How To: Soft Waves Using a Curling Wand



Today I’m sharing how I get those natural waves I wear in my hair every day.  I already have a video for them but my hair was longer then and it’s just been requested over and over since I’ve chopped some length so, here she is.  I hope you guys like it!  These curls last me a good 3-4 days.  Obviously they become more and more relaxed so I’m braiding more or using the textured waves to create awesome messy buns etc.  I try really hard to only straighten or curl my hair once per wash.  So I usually dry my hair and then curl it and then however the curls find me the next few days I manage to make them look good with either texturizing spray, re-vamping those curls a bit with some product, or braiding and hairstyling instead of heat styling.

Follow the jump for more pictures, heat styling products I use and to see the video!


Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair – I put this stuff on when my hair is damp and it adds some great protein and repairs and protects the hair.  Great for blondes or for those who put their hair through a little more stress than the average person! |  Next I use the Kenra Blow Dry Spray  it makes my hair dry faster, smells amazing and gives it some nice thermal protection | Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing oil from Aveda.  This stuff goes on the mid-shafts to the ends of my hair and it’s like, mega moisture.  It doesn’t specifically add shine or smooth the hair though so after I’ve curled the hair I follow up with some Argon Oil.  I’ve been liking the the Nume Argon Oil or the Naissant oil.  |  After my hair is curled I use these two products to give my hair some nice texture and lift:  Kenra Volume Spray 25 | Kenra Texturizing Mist


$100 off Curling Wand Sets: code “TWISTMEPRETTY”
40% off Hot Tools + free US shipping: code “LOVEBRAIDS”
Baby Bliss Nano Pro Straightener – my favorite straightener EVVER.



And the graphic if you’re interested in pinning it to one of you beauty boards!!  🙂


Abby Smith

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22 thoughts on “How To: Soft Waves Using a Curling Wand

  1. I accidentally stumbled upon your page, as I was looking up something completely different and now I can’t stop looking at your very beautiful hair, and you’re beautiful too! I’ve never posted anything online, so this is my first time and I hope it goes through. I’ve been asking my 17 year old daughter to show me how to get your EXACT curls and I found it on my own, so I’m so excited and wanted to thank you. I just thought you did an excellent job of explaining how to do things, and I’m a former police officer, so I’m trying to get my girly side back, and you really helped me more than you know! Thank you again and God bless you!! I have no idea where this is about to be sent to, but I had to thank you. And congrats on your babies!!

    1. You are so sweet!!! thank you for saying such nice things, I’m so happy I can help!!! I hope you have fun diving into the beauty world, it sure is crazy and overwhelming but so fun and creative!!!

  2. I have very long hair and it becomes very difficult to manage if it gets dry. Once per week, I use the Shielo intensive Hair Mask and it has not only repaired my damage hair (which use to always tangle) but has also give them a smooth silky shine. It appears as if there has been a coating of cream on your hair which is protective layer.

  3. Could U PLEASE JUST SHOW me a FEW EAZY braids that I can give my daughter for school I would really like to do a fishtail !!!! Thanks, Terri

  4. Abby dearest,
    I have been watching your tutorials for about a year now and you have changed my hair life. I have had many great comments at work about my hair and I always have a different look to sport, so thank you, thank you!!!
    What I have been dieing for is the texturizing tool that looks similar to a straightener, but only adds texture to better hold your hair styles. Any chance there is a code that can help me get this tool cheaper or suggestions on a brand that is affordable?

  5. Thank you SO MUCH for the coupon on the Nume products! I just bought the Nume Lustrum set and asked a friend in the States to recieve it and then send it to me in Sweden. Why Nume is nowhere to be found here is a mystery.
    Anyway Thank you Abby! <3

  6. We stumbled over here from a different page and thought I should
    check things out. I like what I see so now i am following
    you. Look forward to exploring your web page yet again.

  7. Thank you thank you thank you for the code!! I’ve ordered my set and I’m soo excited!

    I absolutely love your page 🙂

    1. They ALWAYS have coupon codes! I’ve seen the Titan 3 go down to around $88 so watch for that deal! It doesn’t happen a lot so if you can’t wait just try and find the best deal (: I have the Titan 3 and I use it every day! It’s so worth it.