You see, I have a lot of hair, but it is VERY fine. It has a hard time holding curls. I thought I'd found the perfect way to create beachy waves. I even posted about it here. But I was never completely sold on the way it looked.
Then I discovered this easy method. Like so seriously easy that I felt silly for not figuring it out sooner. And the bonus is that this method works on pretty much any kind of hair. Even thick, somewhat curly hair like the Princess has. Here's all there is to it...
1. Wash your hair, then let it dry almost completely....leaving just a bit of dampness. Alternately, you can spray down your dry hair with a bit of water.
2. Part hair down the middle. And starting with one side, twist the hair around on itself. It will naturally twist into a bun. Once you've created a bun, secure with a rubber band or a few bobby pins (or both.) Repeat on other side, making sure that the buns fall just above the ears. (The Princess graciously offered to model for me...note that there are a few hairs that aren't secured in the bun. That's okay...we're going for loose curls and waves...not perfection.)
3. Once you've secured the buns, blow dry the hair for a couple of minutes on hot to set the curls. Then you can do one of two things...after letting your hair cool for about 20 minutes, you can remove the buns, and you'll have soft waves. Or you can do as I do and sleep with the buns in your hair (it's not uncomfortable, I promise.) Then in the morning, remove the buns and run your fingers through your hair to separate the strands. Add a little spray at the roots for volume and you're done!
It's seriously that easy...and the curl lasts ALL DAY!!!
Now for the miscellaneous part of the post....
Okay, so you may have noticed that the old blog seems to be overrun with giveaways lately. I have been a bit worried about that. It just so happens that I have had a lot of sponsors and product reviews pop up at the same time. And I love to host giveaways for my sponsors. And I enjoy doing product reviews. So I've been more than happy to have all these giveaways. Just worried that my readers might think that's the only thing I'm focusing on. So I want you to know, my lovely readers...that my blog is not turning into one of those crazy host-a-giveaway-daily type blogs. My main focus is still DIY and decor, with a little bit of entertaining and style thrown in for good measure. I have a lot of projects in the works to share with you along those lines...but I'm still getting back into the groove after taking last week off for spring break. So please bear with me.
You guys are the best!! Mwah!!!
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