Any Teen Mom fan has probably seen Chelsea on Teen Mom 2 and wondered how the HECK she gets her hair so freaking cute. I searched and searched and searched for the way to do it and even watched the how-to videos on youtube but none of them quite came out right. I did find one that was similar though, so I took what I picked up on hers and added a few of my own tweaks and came out with something more like what I was going for. My webcam decided to be a POS and lagged really bad so I just did some quick pictures instead since its really simple and just extremely repetitive!
For those of you who haven't seen Chelsea's hair, this is what I'm kind of going for:
Ok, so here we go, and I'll try to be as detailed as possible!
What you'll need:
Half inch curling iron (I just used your standard Conair)
Hairspray (I used Suave, its super light and still holds well)
Hair clip to separate hair
Frizz reducer (I used Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield
Curl enhancers (I used John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecter and TRESemme Curl Activator Spray for the Thermal Creations line)
Start off with unwashed hair. It holds curl better. I have naturally wavy hair but its blown out straight.
Separate hair. This is extremely important! You need to start at the bottom and work your way around and up, otherwise you WILL miss hair!
Wrap hair AROUND the barrel of the curling iron. DO NOT CLAMP! This is how you achieve the perfect spiral you need here. The clamp will crease it!!! Start about a couple of inches from the scalp, at the END of the barrel.
Holding the iron still, wrap your hair around the barrel. You need it to be wrapped tight.
Stop wrapping about an inch or half an inch from the tip of your hair. If you want that undone messy look this is pretty vital, plus you need something to hold onto so you won't burn your fingers!
Hold the curl for about 45 seconds (longer or shorter according to how your hair takes and holds curl.
When you unravel it KEEP A HOLD ON THE TIP YOU'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO.
Just lightly pull the iron out without moving the hair much.
When you release it you get a cute bouncy curl!
Spray with hairspray (I RECOMMEND SPRAYING EVERY CURL, EVERY TIME!)
Repeat with half inch sections all the way around your hair. When you reach the middle just start on the other side and you'll meet!
Repeat on the other side. Its easier to hold the barrel down on the opposite side and the results come out the same.
Here's the bottom all finished up
Now let down the top half of your hair (I have the top split as well so this is only one half of the top of course)
This really looks cute if you have layers because the curls get super messy and cute with different lengths.
It is VERY time consuming if you have thick hair but because the curls are on such small amounts of hair it holds well.
You can also straighten the bangs or play around with straightening bits of it to pull back.
It really creates a romantic fairy tale curl effect =]
And you'll get LOADS of compliments, trust me!