Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blake Lively Braids and Curls

Speaking strictly about hair here... Blake's is amazing! I think this style works for many ages and I love that it is soft and can be casual or dressy!

Okay, so this is our before... I'm sharing this because I want those thin-haired girls out there to unite! Or at least realize that you can have volume too! Miss Sass has fairly thin and baby-fine hair! It is all about the right product and the right curling method. ;)
 So, first for curls. I combined traditional 'curl up from the end' curls with spiral curls. Start with the curling iron at the top and roll the very top section around the barrel. Pull the iron straight out from the head allowing the hair to move slowly (still wrapped once around) the barrel. Having two types of curls will add depth! Layers help too!
I curled all of her hair away from her face. This style works best with it all moving in the same direction...
 Okay, the actual style is incredibly simple. A few braids. We did two on this side and one on the other. Regular braids will do, though you can "stretch" them to make them appear thicker. Then pin them back a little and under a layer of loose hair. 
Now for the warning: 
There were SO many cute shots this day. I posted quite a few... but there were actually about 10 more that I just loved! So, yeah. Lots of photos! ;) 

 Oh, I forgot. As for product!!! 
Always always ALWAYS!!! Use a heat protector in little ones' hair when curling/blow drying! 
So, to get the volume? 
I use dry shampoo, lightweight spray gel, and hairspray. Not always all three, but for this one I did because I wanted it to last all day! Dry shampoo is amazing. Seriously! It is flexible, but adds texture and volume! 
And don't fret about fumes! I use dye-free, all-natural, vegan products on Little Miss. There are things out there! Google it or ask your local beauty supplier. 
(Btw, we aren't vegans-though I have an amazing friend whose family is 100% vegan/natural.- We use natural and vegan products because of A's medical condition.)
..... Another way to add volume? 
Run around, act crazy, jump into the air! Let the curls bounce and breath a little! 
Or you can turn your head upside down and gently tousle it. 
Whatever you enjoy more! 
Don't you wish you could feel this carefree, for just a moment?!
 Okay, so the rest of these are after all of the jumping and playing. Still in place. Great defined curls, and a happy girl. All I could ask for!

.... Yeah, still more.... :P 

Hope your day is as happy as this!~
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