Introducing the first ever video to Always A Clothes Call. I am still in the process of developing video content here (as you can tell by my awkwardness in front of the camera) and I would love your feedback! I typically get so many compliments and questions about my hair and so I thought that my everyday hair look would be a great place to start. Check out the video below!
If you don’t have time to watch my video you can read about the simple steps I take here:
I start the night before with a shower, allowing my hair to air dry before bed. When washing my hair, I love Nexxus hydra light shampoo and conditioner, which you can get at Target for under $10 which is pretty inexpensive considering it is silicone-free which leaves your hair feeling light and moisturized. I also love the usmooth revive shampoo and conditioner. Although on the pricey side, I typically alternate what I use so that it lasts longer. In the winter, I find myself gravitating towards hydrating products and these are two of my favorites. I also want to mention that I reverse wash my hair meaning that I first use my conditioner and then my shampoo. You still get the moisturizing benefits from conditioner without the greasy feeling. I leave the conditioner in and twist my hair into a bun which I wash my face and then I rinse it out and shampoo.
After I shower, when my hair is still soaking wet I use three to four pumps of usmooth Primer from root to end. The consistency is cream-like so I like to make sure my hair is nice and wet so that the product doesn’t clump up in one spot. I never used to use primer before my hairstylist, Lisa, told me I was majorly damaging my hair. I love this primer because when my hair dries I can’t even tell it’s there. My hair doesn’t feel sticky, oily, or weighed-down. I also love that it controls my frizz and even leaves my hair super shiny from the vitamin b & e. I also love the Oribe detangler and primer which is a spray. It is similarly light and leaves my hair so soft and smooth.
Then, I use a wide tooth comb to brush my wet hair gently and then lightly towel dry, making sure I always put my hair back into a loose low ponytail before bed. This keeps the hair off my face and prevents acne since my hair is so long.
In the morning, I brush my hair again with the wide tooth comb to get out any knots from the night before. I then section my hair into two by pulling my hair into a half up-do. I section the bottom half into two sections and then those two sections into six, three or four depending on my layers on each side. Starting in the front I curl each piece away from my face on 350 degrees (temperature guide below) and hold for only 30 seconds to a minute. I love this usmooth curling iron because the 1 1/4 inch barrel gives me natural looking curls and the ability to adjust the temperature is key to keeping my hair healthy. I also love that the clamp doesn’t pull or rip my hair. It is super gentle and smooth. Since my hair is so wavy it holds a curl really well. I repeat this process to the back and then repeat on the other side. Do not brush out the curls let them cool completely.
I undo the top section and brush again sometimes just by running my fingers through my hair. I repeating the same method on the top that I did on the bottom sections, curling away from my face and starting with the front sections holding for 15 seconds on the pieces closest to my face so they look even more natural.
Now, once the curls are cool, I spray them lightly with usmooth flex hairspray, and take my wide tooth comb and brush out the curls gently or do so by again, running your fingers through your hair.
That’s it! This video is sped up but this only takes me 10 minutes every morning!
Wondering what temp your should have your iron at?
Fine or fragile hair: 250 degrees
Thin, easy to curl hair: 300 degrees
Normal textured or wavy/curly hair: 350 degrees
Coarse very thick hair: 400-450 degrees
Music: First Try by JOHNNY SWIM : Torn by James TW
Thank you to usmooth for sponsoring this post!