I did a flat iron tutorial with shorter hair and you can check it out here...Click Link. This video is how to create loose curls with longer hair.
In the flat iron tutorial, I tell you to hold the iron tightly and slowly pull the hair in the iron. If you do this, you create beautiful ringlets. If you want more loose curls at the bottom, I do the same thing, BUT when you get to the ends of your hair, pull the flat iron through quickly so it doesn't have enough time to create a tight curl.
Below is the video to create loose curls with a flat iron.
I am not a makeup artist, but I do enjoy make up very much. It took me some time to play around and figure out how to do my eyebrows. I do feel that having your eyebrows filled in, does complete the look of your eyes. I have pretty bushy eyebrows and they are not even. So, I have to cut them and shave them to make them even. I can not wax them because I use retin a and when you use that, your skin is thinner. Waxing can rip off a layer of skin...yes this has happened!! OUCH!
I started to use Wunderbrow. A little goes a long way. I brush the brows in place and then use a thin brush to apply the wunderbrow. The higher eyebrow, I color in underneath to make it lower. The lower eyebrow, I fill in higher. This is the best way to make them appear even. After using Wunderbrow, I then use a brown eye pencil. This makes the color match my hair and skin a little more. I felt with flash photography, the wunderbrow made my brows too blonde, even though I am using brunette. Lastly, I use a clear eyebrow gel on the inner parts of my eyebrows. I do this to soften lines and try to blend in the eyebrow lines with the wispy hairs.
It might take you a few tries to get it just right, but you will catch on. I even would take pictures just to make sure I was doing them evenly. Sometimes, they are off!! Hopefully it is not too noticeable! lol
Besides skin care and how I stay fit, I have been asked frequently, how do I do my hair. I just recently switched it up and I will show you all how I get this look. I am a licensed cosmetologist. I do not work outside of the home right now, but I have not lost my skills. I often can look at a style or color and figure it out. For Cole and Savannah's wedding, I loved how they did my hair. I was unable to watch, but playing around, I figured it out.
I do not shampoo my hair everyday. I feel that it dries it out. So, I do go as long as I can without shampooing it. I use a dry shampoo and that definitively helps the process Since I have been eating MSM and Vit C, my hair does get oily faster than usual...but I still wait a few days between shampooing.
I do not use any product before I dry or style my hair. I have tried many in the past, but at the moment, I have not found one that I really like to style my hair. When I blow dry my hair, I do use a hot setting for the first minute or so...mostly at the roots. Then I switch to the medium heat. I do not use a brush to dry my hair. I do not like the pulling and tugging, so I just let it blow everywhere and just brush it occasionally during the drying cycle. Then towards the end, I switch the dryer to cool and cool blast my hair all over.
Moving to the curling iron. I had a really nice one, but left it at Cole and Savannah's house on one of my visits. I bought a conair curling iron and I have actually been pleasantly surprised at how nicely it works. I do not put the ends of my hair in the curling iron and I do constantly move the iron around on my hair. That keeps the iron from being on one spot of hair for so long and not putting the ends of the curling iron, it gives my hair a really cute look.
Check out the video and let me know what you think. If you try it..take a picture and tag me in it too!! I would love to see your results!!