I received several questions asking how I did my hair in the pictures I posted with my latest weekend recap. Which is flattering, really, as I almost always let my hair air dry and throw it up in a bun. (Um, hello, babies can pull hair – hard.)
I began with second day hair that had been straightened. Note that if you want your hair to turn out curlier or to last longer you never want to straighten your hair first, although you can blow-dry it straight. Then I pulled out my Kiss InstaWave hair curler. This is like no other hair curler I’ve ever used. It has no clasp like a wand, but is fully automatic, tangle free, and creates instant waves. The curler is easy to use with either hand and from any angle. There is a curl dial that allows it to move and create curls in either direction, and it shuts off after 90 minutes which is great for forgetful girls like me. This curler also has both a low and high switch and a maximum heat setting of 420 degrees.
First you will want to section off your hair as you normally do for curling. For me this just means throwing half of it up and then starting by sectioning off about 2 inch pieces of my hair from the front working my way back.
You will want to hold the InstaWave vertically, slightly tilted towards you. If you start at the front like I do, you need to make sure you curl the sections going away from your face. To do this you will place the hair in front of the rod through the hair catch, and push the button directing away from you. (I place the rod about halfway up my hair so that my waves don’t go up too high.) The InstaWave then automatically and instantly catches the hair and curls it! Make sure that you hold the button until all of the hair is wrapped around the barrel. Hold it on for 5 seconds, then pull it down vertically and your hair will fall out.
Do the first 2 or 3 sections on each side with the curls facing away from your face. After that, alternate curl direction for each hair section. When curling towards you simply put the hair behind the iron and through the hair catcher, and press the button that is going towards you.
And there you have it – natural waves in less than 10 minutes!
It might take a few times to get the hang of the Instawave, and to be honest I almost gave up on this curler, but once I watched a few Youtube tutorials and got it down, curling my hair was a breeze. I love using this tool to make soft waves. The biggest downside? The InstaWave makes a high pitch noise the entire time it is plugged in, and apparently this is normal. It isn’t so bad that I won’t use the curler though. Overall, I recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a device that creates natural and effortless waves!
I received the showcased product complimentary for purposes of this review. Regardless all thoughts and opinions are my own and I only recommend products that I truly love.
Meghan @ Hayes Days says
I love mine! Your hair looks so gorgeous! You did a fantastic job using it. 🙂
I can't believe I've never heard of this awesome contraption! Your hair looks fab!
A Book Long Enough says
Looks like a great curler! I am addicted to my in-Styler!
Taneja's Bride says
I want to try this now! When I first saw it, I was afraid that it would suck my hair and never let go! 😛
I need to try this. My hair really doesn't like holding any curl/wave!!
Deidre Miller says
I am always on the hunt for a good curling iron! Great hair.
Kimberly Bolden says
Good job! Loving the curly waves!
Amazing. I never thought to do just the lower half of hair in curls, but I LOVE how that looks! Thanks for the idea.
Karissa Ancell says
This looks great. I really need a new curler.
Cute! I saw something similar at the store and wondered how it worked- thanks for showing us! =)
Stacy Bolton says
Great tutorial!!! Turned out super cute!!
Um, why is it making a loud noise and that is normal?! LOL no thanks!!
Angie Scheie says
Cute! You make me want to try that:)
Love your hair! I have crazy thick hair, and normally curling it takes FOREVER. I'm willing to try anything that will sped up the process!
Danielle K says
This is so awesome – I definitely need to get one of these!
Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats says
Cute waves! My hair holds zero curl of any kind! 🙁
Nice hair Claire 🙂 If I grow my hair out again I might look for one of these.
Katie Wassink says
I will absolutely have to consider this product!
Susan Mahlburg says
I am so bad about just putting my hair in a pony. Something like this definitely needs to go into my rotation, though.
Lozelle Mathai says
Your hair looks great. I love this style. Sometimes I wish I didn't short my hair so short.
so gorgeous!! and the baby is too cute!!
Shaney Vijendranath says
I love your tutorial, I hate doing my hair but maybe I will try this soon.
This sounds like such a clever curler – I always get arm ache when I try and do this, then end up giving up and straightening it again – the curls usually fall out by mid day anyway! You look gorgeous.
Does the curler work quite slowly? I'd be so scared that my hair would get stuck and it would burn it right off!
I may have to try this product! I have stick straight hair so I'm always looking for great products that help give me natural looking waves.
Brendy Beauty says
I love big curls! I'll have to check it out!
Nicole Ramage says
Your hair looks great! My hair is too heavy to hold curl or waves 🙁 I've tried a bazillion products and now just have a bazillion products under the sink
Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking says
This does look super easy. I usually just bun my hair to get waves, but my hair is SUPER long.
Chelsea Olivia says
So pretty! I love the waves it gives you!
Erica Brooks says
Good tutorial. Your hair looks so pretty.
Ayana Pitterson says
Fierce! Great look on you.
I have to admit, I'm not sure who has a better look going- you or your adorable baby!
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Stefany T says
That looks great and I love how easy it is to do. My hair has always been naturally curly so it is hard for me to get my daughter's straight hair to behave with waves. This would help!
Stephanie Pass says
Super cute! My teenager would love this.
Tanya Coffman says
Wow- you make it look super easy to do! 🙂
Vanessa Morgan says
You definitely have beautiful hair. Makes me want to try a little wave too 😉
Your hair is SO pretty! I have figured out how to curl my hair with my straightener, and it is the only way they stay all day! Gorgeous! Thanks for this tutorial!
Rebekah Clarke says
Looks fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!
So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Lix Hewett says