3.19.2013

A Girl Who Curled Her Hair With A CHI

For the longest time, I've heard about people curling their hair with their CHI flat iron. I didn't understand for the longest time. I thought we were supposed to use it to straighten our hair, not curl it.

So, I did some research and people claim that it holds your curl much longer and it's actually easier. I had tried and tried on my own without any success.

Sooo, one day when I met Meg last summer I was crying about how her hair is always beautiful and mine looks like a rat's nest most days. 

Well, because Meg is a rockstar she did a video tutorial on how to curl your hair with a CHI. You've gotta check it out if you wanna learn. She's awesome and way better than anything you'll find on YouTube.

Well after I had practiced and given up, many times I finally decided that I was going to try again. I wanted to perfect this look by myself! I needed to do more with my hair than just put it in a bun every day.

So, when I was laying on my couch all week from kidney stones, I decided to use some of the down time to play around my hair for a bit. 

I was very happy about the way my hair looked on the left side of my head. It was so pretty, and I wanted to leave it like that all day.

But wait, I guess I should go ahead and curl the other side too. Ya know, so I don't look too ridiculous.

After practicing a bit more, I text this pic to Meg to see what I was doing wrong. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get the right side of my head curly! And I was a mad house.


After watching and re-watching (I'm kinda creepy) her video, I realized that I wasn't holding the flat iron right when I was on the other side of my head.

Duh.

So, I switched that baby around, and was able to curl my whole head. I was SO happy. :) It's the little things people.


I then sent Meg the final product picture, and I got the Meg O. on the Go approval! ;)

Now, if I can do this, then ANYONE can. No seriously. I hate when people say that, but this is an instance in which is actually applies.

So, go get to watching her tutorial (which I linked above) and teach yourself to make your head look pretty like mine. :)

19 comments:

Life With Lauren said...

You did great! I need to try this with mine.

Kate from MrsMonologues.com said...

Wow, amazing. I can't wait for my hair to get a little longer so that I can curl my hair.

Jenn said...

This looks great!!! I don't have a Chi, but, I 'm totally going to check out the tutorial and try to make this work for my hair too. Awesome job, Amber!

Natalie said...

I can't for the life of me figure out the straight iron curl. I'll stick to my hot rollers.

Katie said...

Lol looks great!! I've always curled mine with the flat iron. It gives it more of a wave than a curl, which is what I like better. Glad you were successful! :)

Pennie said...

I'm gonna have to try this, but I have really thick hair. I hope I don't end up looking like a poodle or a mushroom! :)

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Yay! I loved curling my hair with my Chi when it was longer. If I tried now, I'd look like a hot mess :) That or like Carrie Bradshaw when she has short hair on SATC. Probably a hot mess though, let's be honest!

Erin said...

It looks so cute! Good job girl! :) I have done this a couple times but I always get impatient haha!

Jacqueline said...

I have tried this curling with a flat iron thing for awhile and I'm usually pretty good with things like this - But I had the same problem... one side of my head would look good, the other side wouldn't.

I'm going to have to check out this video and try again! Yay for getting it right! Looks fab!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

This is too funny! I was one of those people that never understood it either! Now I can curl my hair WAY better with my Chi than with any stupid curling iron. I CANNOT figure out curling irons haha

elle at wishingoodluck said...

I am really, really impressed. My problem isn't usually with curling my hair, it's getting it to stay curled!

Cait said...

i need to do learn how to this! you did a great job girl )

applesandglue said...

I've tried it and I can always do one half of my head but never the other. Not sure why. You did great tho!

Lauren said...

I've tried this before and could never do it, I'm going to try again after seeing how cute your hair looks :-)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I tried that and it totally didn't work for me. :( Need to try again!!

Whitney said...

Girl I used to work for CHI and I can't even figure out how to do it! haha. I'm impressed!

daniela said...

I've come to realize that the only thing that [mostly] holds in my hold-no-style-ever hair is the straightner curl. I can't figure out how or why it's so awesome, but it just is!

Your hair looks great btw!! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

I've heard about people doing this (and Meg is AWESOME; I love when she does video tutorials!!) but I don't have a CHI! Your curls look beautiful & I love your dark hair. :)

Carly Ann said...

yes! I curl my hair with my Chi, and it's always been the only way my hair will hold a curl... LOVE IT!

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