Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Charlie's Angel

Did you know that there are 427,000 beachy wave tutorials on Google? Don't fret. You're not going to get a Live ass tutorial from me. Because I speak in 16 syllable intervals, a 2 minute video would turn into a half an hour. But since several of you have asked me about how I do my hair, I will try to sum it up. 

I myself sat one Saturday for hours and researched these such tutorials. Then this one on Makaila's blog appeared and became a life savor. I have naturally curly hair. It's beast like, but I straighten it most days because I am a lazy heifer.  But if I go out this is how I usually do my hair. Charlie's Angel fighting crime like.

But my secret because I live in the south with the humidity is this shitz right here (hold on it's coming). It works on curly or straight hair, thick or thin hair and it smells delish.

First, I blow dry my hair without any brushes or combs using only my fingers. Then I twist it into a bun at the base of my neck with an elastic and hold it for 15 minutes (or until I finish putting on my war paint). 

Then I spray my whole head and some individual strands with Beyond the Zone Noodle Head. This is the bomb dot com! It holds every wave in place and I can get up the next day and it's still curled although a hot mess.


Then because I was born a poor white child, I made my own clampless curling iron with a 1 inch iron I had. How? I just popped off the the little brackets that are held together by a spring. Yep, two seconds and I became the poster child for DIY and had my own redneck styling tool. Honey Boo Boo's mom take note.


I wrap sections around the curling iron and hold for 20 seconds. The key to my style is I do alternating directions holding the iron vertical some wrapped away from the face, some wrapped forward all the way down the barrel, holding the ends free. I do not touch the waves unless I need a little touch up.

I then take a little hair spray and spray all over, get dressed, then take my hands and make it messy, pulling my fingers from the roots up. I spray it with professional hold hair spray, not a lot but enough in the back because my hair is heavy and tends to lose curl in the back first. 


I like this because it's not perfect like me. And I am lucky because my hair will do anything. And the kicker is, this takes about 10 minutes.  So go check out the tutorial over at M's, get the Noodle Head at your local Sally's Beauty Supply or even order it, remember redneck curling iron and you will be joining me as the 428,000th blogger who has explained the art of beachy waves.

Until next time, I gotta go see Bosley and talk to Charlie now. I hear there is someone trying to rob the Piggly Wiggly of all the turkeys and I need to save the day for Thursday.

 Happy Big Hair people,
Dusty

30 comments:

  1. Love this look on you! It sounds easy so I need to try it.

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  2. I will be re-creating this DIY tonight.
    You should pin it on Pinterest.
    Brilliant.

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  3. I'm jealous of your locks, but I did appreciate this "tutorial" because my kid has the curly locks and this straight haired mama, she doesn't know what to do with those curls.

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  4. I just bought my first curling iron. I am a bane to the female existence.

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  5. I would LOVE for my hair to curl like yours. It's boring and straight! even with all the magic products!

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  6. I can only get my hair to curl like that if I curl every strand. Beach waves aren't natural for me. I have stick straight, lifeless hair. I wish it would bounce with curls just a LITTLE.

    I'll have to try this magic juice though.

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  7. Your hair looks great. Lol at the redneck curling iron!!

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  8. It would be really fun if I tried to make beachy waves in my hair.

    I heard there was some butt to kick behind the bar tomorrow night... something about bad guys stealing the Boone's Farm. I hope that Bosley decides you're desperately needed there to save the day. Girls need their cheap-ass liquor!

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  9. Look at those big ole glasses and your beautiful curly locks! Such a pretty pic, Dusty!

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  10. my hair is asian and stubborn. it won't stay curled. even if i spray the whole bottle of hair spray. which is why i just have it in a bun everyday of my life.

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  11. Ohhh you look like a movie star!

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  12. Thank you for so much your lovely comment. My insta name is louisamarshal. I want to find this noodle head product too, you look like you're about to go out and kick some ass with that hair!

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  13. Sweet! I may have to go check out this noodle head stuff you mentioned. My hair is long, curly, and most of the time one huge ass frizz ball. It looks like a black poodle sitting on my head today.
    I'm so loving the DIY red neck curler contraption. Genius i tell you! The next pic should be you in a squatting position aiming your curler wand at someone like the Charlies Angels pose....

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  14. Can you just come over and do it for me?

    My hair is naturally wavy and thin, the only part of me that is thin. So there's a lot of it, but when I curl it, it just collapses from exhaustion. I hate it.

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  15. umm...this looks soo awesome! I really really really like it. awesome.

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  16. I love your hair and your beachy luscious waves. It takes me 35 min to curl my hair, which is why I never do it. I just don't have the patience, plus I burn myself a lot. I need those glove things.

    xo, Yi-chia

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    1. I'm so glad you said that because i have burned myself too many times to count! Not fun.

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  17. You are so freaking GORGEOUS! Great work friend! LOVE YOU!

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  18. I'll have you know I broke the clamps off of my curling iron. I felt like a damn genius.

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  19. chicabanana, you be GORGEOUS!!! I'm gonna try the redneck curling iron trick. Genius!

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  20. Ugh so trying this. Thank you

    I think ill wait and become the 5000000 blogger to do it maybe then ill get a prize and go on Ellen

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  21. I just found your blog through twitter and I love this post because I have always wanted to achieve the look but I have never tried to yet. Beachy waves are going on my must do list.
    XO,
    Zhanna

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  22. I want to be a noodle head with you!!! Gotta get me some of this magic...my hair never holds curl for more than a few hours. I am trusting you. And that picture...wowwzers! Hottest Angel ever! Love ya!

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Can you come curl my hair please?! Love you!

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  24. I LOVE that you made your own...I have a curling wand, and I've stopped using it and just wrapping around the curling iron with the clamp closed. I always curl one direction, but I need to try alternating.

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  25. I have basically the exact same approach when curling (down to that same iron, but i wrap around the clamp - might have to try removing!) and your hair looks a zillion times better. Not fair! #wahhh

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