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14 December 2016

How To Get The Holiday Party Waves Using a Curling Wand

This content was sponsored by Pantene but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy following along! #ad



I've always been in love with doing hair. Growing up playing basketball, I was always the one all the girls would come to for french braids in their hair. I remember when I was little I told my mom I wanted to be a hairdresser growing up, and maybe even own my own salon. 

Back in the day, before the days of YouTube, I used to love watching infomercials and QVC when they'd do hair demonstrations. Sometimes they were giving a blowout, sometimes they were using a flat iron – regardless of what they were doing I wanted to watch it over and over again to try and learn a new technique. 

My hair is so curly and has a mind of it's own. The quality of products I need to use are extra important because my hair dries out so easily, especially  in the winter months. Not to mention the stress I put my hair through with blowdrying, flat ironing and using a curling wand. 



A couple of weeks ago I started using the Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek CollectionThis particular collection of Pantene products features an anti-humidity technology which I'm obsessed with because I'm one of those people who checks the humidity before straightening my hair. This anti-humidity technology locks out frizz and extends the life of your smooth style. 

I had an event to attend this past weekend, where I needed to majorly up the glam factor. I thought I'd take you step by step how I do my hair for a special event. I started with the Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Finishing Conditioner. I then followed up with the Pantene Smooth and Sleek 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner which is quite possibly my new secret weapon. After just 3 minutes my hair felt completely different, and so much more manageable. 

I then gently towel dried my hair -- being aggressive while towel drying can cause major damage, I usually just pat it dry -- and used a round brush, blow dryer and flat iron for the rebellious pieces around face. 

Once everything is smooth and sleek, I then go back in with my curling wand. I start by parting my hair down the middle and work from the bottom up in small sections. 



I first start with the right side of my hair, tying up the left side with a ponytail holder. I take a small section from the base I hold the wand with my left hand, and twist the hair -- AWAY FROM MY FACE -- with my right hand. I usually hold the wand in my hair for about 10 seconds. 













Here is the key trick that will make the curls stick. As you remove the wand from your hair, allow the curl to sit in the palm of your hand and cool for an additional ten seconds.  Then release the curl and move to your next section of hair! 







Once you've curled all the way around, shake out your hair for a looser, more beachy curl. 






For an even "beachier wave", you can run a flat iron through only the ends of your hair. 






 .... and voila! Shiny, voluminous waves that will make you feel like a million bucks when you walk into a party! Bonus points for a bold, red, holiday lip!






For all my curly haired ladies who love to straighten their hair and have a PANIC attack over a forecast with a high humidity, you've gotta pick up the Pantene Pro-V's Smooth & Sleek Collection for the silky strands you deserve. You can find the Pantene Pro-V Sheer Smooth & Sleek Collection and many more products on Amazon! Having your hair products shipped to your home is a huge time-saver.

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