Winter Hair Tutorial- Loose Curls & A Side Braid

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Good hair days are one of the best days! Don’t y’all agree!? Today is my last day of long classes, thank the lord. I’m ready to be done done and DONE with this semester. Last night, Josh and I went to a christmas party together for my sorority and it has officially got me in the holiday spirit. I loosely curled my hair and I constantly get comments asking how I do my hair. So why not share a fun little tutorial too!

So, this is how I curl my shorter hair for loose, curled waves… and a side braid idea for future holiday parties.

Loose Winter Curls & A Side Braid | AMS Blog

Step One:

Pre-heat products are a huge part in the turnout of your hair. I use these three religiously.

Start with the heat protectant. I use the Schwarzkopf heat protectant, it smells SO heavenly and protects my hair from all of the heat I’m about to put on it.

Next, I spray the ends of my hair with a leave in conditioner. This is so my ends are especially protected and smooth before adding heat and a ton of hairspray!

Lastly, I use the Shwarzkopf hairspray which is one of my all time favorites! (I prefer it over every higher end hairspray!)

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Step Two:

Now, for the curl, it’s as basic as can be.

I just only curl the bottom half of each strand. This is better especially for shorter hair than curling the whole entire strand of hair.

Yes, it’s that easy people! I use a wide barrel curling wand to get the loose curls as well, if that helps!

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Step Three:

As for bangs, I curl all the way to my scalp, tightly, and then brush out the curl for a pretty tighter look at the front.

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For the #basic braid. You just braid one side of your bangs, and pin it under a layer of hair to hide the bobby pins. It’s cute because it leaves you with a little braid sticking out.

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Tease, Tease, Tease!! I use this old brush from Walmart to tease three top layers of my hair. Then, I tease the side of my head and bangs a LITTLE bit. Brush through the ends, and voila, you’re done.

(& don’t forget to hairspray the whole entire thing!!!)

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10 Comments

  1. Love this post! I just chopped off my hair and I have been testing the waters with curling my shorter hair! Thanks for the post 🙂

    Sweetly, Sally // http://www.sweetlysally.com

    Posted 12.6.16 Reply
  2. Great tutorial! Your hair looks so cute styled like that! xo

    Posted 12.6.16 Reply
  3. Greta wrote:

    I’m awful with hair so your tutorial is so helpful! I love the loose curls and braid!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 12.6.16 Reply
  4. cristin wrote:

    Cute!! You explained it so well!!

    cristin | http://thesouthernstyleguide.com | @thesouthernstyleguide

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  5. Elise wrote:

    wow love your hair in this!! too good!! your makeup is fab too. great post!

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  6. Brittani wrote:

    Your hair always looks amazing! Love that you added a side braid here!

    xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  7. Love this!! You look so cute!!

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  8. Molly wrote:

    I love this! I need to try it when the front of mine gets greasy! Haha

    Xo
    Molly
    http://www.stilettosanddiapers.com

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  9. stefanie wrote:

    omg your hair came out great! Love the braid detail!

    -Stefanie
    http://www.thestylesafari.com

    Posted 12.7.16 Reply
  10. SUCH a cute ‘do! Love it so much. And totally loving that phone case!!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply

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