So truth is, I suck at making videos. As in, I am a big weirdo in real life and I am at least able to disguise that from behind a carefully written post on a blog, but it just comes out in videos. Sorry if I am offensive/abrasive/hard to understand in my video! I also had to learn iMovie to make this, which I still don't understand. Which makes me feel 100 years old and unable to keep up with the demands of social media. I mean, gosh, I didn't even have a Twitter account until Sam bullied me into it yesterday. I'm a granny.
So I actually filmed my whole entire hair-curling tutorial, but that included with my hair-extension tutorial was 20 minutes long, and no video-hosting site under the sun would host that video for free, so I cut out the hair curling part and just showed you the hair extension part, since that is really the questions I get a lot are about.
But! Remember when I said I already photographed my hair-curling tutorial before filming it? Lucky for you (or not), I still have those photos. So I will include a few of them, just briefly discussing how I curl my hair in case any of you ladies have not mastered that strangely difficult task.
And if you just want to see how I add extensions to my hair (& some general information about extensions), scroll down to the bottom after clicking "Read More" to see the short video I made!
Here is what you will need:
- Heat protectant
- A hot hot hot iron - Make sure that sucker gets up to 360-400 degrees or else your curls won't last!
- A brush & a comb
- Hair spray
- A claw clip
- Optional: clip-in hair extensions!
1. After putting up the top half of my hair & spritzing my lower half of hair with heat protectant, I use my 1" curling iron (set at 400 degrees!) and curl one-inch thick strands of hair away from my face until I reach the middle of the back of my head. Then I switch to the other side of my face, and curl the hair away from my face until all the hair is curled. Make sense?
2. I pull down the top half of my hair and repeat the process, until all of my hair is curled. I do curl them pretty tight, but that's what I want because I'll be brushing them out later. Once I've curled all my hair, I make sure to let the curls cool for at least 10 minutes, because they won't stay curled all day unless you let them set like that! Hair is flexible when it's hot, and inflexible when it's cooled, so when you let them cool in a curled position, it's kind of like you're freezing them into a curled shape. Make sense? No? This is why I did a video. Dangit.
3. After the curls have completely cooled, I brush them out with my brush and my fingers. Not 100% brushing them out, but just enough so they look wavy and soft and blend together.
4. After that, I grab a few layers of hair around the crown of my head and tease like it's my job. I pull up little sections of hair and use the comb to backcomb underneath each section. This is how I get added volume to my naturally thin hair.
5. I also do this to the hair on the sides of my head, staying close to the root with my teasing.
6. After that, I slightly brush around the teasing that I've done to kind of "soften" the appearance of my hair so that it doesn't look like a giant rat's nest.
7. Just a little bit of hair spray to help maintain it's shape throughout the day, and.....
And my video on how I add extensions: