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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

How I Style My Hair | Curly Girly

I’m the girl who finds a style she likes and tends to stick with it for about 50 years before she tries something new. Loose curls have been my ‘staple’ for the past year or so and I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon (approx 49 years remaining). Having reasonably long hair, you’d think it would take an age to curl it all but it really doesn’t. I can be styled, sprayed and ready to go in less than 20 minutes. That’s pretty speedy in my eyes (at least I hope it is?!)

Whenever my ‘face’ is in a post (typically outfit ones) you lovely lot always seem to comment on my messy mop – so I thought you might quite like to see my current styling routine?
I’ve always been passionate about beauty, but I must admit it’s only since I’ve started blogging that I’ve really taken an interest in different hair products. Up until recently, my Moroccan Oil was my only luxury product. Well it was pretty much the only product I used aside from shampoo and conditioner.  

So in terms of protecting my hair from heat or using finishing sprays I wasn’t really fussed – I always thought, my hair looks alright without any products what’s the point? But when ghd sent me over their lovely little Style and Protect gift set I couldn’t resist giving it a whirl.
STEP 1: Brush through the hair - getting rid of any knots and tangles.
STEP 2: Spray a light mist of ghd's Straight & Smooth all over the hair.
STEP 3: Split the hair down the middle and secure with two clips.
STEP 4: Curl one section - I mix it up and curl some pieces towards my face and others away. This helps to create more volume. I use my enrapture totem styler on settings 2-2-1 - this creates loose wavy curls.
STEP 5: Curl the other side, following the same steps as the previous section.
STEP 6: Apply ghd's Final Shine spray all over the hair (don't spray too hard as you only need a little bit to achieve best results!)
STEP 7: Voila! You're done :D (One last thing - I do usually run my hands through the curls quickly to loosen them slightly :))
C/O Hairstyles from ghd
To be honest, I'm pretty bowled over by the results and I was really wrong about thinking my hair looked ‘fine’ without using any other products. Using the protecting spray on blow dried hair before using my curlers means I have no fly-aways and the whole look is far smoother and sleeker. The final shine spray acts like a sort of glossy hair spray. My entire head almost glistens and it holds my curls like there's no tomorrow. I woke up the next morning and my hair looked pretty much the same - no hairspray used - nada. Very impressed. And don't even get me started on the scent! It's actually heavenly. 
The paddle brush and clips are a lovely added touch to the set. I'm particularly fond of the brush - it doesn't pull on my knots and de-tangled beautifully. 

I suppose the moral of this post is - you don't know unless you try and I'm definitely going to be experimenting with my hair care going forward - I might even buy this set for a few family members, it's amazing value for money at £39!

Do any of you scrummy lot have some products you'd recommend? I'm quite keen to try out some salt spray...?


Charlie said...

I have mega hair envy! Id love to be able to create this kind of volume, mine is so flat! ive used the ghd heat defence before and really got on with that so may have to try these. you look beaut as always xx

GemmaFerris said...

I'm so happy you posted this, my brother has bought me the enrapture totem styler for christmas, and I'm even more excited to use it now :D You hair is beautiful xo

Maryam Khalifa said...

OMG! I need to invest in that totem curler your hair looks lush!

Maryam Khalifa said...

p.s do you run your fingers through the curls?

Kelly said...

Looks gorgeous, I have the Totem Styler and find it gives such a lovely curl to the hair.
ghd products are great, and the set looks a perfect gift.

Lauren said...

Your hair is far too great, still need the Totem styler in my life! Please Santa :) :) xo


Iheartmexo said...

Your hair looks lovely! need this curler!
hareem x

Heather Johnson said...

You're hair is amazing! Majorly jealous right now...
I haven't used GHD sprays for quite some time - probably because my local salon doesn't do them anymore :( but I will have to have a look on GHD website now!



Chelsea Yates said...

i have so much hair envy when i read this, your hair is amazingly beautiful! :)
very jealous right now!


daniella-r said...

I always love your hair in your outfit posts! It looks lovely here, The GHD straight and smooth spray sounds great. (I think Moroccanoil is a luxury too!)
Daniella x


Rebekah said...

I put the Enrapture Totem styler on my Christmas wishlist after seeing you use it in a youtube video! But I ended up getting it early as my graduation present. I love it and I'm still playing around with the dials to get the perfect look, I haven't tried 2-2-1 yet so I think I'll have to now, your hair is gorgeous!


Rainbow Gatherer said...

how does it look this curly when you apply staright & smooth spray =)

Holly said...

Such a gorgeous lady! Your hair looks lush :) I've tried a few GHD products before and been really impressed!

Lauren said...

Very impressed, these sound too good to be true! Love a good hair product and your hair looks amazing!


Yuri said...

Love the hair

Jade Dotty Dolly said...

I can't even deal with how beautiful you are Megan! Such a lovely post! I recieved the hair brush from GHD too, it's so perfect for my curly hair!!



Alice ♥ said...

I love having voluminous/curly hair, but I'm usually so lazy I can't be bothered! You look absolutely GORGEOUS though! I got the Toni and Guy salt spray recently when it was reduced in boots and I really like it - my hair is usually mega straight so it would probably work even better on naturally more wavy hair, but even with my hair it's really nice! Not at all sticky and smells good too :) xxxxxxxxxx

El Mac said...

bumble and bumble surf salt spray is lovely, it adds a little body to your hair and gives it an edgey look! quite jealous of your locks ! brill post :)

Isa said...

This looks a lot like Serena's hairdo in Gossip Girl, wowza! If I had the patience to grow my hair long again, I'd give this a try ;)

Andrea Antoniou said...

such a good tutorial, your blog is really lovely by the ways, keep up the good work :)

Andrea Antoniou

Individual.Emotion said...

oh this is a very good tutorial. Thanks for sharing it ..I absolutely love your hair ..i wish my hair grows faster =/
Do you also wear it on rainy days? My curls always lose their hold and look nasty :'D Or have you a special rainy day hair style? It's really interesting for me..so I would be happy about a post or your answer^^

Mona said...

God you are so pretty, and this is such a wonderful tutorial. Note to self = grow your hair a bit, so that you can copy this look...

I have a few pals who swear by salt spray, but I'm actually from a beach, so the idea of paying for "beachy hair" just kind of baffles me.

Mona x

Katie x said...

wow your hair looks amazing! Alas, I am far to cack-handed to even attempt anything like this!
I'll just stick to my babylis heated rollers!

Great photos!

Martha Woods said...

Thanks so much for tutorial! Your hair looks amazing. I love the red hue, too!

Katherine xo said...

your hair always looks incredible! x


Extra dark Jamaican black castor oil said...

Very nice, these sound too good to be true! I like a good hair product and your hair looks amazing.

Maddie.Elizabeth said...

You have amazing hair, too much hair envy going on right now!!xx


Italian Blogger said...

new follower!


Niki said...

GORGEOUS!!!! the color...style..EVERYTHING! xo

Laura Alice said...

Your video tutorial already had me add the totem styler to my xmas list! I am even more excited to use it now, thank you! x

Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) said...

Your hair is just gorgeous! Loose waves are kind of my "thing" too - like you, I tend to find what I like and stick to it :) I wish I had the patience to really style it regularly - since my hair is naturally wavy, i just usually throw in a few hot rollers or use my curling iron on a few random pieces, blending it all together. This post inspires me to set aside the extra 15 mins to style my hair correctly :)

ronnie canello said...

You totally inspired me to buy this set!

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