When it comes to the hairstyle department, I typically have two go-to looks: beachy curling wand waves or sleek and straight. Up until a few years ago I thought I needed to hand things over to a pro to get my hair blown out in perfectly undone waves but everything changed once I discovered the curling wand – guys, it’s so easy!
In preparation for holiday parties galore, I wanted to share my secrets to easily curling your hair into beachy waves at home with the help of a curling wand. It’ll take you under 30 minutes and last all night with the help of a few amazing products that I can’t live without lately.
T3 sent me their Whirl Trio interchangable curling wand a few months ago and it’s SO GOOD. I love being able to have only one curling wand in my drawer but have the ability to go with the 1″ barrel for wider, loose curls (like I’m rocking here) or switch to a more narrow barrel for ringlets. It heats up super quickly and evenly so you’re able to lock in your curls with just one pass of the wand. It has 5 heat settings and is made of ceramic so your hair is shiny and smooth without any serious heat damage. And for those of us who have felt the panic of thinking you left your curling wand on at home… it has an auto-off feature after 1 hour so you can be worry free.
Out of the shower I apply R+Co’s High Dive moisture & shine creme to towel dried hair to help my hair stay smooth when styling it – my usual routine is to shower in the evening and let my hair dry overnight, then style in the morning so I can skip the blowdryer and save my hair the extra step with heat. In the morning I do a quick spray of R+Co’s Grid structural hairspray to add some texture and help the curls hold after just one twirl around the curling wand.
Using a hair clip, divide your hair into sections so you’re able to tackle each individual layer – starting with the bottom layer closest to your neck, wrap 2″ sections around the curling wand, twisting away from your face and hold the wand in place for about 5 seconds before gently unwinding and letting curls fall. Repeat until the entire layer has been curled and spray with hairspray before repeating with each layer.
Once all layers have been curled, rub a small pump of R+Co Tinsel smoothing oil through hair, combing fingers through hair to break up curls a bit and smooth out any frizz or fly aways. Finish up with one more quick light spritz of hairspray and you’re good to go!