Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Big Hair, No Heat

We've all seen celebrities with big hair that looks as though it could only have been achieved by magic hands, the biggest of round brushes and an unimaginable amount of heat. Well , what if I told you that it can be done without the heat? I've been using this technique on my hair for years now and always have people asking where I got my hair done when I've done this. So, I thought I would share it with you so that you can have big hair too.

First of all, the only things you will need is a bunch of kirby grips. The more of these you have, the better. Then you will need a hairspray suited to your hair type and a comb or brush. If you wanted to, you could also use a texture spray to give a more relaxed look. 
It's best to do this on day old hair, as it will have a better hold. However, if you are going to be doing this on freshly washed hair then it's best to let it air dry to about 80-90% dry. Make sure that you hair is brushed through, ensuring that any tangles are dealt with. 
The next part is the fun bit. Take a section of hair from the top of your hair and wrap it around you fingers. I did take some picture of this but silly me deleted them so I will do my best to explain. Depending on how tight you want the hair to be, determines how many fingers to wrap the hair around. One finger for ringlets, Two for curls, Three for waves. I wrapped around Two fingers for the final look below. Pull the hair up at a 90 degree angle to the crown of your head and wrap away from the face. Once you have your hair section wrapped, take a kirby grip and secure it into place. Continue this all over your head until all of your hair is wrapped and in place. It takes a few practices to get used to it, but it will always look messy on your head as demonstrated by my oh so professional picture below.

I would recommend leaving this in for as long as possible. If I'm going out on a Saturday night then I like to do this in the morning when I wake up and leave it in until just before I go out. The longer you leave it in the better the overall results will be. When I first pin it in, I apply a quick and light mist of hairspray, just to hold it in through the day. Then, just before I take it out I apply another light mist and start unpinning. I start from the front, as that is where I applied the first pin, but it is entirely up to you where you start. When unpinning, these should be quite curly or wavy, and fall naturally. Some of them may need a little shaping, which can be done when all of the pins are undone. Once all of the grips are out, give your hair a shake and finish with hairspray. 

Ta Dah! Big Bouncy hair that might just be red carpet ready! Not only is this incredibly easy to do, but it is really good for your hair as it uses zero heat, and very minimal product. 
If you do this hairstyle, I'd love to see your results so feel free to leave your links below or tweet me @RetroLoveBeauty :)

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  1. Your hair looks gorgeous! You look lovely too of course :)
    xElise -

    1. Thankyou so much! Your comment has just made my day! x

  2. This is one of my favourite ways to do my hair, always gives such a gorgeous style! I haven't done it in so long though

    Lauren |


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