It has been extremely hot in Cape Town over the past few days. Considering the heat, I have been avoiding heat styling my hair as much as possible in order not to feel like I am being cooked.
This first look I discovered by accident, actually. I just quickly wanted my hair out of my neck while I was brushing my teeth the other day so I clipped it into a low bun and when I loosened my hair again, I had these incredibly soft curls which I quite like.
Excuse the redness in my skin here. I had just got out the shower and my skin has a tendency to go quite red before I have applied moisturiser if I have just been in the shower.
- GHD Straight and Tame Cream with Heat Protectant
- TRESemmé Oil Elixir for all hair types
Once I have towel dried my hair, I apply the GHD cream all over my hair starting on the length and then taking the little bit left on my hands through my roots. I do the same with the oil elixir straight after.
I then comb through my wet hair to spread the products more evenly.
Once I have combed the products through my hair, I split my hair and take the parting to the opposite site to which it naturally falls to create more volume at the crown.
I only slightly dry the top of my hair since it is slightly frizz prone at times but I make sure to keep the length of my hair wet.
This step is entirely unnecessary. I only do it because I have very fine, flat hair and I am yet to find/ buy a volumising product to use so it just adds a little bit of body.
I take a round brush under a small section of hair right next to my face on either side and I blow-dry up and outward. Again, I make sure not to dry the length of my hair but only get the worst of the wetness off.
Once that is done, I bunch my hair together at the base of my neck and I twist it into a bun.
I clip it to keep it in place and then finish getting ready while I let my hair settle in place. This doesn’t take long at all. You could leave it for longer but I think I left mine for about five minutes and the curls lasted all day with no hairspray.
This bun doesn’t need to be neat. You are going to loosen it in a bit anyway.
There you go! It ends up looking something like this.
Since the day I wore this look and the day I took the photos for the tutorial were on two different days, and for different occasions, I felt like I wanted a bit more curl on the day I photographed the tutorial so I did something else after I took all the photos.
It ended up looking like this.
My hair was still a bit wet after I finished with the tutorial photographs. Since I didn’t feel like wearing it exactly like I had the day before, I clipped it into a much higher bun for while I was still doing my make-up.
I followed these steps from my article about creating a ballet bun: (I didn’t dry and straighten my hair though)
This is a style I often do without any heat at all. If I don’t feel like drying my hair, which is the case most days lately, I just towel dry it and clip it up like this and once it is dry, I loosen it and have soft curls.
Does anyone have suggestions for affordable but good volumising products?