I know, I know. You're all, "Really? Calm down with the narcissism, already. Geeze." But I will not apologize for an impromptu photo shoot on a good hair day. I refuse! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who wants to grab a camera immediately once I realize I am experiencing a good hair day, just to document the goodness.) And, anyway, at least I didn't make a photo montage with the rest of the fifty-eight photos. (I AM KIDDING. Kind of.)
So, the whole point of this post is to tell you about something that has basically changed my life. Or, the life of my hair, anyway. Something like that.
First of all, I've had an incredibly intense blog-crush on Whoorl for the last two years. Her blog is probably the first I started reading on a fairly regular basis. (Okay, so, maybe it was every afternoon at 2PM. Details, details.)
I'll admit it. I love her. Mostly because she is witty, sarcastic, has the most incredible hair and also manages to pull off the maxi dress look while looking like a complete goddess and not at all like a baked potato (which is, quite frankly, what I look like in said any dress with a hemline past my knees). Anyway, she came up with an awesome website called Hair Thursday, which covers all things "hair" and "amazing" and "I want", which led me to a tutorial she made on how to curl your hair with a flat iron. (Seriously, watch it! Watch it immediately!)
Aaaaand long story short, my hair is incredibly thankful.
I'll admit, in order to achieve this style you do have to have a small-ish flat iron - and I must recommend the one I recently purchased on Amazon: Farouk CHI 1 inch flat-iron (AKA: my lover). I know it seems like a lot of money, but really? Totally worth it. (Especially since it is basically a curling iron as well as a flat iron.) Also, as a warning, it may take a few tries to really get the technique down. The first time I tried it, my hair was all, "Yeah, not happening. Don't talk to me. Go away." The second time, I went a little out of control and ended up looking like some sort of Pussycat Doll/Danity Kane hybrid - you know, the sort of person you look at and all you can think is, "For the love of all things holy. The hair. OH, THE HUMANITY." (Like so.) However, now, I'm happy to say that this is my new favorite hairstyle ever. Once you get the hang of it, it is much faster and much easier than dealing with an actual curling iron.
On a side note, I've found that it sometimes works best for me to flip hair the opposite way from what it shows in the video. Instead of twisting hair "down" I'll twist it "up" so the curl loops around the other way. (If that even makes sense.) And also? I woke up this morning with perfect waves, and didn't even have to do anything to my hair, aside from a quick fluff, before walking out the door. (Which is surprising for many reasons, but mostly because it was so hot last night that I was pretty sure I was going to wake up with my hair looking like a hot, crunchy mess, matted to the side of my face and was going to be forced to leave the house like that, simply because I have to wake up at the crack of dawn on weekends and give myself a mere twenty minutes to get ready.) So, needless to say, it was a good morning.
I demand everyone to try it immediately (that is, if you have enough hair - if not, find someone and make them bake you cookies/bring you Starbucks/buy you season eight of Friends in exchange for giving them awesome hair) and then take an unnecessary amount of photos afterwards. Because that is always the best part. Hurrah!