This style was something I sort of tried on a whim, just wanting some looser curls/waves. We didn’t want it to be too pristine, but also didn’t want it to be too messy. This is what we came up with!
Step 1 – Make a center part on top of the head
Step 2 – Curl the hair
We obviously used our Curlformers. (If you aren’t familiar with Curlformers, you can see all our posts about them HERE.) These are our long/extra wide ones. But because Goose has such long hair, we doubled up on each section and put 2 Curlformers on each. This is kind of our “cheater way” with her extra long hair. To see how we get 2 on each section of hair, you can read our old post HERE. As you can see in Picture B below, I didn’t want the curls right up on top of her head or to her scalp. I just worked my way around from ear to ear so the curls would be in the lower part of her hair.
Step 3 – Comb through curls
I just wanted these to be loose waves/curls so we combed most of the curl out. (I must add, that about killed me to do this! 🙂 ) If I do this again, I think I’ll wait to comb them out until I’ve finished the style.
Step 4 – Twist the hair
Starting on the right side, I started a French twist. It’s the same technique I use in my bang twisting video. Start with 2 sections of hair and twist them, adding hair in as you twist. Stop twisting once you’ve just past the middle of the head. You want it to be just a bit off to the left of the neck.
Step 5 – Secure with bobby pins
You’ll want the hair on the left to fall back down and cover these bobby pins up, so don’t worry about how neat they look or how many you use to anchor the twist in place.
Step 6 – Fold the hair back
Step 6 -Drape another section of hair over
With a new section of hair right below the one you just folded back, drape it across all the hair that is side swept. Anchor it with a bobby pin just above where your twist stops. That section of hair should cascade down onto the right side of all the curls.
I pulled out a small section of hair on the right side of the twist to add an extra touch of “pretty” to the style!
Keep in mind, the hair that is down is meant to be worn over the shoulder, but just so you could see how it looked from behind, we took a few shots for you!
You could add a pretty headband or leave more curl in the ends to make this even dressier. Perfect for a dance or wedding.
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