Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with wavy hair. My hair naturally dries stick straight and has a bad habit of flattening out evenafter I’ve spent hours blow-drying, curling, and hairspraying it. Call it a case of the grass is always greener, but I’m loathe to step out of my apartment without at least a little wave in my strands.
So when Birchbox staffer (and former proprietor of an underground salon in her dorm room) Bridgette offered to show us how to curl hair using Sedu’s genius clipless curling iron, I jumped at the chance to get her on set. Watch the video after the jump to learn her technique for natural-looking, never over-done waves.
Olivia Palermo. (Photo: aahairstyle.com)
So here’s a major beauty confession: I am actually really bad at curling my hair. It’s funny because I’ve actually gotten quite good at updos and fancy braids, which definitely require a lot more skill and patience. But the simple Olivia Palermo wave (she’s one of my ultimate hair crushes, just in case you were curious) has always eluded me. Not a ringlet, but definitely not something you get from just using salt spray and air drying—I’ve never been able to get the look quite right. For the longest time, I thought maybe I could get this effortless tousle with a flat iron, and many women do, but I’m just not that good at it. For me, the answer is a clipless curling iron.
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I’ve got hair (lots of long, fine-stranded hair) that has never been able to hold a curl or a wave until I met The Bombshell. Made by Sultra, The Bombshell is a clipless curling iron with a one-inch ceramic barrel that you wrap sections of hair around (while wearing a glove). Despite awkward first attempts, you pick up how to use it very quickly and the results are too-good-to-be-true. Depending on the size of hair sections you wrap and how long you hold the hair to the barrel, you can achieve tight curls or looser waves. Even my long hair can get perfect waves that hold all day! And, because the iron is ceramic it gets hot, hot, hot — making the process super fast. I can do all my hair in seven to ten minutes.
If you’re life me and have always dreamed of having pretty waves that hold and are easy to achieve, I would definitely recommend this tool. I use it so often that it’s hard for me to remember what styling my hair was like before it!