Hello gorgeous! I really wanted to include both fabulous hair and x-factor in one blog. First off, did you guys watch X-Factor over thanksgiving? I cried my eyes out for most of the songs, but mostly when Melanie Amaro sang her praise to God. It was so incredible. She dedicated the song to God, for being her best friend and for always being there for her when she had no one to lean on. It was so brave of her to open her heart out to the public like that and so inspiring. We need more singers like her! Oh and I just have to mention her gorgeous hair that night 😉 I think it’s so important for singers to be role models for us and especially for younger girls. There is just so much nonsense out there. Please listen to your hearts and turn off the radio when those “poisonous songs” are played. Another favorite of mine is Drew. I love these girls hair! It’s actually pretty simple, but here’s what they do:
What you need to have:
- Large Velcro Rollers (I found mine at Ross Dress for Less for $3)
- Large Barrel Curling Iron (Ross, Marshall’s, Target all carry these and so affordable too about $25)
- Hairspray (I am a fan of Tresemme hair spray as it doesn’t create stiff hair, at Target for $4)
- Mousse (make sure you get a mousse that is non-sticky, you still want to be able to run your hands through your luscious hair afterwards)
- Teasing comb (you can find these everywhere, I got mine at Sally’s for $3)
What you need to do:
- While your hair is damp apply a small amount of mousse in your hair, from roots to tip
- Dry your hair hanging upside down. I love to take a paddle brush and brush the heat through my hair to take out the tight curls, but for those ladies with fine straight hair, just use your fingers to untangle the hair while drying
- Once your locks are dry, part your hair the way you want it to go either in the middle or a side part
- Starting from the bottom of your hair (clip ¾ of your hair up), take a teasing comb and lightly tease the roots of your hair. This will prime your head for the big volume!
- Spray a little hairspray onto the hair before using the curling tong (emphasizing ‘little’)
- Using the large barrel hold the curling tong vertically around your hair, and making sure that you are switching up the directions you are rolling. This will make it look more natural
- You can skip this step if you want. For the top section of your hair, use large velcro rollers to give that added volume, you may need only four. Two would be used for the top of the head and the other two on either side framing the face
- Once the hair has cooled down, go over your hair one more time with hairspray, and if you need more volume, use the teasing comb at the roots.
- Run your fingers through your gorgeous curls, breaking them up and feel free to hang upside down and give your head a good shake!