How I Achieve My Everyday Wavy Curls

Hello loves! About a year ago, I wrote a post about how I curl my hair. Well, since the my routine has changed because I have shorter hair and a new curling iron. Since I’ve been following this new routine for a couple of months now, I thought it would be helpful to show y’all my process now that I’ve perfected it. P.S. I apologize for the quality of the lighting in the photos where I show the process …. the lighting in my bathroom is less than ideal and not even my ring light could help me.

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The Tool

To curl my hair I use the Drybar 3-Day Bender in the 1.25 inch size. I received this curling iron for my birthday and it has been my go-to for curling my hair ever since. At $145 it’s on the pricier side, but I have never used a curling iron that leaves my hair as soft and smooth as this one does. This curling iron also has multiple temperature settings (getting as hot at 440 degrees … I usually set mine to 380), heats up in 60 seconds, and shuts off automatically if not used for an hour. The curling iron has a rotating barrel which feels different at first if you’re accustomed to traditional curling irons, but after watching a tutorial on the Drybar site and a bit of practice I felt comfortable using the device.


The Method

I start the curling process by spraying my hair with heat protectant, then separate my hair into layers. I perform this process on freshly washed hair that has air dried. I start curling with the pieces of hair closest to my face. I curl these pieces away from my face, then alternate directions from there (so curls go towards face, away from face, towards face, etc.) Starting at the root, I clamp the hair, rotate the barrel, and leave the ends sticking out from the curling iron.


After about 5 seconds on the barrel, I unroll the hair, then release the clamp. Since I prefer a wavy a look, if the curl ended up being too tight I’ll pull on the end to straighten it out a bit. I repeat these steps layer by layer until my whole head is curled. If you want a video visual of this process I have it on my Instagram story under the Blog highlight!


The Products

Even though I’ve changed my curling method, the finishing products that I use have not changed. After all of my hair is curled, I spray some of the Drybar Triple Sec Spray while running my hands through my hair to brush out the curls. I love the texture that this spray adds to my hair. I top it all off with a quick spritz of the L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray (I prefer the unscented version).

I hope this post gave you some insight on how to achieve the perfect wavy curls. I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

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