tutorial: how i curl my hair

i’ve had a few requests for a tutorial showing how i curl my hair.
so, here ya go!


you can find the video here.
here’s a couple photos of the finished look:

comment below with any questions you have!

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38 Comments

  1. Kelly wrote:

    What kind of product do you use in your hair? Do you use a volumizing mousse or anything when you blow it dry?

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      i use aquage uplifting foam before i blow dry!

      Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  2. very pretty!

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  3. I like your necklace, where is it from? Your hair looks cute too! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      thanks! the necklace is from forever 21

      Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  4. Jessica wrote:

    Can I have your hair?
    Mine is taking too long to grow outtt.
    You make using a curling iron look so easy. I'm terrified of them.

    And PS – Boots is meowing back at Otis through the computer hahaha
    xo

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      hahahaha i'm dying about boots. that is awesome. also, i was terrified of a curling iron but once i did it a few times i was okay with it! practice helps! xo

      Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  5. Leigh Anne wrote:

    I second Jessica's comment.
    If only my hair was a weee bit longer!
    Have you tried using the wand curling irons? I bought one and am obsessed with it!

    xo
    Leigh Anne

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      I haven't tried it…in fact, I don't even know what it is!

      Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  6. Lindsay B. wrote:

    Love the way your hair turned out, you have so much volume and the curls are perfect!

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  7. Marissa wrote:

    Love the tutorial Lauren! You're hair came out great! And the cats – I'm dying laughing. LOL!

    ~marissa

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  8. I love the loose curl look! Thanks for the tutorial…I actually watched every second…I took it all in and hopefully I will get a chance to try it soon. Yah!!

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  9. stacy d. wrote:

    great job, love it! I have hair the exact length so your tips will really help πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    so excited about this!!!!! i can't wait for my hair to be a little bit longer so I can follow your video πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  11. Jessica wrote:

    I love your hair!! I have similar length hair, this may sound like a dumb question, but I am assuming your sister cuts your hair; does she have any pointers on how she cuts it that I could pass on to my hair dresser; ex: layers, bangs? I would just go to her, but I live in Illinois!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      My haircut is pretty simple, just some long layers and a natural face frame (thanks fo years of damage) and my bangs are finally growing out so that's why they're in a kind of awkward length stage!

      Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  12. I enjoy reading your blogs!!! Question.. I have thin fine and super straight here. Just a little longer than shoulder length.. Do you know how I can get it to have curl or atleast some body?? I try to use products but because of the structure of my hair, products just make it look greasy. Any suggestions??

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      Try blow drying your hair upside down (if you don't already) and try a volumizing shampoo!

      Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  13. Robin wrote:

    I definitely need to practice your technique…you make it look super easy! Turned out gorgeous!

    Ps I was laughing out loud at Otis! πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  14. Meg Cady wrote:

    I so wish I had your family hair genes/ natural styling ability!! So cuteee!!!

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  15. Beverly wrote:

    Love the video, and LOVE the spotlight Otis is envious of! You are HILL-arious!!

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  16. Valerie wrote:

    This post was cracking me up. Love the curls. Love the cat's persistence in meowing. Love that you let your hairspray "cool" on each section, and I especially love that every time you tilted your head I tilted mine as well.

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      Hahaha love that you caught the "cool" thing. I was too far into my video to even think about doing it again. I was going to warn you guys about that stupid little comment, but you exposed me! ; )

      Posted 2.8.12 Reply
    • Valerie wrote:

      We all have our little "quirky" things. I often catch myself blowing on cold cereal as if I've forgotten it's already cold. I did love the video, and curled my hair fantastically today.

      Posted 2.9.12 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Beauts!!!

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  18. Jen wrote:

    Love love love you girls! I agree on wanting to know more information on your hair cut!

    ~Jen

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  19. So pretty! I'm a new follower and didn't realize until I read your "about me" that I read your sister's blog too!

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
  20. kalin wrote:

    You. Are. Adorable! I'm sure you hear this all the time, but I read your sister's blog too, and I literally refer to you and your sis as "my BFFs Kate and Lauren that live in North Carolina." So sad, I know…but thanks for all the great blog posts!!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.8.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      haha i love that! thank you πŸ™‚

      Posted 2.12.12 Reply
  21. kk726 wrote:

    When you blow dry your hair, do you use a brush to pull it straight? How do you prevent it from becoming frizzy when you blow dry?

    Posted 2.12.12 Reply
    • { lauren } wrote:

      yes, i brush it while i'm blowdrying it a bit. my hair doesn't tend to get very frizzy though, it's not that texture. try brushing it! that may help maintain some of the frizz!

      Posted 2.12.12 Reply
  22. Amy L. wrote:

    So at 34, after years of trying to get my hair to look nice curled using hot rollers, foam rollers, plastic rollers and a curling iron, it took seeing you comb through each section before you curled to finally get my hair to look nice curled! I can't believe I was missing such a critical step. UGH!!! And thank you! πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.13.12 Reply
  23. ryannkelly wrote:

    thanks for posting! what does your tattoo say?

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  24. Hollind wrote:

    Found this today and I'm so glad I did! I've been reading your sisters blog for a few months, and yours for a few weeks now. I use many of your sisters tuts and get good results but the front of my hair is more like your and I could never get it looking right! Next time I curl my hair I will try doing the very front like you did with the flat iron. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

    Posted 5.18.12 Reply
  25. Mickime wrote:

    I love your blog and also your sisters, i read it every day! I hope my hair will grow longer soon, i canΒ΄t wait to practice your tutorials!! To be honest i try to curl my hair since ages and ages πŸ™‚ but i canΒ΄t convinve it to hold (the curs to stay). I have very thick – like horse – hair! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ do have an idea how i could get that lovely curly NATURAL look? without two tons of hairspray? πŸ™‚
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2965524066143&set=a.2965491705334.2121669.1502887856&type=3&theater

    Thank you! !!!!!

    Posted 5.24.12 Reply
  26. Lauren wrote:

    What kind of a curling iron do you use? I have one from ages ago but am scared to use it!

    Posted 9.10.12 Reply
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Lauren. Love your blog and this tutorial! Every time I curl my hair, the curls get too short and not loose-looking like your's. Any advice? My hair is course and thick…

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  28. Remember to work with small sections and just like anything you want to be great at … practice is necessary! Don’t rush these curling iron and flat iron techniques, take your time learning them before attempting on yourself.

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