Long Lasting Summer Curls
The dog days of summer are upon us and I don’t think we’ll be cooling down anytime soon here in West Texas. As I’m about to jump into a new school year, I’ve come to terms with the fact that my ponytail/messy bun summer days are over…at least for the work week. I try to make sure that I look professional every day, and one way to ensure that is through styled hair.
My naturally stick-straight hair is a curse and a blessing, depending on the day. I love that it dries easily and I still wear it straight quite a bit; however, I’ve always been a huge fan of soft, pretty curls and even messy beach waves. This past weekend, I was sent the Chi Spin N Curl ceramic rotating hair curler. After a little practice, I quickly realized that these were the long lasting summer curls I’d been craving.
The Chi Spin N Curl Demo
Chi products have always worked great on my hair. In fact, you may remember my review of their mini straighter and blow dryer travel kit from April. It’s one that I regularly use. The ceramic nature of their styling tools allow for a curl that can really last but this particular new tool had me enthralled with its spinning nature. Similarly to the Dyson Air wrap, the Chi requires the push of a button, and then “sucks” your hair up into the barrel to curl. It sounds a little crazy and is really difficult to describe, so I made a little video chronicling the process. Click play below to watch it, or head to our Instagram Stories.
My Tips + Tricks For Summer Curls
In addition to the tool itself, there are a few things that I always make sure to do when curling my hair. First, I always have to use product, due to the texture of my hair. I usually start with a heat protectant spray and then some sort of a volume mousse. I also try and let my hair air dry when I’m going to curl it, and this usually means showering the night before. Whenever I blow dry, my hair gets so straight that it refuses to curl; however, I get just a little bit of wave or movement when I air dry.
While curling my hair, I work with small sections. I never brush out a curl or pull on it. Instead, I let them all stay as ringlets until I’m finished. Then, I spray everything (a LOT). Even once I spray, I still don’t immediately brush through. I’ll finish up my makeup and give the curls ten minutes or so to set. Finally, I rake my fingers through just a little bit to tame the ringlets down. These pictures were taken a couple of hours after I’d curled and it was 100 degrees outside. I’d say they held up pretty well, all things considering!
Hope this helps you get long lasting summer curls! Let me know your thoughts on the Spin N Curl tool and if you’d ever try it out! 🙂