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...
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