Crimson Threads

Monday, 16 December 2013

How I Curl My Hair!

Hello all,

Since I have started Crimson Threads I have received comments & messages asking how I curl my hair which seems to daft to me because I don't see it as anything special but sure here we go :)

1) I try to wash my hair the night before an event if possible because really clean hair doesn't hold curls too well. Before I blowdry my hair I use the Vo5 Amplifying Blow Dry Spray (full review will be up soon) to try & get a bit of volume into my poor flat hair!

2) Now to the the actual curling- I have been using a curling tong lately & I am really liking the end result! Something I've always done when curling my hair is hold the curler/tong upside down like the photo below. I just find it gives a nicer result. Also if your curler has a clamp , don't use it. Just wrap your hair around the barrel as if it wasn't there.

3) I make sure to always curl the hair around my face away from face. It is much more flattering. I tend to curl my hair in the same direction throughout, alternating the direction every so often.

4) I curl my hair in very small sections , holding them on the curler for about 10 seconds ( always leave it on the curler to suit the thickness of your hair, you don't want to end up like this poor girl ). I curl it like this so the curls will last as long as possible.

5) OK Right now I look like I'm wearing an Irish dancing wig but don't worry I actually planned this to happen!! Now we get to the fun part, very lightly I spray my hair with some hair spray and then I brush through the curls. This is a trick I learned from a hairdresser and it really does give a really professional look..well I think so anyway :)

6) Last step, I add some root boosting powder throughout my hair to add even more volume and finish with hairspray!!

I hope this helps someone, once you get the hang of it the whole process will only take about 15 minutes :)

The products I used were:

  • Babyliss Curling Tong
  • VO5 Amplifying Blow Dry Spray €5-7
  • Got2B Powder'ful Boosting Powder , €3.99
  • Got2B 2 Sexy Volume Hair Spray €4-5

Thanks for reading,
'Til next time,


  1. Your hair is so beautiful! Fab tutorial.

    // xx

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