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Perfect Mermaid Curls Tutorial

After 5 years of blogging, Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels finally shares her Perfect Mermaid Curls Tutorial.

See how she goes from this...

Mermaid Curls Tutorial

 

To this...

Mermaid Curls Tutorial

PLUS: Hear how Laura discovered she's been curling her hair wrong her entire life!

I know, I know. I've been blogging for almost 5 years, and I'm FINALLY getting around to sharing a hair tutorial. First of all I have to say that until this past year, I had been completely curling my hair wrong my entire life! I have always curled it all the same direction and would end up with one big curl that I kept having to separate. But these few little secrets below will actually make your hair look even thicker, more natural and help your mermaid curls last longer! For this tutorial I am using the Jose Eber Clipless Curling Wand Trio. It comes with 3 different sized barrels, and I use the largest, the 1.5 inch. I've been using this wand for at least 4 years now, and I am obsessed. It's the only curling wand I've ever used. It heats up super fast and didn't take very long for me to get used to it (for newbies use a glove the first few tries!) P.S. Make sure to keep reading after the mermaid curls tutorial because I will be giving away the same curling wand I use in the tutorial!

I usually wash my hair at night and just let it air dry, but since I was short on  time when filming this, I washed my hair the morning of and then blow-dried it.  I do use a little of this light oil on the ends to smooth it.  I apply it while my hair is wet and then let it dry.  I have naturally wavy hair so I usually have a headful of wavy hair to work with, but since I blow-dried it, it is fairly straight.  I love curling my hair after it has air dried for a couple reasons.  First of all, I would rather work with my natural texture - wavy - than against it, and the wave helps with the mermaid curls.  Second of all, the texture seems to help hold the curls a little better after it's been air dried instead of blow dried smooth.  After my hair is dry, I part my hair down the middle and put half of my hair on one side and the other half on the other.  I know some people like to clip their hair up and only focus on one section at a time, but I prefer to just do it all and work my way from top to bottom, right to left. 

Finish the tutorial on Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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