Beauty Basics Hair Tutorials

Wedding Hair / Twirl Curls

First things first. I have a big guilty angel sitting on my shoulder nagging the crap outta me about my recent neglect to comments, questions, emails…I have been a bit busy…and i’ll tell you now, it’s not going to get better for another week! I promise you I will get back to all of you as soon as I am home from the honeymoon! I LOVE your sweet comments and always wish I had more time to reply to everything, I do my best to get all the questions but while I am away be sure to read the comment thread, I often get asked the same Q’s more than once so you might find the answer there. I will still be posting though because I got a few posts in the oven this week just waitin for ya:)

Anyway, Hair.
Nick requested I wear my hair in twirl curls for the wedding so of course I will oblige. The thing is I have already posted a vid on them but I noticed a bunch of you never saw it: I understand completely, watching a whole video is a time commitment! Plus if you are sneaking the internet in the library or at work you can’t be busting yourself with youtube. Everyone must know about this technique, though, it has literally changed my life. I was never able to get a curl that wears like this before. I figured since this style is so simple and yet SO AMAZING it would be worth a little film strip. The likes of which have taught me how to do fishtail braids on Pinterest. So here you go:

1. 1″ curling Iron (I use hot tools {here} but anything that gets to 400° will do)
2.  Curl hair in 1″ sections
3. Wrap hair around from root to ends curling away from your face
4. Cup the hair as you release it from the iron
5. While its still hot gently twirl the curl into a dread lock
6. Make sure to handle the dread locks delicately so they keep their form til your hair is cool.
7. Shake it out
8. Fluff it up, spray if necessary. ( I don’t use hairspray with the twirl curls because they hold really well and I like for my hair to be soft and silky but it’s totally your preference.)

If you’re still confused go to my video tutorial {here} 

Next time I see you guys I am going to be a MARRIED WOMAN!
Wish me luck:)

You Might Also Like

95 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Ilten
    September 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Yay! Have a fantastic day!!!!

  • Reply
    Kellie
    September 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Congrats again! I am totally trying this out this weekend!

  • Reply
    Joy
    September 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    You look so beautiful !!! Good luck on your wedding day! I know you will look like a dream 🙂 much love!

  • Reply
    kate
    September 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    congratulations! enjoy your big day! & take a couple pics for us : ) cant wait to see which makeup look you decided on

  • Reply
    Angie
    September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    i wish i had your hair!! good luck this weekend and enjoy your honeymoon =}

  • Reply
    bobbiesue0630
    September 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Oh im so happy for you guys!! I hope you have the best wedding day and honeymoon ever! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nichole
    September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Love this!! You’ll look so beautiful as always. Congrats to you guys.

  • Reply
    Aimee
    September 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have LOVED doing my hair this way, so big THANK YOU for posting your video. You will look gorgeous for your wedding. Congratulations and have a great great day (and honeymoon)!!!!

  • Reply
    Brenda
    September 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Good luck Cara, I know you’re gonna look gorgeous! Much happiness to you and Nick! xoxo -MsBeachgirls/Brenda

  • Reply
    Kelly L
    September 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Funny that you post this because I literally just watched your twirl curl video the other night for the first time and am wearing twirl curls today!! 🙂 I haven’t perfected it yet, but agree that it works great!
    I have even done a similar process without a curling iron on wet/damp hair. If you twist sections of your hair when wet or damp, let dry completely, then shake out, you get a similar curl look.
    Enjoy your wedding and honeymoon!!

  • Reply
    kimi
    September 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Congrats on your WEDDING 🙂 make sure to instagram pics for us of how fab you look 😉 Also have fun on your Honeymoon, where are you going??
    xoxo

  • Reply
    Brenda
    September 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Love it u look beautiful ☺

  • Reply
    Andi Sutton
    September 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    You will be the MOST gorgeous bride! Best of luck!!!

  • Reply
    Mindy
    September 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I love the loose curly hair! I can’t wait for my hair to be long again so I can try this.

