My Everyday Hair Curling Tutorial: How to Undo Waves in 7 Minutes or Less

Some highlights of the week:

My virtual French lesson and subscribe to The Fitness Marshall’s paid dance workout videos on YouTube! (Their 45-minute paid workouts combine dance with strength!) I’ve been struggling to find motivation to work out, but your dance videos are so much fun and get me moving and my mood at the same time. (I love to dance and I danced all through high school and I miss it so much, though I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a natural in that department. 😜) We’re also starting to barbeque for the first time all year, so it’s starting . to feel the spring!

What were some highlights of your week?

How to get rid of waves in 8 minutes or less

Today, I decided it would be a good day to repost my daily tutorial on how to curl hair that I shot a couple of years ago, because I still get asked about it. a lot! Plus, we all have some extra time on our hands right now, so I feel like now is a great time to learn some new hairstyling tricks. πŸ˜‰ YDD the icing on the cake: my curling iron is on sale right now!

There are a few different ways to curl my hair depending on the situation and occasion, but 9 times out of 10, it’s this method because it’s the fastest and easiest! (Side note, if I have more time, I love doing these Old Hollywood curls, which I mention in the video! Keep in mind this post is VERY OLD. I remember.)

This curling method takes, I kid you not, 10 minutes tops. I usually say 10 to give myself a buffer in case it takes you longer (because then I’d feel bad) but if we’re being honest I can do it in 7. SEVEN minutes. (And I have lots of hair!) I hope this method helps you get out faster too! (You know, in the future, when we can go out in public again.)

Remember, you’re not supposed to look perfect, that’s the point! So don’t worry too much about it. “Perfect” is so old-fashioned.

What products do I normally use to curl my hair:

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer: I use the “rotating” t3 with the 1β€³ barrel. You can buy them as a set from Sephora (which I would recommend if you want variety in your curls, it’s like having 3 curling  in one!) or you can buy them separately – the wand and base are on sale right now on Amazon or Sephora! Revlon One Step Hair Dryer are on sale right now!


If you have a Revlon One Step Hair Dryer (like with a clip), you can TOTALLY do this! Just wrap your hair around the hair dryer like a wand! You will get the same effect.

Dry shampoo: Here I used Living Proof Dry Shampoo to add some volume and give my hair that “just washed” look. I think if you are looking for an all in one product then this product is amazing. It does a great job of cleaning your hair, making it smell amazing, and adding volume and texture. See my other favorite dry shampoos reviewed here!

Use: Spray generously at roots for volume and lift, and lightly down mid-sections and ends for a bit of texture.

Hair spray: Hairspray is one area I haven’t really found “clean” alternatives for, so it’s definitely on my to-do list. But in general, I’m not really picky about hairspray, I just don’t like something that makes my hair crunchy. Tresemme Tres Two is usually what I go for when I’m at Walgreens or CVS and I love Kenra (smells amazing and works great! It’s what my hairstylist used for my wedding day so you know it’s good! )

Oribe Aerosols: Oribe’s Apres Beach Spray is also very interchangeable with their Dry Texture Spray. I use both as a finishing spray to set curls and give my hair that beachy, messy texture! It smells SO. OKAY. This is probably my favorite hair product of all time.

Press “play” to watch the tutorial below!

(Keep in mind this was filmed a couple of years ago, in case you’re wondering why I wrote down “preparing to run out the door”)

Tips from the video:

FYI: I’m talking about products up to the 4:00 minute mark, fast forward there if you just want to see the method.

To achieve this look, I curl my hair in larger sections. *away from my face*

Spray hair with hairspray before curly to ensure a better hold. (Ask any stylist).

“Catch” the curl and hold it for a few seconds before letting go. Let it cool down a bit before letting it go. This helps ensure that your curls last, because the way they cool is the way they stay the longest!

The smaller the strands of hair, the more waves you will have and the more “full” your hair will look. I usually start with larger strands of hair, curl the entire head, and if I want more curl, I take a few smaller sections from the top of the head and curl them again. (This is how you will achieve a fuller look.) It usually depends on how much time I have. πŸ˜‚

I *don’t brush the curls* Since my hair is thick, it will fall out on its own (the first photo in this post is what it looks like when it falls out). However, if you have finer hair that doesn’t fall out, I would recommend tilting your head down and running your fingers through the roots, shaking them out. If you brush, you won’t get the imperfect “messy” look you’re after.

Did you like this video? Let me know what tutorials you would like to see in the future!

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