Yesterday, I showed you how to braid you hair like I did for my bridal shower. Today, check out how I achieved the rest of the look.
You will need…
-velcro rollers in various sizes (get a multi-size pack at Target for around $10!)
-a curling iron
-teasing comb (or just a regular comb)
-a hair tie
Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Section the hair into 3 vertical sections.
Step 2: Start with the middle section, right behind the braid. Choose a velcro roller, and part out a subsection of hair the same size of the roller. (This can be approximate… it’s not an exact science.)
Step 3: Spray the section with hair spray and curl it backwards with the curling iron.
Step 4: While the hair is still warm from the iron, wrap the velcro roller into the section (starting at the ends of your hair and rolling down to the scalp). Try to hold the hair straight out from your head… this will help you later when you’re trying to get volume in the ponytail. Secure by running a bobby pin longways through the roller.
Step 5: Continue down the back of the head this way. Feel free to alternate the size of the velcro rollers.
Step 6: Do the same thing on each of the other side sections.
Step 7: Let all of the velcro rollers cool completely. This will help the curls to set well and last all day and night!
Step 8: Carefully remove the rollers and gently comb out the curls. If they start to fall flat, you can use your fingers to re-form them again.
Step 9: Use a comb to tease your hair at the crown to a desired height.
Step 10: Comb the hair smooth on top, and pull all of the hair into a side ponytail. At this point, you can incorporate your braid.
Step 11: Grab a 1/2″ strand of hair from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the hair tie to hide it. Secure with a bobby pin.
Step 12: Spray into place, and enjoy the compliments!
It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, this is a great way to get lasting body and curl into your hair. And don’t hesitate to grab a friend to help you do the back sections while you’re learning!
Do you think this is a look worth trying? Ever used velcro rollers before? What do you use to get long-lasting body in your hair?th Share your thoughts in the comments!
And have a happy weekend!!