everyone loves the wild and rocker look of 80’s HAIR. however, it’s not always the easiest style to attain when you’ve got straight hair that doesn’t hold to curl well. luckily, anything is possible with the right HAIR PRODUCTS & TECHNIQUE! that’s where jessica comes in. in the video below, she’s going to show you HOW to GET 80s HAIR WITH a WAND.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- a trustworthy clip
- a wand
- a good mirror
- heat protectant
- hair smoother
- flexible moving hairspray
a WAND is a great styling tool that can help you attain a variety of different CURLS and WAVES. for those of you who haven’t seen one before, they look like this:
first, you’re going to PREPARE YOUR HAIR, then you’re going to CURL YOUR HAIR, before LOOSENING the CURLS for BEAUTIFUL WAVES that bring back the 80s!
PREPARING YOUR HAIR
first things first! plug in the wand to allow it to heat up. in the meantime, take a HEAT PROTECTANT and evenly coat your hair. you’re going to want to make sure that you’re misting it evenly throughout the hair.
it’s a good idea to choose an ALL NATURAL HEAT PROTECTANT like PROTECT. full of ORGANIC SEA KELP, this styling primer PREPARES and PRIMES your hair without weighing it down.
CURLING the HAIR
time to get that 80s BIG HAIR started!
the key to WANDING your hair is to create the curls in all different directions. to protect your hand, make sure that you’re pulling the hair out and to the side. don’t forget about your ears! WANDS get much hotter than your average curling iron, so you want to make sure that you when you apply the heat you’re burning the product off and not your actual hair.
start by taking a small to medium section of hair and SEPARATING IT before CLIPPING the REST to the side for now. if you want BIG LOOSER WAVES make sure that you have a medium to large section of hair. for SMALL TIGHTER WAVES, take smaller sections into your hand for more dramatic waves.
using the WAND to get CURLS
generally speaking, you can start CURLING with the WAND wherever you like. however, if you don’t know where you want your part to be- it’s a good idea to leave the top of your head to the end. if you’re anything like us, you like to switch it up! waiting until the end to CURL the CROWN of your head helps you dictate which part looks best today :)
- TWIRL the HAIR AROUND THE WAND
- HOLD for a FEW SECONDS
- RELEASE the HAIR
REPEAT this technique for the rest of your hair, adjusting your clip to let down a section at a time. remember, to get a LOOSER CURL, make the sections larger before wrapping your hair around the WAND.
LOOSENING the CURLS for PERFECT 80s LOOK
now that we’re done CURLING the hair, we need to CHECK the CURLS to make sure that you’ve:
your CURLS SHOULDN’T BE UNIFORM. after all, the most beautiful quality of 80s HAIR is that it tends to have a mind of it’s own.
now it’s time to pull out the SMOOTHING FLUID.
we recommend NVENN’s SMOOTH. this HAIR SMOOTHER does exactly what it says—and a little more. smooth works to CONTROL CURLS, SLEEK STRAIGHT HAIR, TAME FRIZZ and FLYAWAY HAIR.
at the very least, try to AVOID OILY & GREASY PRODUCTS. not only will they weigh your style down, they simply aren’t healthy for your hair. if you’re seeing a stylist regularly, you’re literally wasting your own investment by using harsh hair products that damage your style.
RUB the SMOOTHING FLUID throughout your hands and begin to run it throughout your curls evenly. LIGHTLY tug and spread the curls to LOOSEN the CURLS you just did.
MAKE SURE you TAKE THE TIME TO APPLY THE FLUID EVENLY! otherwise, you’re going to have FRIZZY HAIR. if your curls aren’t as loose and tousled as you’d like them to be, apply more SMOOTHING FLUID and continue the process.
LOCK IN THE STYLE
now that you’ve got your CURLS LOOSE and your HAIR BIG, it’s time to complete the style with FLEXIBLE WORKING HAIRSPRAY. after all, would any 80s INSPIRED HAIRSTYLE be complete without HAIRSPRAY?
for this particular look, FLEXIBLE HAIRSPRAY is the only way to preserve the spirit of the style. we prefer to use non-aerosol hairspray because it’s easier to work with and is typically much softer hair spray.
after another look, there may be areas you want to TOUCH UP. simply REPEAT THE PROCESS WITH LESS HEAT. as we mentioned before, WANDS CAN GET VERY HOT. you do not want to leave your hair wrapped around it for an extended period of time, especially when it’s the second time you’ll have exposed it to heat.
LOCK IN YOUR STYLE with an additional layer of FLEXIBLE WORKING HAIRSPRAY and enjoy the big, bold, and beautiful style of the 80s. if you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask in below :)