Easy, Everyday Curls

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot questions about how I curl my hair.

For today’s tutorial I’m happy to be letting you in on my most basic of secrets and sharing the super simple way that I curl my hair. I am using a 1 1/2″ curling iron in this tutorial and also love to use a 1″ and 1 1/4″ curling iron as well. The technique is always the same and I’ve been doing it this way for years.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Be sure to let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Easy, Everyday Curls Supplies:

Easy, Everyday Curls Instructions:

Prep: To prep my hair, I always wash my hair at night and let it air dry. After towel drying it, I apply a pea size amount of the Kerastase Leave-in treatment. My hair is super dry so this helps keep it from getting tangled up and makes it really soft after it’s dried.

  • Step 1 / Before I start curling my hair I always divide it into sections. I split it in half at my ears and use a little claw clip to pin up the top hair.
  • Step 2 / Then as a heat protectant I spray the hair with the Kenra Hot Spray.
  • Step 3 / Next I pick up a small 1″ section of hair and clamp the curling iron near the top. Then slide it down to the middle of the section and roll it back up to the root. I do this to smooth the hair at the root and then just wait a few seconds before dropping the iron down near the ends and then roll it up a second time.
  • Step 4Β  / After a few seconds I’ll drop out the top half and pull the curl out a bit to keep the wave soft and more loose. I also make sure to leave the very ends out of the iron so they stay more straight. Sometimes I’ll drag the iron over them to make sure they’re not too curled.
  • Step 5 / Then I just repeat those same steps with the rest of my hair on this bottom section.
  • Step 6 / Once all of the hair from the first layer is curled, then I’ll let down the next layer and repeat the same steps curling all of my hair away from the face. Sometimes I’ll alternate the direction of the curls so they don’t stick together. Or sometimes I’ll curl just one or two pieces on each side of my head so that I can get more of a carefree, undone vibe.
  • Step 7 / Then with the hair right around my face I like to make sure the bend of the curls lines up with my chin. This is the perfect spot for my face shape but it can also work to line it up with the cheekbone. You just have to try it out and see what works best for you.
  • Step 8 / Then to set my curls I will lightly mist them with the Kenra 13 hairspray. This is a medium hold hairspray so it gives my hair a tiny bit of texture without feeling sticky or stiff.


  1. Elisabeth
    November 14, 2018 / 10:12 AM

    I love this tutorial – it really works with my long, wavy hair! So many great posts are for shorter or fine hair.

  2. Tammy
    January 6, 2018 / 7:39 PM


  3. December 15, 2017 / 1:46 AM

    Well it looks absolutely great on you

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