tutorial: how i curl my hair

i've had a few requests for a tutorial showing how i curl my hair.

so, here ya go!





you can find the video here.

here's a couple photos of the finished look:







comment below with any questions you have!

37 comments

  1. What kind of product do you use in your hair? Do you use a volumizing mousse or anything when you blow it dry?

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    1. i use aquage uplifting foam before i blow dry!

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  2. I like your necklace, where is it from? Your hair looks cute too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thanks! the necklace is from forever 21

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  3. Can I have your hair?
    Mine is taking too long to grow outtt.
    You make using a curling iron look so easy. I'm terrified of them.

    And PS - Boots is meowing back at Otis through the computer hahaha
    xo

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    1. hahahaha i'm dying about boots. that is awesome. also, i was terrified of a curling iron but once i did it a few times i was okay with it! practice helps! xo

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  4. I second Jessica's comment.
    If only my hair was a weee bit longer!
    Have you tried using the wand curling irons? I bought one and am obsessed with it!

    xo
    Leigh Anne

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    1. I haven't tried it...in fact, I don't even know what it is!

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  5. Love the way your hair turned out, you have so much volume and the curls are perfect!

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  6. Love the tutorial Lauren! You're hair came out great! And the cats - I'm dying laughing. LOL!

    ~marissa

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  7. I love the loose curl look! Thanks for the tutorial...I actually watched every second...I took it all in and hopefully I will get a chance to try it soon. Yah!!

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  8. great job, love it! I have hair the exact length so your tips will really help :)

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  9. so excited about this!!!!! i can't wait for my hair to be a little bit longer so I can follow your video :)

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  10. I love your hair!! I have similar length hair, this may sound like a dumb question, but I am assuming your sister cuts your hair; does she have any pointers on how she cuts it that I could pass on to my hair dresser; ex: layers, bangs? I would just go to her, but I live in Illinois!! :)

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    1. My haircut is pretty simple, just some long layers and a natural face frame (thanks fo years of damage) and my bangs are finally growing out so that's why they're in a kind of awkward length stage!

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  11. I enjoy reading your blogs!!! Question.. I have thin fine and super straight here. Just a little longer than shoulder length.. Do you know how I can get it to have curl or atleast some body?? I try to use products but because of the structure of my hair, products just make it look greasy. Any suggestions??

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    1. Try blow drying your hair upside down (if you don't already) and try a volumizing shampoo!

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  12. I definitely need to practice your technique...you make it look super easy! Turned out gorgeous!

    Ps I was laughing out loud at Otis! :)

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  13. I so wish I had your family hair genes/ natural styling ability!! So cuteee!!!

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  14. Love the video, and LOVE the spotlight Otis is envious of! You are HILL-arious!!

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  15. This post was cracking me up. Love the curls. Love the cat's persistence in meowing. Love that you let your hairspray "cool" on each section, and I especially love that every time you tilted your head I tilted mine as well.

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    1. Hahaha love that you caught the "cool" thing. I was too far into my video to even think about doing it again. I was going to warn you guys about that stupid little comment, but you exposed me! ; )

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    2. We all have our little "quirky" things. I often catch myself blowing on cold cereal as if I've forgotten it's already cold. I did love the video, and curled my hair fantastically today.

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  16. Love love love you girls! I agree on wanting to know more information on your hair cut!

    ~Jen

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  17. So pretty! I'm a new follower and didn't realize until I read your "about me" that I read your sister's blog too!

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  18. You. Are. Adorable! I'm sure you hear this all the time, but I read your sister's blog too, and I literally refer to you and your sis as "my BFFs Kate and Lauren that live in North Carolina." So sad, I know...but thanks for all the great blog posts!!! :)

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  19. When you blow dry your hair, do you use a brush to pull it straight? How do you prevent it from becoming frizzy when you blow dry?

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    1. yes, i brush it while i'm blowdrying it a bit. my hair doesn't tend to get very frizzy though, it's not that texture. try brushing it! that may help maintain some of the frizz!

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  20. So at 34, after years of trying to get my hair to look nice curled using hot rollers, foam rollers, plastic rollers and a curling iron, it took seeing you comb through each section before you curled to finally get my hair to look nice curled! I can't believe I was missing such a critical step. UGH!!! And thank you! :)

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  21. thanks for posting! what does your tattoo say?

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  22. Found this today and I'm so glad I did! I've been reading your sisters blog for a few months, and yours for a few weeks now. I use many of your sisters tuts and get good results but the front of my hair is more like your and I could never get it looking right! Next time I curl my hair I will try doing the very front like you did with the flat iron. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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  23. I love your blog and also your sisters, i read it every day! I hope my hair will grow longer soon, i can´t wait to practice your tutorials!! To be honest i try to curl my hair since ages and ages :-) but i can´t convinve it to hold (the curs to stay). I have very thick - like horse - hair! :-) :-) do have an idea how i could get that lovely curly NATURAL look? without two tons of hairspray? :-)
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2965524066143&set=a.2965491705334.2121669.1502887856&type=3&theater

    Thank you! !!!!!

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  24. What kind of a curling iron do you use? I have one from ages ago but am scared to use it!

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  25. Hi Lauren. Love your blog and this tutorial! Every time I curl my hair, the curls get too short and not loose-looking like your's. Any advice? My hair is course and thick...

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