TUTORIAL: How I Curl My Hair!

Hey guys!
I've had several requests to do a hair tutorial. I actually made little videos to go along with this and I was so excited for my first "Youtube debut", but my computer is being stupid, like usual, and not letting me see the video in my editing software. Sooo, I tried taking stills to better show how I curl my hair. It's actually really easy to do and doesn't take me more than 25 minutes now that I'm good at it. It use to take me 45 minutes to curl my hair...I don't know how I've managed to become so quick when my hair is getting longer and longer. Anyways, after prepping my hair, I use VERY few tools and products. Trust me, this is VERY easy.

Washed hair with LUSH Big Shampoo and LUSH American Cream Conditioner
Combed Hair with wide toothed comb
Towel dry hair a tad and add Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
Blow Dry Hair

Salon Selectives Stay put Hair Spray (purple can)
Conair 1" Barrel Curling Iron

*Before starting my hair I put on an old zip-up hoodie so that my skin or good clothes don't get all hairsprayed. Don't wear a tight necked shirt or else it will mess up your hair when you take it off...*

STEP 1: I pull half my hair up and clip it up to get it out of the way. The most important part is your top layers since it is what you mainly see so I like to do that last and quickly do my bottom layer. It doesn't have to be perfect. I just grabbed what I thought to be equal all around and threw it up. I then LIGHTLY spray my bottom layer with hair spray so that it holds my curl better.

STEP 2: This is what your curls should look like. If you have hard to curl hair I would suggest spraying each curl with hairspray after you curl each section. I tend to spray my bottom layer curls after each curl is made. The top section of my hair I only need to spray my entire head once REALLY well at the end. Keep curling your bottom layer until finished.

I WRAP my hair around the curling iron. I do not use the clamp.

I hold each section at the end so I don't burn my fingers. I hold it there for about 5-10 seconds depending on how thick the section is I picked up. I tend to pick up fairly thin sections of hair.

The curls comes off the barrel very easily by just lightly pulling the end.

This is what the finished bottom layer will look like.

STEP 2: I then take out the top sections of my hair and clip up one side of my hair so I can curl the other side. I usually part my hair down the center.

My straight hair is mixed in with my curls. I know some people clip up their hair and take out sections little by little, but this is much faster for me to leave it down and grab what I need as I go. Continue curling by wrapping hair AROUND the barrel. Take down second side of hair, curl that and you are finished!

I flipped part of my hair over because I wanted an off center part... I like parting my hair off to the side when I finished because I find the pieces that frame my face look much more natural and flattering when I flip them to the other side.

Hope this helps!