5 Minute Curls

Friday 5: easy how-to’s in five minutes or less

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

As a little girl, curling my hair meant spending a miserable night with wet hair in foam rollers. The desire to turn my stick-straight red locks into ringlets was greater than my want for sleep. Today, that is most definitely not the case, and thankfully, I have figured out a way to get both curly hair and a good night’s rest! This super easy technique only requires about 5 minutes in front of the mirror, and gives you pretty ringlets that last all day.

After trying (and failing) to curl my hair while taking pictures at the same time, I gave up and used the beautiful blonde locks of my sister Chloe.

You will need…

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

To achieve this look, use a 1/2″ barrel curling iron. I bought this Revlon iron from Target for less than $20. If you want the curls to last longer than a few minutes, you will also need hairspray. My favorite is You Can Shine from Aussie. It makes hair super soft and shiny, and gives maximum hold without all the stiffness.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

Start with clean, dry, and brushed hair. Add a little styling cream to the ends to keep them smooth. I like to use coconut oil for extra healthy, shiny hair.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

Gather hair into a low ponytail…

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

…and divide into 3 sections.

If your hair is especially long and thick (Chloe’s is both), you may have to divide these 3 sections again to make 6 sections.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

Starting with an outer piece, clamp the end of the section…

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

…coil your hair over the clamp and hold for 25 to 35 seconds.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

 Continue until all sections are curled.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

 Take hair out of the ponytail and spritz with hairspray. Finger comb your hair, and curl any stray pieces around your face.

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

Enjoy your curls, and have a beautiful day!

xo, Maddie

5 minute curls, bits and little pieces

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