How to get perfect curls

How to Get the Perfect Curls

Hey, everyone! I hope your week is going really well! I have been swamped this week, working late every night. However, it’s mostly because we started on our way back to Ohio last night!  We are here for the weekend.  I’m so excited to see my family and friends! We have our 10-year class reunion Saturday night, and I cannot wait to see everyone! So, I’ve been scrambling this week to stay caught up, get everything ready for a sub today at school, and start planning for next week. Talk about exhausting! I don’t know how many teacher readers I have out there, but if you’re one of them, then you know how time consuming it is to miss a day of school and get sub plans ready. That’s basically been my week! But, it will be worth it this weekend!

One of my more recent goals for this blog is to include more “Beauty” posts. I’ll be the first one to admit that I’ve never been big on spending a ton of time on my makeup and hair. I really like to do something quick that looks presentable, especially when I’m in a hurry. I typically just throw a couple curls in my hair or throw it up in a ponytail. And as far as makeup goes, I normally wear as little as I can. However, I have found myself becoming more interested in makeup and hair, and wanting to try different products and styles.

I’m excited to share with you guys today how I curl my hair (when I feel like doing it! Ha!). The way I curl my hair is really a simple and quick way to make it look great! I’m definitely no pro, but this is what works for me!

How to get perfect curls

I really don’t like to use a lot of product on my hair, and I REALLY hate blow-drying my hair. Like A LOT. I typically shower at night, so I can just let my hair air-dry. It’s what I’ve always done, and I don’t see myself changing that anytime soon. So, when I curl my hair, it’s normally been dry for quite a while.

How to get perfect curls

I always, always use some kind of heat protectant on my hair before I curl it. I also use this before I blow-dry it when that happens on occasion. Right now, I am switching between two of them. I love this Kenra Platinum Hot Spray that my mom gave to me to try! I spray it on a few minutes before I want to start curling my hair. When it dries, it does make the hair a bit crunchy, but I just brush it out.   I also use this TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. It’s a great drug store heat protectant that smells amazing!

After my hair dries from the heat protectant, I start the curling process. It is a little difficult to put into words, but I’m going to try my best! Hopefully, the pictures help clear everything up!

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The curling iron that I use is Conair Infiniti Pro with a 1″ barrel.  I have had this curling iron for years, and it has never let me down!  I start by grabbing approximately 1-inch sections of hair around my face. I clamp the curling iron halfway down the section of hair and curl it under. I then let the clamp loosen a little bit as I slide it down a little bit further. I continue with this process until I am at the end of my hair, and then I curl it all the way up.

I continue this curling process with all of my hair. Then, I start the next step. My hair is layered all over, so I have a lot of hair that are different lengths. Because of this, I like to repeat this same process with the shorter portions of my hair. So, I start in the front again, this time grabbing sections of hair closer to the top of my head. I continue with that process all the way around.

Next, I repeat the same curling process with a few smaller sections at the very top of my head. This helps so that the curls start at the top of my head and continue down all the way through the ends.

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Lastly, I grab a small section on each side of face. I curl each of these sections separately. I always make sure to curl away from my face to open it up a little bit. I did read something recently about the “new trend” being to curl your hair towards your face. However, I’m not so sure about this trend yet. I always like to curl away from my face.

How to get perfect curls

After all of those curls, I run my fingers through my hair to break up the curls. If I don’t do this step, the curls are always too tight, and I never like how they look.

Lastly, I spritz a little hair spray all around, especially around my face. Now, when I lived in Ohio, I didn’t always use hair spray on my hair. However, with the humidity here in North Carolina, my hair would be stick straight as soon as I stepped outside the door if I didn’t use any hair spray. So, this is crucial for me. My go to hairspray for years has been TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray. It always holds my curls, but leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth!


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If you try out this process, let me know how you like it! And as always, if you have any questions about anything or need me to clarify any of the steps, comment below and let me know!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!




  1. Thank you for sharing! I am hopeless in this arena!!

    1. Amy Michelle

      I hope it made sense! One you get used to it, it takes no time at all!

  2. Such a helpful post! I am always interested to read about how other people curl their hair.

    1. Amy Michelle

      Same here! There’s so many different ways to do it!

  3. Great tutorial and you look gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    1. Amy Michelle

      Thanks, Kait!

  4. Such a helpful post!I have such long hair and it’s always been a struggle to curl my own hair! xo

    1. Amy Michelle

      I know the feeling, girl! It takes practice!

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