfortunately have to go to my very first football game. Maybe it will be more fun live then watching it on tv.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.

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  9. Wow! All of that in only 5 minutes--impressive. I have to curl all the way from the ends to the roots like that.

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  10. great post! I also love that necklace you are wearing!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  11. I love your DIY projects! And I am definitely going to try your apple scrub!!

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  12. Pretty curls! I ought to wear my hair this way more often, but I'm usually too lazy. This weekend, I'm heading to a book festival here in DC and otherwise spending more time reading/writing. Life is good! :)

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  13. Wow, the curls look great & you look wonderful!

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  14. Hi Elle! Beautiful curls! I do mine the same way:) And yes, weekends with no plans are the BEST! I hope you enjoy it.

    xo
    www.aminuteinthelifeofmaria.blogspot.com

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  15. I love everything about this! your curls came out perfect and you look stunning!

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  16. Wow you have fabulous hair! the curls are perfect!
    Also you have amazing teeth, sooo white<3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  17. Just helped you get one follower closer to 1000 ;) I love having curled hair, I'm always looking for new curling methods. There's tons out there! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. a movie marathon sounds wonderful! its going to be rainy in chicago so i think that is what i'll do this weekend. xo mucho love jillian

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  19. I do my hair like this nearly every morning. Love it!

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  20. your curls are beautiful! and i LOVE your necklace!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to trying some of the skin tips and tricks you have! And, your curls look beautiful!

    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com/

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  22. Amazing! Love how quick and easy this tutorial is. You look lovely!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  23. Pretty curls and fun necklace! Have a great weekend!

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  24. You're going to think I'm nuts, but for the longest time I used to brush my hair after curling and always always ended up with a frizzed out mess - you'd think I'd learn! I love your one shoulder look.

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  25. Pretty! Hope you havea happy weekend!

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  26. Hi Elle, love this, it will be a great break away from straight hair, Can you use any type of ruling iron, wide barrel or narrow?

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  27. Beautiful hair. I wish I could play like this.

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  28. Thats a great tutorial hun! I'm useless at curling my hair, it always just falls out after like 15 minutes! Yours looks lovely though!

    Hope you have a great weekend sweetie!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  29. thanks for the follow, now following you back on gfc. great tutorial!

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  30. My weekend is just like yours - relaxing and lots of blogging :)

    I always want to do curls, but I never seem to find time in the morning to do it, even though it shouldn't take that long! :( You look gorgeous with your curls and that flawless skin of yours! :)

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  31. Your hair looking beautiful. I'm going to attempt to curl my short bob for tonight!
    xx PC

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  32. love this soo much dear! you look fab <3

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  33. I really need to get one of those wands... The weather here is not straight hair friendly... Ha!

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  34. you really have such beautiful perfect hair! so lucky!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  35. OMG your hair is GORGEOUS!! I'm so jealous!!!! Hope you are having a lovely weekend darling!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  36. fabulous curls elle! and i love your necklace. i've been watching movies on cable and my netflix :D
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  37. So pretty! I can't ever get mine to hold them...

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  38. wonderful necklace :)
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  39. Looks great love! I've been so lazy lately, I haven't picked up a curling iron... or even a blow dryer in like a month. The sock bun is my new bff

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  40. Beautiful, and you made it look so easy! When I had longer hair I was always way too lazy to curl it haha. You look lovely. :)


    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  41. So pretty!

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  42. Your hair looks beautiful! I love the quick curls! It is similar to the technique I use when I work with a curling iron. Thanks for sharing!
    - Heather

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  43. Great curls tutorial! Love your blog.. your newest follower :)

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