The hottest new thing in town is pencil curls! Last week I was having coffee with my girlfriends and we were all discussing the upcoming holiday season, specifically New Year’s resolutions. We were all looking forward to all of the fun activities that would supposedly start throughout the year. Among the things we were excited about were new year’s resolutions that would start getting us into our slippers.
When we brought up the idea of having fun New Year’s resolutions we were all surprised at how good pencil curl looks when you put it on just before you go to bed. My girlfriend got me a brown pencil curling wand to try out and let me tell you, she was mesmerized. She asked me what kind of pencil I used, which I told her and she told me that aluminum foil was the best choice. She was right, pencil curls are awesome.
So last night we went to my favorite hair salon and got some of my favorite pencil curls done. The stylist recommended using a product called “Lottieee” which is a heat sensitive hair straightener. It’s a cool product, because it allows the heat to go to the tips of your hair and not all the way to your scalp. This way your scalp doesn’t get burnt and you don’t have any redness or split ends to deal with.
The stylist explained to us that she uses this type of product with a “ringing in” technique. Basically what happens is the heating coils inside the “ringing in” product go up and down on your hair around your scalp and give you the smoothest look possible. Now I know you may be thinking to yourself “how can I do pencil curls in Instagram” but you don’t have to. You just need to know what to do.
So first you want to take a nice hot shower, wash your hair and then go grab a couple of your favorite pencils and either dry them on your bathroom towel or put them in a bowl of hot water and mix them up. Once you have done this, you will want to start applying your Lottieee and once it has dried, use your fingers to smooth it out on your hair. I recommend doing it on sections so that you don’t glob it all over your head. After you have applied the “lining” use a curling iron to make your curls and waves. It should look like you put in a lot of work.
There are many people that search for Instagram hairstyles or ways to get those ringlets out but few actually do it and share the results. Why not create your own Instagram account and start sharing the results of your hard work. Now you too could have those lovely Lottieean curls that you have been dreaming of.
The best thing about Instagram is that there are so many tools that you can use to create your perfect photo. You can try out a pencil to curl blusher, pencil curls brush, curling iron and also curling shampoo. You can spray on the products before you take a shot and you can also spray them off as you take the photo. This makes it a lot easier because you don’t have to reapply any product. There is a very easy guide on how to do pencil curls with a curling rod and a curling iron.
So, if you are looking for that perfect Instagram hairstyle then why not do some research and find out what other people are doing? Use your imagination, have fun and be creative. If you want to stay away from the traditional way of doing your hair then why not try the wooden pencil curls. If you have the money and the time, then hire a professional hair stylist and they will do it for you at a very affordable rate. But if you have time and patience, then you can do it yourself and really make your own style statement. You will just need a bit of patience and determination.