  • Reply
    Yewande
    September 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Have a lovely day!!Yay for love <3

    http://www.shelovesthefinerthings.com/

  • Reply
    Scarlett
    September 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    You are going to look so amazing for your wedding!! Congratulations to you and Nick and hope you have the best time EVER!!!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    September 22, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Congrats!! Have fun on you honeymoon! I can’t wait to see a post of the wedding pics.

  • Reply
    Jill ayers
    September 22, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply
    Erin
    September 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I just have to say that your hair/makeup tutorials are the absolute best I’ve found online and believe me, I think I’ve seen them all….I’m a pinterest addict and thankfully that brought me to your site! I love love love it! I don’t want to be dramatic but it literally changed my life….I can finally get my hair to look the way I want…. You rock! You’re beautiful and obviously very generous for sharing your beauty secrets!

    Thanks…really, a huge thanks!

  • Reply
    shaheen
    September 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Congratulations! I love your blog. You have amazing talent. I wanted to know if you could do a video/tutorial on how to use mineral makeup. I use the brand Jane Iredale and am careful about chosing makeup that has a lot of chemicals and parabens. If you could let me know your favourite in a nude lipliner and black eyeliner that is not so laden with chemicals that would be very helpful. Also i tried the rimmel bronzer you recommended and it’s much too orange on me. Is there another bronzer that would work for me. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jill ayers
    September 23, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Can’t wait to see pics!

  • Reply
    Candy
    September 24, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Cara, the best of wishes for you and your hubby. I hope your honeymoon is magical and I can’t wait to see your next post and wedding pictures. Love, Candy

  • Reply
    Monika
    September 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I tried this out and it really works! I didn’t need hair spray, and I have fine hair and always need it!

  • Reply
    Darci
    September 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I have always curled my hair in a similar way, but the tricks totally worked and made such a difference! Thanks so much for sharing.
    ps I think you are absolutely gorgeous and love your make up! Some day I’ll learn how! Thanks again for teaching me!!

  • Reply
    julie
    September 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    My hair NEVER holds a curl but i tried this and shut. up. Such pretty curls all day (i even got compliments!) and i only used a light hair spray. can’t wait for Vegas in October, it’ll be my going out hair!

  • Reply
    Leslie
    September 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Can I ask how you get your hair to look so amazing???!? I have VERY thin, VERY fine hair. Has yours always been so thick and pretty? Or did you take anything like Biotin? If so, how did it work for you?

  • Reply
    Lauren
    September 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Cara! I saw your first post for twirl curls, and they really do work! I had to comment because I just rocked them to my very good friend’s wedding along with your date night make-up look! (my go-to anytime I want to amp up my look). You are AMAZING and I hope your wedding is as beautiful as the bride! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lily
    September 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I hope your wedding was amazing and that you are enjoying your honeymoon!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    September 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Congrats on your wedding!! I have a question about the hair tutorial…

    Do you use any product before and/or after you do the curling? If so, what?

    Thanks!

  • Reply
    Hayley
    September 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations! I did this today to my hair and boy do I love it. I like that you can choose for either super wavy or maybe a tighter curl. Thanks so much. Congrats on your wedding!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    September 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I just tried this today and I have to say this is going to change my life!! I have been looking for a technique to get my hair to look like this forever!!!

    Thank you soooo much!
    Good luck with your wedding and marriage!

  • Reply
    Lindy
    October 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I love the look! I just purchased the 1 inch hot tools iron from your link and then saw you used a 1.25 inch barrel in your awesome video. I don’t own a curling iron so I have ridiculously little experience and just wanted to ask you which iron is the best size for this technique. Thanks and congratulations on your marriage!

    • Reply
      Cara
      October 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      I actually prefer the one inch, Initially I only tried it with the 1.25 inch but once I tried it with the one inch I liked it even better! Plus I think a 1 inch is the most versatile size to have!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Stewart
    October 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I just got the Hot Tools curling iron based on your recommendation. WOW! Love it! I have really thick course hair. For the first time I have curls that last not only all day, but the next day too! Thanks for the great post and recommendation!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    October 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I LOVE your blog and especially your hair posts. I have long hair like yours, but a bit thicker. I have tried every curling iron, every method and I always end up looking like a middle school girl! Always with lots of curls, never waves. PLEASE HELP!!

