How To Style a Textured Lob
The biggest change from styling my long beach waves is the curling iron. Previously I used a 1.25” wand and now I use a 1.5” T3 Clip Curling Iron. 1.5” is the perfect diameter to give that undone, effortless wave on your new shorter ‘do. As soon as I updated to the 1.5” styling became a cinch. A few tips for curling (which can be seen in my tutorial):
start with freshly blow dried hair (use heat protectant)
only do two levels of sections: the top and one below it (no need to do every section of your hair, it’s just too short and adds unnecessary heat)
alternate curling away and towards your face (this adds to the effortless look)
make sure to focus heat towards the root and always leave out the ends (this gives a modern look vs. a more matronly style where the curl falls to the bottom)
finish with Ouai Texturizing Hairspray
Let’s talk about product. I found that adding anything BEFORE styling (other than heat protectant) weighs down the hair. In the beginning I also found that I needed hair spray to hold the wave AND some kind of texturizer to give it that oomph. Originally I was using two separate products for this which always looked good initially then by hour 3 or 4 my hair was weighed down by product. And second day hair just looked flat out gross! Enter Ouai Texturizing Hairspray which is a combo hairspray with texturizer - YASS! Now I typically just finish with this and I’m good. If for some reason I have a photoshoot or I really want my hair to look SUPER texturized, I’ll add a few spritzes of UNITES’ Texturiza spray.
If you’re someone who is just looking for texture and doesn’t need the hairspray part, aside from the UNITE spray, I also like Drybar’s Triple Sec and Bumble and Bumble’s Dryspun Thickening spray. I keep travel sizes of these in my toiletry bag.
Dry shampoo has become my bff since I went shorter; it’s typically something I use second day to refresh the roots. TBH, there’s not one dry shampoo that I think is superior than another; I interchange about 3 to 4 depending on whatever I grab from my shelf.
I’m very much a fan of the Twirl Trio Interchangeable Clip Curling Iron especially if you plan on growing your hair out or styling your current hair differently. With the short length, I use the 1” for a more polished, old Hollywood glam look. It’s great for weddings and special events. For the most part, clip curling irons can double as wands, so I can see myself using the 1.25” once my hair grows out to get my fave beachy waves. You’d be surprised out how much space the Twirl Trio Interchangeable saves only having one “base” and 3 attachments.
Hope this helps! Don’t forget to watch the tutorial - it’s really so so easy to get an easy breezy textured look. xo - Ashley