Sideswept Twist & Curls


Sideswept Twist & Curls from (10)

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.

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (1)

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.

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (2)

 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.

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (3)

 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.

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (4)

 Step 6 – Fold the hair back

Now on the left side, above the ear, tuck a section back like you are “folding” it in toward the head.  Anchor with a few bobby pins. Sideswept Twist & Curls from (5)

 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.Sideswept Twist & Curls from (6)

 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!


Sideswept Twist & Curls from (7)

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (8)

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!

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (10)

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (11)

You could add a pretty headband or leave more curl in the ends to make this even dressier.  Perfect for a dance or wedding.

Sideswept Twist & Curls from (9)

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2 Responses

  1. So pretty. I love her hair. I have three girls with long hair and love all your styles!

    • The Mom says:

      I’m so glad you like this one! Very cool that you also have 3 daughters! So much fun time is spent doing their hair!

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