Beauty + Hair

Three Day Beachy Hair

August 27, 2013
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I have the finest hair – like hold-it-all-up-with-one-bobby-pin fine hair. Needless to say, getting my naturally straight hair to hold a curl can be a bit tricky, but fortunately, I discovered this little thing called double-baking that completely changed my life (at least, my life as it pertains to my hair). It’s an equally effective technique for any hair type though, so read on to discover how you can do beach hair for days!
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First step: divide your air-dried hair into even, relatively large sections. This isn’t about getting tight curls, so depending on how fine/thick your hair is, gauge the sections so that you’re getting a curl but it doesn’t tiptoe into corkscrew territory. For me, that means splitting my hair into about 8 sections.

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With a clipless curling iron wand (I’m using José Eber here, love their products), curl away from your face leaving about an inch or two loose at the tips. I have my curler set to 170 and I hold it for about 8-10 seconds.

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Once you release the curling iron, reshape the curl while it’s still hot and hold it until it cools down.

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Complete your whole head, ensuring that you curl in the opposite direction for the other side of your face.

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Now here’s the most important step! This is the double-bake: spin the already-formed curl back around the iron, holding it on for only 4-5 seconds or so. Release, reshape and hold the curl again until it cools.

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Once you’ve double-baked your whole head and your curls are cool, finger-comb your hair to loosen up the curls and give it a more casual, beachy vibe. Personally, I prefer to steer away from product when I’m trying to keep the style for a couple days since my hair’s too fine and becomes weighed down easily, but if you need it, this would be when you would spritz on some hairspray!

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After the double-bake, this is the second most important step – whip yo hair back and forth! Seriously, this is what adds the volume and body to the curls.

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Et voilà! With a bit of dry shampoo, another hair toss and a bit of reshaping, your double-baked curls will last for days!

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See? The fact that my hair even has a slight wave three days later is shocking. I’m telling you, I have straight straight hair and this is the absolute best way of achieving curls for days.
Give it a go and let me know how it goes for you guys!

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14 Comments

  • Reply world on high heels August 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Great post! <3

    xx

  • Reply Heather August 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Your hair looks great!!! Come do mine?! lol I need a curling wand…Even though i use my curling iron as a wand. I still don't get the same effect.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  • Reply Naomi August 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I've never heard of double baking! Except with food that is. Neat idea!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Emily August 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Your hair looks beautiful! Despite having fine hair, my hair holds curls really well but not past day one so I'll have to try your double baking technique 🙂

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} August 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous!! I would love to try this, but sadly don't have a curling iron. Shocking, I know!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Reply Hannah August 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I'll have to try this! I never thought to double curl them!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Reply Emma August 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I love that beach hair look, thanks for the tips I think I'll try it!
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  • Reply Shannon Rice August 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Can't wait to try this! I have SUPER fine hair too…thanks for sharing!

    Shannon

  • Reply shopandtwirl.com August 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    It sounds like we have really similar hair, so I'm going to have to try this out! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply Melanie Liliana August 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I love the whipping your hair back and forth picture! ahha This is great! I'm starting to not wash my hair all the time and i've noticed a huge difference! Thanks for the advice Alex!

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  • Reply Trina Swanepoel August 28, 2013 at 2:01 am

    nice!
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  • Reply Claudia August 28, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Love the tutorial x I always have my hair like this!

    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

  • Reply Marisa August 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    As a fellow fine-haired girl, this double-baked curling method is definitely a technique I'm going to have to try ASAP! Your hair looks great on day 1 AND 3!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply Petite Adventures September 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Fabulous tip! So going to try double-baking tomorrow!!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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