  • Reply
    Brooke Wells
    October 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I love this blog page and all your tutorials!!!! & You’re so pretty!!!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jenny Bergin
    October 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I tried this and loved it!! My hair is shorter but it works just as well and the result is great- my new ‘going out’ do 🙂

  • Reply
    Trisha
    October 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    What kind of styling gel do you use in the video?

    • Reply
      Cara
      October 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      no gel in this one, I like it to be really soft

  • Reply
    dara
    November 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This is the best explanation for how to get those curls I’ve seen … and I’ve been looking for awhile (-: Thanks!

  • Reply
    Betty
    December 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Hey! I just found this on Pinterest & tried it. My hair looks amazing! This is a genius idea, never would’ve thought of it.

    Just wanted to thank you for the knowledge! This is defff a blog I will keep an eye on :]

  • Reply
    Melissa
    January 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Um can I just say that I tried this and I didn’t know how well it would work on my hair but oh my gosh. It is my new favorite hair style and I have gotten SO many compliments, and this was my first attempt! Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    February 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I found this on Pinterest a few weeks ago and pinned it for future reference. I tried it and it worked great. However, I received an email from Pinterest today that they had to delete this pin. This is most of the email:

    This is to let you know that we removed one (or more) of your Pins as a result of a copyright complaint. The complaint was not directed against you or your Pin. It was directed against another user who Pinned or re-Pinned the same content from the following address:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8f7IHjpYCRI/UMNdsUVJOBI/AAAAAAAAB8E/26cgg37MXmA/s1600/How+To+Do+The+Twirl+Curls.jpg
    While many copyright owners are happy to have their content Pinned on Pinterest, we recognize that some do not want their content to appear on Pinterest. Where, as here, a copyright owner notifies us that they want their content removed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), it is our policy to remove the allegedly infringing Pin, as well as all other Pins that contain the same content if the copyright owners so choses.
    Again, this complaint was not directed at you, or anything you did. We just thought you’d like to know why we removed your Pin.
    Happy Pinning and thanks again for using Pinterest.

    I was a little confused-do you know anything about this? You usually pin your own entries so I didn’t think it was a copyright issue on your part. I’ve never received anything from Pinterest like this before.

    Thanks!

  • Reply
    Julie
    February 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I tried your twirl curl method last night and let me just say THANK YOU! getting to the back of your own head is not easy, no matter what method you use, but at least going to the trouble was worth it this time since my curls lasted all night! My hair was even still wavy this morning! I probably would have had even better results if I had used product all over my hair instead of just the roots as I usually do, or if I had started with ‘dirty hair’. Thanks again Cara!

  • Reply
    Windows 10 tech support
    February 7, 2018 at 5:29 am

    This website will help you to sort out all issues related to windows 10 and will let you to increase your knowledge.

  • Reply
    https://showboxsave.com/
    October 11, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Hey friends lets check out my link

  • Reply
    Amber
    December 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Your posts motivate me to try out new things and i surely will try this hair styling technique.

  • Reply
    catharine98
    August 12, 2020 at 9:32 am

    wow amazing hair style. How long did you make it? I want to make sure it won’t be too long for my Hill climb racing wedding

  • Reply
    fb88vn
    March 30, 2021 at 3:32 am

    I think this is a real great post.Thanks Again. Want more.

  • Reply
    best delta 8 THC products
    April 10, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    I loved your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  • Reply
    bitcoin blender
    April 12, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    A big thank you for your blog post.Really thank you!

  • Reply
    monero tumbler
    April 17, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Thank you ever so for you blog post. Awesome.

  • Reply
    penis size
    April 17, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Thanks so much for the article post. Fantastic.

