The How-To Guide for “Big Hair, Big..Personality? ;)“
I’ve had my short hair for about 2 months now, and I’m still loving it. Kind of. I still love the fact that it is easy to maintain and style, but I miss braiding and curling SO MUCH. My hair has grown out to a length I thought I could curl, but after a few semi-successful tries near the end of school I almost admitted defeat to my pin-straight hair.
Well, you all should know by now that I’m stubborn. This past week I decided not to let my short hair stop me from being able to curl my hair! Just because I had short hair doesn’t mean it has to be straight all the time, and to be honest I was starting to get bored that it always looked the same.
I didn’t bring my curling iron with me to Irvine because I didn’t think I’d use it and so one morning I started searching frantically in my mom’s bathroom for her old curling iron (not ceramic!). I raised that curling iron in victory when I found it and quickly got to work.
It turned out…okay. I was better than the previous tries, but still not up to par with what I wanted. Also, I went to the beach that day and the wind just tore it apart. :( I tried curling it again on Friday, and hey what do ya know! It turned out FABULOUS. Below, I will share with you how you can get the same curls I got on my asymmetrical bob haircut!
- 1” curling iron
- hair clips
- bobby pins
- Mousse to hold your curl- I used Herbal Essences Totally Twisted mousse and my curls lasted honestly all day!!
- Hair spray for the short side of your bob
- Use day old hair. Freshly washed hair won’t hold curls as well! I curled my hair in the morning after having washed it the night before. Still turned out good!
- Divide your hair into 3 sections horizontally, and clip the first two up and out of the way.
- Start curling the bottom layer of hair- all going away from your face. I have really short hair on one side so I just do what I can with it.
- Let down the second section (middle horizontal section) of hair. This time, curl towards your face. Again, I did what I could with the really short layers. I left the hair on the right side of my head where my hair is the shortest alone. I’ll get to why later.
- Let down the third and final (top) section of hair. Curl the hair like you did with the bottom layer- away from your face. The reason why I alternated the direction of the curls every layer was so the curls wouldn’t just all bunch up together. It also provides good volume! The bigger the better, yes? :D
- When your hair is all curled and has cooled a little bit, run some mousse (I used two large dollops) through it with your fingers, and scrunch up the curls a bit with your hands to help it retain its shape and bounce. Actually, I usually use mousse before I curl my hair, but I forgot to this time. Luckily, the curls still held!
- Lastly, pull the hair on the side of your head with the shortest hair, back and against your scalp. , and hairspray. Pin it down with a bobby pin or two. This keeps you from looking like you forgot to curl one side of your head. hahaha It hides the straight hair I guess.
And voila you’re done! My hair was huge after I curled it and at first I thought “crap, this looks ridiculous- my hair is too big!” Yet, I was in love with the curls and thought “to hell with it! I love it and I’m going to rock it.” Knowing my hair might get me a couple of weird glances caused me to sort of have this surge of confidence before I walked out the door, which kept me smiling all day and not self conscious about my hair at all. :)
Hope you like how the curls turned out! Thank you for reading, and let me know if you have any questions. Sorry I don’t have individual pictures for each step, or a cool YouTube video to go along with it. :P