I am a textbook case of always wanting what I don't have when it comes to my hair. It would probably help if my hair could decide what it wants to be. It's certainly not straight, but it's definitely not curly. I guess this leaves wavy but that doesn't always seem to describe it's natural state. It's thick, but it has almost a fine texture to it. See? It's confused. And thanks to it's confusion, I can never make it do what I want. It has too much waviness or body or something so that I can never get it stick straight despite my best efforts with my CHI, and for reasons I don't entirely understand I can't get a nice looking curl or wave out of it, either.
Frustrating. Especially since I've spent countless hours, tears, dollars, etc. trying to get the wave OUT of my hair. I have never successfully attained this and now that I'd like it to stay, I can't get that either. Can. Not. Win.
Lately I've been using this:
I guess it helps, but it's not getting me where I want on it's own. Ok, so it would be a miracle spray if it could do that, fair enough. I either let my hair air dry, or I blow dry it a little on a low, cool setting. I don't have a diffuser, and I don't have a particularly nice hair dryer. It has ceramic/ionic settings, though. So maybe I need to upgrade that? (Note that I always think I'm in need of an upgrade.)
Ok, so then I use this:
Just a very basic 1" Revlon curling iron. Granted, this might also be the problem in the equation. I don't think this is the world's greatest curling iron by any means, but since I'm new to trying to actually amp up the curl in my hair, this is all I have. I am, of course, willing to upgrade :)
Ok, so I've watched tutorials on YouTube. I've tried the whole using my CHI to put some wave in my hair which was an epic failure. All I want is some nice beachy waves/loose curls! What am I missing here? Wrong tools? Wrong products? Wrong technique? I welcome any and all suggestions! Post them here or email me :)