  • Reply
    best sex positions
    April 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I am so grateful for your blog.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  • Reply
    China Micro Switch Manufacturer
    April 18, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thanks a lot for the article. Will read on…

  • Reply
    Sheet Mask Materials Factory
    April 18, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Fantastic blog article. Want more.

  • Reply
    erotica audio
    April 20, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Appreciate you sharing, great blog article.Really thank you! Will read on…

  • Reply
    Vidalista 40mg
    April 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    A big thank you for your blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  • Reply
    GMC Cargo Van Repair Near Me
    April 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Major thankies for the article.Really thank you!

  • Reply
    adam and eve crystal clear dildo
    April 27, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Really appreciate you sharing this post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  • Reply
    strap on
    April 27, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Very informative blog post. Cool.

  • Reply
    buy Instagram followers
    April 28, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Wow, great blog article.Thanks Again. Great.

  • Reply
    tron tumbler
    April 28, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Very good blog.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  • Reply
    houses for sale kellogg idaho
    April 29, 2021 at 4:25 am

    I was pretty pleased to find this page. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff on your web site.

  • Reply
    house for sale kellogg idaho
    April 30, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    vibration pussy
    April 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  • Reply
    ejaculating dong
    April 30, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Hey, thanks for the blog. Much obliged.

  • Reply
    realtor sandpoint
    May 1, 2021 at 7:58 am

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your website.

  • Reply
    rabbit vibrator
    May 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you for your blog post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  • Reply
    powerful bullet vibrator
    May 2, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I really enjoy the blog article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  • Reply
    aitan arena aika private server
    May 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Very good information. Lucky me I came across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve saved it for later!

  • Reply
    aika online private server
    May 5, 2021 at 5:59 am

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who was conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your web page.

  • Reply
    Eye Doctor
    May 5, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    I really love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own personal blog and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  • Reply
    delivery truck repair
    May 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I’m more than happy to find this web site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every bit of it and i also have you saved to fav to see new things in your blog.

  • Reply
    painters near me
    May 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be interesting to read articles from other writers and practice something from other web sites.

  • Reply
    RV Fabrication Riverside
    May 5, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Wonderful post! We are linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the good writing.

  • Reply
    commercial truck paint near me
    May 6, 2021 at 12:38 am

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you need to write more about this issue, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks don’t discuss these topics. To the next! Best wishes!!

  • Reply
    places hiring near me
    May 6, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • Reply
    fires near me
    May 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Kudos!

  • Reply
    Forklift Tires Orange County
    May 6, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written!

  • Reply
    paint a dream palmdale
    May 6, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Good article. I definitely appreciate this site. Keep it up!

  • Reply
    Forklift Dealer
    May 6, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    I really like it when people get together and share ideas. Great site, stick with it!

  • Reply
    Root Beer Kegs
    May 6, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Hello there, I do believe your website might be having web browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, fantastic site!

  • Reply
    Forklift Service Shop Orange County
    May 7, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues. It was really informative. Your site is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Kegs Of Beer Prices
    May 7, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up and also the rest of the website is also very good.

  • Reply
    New Forklift Service California
    May 7, 2021 at 9:14 am

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  • Reply
    mattress near me
    May 7, 2021 at 11:51 am

    I could not resist commenting. Well written!

  • Reply
    camper fiberglass repair
    May 7, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your site is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Specs Kegs
    May 7, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always helpful to read through articles from other writers and use something from other sites.

  • Reply
    Video Marketing Orange County
    May 7, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Very good article. I definitely love this website. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Seo Marketing Jobs
    May 8, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Good day! I simply would like to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great info you’ve got right here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.

  • Reply
    Video Marketing Association
    May 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I love it when individuals get together and share ideas. Great website, continue the good work!

  • Reply
    Social Media Marketing Program
    May 8, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Hi, I think your site might be having internet browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Besides that, great site!

  • Reply
    sofa upholstery repair near me
    May 8, 2021 at 10:41 am

    When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

  • Reply
    Internet Marketing Job San Clemente
    May 8, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  • Leave a Reply