I’ve got curling irons on the brain.
I decided to start experimenting with different curling irons because quite frankly I’m a little bored of my straightener. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely could not live without it, sad I know, but I want to broaden my scope and see what I can get out of curling irons. I own a 1″ and 1 1/2″ curling iron and a 3/4″ flat iron. I love them all but I’m wondering if I should try for a 1 1/4″ curling iron because my curls are too tight in a 1″ and too loose with a 1 1/2″. I’m just curious what sort of curl I can get with the in-between.

Here’s a chart I found that gives a relatively good idea of what you can get with each barrel size.

3/8 Barrel Size
Very Short hair styles and very small tight curls
1/2 Barrel Size
Short hair styles and very small tight curls
5/8 Barrel Size
Short to medium hair lengths and small curls
3/4 Barrel Size
Medium hair lengths and medium loose curls
1 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and large or loose curls
1 1/4 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and big loose curls. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots
1 1/2 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and big loose curls. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots
2 Barrel Size
Medium or long hair and extra large loose curls and waves. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots

Here’s a tip for great organizing when it comes to your curling irons. Use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2-in.- diameter PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold the curling irons. Do the same thing with 3-in. pieces of 1-1/2-in.-diameter pipe to hold the cords. Just measure your curling irons to see how long your “holsters” need to be. Let your curling irons cool before you stow them away.

What size curling iron do you use? What’s your favorite brand?
Anyone prefer the “wands?” I’ve never tried one but I’ve heard they’re amazing.

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I realize that I never really comment on my tutorials but I don’t really know what to say. Umwatch my tutorial. It’s fun, this hairstyle is cute and it can be simple once you get down the technique. Let me know what you think.

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Jessica Alba side braids to bun. This picture is so old but so popular so I wanted to try it out myself. Of course, my hair is not long enough to be as extravagant as her messy bun but I work with what I got (:

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Hey girlies!
This hairstyle is so simple you’ll laugh and wonder why I even did a tutorial for it. It’s my go-to, never-fails updo when I want my hair off my neck and out of my face. It’s face, simple, and easy to do. So I thought I’d share in it’s easiness so you can enjoy it too :)

Ps. I’m being sponsored over at Libby’s Life so run over there.

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