Over the last 12 months my hair has gone from below shoulder length to jaw length. That sounds accidental doesn’t it – but no, I have short hair voluntarily. Unlike skincare and makeup, I like to keep things extremely simple with my hair. If I could get away with just washing and going, I would. Unfortunately my hair has frizzy tendencies, so needs a hairdryer to calm it down. I then either straighten, or curl.
Even if I had the time – which I don’t – I still doubt that I would spend longer than 10 minutes styling my hair. I prefer a more natural ‘I woke up like this’ look. My styling tools of choice are my Ghd straighteners (of course), which although expensive have lasted me over 10 years (!) and the Trevor Sorbie Keratin + Argan Magnetic Multi Wand.
This curling wand has three attachments; a small barrel for tight curls, a bubble attachment for a more natural wave, and a larger barrel for big curls. The attachments are magnetic, so super easy to swap, and are ceramic – which minimises damage to the hair. There are multiple heat settings, between 150 and 200 C, which allows you to control how much heat you subject your hair to. A useful feature for those whose hair needs a little more TLC. I always make sure I use the heat resistant glove, after the time I badly burnt my finger – I still have the scar to remind me, should I forget. Another handy feature is the heat resistant storage bag, which opens out flat, a must for resting the wand on while hot. My husband still hasn’t forgiven me for the hole in the carpet caused by my Ghds. Oops.
When my hair was longer I would use the bubble attachment, for a beachy wave. Now that I have less length to play with, I use the small barrel. This still gives a relaxed curl, that when it drops looks just how I like it. On my hair the curls do last until the second day, when I spritz with a low-hold hairspray after styling.
Which tools and products do you like to use on your hair? Have you ever rocked a beehive, or do you like a more relaxed look?
PS: This is what happens when trying to take photos with small children around. My youngest wanted in on the action.