Friday, August 30, 2013


You asked for it people. 
You asked how I do my curls whenever I post a picture of my hair on INSTAGRAM 
(find me here -->@lpodlich)  ....or on Twitter, or Facebook,...or in emails and comments. 
So here it is, my No-Fail curl tutorial!
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
If I had to name this something other than no-fail curls, I'd call it "Choose your own adventure curls"...because you really can decide how they turn out. 
Curl & leave? Tighter waves.
Brush out with your fingers? Loose waves.
Brush with a brush? Soft, barely there waves.

The steps are easy, I promise! You don't need any fancy equipment, no special products.
All I use is THIS hairspray and THIS curling iron (which cost $13 and I've had for about 7 years). If you have longer hair, go for a 1 -1/4 inch barrel. Shorter haired ladies, go for 3/4-1 inch barrel.

Let's begin, shall we? This is more pictures than I'd usually do in a post, but I guess if I'm going to do this, I might as well do it right!
Brush your hair out. Spray LIGHTLY with hairspray. Too much and you'll have a crispy mess.
If you have really thick hair, clip up the top half of your hair & do in two sections.
(I just roughly split mine in half in the back and do the left side first, then the right)

Step 1:
Starting from the back and working your way forward, grab about a 1 inch section of hair and pull away from your head 45-90 degrees. Begin wrapping around the curling iron about 4 inches down from your scalp. 
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
 Step 2:
There is no eloquent way to describe how to wrap, so bear with me. Rather than keeping the hair flat and wrapping it around the barrel, allow it to bunch/twist naturally and you wrap it around. Forcing it to stay wide and flat will lead to more fake looking, Shirley Temple curls. See below? 1 wider, 1 thinner because it's less spread out? Go for the thinner, less spread out!
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
 Step 3:
Continue wrapping until you get to the end. Leave the last 1-2 inches out from being curled- just hold them away from the barrel. DO NOT clamp down. No. No. No. Clamping=kinks, or ripping at your hair. Don't do either. Hold for about 20 seconds, or until warm to the touch.
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
 Step 4:
Unwrap from the barrel! Enjoy your magical curls! Look at them! There they are!
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
 Step 5:
Brush out with your fingers. Don't be worried that they'll fall out. You're just making them more relaxed & natural! If you really do have straight hair that doesn't hold curl well, go ahead and skip this step. 
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!
 Step 6:
Spray lightly with your hairspray, and gaze lovingly at your pretty, perfect curls. 
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!

What else makes these curls the bomb?
You can sleep on them, wake up, and still have killer curls. 

So here's the deal. 
Try out the curls, take a picture on instagram- and tag me (@lpodlich) so I can see how awesome they turned out! 
Happy #hairweek, everyone!

xo, lp 

Pin to your curly hearts content, dollfaces:
the BEST no fail curl tutorial!!!

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  1. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE SINCE YOU ANNOUNCED THIS! Awesome awesome, my hair always ends up with the Shirly Temple look and now I know why. Thanks for this!! :)

    <3, Charlotte

    1. Hahaha! Well glad you were excited lady! Hope it works out well!!

  2. Love your hair! I have longer hair and I need to buy a larger barrel curling iron because my little one isn't cutting it anymore. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks lady! Hope the tutorial works out for you!

  3. Thanks, love, for doing this! I'm always in the market for great hair tutorials!

  4. Laura , your curls have always looked amazing and thank you for the great instructions on how to create that look! Maybe a tutorial next on your perfect smokey eye... :-)

  5. Laura , your curls have always looked amazing and thank you for the great instructions on how to create that look! Maybe a tutorial next on your perfect smokey eye... :-)

  6. These curls are actually amazing, i tried it out as soon as i read it! They look so natural!
    but i'm having trouble; which way do you wrap your hair around the barrel because both look funny around my face...
    but the rest is perfecto

    1. i always wrap my hair away from my face- so left side i wrap to the left, and right side wrap to the right! hope this helps!

  7. which curling iron is this or is it even available anymore do you know? it wouldn't take me anywhere when i clicked on the link. in fact it took me to google.
    also hairspray type? Thanks

  8. Yeah that is the best hair curl guide I have seen off lately and your curls looks awesome. I have couple of curling iron and I thought those weren’t good products but now I know that I wasn’t doing them correctly.

  9. It's wonderful,.
    i really like your idea,.
    streteched hair

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