Curling Wand Tutorial For My Go To Curls

Sharing my go to hair products plus a more detailed curling wand tutorial for my go to curls! 

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robe // c/o shampoo // c/o conditioner // c/o blowout balm // c/o cc cream // c/o oil // c/o dry shampoo // c/o topcoat shine spray

A couple of months ago I shared a brief how to for my go to curls. Since the post was a big hit and my curls are still one of the most asked about topics, I decided a more detailed post was necessary. One to give y’all a better view into how I actually curl my hair and two, to introduce you to some of the new items I’ve added to my day to day hair routine.

Since being introduced to Alterna Hair Care myself in December, I have become a BIG time fan. Previous to using the brand, I really was not into using products on my hair. I would use a little dry shampoo here and there but that was about it. Mainly because everything weighed my hair down or made it look greasy. Alterna Hair Care has truly changed all of that though. 

Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

I now use product every single day and have noticed the biggest change in my hair. I now receive comments on how healthy and shiny my hair is. That never happened before! For some reason, I have really dry hair and that’s always been very noticeable. I tried several different products but had no luck. Again they either weighed down my hair or made it look super greasy and dirty. BUT I have found the solution. A combination of two Alterna Hair Care products, cc cream & Kendi oilI use the Kendi oil every single day and the cc cream every time I wash my hair. 

After showering I first use the cc cream and then follow that by rubbing some of the Kendi oil on the ends of my hair. I also rub the Kendi oil on the ends of my hair in between washings. These two products have helped increase the shine of my hair and also keep it looking healthy! If you were to ever purchase any new hair products or try a product in hopes of it seriously changing your hair, these two would be it. I seriously could rave about them ALL day long. 

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Prior to the cc cream and Kendi oil, I wash and condition my hair with this shampoo and conditioner. If I am going to blow dry my hair I use this blowout balm to protect and smooth my hair, giving it a sleeker look. Aka bye-bye frizz! 

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Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

If I haven’t just washed my hair and it’s a day or two past a washing, I’ll add some dry shampoo. Side note: I try to wash my hair only two to three times a week. Dry shampoo is one really helpful in between washings but also great for adding a little extra volume. Who doesn’t love more volume?! I typically just do a couple of pumps. You only need a little. 

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Then it is time for some curling! I use a curling wand as I have found that provides me with the shape of curls I love and lasts the longest. By lasting the longest, I mean I can curl my hair at 8am in the morning and still have curls at lunch the next day. So for me, that’s a total win. 

I typically like to have lots of curls! Making my hair full of body and shape. Therefore I start by dividing the top half of my hair from the bottom. I secure the top half with a clip and start curling the bottom portion. Since I do like lots of curls, each section I curl is only about 1-2 inches wide. 

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Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

Once the bottom portion is complete, I’ll divide the top half at my part. My part is on the left side with majority of my hair falling to the right side. Therefore I start with my left side, clipping the right side up. I’ll do two to three curls on this half of my head and move to the right side. Here I typically do four to five curls, saving the one to two around my face until last. 

Once complete I’ll ad some topcoat shine spray. An essential last step for a reflective shine. Who doesn’t want beautifully shiny hair with vibrant color?  

Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

Curling Wand Tutorial, Alterna Hair Care, Daily Hair Routine, Alterna Hair Care Product Review, Hair Tutorial

robe // c/o shampoo // c/o conditioner // c/o blowout balm // c/o cc cream // c/o oil // c/o dry shampoo // c/o topcoat shine spray

And there you have it, my go to products + curling wand process for achieving my go to curls. I hope you found this tutorial to be helpful and also found some new products to try out. If you give some of these products a try or currently use them, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or email me at louellareese@gmail.com. 

Also, let me know if y’all would like to see more beauty posts like this! Happy Friday and happy almost weekend! Hope each of you has a fabulous one! 

Thank you to Alterna Hair Care for sponsoring this post. All views and opinions are of course my own! 

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erica watts

Perfect timing, def using this for a bridal shower this weekend! Need the shine spray everyday!

Morgan

Can’t live without that 10-in-1 CC cream!! Alterna is the best!

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Sarah Moody

I love your perfect curls! I will have to try these products

Niki Smith

Your hair is gorgeous!! I could definitely use some new hair products too!

Vaishali

I love the way you have done curls. Perfect. Have fun weekend.
Vaishali
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Stephanie

Your hair looks so pretty in those curls, and the products sound amazing! I’ve been looking for some help taming my crazy hair when I try to curl it. I wonder if these would be safe on my extensions as well!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Thank you!! Their products are truly amazing. I highly recommend! I don’t have extensions so I couldn’t comment on that but I am sure that is listed on their site or the bottles.

    xo Laura Leigh

Anna English

Such a great tutorial, your hair always looks amazing!

Julien

Love your post! Your hair is amazing!!

Xx, Julien
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Kimberly

I just recently converted to Alterna – their volumizing line makes my hair look so thick & full! Love it!!

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roxy

This seems so easy! Thanks for spelling out all the steps, this was so helpful!!

Mariam

Such a great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!

Adaleta Avdic

These products look quite intriguing, and I’d love to try Alterna. Your hair looks absolutely fabulous too, such a babe! xx Adaleta Avdic

Heidi

You have such beautiful hair! I definitely need to try this treatment oil!

Heidi || Wishes & Reality

megan

you have the best hair! i love the caviar products!
xox- megan
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Megan

Love a good curl tutorial! xo ~ Megan

Jenn

Your curls look great! I love those products

leah

These products sound amazing! you look gorgeous!

xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

Amanda John

I’ve been wanting to try out more of Alterna’s products since trying and loving the conditioner last month! Good to know they won’t weight down my curls.

xo Amanda John
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Marie Ernst

Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I never use products before curling my hair but after seeing how yours shine I might have to start!

Victoria

i love caviar hair products!! i love their volumizing spray and use it every day!

xoxo
Victoria
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Jessica

These products sound amazing! I have always wanted to using a curling iron but every time I try I end up burning myself…
xo Jessica
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    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    They really are incredible. I use to burn myself all the time as well. With this one I finally got it right haha.

    xo Laura Leigh

Alex

You have the prettiest hair! I may need to try out this product.

jcrewismyfavstore

I LOVE your hair!!!!

Elena Michelle

love this tutorial! need to look into some of these products to use with my curling wand!

xoxo, Elena Michelle
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Jenna

Such a great wand!!

Rachel

Alterna is one of my fave too! And your hair looks perfect!

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Lindsay

I’m going to have to give these products a try because your hair looks amazing!

Living in Color

You look gorgeous!

Amy M Loochtan

The end result is perfection!
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