For this style, I used a pre-curled wig just like in Episode 1, but this style does not require curling your hair first. As always, I welcome trying this hairstyle on any and all hair textures and would love to see what you create!
This style looks simple, but as with most simple hairstyles, any and all imperfections tend to stick out like a sore thumb. While I do not wish to scare away beginners from trying this style, I want to warn intermediate & beginner levels alike not to underestimate its difficulty. Even I struggled to get this look in under 5 minutes and I have done it many times.
Here are the basic steps I will expand upon below covered in this episode:
1. Gather hair as if to make a low ponytail & twist
Make sure you keep the twist tight as this will help the pins grip in step 3. Keep note of the direction you twist in for the next step. For example, I twist over to the left which will be reversed when the twist is flipped up.
2. Place twist vertically along back of head & smooth hair over twist
As mentioned previously, when I place the twist vertically, the direction of hair is reversed from the direction shown in the first step so now I am combing over to the right.
3. Pin twist into place keeping the ends out at the top
Place the pin tip between the twist and head without prying the pin open. This will grab the perfect amount of hair to secure the twist to the head without having to use too many pins.
4. Comb out ends & roll into a horizontal barrel curl
If you have the length for it, some light teasing on the underside of you hair before forming the barrel curl will help with the next step by reducing the gaps when spreading the hair and increasing pin grip.
5. Smooth barrel curl & pin down on the sides
In addition to smoothing the curl, you also need to spread it out so it fans down at the sides. The teasing mentioned in the previous step will help so that no holes appear. Since the wig's ends were hard to detangle, I did not need to do any teasing for this look, so keep in mind that different textures will require different techniques.
That's all there is to it! Click the button above to see the final product. Let me know if you have any questions or what other kinds of styles you might like to see.
I look forward to seeing the versions you create!