I want Carrie Underwood’s hair. Perfect curls and shine for daaays...
Speaking of curls, curling your hair isn’t too hard if you own decent curling iron. But shine is something that some people struggle with, and its not always something that you can just buy. I’ve gotten compliments before on how shiny my hair is, so I’ll share my techniques for achieving that healthy Pantene commercial shine.
If you can stand it, rinse it in cold water. It’s really not the most pleasant end to a bath or shower, but it adds instant shine to your hair.
Tip number 2! Keep up on your vitamins. It really helps that new hair growing in to stay shiner and strong.
Now I want to talk eyelashes.
I think we’ve all owned that horrible eyelash curler before. The one that takes 10 tries before you’ve actually managed to get some curl? Yeah, I know I have. Lots. But if you’re unable to go out and buy another, and need a quick ASAP fix, just get out your ol’ straightener, preferably one that heats up to hot temperatures quickly. I use the BaByliss Nano Titanium straightener at home. (P.s. It’s one the best straighteners I’ve owned. Professional salons use this brand, and for good reason!)
So take that eyelash curler, and heat up the “head” by clamping it in between the straightener. Right now I am using the Revlon Extra Curl Lash Curler. I do not recommend it, it takes plenty of extra effort to get a decent curl. It’s straight-up shitty. One of the worst eyelash curlers I’ve owned.
My straightener is typically set to 390º F. I have the eyelash curler clamped in between the plates for 10 seconds or less, wait a moment, and then gently touch it to the area underneath my eye. Gently. Be cautious. You don’t want to burn yourself in this area, trust me.
And then, I simply curl my eyelashes normally. The heat causes the eyelash curler to act as a mini curling iron, and so there you have it.! Be careful not to overdo it though, or you may “kink” your eyelashes, which looks awful.