That’s why her hair is so big… it’s full of secrets.
Morgan here and I’m sorry I couldn’t start a hair blog post without saying that.
Long live Gretchen Weiners!
So a question that I get a lot is how do I do my hair and what products I use in it. I’ve gone through a lot of hair phases… from scrunched hair with gel to an ombre, to clip in extensions, to the short lob I have now. And I have finally learned what works and what doesn’t (for me) and I’m here to fill you in.
Moment of silence for high school Morgan on the top left…….. okay, thank you.
Here is how I style my hair and allllll the products I use in it. For all you ladies with shorter hair… you’re welcome. 😉
P.S. PRODUCTS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. *Insert clapping hands emoji* I cannot emphasize that enough.
Step By Step Guide to Get My Loose, Textured Waves
Wash Hair Minimally
- Wash your hair minimally (I usually try and do every other day) and your hair will ALWAYS style better on the second day!
Use Products on Damp Hair Before You Blow Dry
- This is what creates grip and texture so your hair has that “tousled” look everyone wants. It also gives it a matte finish which I like because your hair doesn’t look so sleek and flat. (I am from Texas. I DESPISE flat hair). Note: If you use too much, your hair will be sticky. A dime size is all you need!
- Amika: Blockade Heat Defense Serum
- I always use a dollop of this on the ends of my hair so I don’t completely fry it while blow drying it. I love it because it doesn’t make your hair crunchy like a heat protectant spray and a little goes a long way.
- Yeah, I don’t do anything special during this. But I am an expert at texting while drying my hair. True talent, I know.
Curl With a One and a Fourth Inch Curling Iron
- I cannot and will not ever get on the wand train. I find it so difficult?! I use a plain ole curling iron by John Freida and it works wonders for me.
Curl Sections of Hair and Leave the Bottom inch or two OUT
- I always section my hair off and curl one-inch pieces at a time. The MAJOR KEY is to curl only the top/middle part and leave the bottom chunk out of the curling iron so it remains straight. Ideally, you should only wrap the curling iron once around.
- By leaving the ends out, you create more of a loose wave and less of a curly Q curl. Helllllllo beach babe.
- Don’t finger comb your curls until you are finished. I always wait for the curls to set first!
- Queen Desi Perkins explains it way better than I do in this video (Also: I did film a tutorial of this but ran out of time to edit it SUE ME).
Instead of Teasing, Use a Texture Powder
- Once I finish curling my whole head, I take out my secret weapon: Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
- This is a texturizing and volumizing powder that I am obsessed with. Instead of backcombing and hair spraying as I did in my good ole Texas days, I use this stuff to create volume at the roots instead.
- Section your hair into fourths, sprinkle the powder directly into your roots and massage it into your scalp. It’ll feel super weird and sticky, but you’ll see how it give your hair a nice, messy look.
Finish it off with Matte Texture Spray
- How many times can I say the word “texture” in one post? But seriously, I always end my styling with the Amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray for the middle and ends of my hair.
- This just breaks up the curls and creates a little more “mess” – usually once I use this, I don’t even need hairspray! Note: this stuff also smells AMAZING. Seriously, you’ll be sniffing your hair all day. Don’t worry, it’s not that weird.
That’s all, folks! I kid you not, I have mastered this routine and I can finish my hair in approximately 15 minutes. Wow, I should put that on my resume.
Hope this answered all your questions and hopefully, I’ll have more hair tutorials (and tragic throwback photos) soon!