I really like using my overnight hair rollers, but they don’t give the look of spiral wave curls. Here is how to get spiral wave curls in seven easy steps! The first time you try this it might be difficult, but it does get easier. Depending on your hair texture these curls will add wave for 2-3 days, and you can do different hair styles each day until you wash your hair again!
Ready to try? Here is how!
Brush hair thoroughly, using a boar bristle brush. Boar bristles help to distribute natural oil throughout the hair, which is beneficial for keeping long hair healthy. The wooden handle helps to reduce static electricity, which is especially nice in the winter months!
Spray evenly with a heat protectant. I used 44 Iron Guard from Chi. Concentrate the spray on the ends where most thermal damage happens.
Divide hair into sections. First section, top of the ears. I used three sections because my hair is thick with a few layers, but if you have thinner hair you can use two or even none. I twisted it up and secured the section with a flexi clip.
Taking 1 inch sections, brush the section to remove any tangles. If you have stubborn-to-curl hair, taking a section smaller than an inch maybe beneficial.
Open the clip of the curling iron and wrap the section of hair over the clip once….
…then wrap the rest of the way inside the clip, making sure not to overlap.
Close the clip to secure the ends. Hold for up to 10 seconds and then release the clip, allowing the ends to slide out gently.
Ta-da! Spiral wave curls!
Winding the hair around the iron twists the hair slightly with each wrap, providing a relaxed, soft wave, instead of a tight ringlet.
Continue until the section is finished. I use a Hot Tools curling iron and like it, but almost any curling iron should work.
Spray lightly with hairspray. I used Redken Forceful 23 because it gives a strong hold without being sticky or stiff. I’ve tried some other hairsprays but this is my favorite one. I don’t use a lot of hair spray so one bottle lasts me a long time.
Divide another section. I sectioned about my eyebrows, straight back. Twist the top section out of the way, curl and spray. Repeat with the top section. Avoid brushing or combing the finished curls. If necessary, finger comb lightly through the ends to smooth, and spray evenly.
Depending on your hair, the waves will last up to three waves. You can style it different ways and on the third day put it up in a loose bun or twist it up in a flexi clip.
In the next hair tutorial post I’ll share how to tease your hair and put it back in a flexi clip from Lilla Rose!
If anyone is interested in hosting a Lilla Rose Facebook party, right now is the perfect time to do so! Lilla Rose is offering extra incentives for the hostess, besides the usual hostess awards. You have to hurry though! These extra gifts are only for the first 200 hostesses in February! You can email me if you want to book a Facebook party and earn free clips.