Back in 2015, which was actually less than a month ago believe it or not, I had an opportunity to work with Living Proof. I’m now completely addicted to their dry shampoo and have really enjoyed the products that the stylist recommended for me.
I do a lot of wavy and curly hair tutorials, but today I wanted to show you how to get lots of volume using a Hot Tools 2 inch curling iron.
In the shower, I washed my hair with Living Proof Full shampoo and conditioned with Living Proof Restore conditioner. Then, I applied just a dime size amount of Living Proof PHD 5-in-1 styling treatment all over my hair, except for my roots. I squeezed a golf ball sized amount of Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse into my palm and applied it to my hair, focusing on the root area.
With the T3 PROi dryer, I dried my hair with my fingers until it was about 80% dry. Next, I grabbed a paddle brush and smoothed through my hair section by section until it was completely dry.
To encourage the most volume, I started at the top “mohawk” section of my hair. I sprayed the entire section with a light mist of Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray to help hold the curl. I really love this for setting my hair. It isn’t overly wet, so you don’t hear the iron sizzle as it touches your hair, which is never a good sign.
I put the barrel in horizontally, and wrapped the entire section. Afterwards, I pulled the iron out but left the curl in it’s shape using duckbill clips to hold it and allow it to cool. This is the absolute best way to get plenty of lift at the crown!
For the bottom half of my hair, I sprayed more Living Proof Flex Shaping Spray, but I inserted the iron in vertically. I wanted twisted ends, like they were curled in a ringlet, versus ends bent under or out.
Once the bottom was curled, I pulled the clips out and ran my fingers through my hair to blend everything together.
I loved the final result! It was different than how I usually wear my hair, but still really full and bouncy. This is a great way to style your hair on the day you wash it in order to set yourself up for success on day two. Too much product and too much styling doesn’t fare well overnight, so full and soft styles are a much more forgiving route! Plus, the Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo is so great at refreshing (and cleaning!) your hair that you will likely love your hair on day two as much as you did on day one.
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This post was created in partnership with Living Proof.