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This week we were lucky enough to have founder of fashion and fitness blog Substance; Ally Hayward teach us how to create Perfect Effortless Waves with the ghdCurve Wave Wand.
Keep reading below for her step by step tutorial so you too can create Effortless Curls.
The thing I have to keep in mind when I buy hair product or new hair tools online is that the model’s hair isn’t included in purchase…
So this tutorial is basically the next best thing.
photo credit: Ally Hayward
Photo Credit: Ally Hayward
I am by no means a professional when it comes to styling my hair. If I ever receive a comment on “how nice my hair looks“, it generally means I have either freshly washed it, or I have brushed the knots out. I am very effortless when it comes to hair, as I like a messy, tousled look, over curls that fall perfectly into one another.
See below for my tutorial!
STEP 1: Clean your hair. I am 100% sure you would know how to shampoo and conditioner your hair by now, if not Billy Madison explains it pretty well, so maybe spend 21 seconds watching this YouTube video.
STEP 2: Towel dry and then roughly dry with a hairdryer. If like me, you end up looking like Cowardly Lion after using a hairdryer, it’s all good, I promise you’ll look amazing by the end.
STEP 3: Brush it out, we want the natural texture of your hair. This will make the waves stay in and it will give the look dimension.
STEP 4: Second off your hair into three sections, like so.
STEP 5. Turn on curler – like this isn’t obvious – but I have been known to wait and wait and then realise I haven’t even plugged it in yet. I blame early mornings.
STEP 6: Taking small sections wrap your hair around the barrel of your curler or GHD wave wand. I tend to start at the front and make my way backwards because then I can see how the waves are looking and how big I want to create them.
STEP 7: Spray with hairspray and texture spray or dry shampoo.
STEP 8: Let your next section down and repeat step 6.
STEP 9: Repeat step 7.
STEP 10: Mess it up with fingers and brush lightly, then add in a hair powder to create volume and texture.
STEP 11: Voila! You’re now looking less Cowardly Lion, more like Dorothy. If it didn’t turn out how you like, then call me, we can emotionally eat through a packet of donuts or something.
I really like the size wave the GHD wave creates – it’s undone which is what I really like! You don’t have to spend too long brushing out the curls afterwards.
Have you tried any of the curlers from ghdCurve range?
Check them out here today…
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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