Hair Tutorial

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

I really only recommend this to the girls who have thick hair like mine. The things I do to my hair are unheard of, considering it hasn’t completely fallen out by now. I’ve gotten tons of e-mails and questions about how I do my hair so I decided to do a step by step with everyone.
Ok, so let’s begin!
1. Wash your hair like you normally do, shampoo: rinse, conditioner: leave in for 7 minutes: rinse. I don’t have a specific shampoo and conditioner that I normally use – but the past few months I’ve been using Herbal Essences Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Smells amazing and is a great conditioner. It also makes your hair super shiny and soft.
2. I blow dry my hair in four layers. I use a classic blow-dryer and round brush. This takes about 15 minutes, depending how long your hair is.
3. Once my hair is completely dry, I use a flat-iron specifically for the texture. I love how a flat-iron makes your hair VERY soft and shiny. You can sleep on it and it still won’t move. However, I always make sure to never flat-iron the ends. It’s terrible for split ends and if you are planning on curling it, you’re better off leaving them alone. I use the Chi Iron. I take down a layer and then put the rest up in a clip. I repeat that until the end.
4. Once it is ironed and soft with no kinks, I whip out the cheap but amazing Conair Curling Iron. You can buy one at your nearest Duane Reade. I also do that in sections, with the handle facing up and then turning inwards (under) so the handle faces down towards the ends of your hair. I always make sure to never curl the ends because I want the beach wave. Curling to the ends will create a bat-mitzvah/prom look – which we should all stay away from.
5. I spray the Herbal Essences Shine and Hold spray to keep the wave intact and the smell is again, amazing.

Let me know how it works for you if you try it out!

22 Responses to “Hair Tutorial”

  1. Marie Martell says:

    Thanks for the post! I need to buy a curling iron! get my hair game up :) Good job with the tutorial, this helps.
    xoxo Marie

  2. monkeyshines ? says:

    brilliant, can't wait to try it!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi!im your biggest fan from japan!
    i really love your hairstyle.
    i hope you posted on the blog about your how to eyebrow shape:)
    sorry…i don't know english…
    but you can read it!haha!

  4. thefavemoments says:

    oh wow, your hairs are amazing!!! Love, Jana.

  5. lafemmealamode says:

    Wow, you have such beautiful hair! But all that straightening….. wouldn't work with bleached hair like mine… :(

  6. FLEUR DAILY says:

    Thanks for this tutorial, totally going to try it out!


  7. Collections says:

    GORGEOUS. This wouldn't work on my hair unfortunately thick doesn't even begin to describe my hair texture.


  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the info! where do you get your hair cut in the city? thanks!

  9. Arielle Noa says:

    I change it up all the time, but next week I'm going to Ion Hair Salon!

  10. seewhatlindseyloves says:

    Haven't ever thought to try flat ironing before curling, but I think I'll do it tonight before I go out and see how it works for me! I've got incredibly thick hair – just not as long as your's yet.

  11. Resty says:

    Arielle,you're so pretty;) Thanks for sharing the method

  12. K says:

    uh i never style my hair, but yours looks soo great so i have to try it too! :) your style is amazing!

  13. kk says:

    What a great tutorial! Normally I just blow dry and then curl, but its usually TOO curly and I prefer the wavy look you have here. Great job, you should do more tutorials! xo

  14. DC says:

    You make it look so easy! I have ridiculously long, thick, wavy hair & the only time it looks half as amazing as yours is after I leave the salon! You are so lucky to have hair that listens to you ;)

  15. My My... says:

    Hey Arielle! You hair always looks so amazing and yay, you're sharing your secret! =)
    I'm just wondering: you clip a section of hair into the curling iron, turn it inward once and then slowly slide it until the almost end of the hair section?
    Thanks again for sharing!!!

  16. Vero says:

    Loving your hair!! thanks for your post, i`ll try it. i always wondered how you do your hair!

  17. Julie and Lauren says:

    Love this! xx

  18. ELVIA says:

    Your hair is way cute, however I use to straighten my hair and it was "damage overload." Hence, I've stopped the damage… I prefer a "less is more" kind of view… I only use a few hair products and like to keep it natural (minus frizz).

    I guess the same could be told for my skin. I prefer creams versus makeup products. The basics are essential to me.


  19. Juls says:

    Great hair tutorial! Beachy waves is the way to go! This is my hairstyle of choice and you couldn't have explained it better.



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