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17 November, 2014

Everyday Looks: Quick Styles For Fine Hair

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Having fine hair can be a pain sometimes. You know how big, tousled waves look sort of casual and natural? Well, I'll tell you this: They sure as heck don't come naturally to me! Thankfully, with the aid of heat styling tools and a little patience, it is possible to get a little shape and volume up in there. Today I'll be sharing a couple of quick and easy hairstyles for fine hair using two of my favorite styling tools: The Conair Curl Secret and the Conair Pro 3Q.

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Let's get started. So this is what my hair looks like if I let it air dry without doing anything to it:


Limp yet somehow still unruly? People don't throw rocks when they see me, but I don't exactly look super-polished. Not to fear, there is hope for those of us with listless locks! Here are the tools I'll be using today:

Conair® Curl Secret® and Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer
L: Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret® - R: Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer

I'll be using the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer first, so if you're following along at home best get yours all plugged in and ready to go.

Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer

The 3Q™ has three heat settings, two speed settings and a "cold shot" button for styling versatility—quite handy indeed.

Other tools I'll be using:


  • Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Hairbrush
  • Conair Color Match Bobby Pins (the brunette ones blend in fairly well with my hair)
  • Heat protectant and hairspray (optional, but helpful!)

If your hair is soaking wet, towel-dry to remove excess moisture, then apply your heat protectant. Attach the concentrator attachment to the the dryer and blow dry section-by-section, while rolling your hair over the paddle brush. The idea here is to make your hair as straight and sleek as possible. I'm using the cool heat setting so the whole thing doesn't turn into a frizz-fest.


Note: Be careful to hold the dryer close to your hair, unless you're going for the whole supermodel photo shoot thing:


... or not.

Once your hair is sufficiently smooth and dry, gather it neatly into high ponytail on the crown of your head.


Any elastic color will do—we'll be covering it up in a moment.

Next, section your ponytail off into two chunks and grab one in each hand.


Take each section of the ponytail and loosely wrap up around the elastic, one after the other. I find it easiest to do this in a counter-clockwise fashion, but if you're left-handed you may find it simpler to go the other way. Go in whichever direction works best for you!

Once you have completely encapsulated the elastic with your hair, secure it in place with a couple of bobby pins. I usually tuck the very last piece of hair through the bun with a bobby pin, sort of like a thread and a needle, if that makes sense. That way the pins are more discreet.


Ta-da! We've made a simple, sleek bun that actually has some volume to it.

Not a fan of wearing your hair up? Or maybe you just want to change things up quickly before going out after work? I have another look for you. This time I'll be using the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®, plus the same brush and bobby pins as before.

Conair® Curl Secret®

To start, remove any pins and part your hair on the side. Use the paddle brush to ensure that your hair is smooth and neat.

The Curl Secret® is both the fanciest AND simplest curling iron I've ever used—it basically does all the work for you. After plugging it in and allowing it to heat up, grab a 1/2 inch-ish section of hair and place the curling iron where you want the curl to start on that strand. Grip it closed and the motor will draw the ends of your hair into the chamber, curl it to perfection, then beep when it's done. That's it!

Conair® Curl Secret® and Infiniti Pro by Conair® how to use

Here's a quick video of the Curl Secret® in action just to demonstrate what I mean:


I used the Curl Secret® on setting 12, which is the highest setting (for the tightest curls). Working in small sections, I curled the front quarter of my hair on the large side of the part:


Hey look, volume! Run your hands gently through your hair to loosen up the curls slightly and neaten them up a bit. The curls will naturally loosen a bit as time passes, so if you want them to stay put longer don't forget the hairspray!

Now for the finishing touch:


Affix two bobby pins at the point on your scalp that's opposite from your part to keep the curls out of your eyes. I like to do two in a little X because (a) I think it keeps them from sliding off as easily, and (b) it looks cuter! Don't forget that the squiggly side of the bobby pin is the part that's supposed to face down. That's it!

I really feel like the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer and Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret® have made my hairstyling life a lot easier—they're easy to use and work FAST. I'd highly recommend them if you're in need of some new styling tools (or have someone on your Christmas list who might like them!) I found mine at Walmart—look for a wall or aisle of styling tools near the hair accessories!


Want more tips? Check out Conair® on social media:

What do you think of the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret® and Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer? Would you/have you ever given styling tools as a gift?


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy. #HeartMyHair #CollectiveBias
 

21 comments:

  1. These look cool, I've been wanting to try one for a while but I'm worried my hair is too textured to maybe go through all the way? Do you think I would have to straight my hair first for this to work?

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  2. I don't think you necessarily have to have perfectly straight/smooth hair for it to work, though for the most pronounced curls it might be best to straighten it first. Also when I accidentally put too much hair in the first time it just beeped angrily at me and nothing bad happened, lol. You should google #HeartMyHair if you want more perspectives, because a few other bloggers have been doing Curl Secret tutorials recently and I suspect there's a variety of hair types represented!

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  3. I've been excited about the Curl Secret for a while but I'm a little wary about buying it; I don't want it to eat up or burn my hair.

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  4. I was highly concerned about the same when I first saw it, but there has been no hair burning or eating thusfar. If you try to put too much hair in it will beep at you in warning, which is very handy because I may have done that once or twice (or ten) times. :P

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  5. I gotta say I'm super pleasantly surprised at both of these items as I try them! It's crazy how quickly the blowdryer gets my hair dry even though it's not blowing scorching hot air! And the curl secret works fast on my thick hair!

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  6. Yeah, definitely! I think the 3Q will become my go-to dryer because it works soooo fast. Especially on my pitiful thin hair, lol.

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  7. I love the finished products! The bun is so cute :)

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  8. Love your bun it looks so cute! Also, your hair looks really good curled!

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  9. Love this post! I'm asking for Curl Secret for Christmas. I am hopeful that it could work on even my fine hair. :)

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  10. Thanks! I like the way my hair looks curled too, but I'm often too lazy to do it. Also I have bad memories of having my scalp poked/seared with hot rollers when my sister would give me "makeovers" as a kid, lol. I'm more inclined to use the Curl Secret because it's much harder to burn yourself with it, haha!

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  11. eek lol I guess you have a good reason!

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  12. My hair is fine and kind of thinning and it worked well on me, so I'd say it's definitely worth trying!

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  13. Love the bun and the curls! I've seen the Curl Secret, but wasn't sure if it would be as easy to use as they say. Looks pretty easy!

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  14. It really couldn't be any easier to use. The only thing you really need to do is make sure you don't try to put too much hair in or else it won't really work! The same would be true with a traditional curling iron though.

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  15. Love the bun idea and will be testing it out! I actually get good results curling my superfine hair with my flat iron!

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  16. Thanks! I've never been terribly handy with curling with a flat iron, but if it works for you why knock it, right? :)

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  17. I'm liking the whole wind blown supermodel thing you have going there. :)
    #client

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  18. Well thanks! I do try to be fabulous as often as possible. ;)

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