Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sweeping Sleek Curls Hairstyle Tutorial & Product Reviews

Sweeping Sleek Curls Hairstyle using hair extensions

One of my favourite hairstyles to wear when I'm going out are these sweeping sleek curls.  They're bouncy, full of volume but smooth and sleek.

This look is perfect for Valentines Day if you're going out with your partner as they're soft and sophisticated but you can easily add a little more oomph if you're saying hell to relationships and hitting the town with the girls.


Products for volumised curls ghd fudge urban

Today I'm going to explain to you how I get this look and the three top products that I use to achieve it.  Without this combination of products, particularly the Fudge Urban Miracle Ends, I would not be as happy with the outcome of my hair, they really help to lock the style in place and make the curls as sleek as they are.


ghd style total volume foam
GHD Style Total Volume Foam
After washing and towel drying my hair, I add in some of the GHD Style Total Volume Foam to the roots and top section of my hair.  This is a fabulous product to create touchable volume in the hair that lasts.  For this look, its important to get some volume at the root and crown of the hair and this mousse like foam is the best product to do that.  You can read my full review of it here.

I also add a small amount of the Fudge Urban Miracle Ends through the ends of my hair which helps to smooth the ends of my hair as I'm blowdrying them.

I then rough dry my hair until it is about 75% dry before going in with a big round brush to blow dry my hair out and round, heading away from my face.

Once my hair is dry, I section it off to curl it.  You can use whichever curling tool you like whether it be a tong or a wand.  To curl my hair, I use the Enrapture Totem Styler (on setting 3-3-3) which I couldn't recommend more highly as it is the best one I have ever used.  Get 60% off this curling wand here.

Creating this look with clip in extensions

I have shoulder length hair so I have clip in extensions which I curl separately.  As this look is mostly about having curls from the bottom of the ears down to the ends of the hair, if you have short hair and are using extensions, you should be looking to loosely curl your whole head, in large sections in differing directions.  For the hair around your face, I'd suggest taking smaller sections and curling them a little tighter and away from the face.  Curl your hair extensions in their entirety, starting from the bottom and going all of the way up them, in large sections.

Once you have curled your own hair and your extensions separately, it is time to clip them in.  I would recommend sectioning off the majority of your hair so that you're left with an inch deep piece at the top of your neck.  Lightly back comb this section of hair and fold it under itself and pin it in place so that it creates a cushion sort of pad.  This stops you from having shorter hairs poking through the underside of your hair extensions which is most peoples tell tale sign that they're wearing them.  The just clip in your extensions as you usually would.

Creating this look with naturally long hair

If you have long hair and aren't using clip in extensions then section your hair into three rows and curl from the bottom of the hair upwards.  You may need more rows if your hair is very thick.  This is so that the curls are tighter at the bottom and get more loose towards the root. When you get to the top section of your hair, only curl up until the tops of your ears, making the loop of hair that you curl between your ear lobe and the top of your ear more lose (don't wrap it around the wand or tong as tightly).  This is what makes the curls more loose at the top and tighter at the bottom.  For the front of your face, make sure you're curling away from your face and in smaller sections to give that sweeping effect.


Fudge Urban Miracle Ends Review
Fudge Urban Miracle Ends*
After clipping in my extensions, I then take some of the Fudge Urban Miracle Ends cream and rub it between my fingers and hands.  I then comb my hands through the mid lengths and ends of my hair, smoothing the sections of curls as I go and massaging the product into the ends.

This has to be one of my favourite hair products at the moment because it works superbly well whether it is on my hair when I have first washed it or by day three.  It has a delicious iced tropical cocktail scent to it which is simply divine.  Fudge Urban do the best smelling hair products I've ever come across.

When I use it on wet hair, it helps to smooth the ends of my hair and seal my split ends which greats a sleek look when my hair is blowdried.  This product is brilliant at de-frizzing the hair so if you suffer with frizzy hair, particularly the underneath sections then it is a must try.  I use it on my hair once it is dry as well to condition my hair further and to make my hair look even more sleek.  It contains Argan Oil which helps to repair and condition the hair and I do think that it works as my hair, and extensions, certainly feel softer after using it.

Fudge Urban Miracle Ends

After using Miracle Ends in my hair, I move on to enhancing the volume and securing it all in place.

I section off the top section of my hair either side of my parting and across the back of my hair and then lift and tease each section of my hair very gentle.  If I was using this as a girls night out style look then I would add more back combing but as this is more of a date night look, then I only add some light teasing to the underside of the top section of my hair.  As well as adding additional volume to the hair, it also helps to disguise the clip in hair extensions underneath by making the hair sitting on top of the join a little more textured.

I let down the sections of hair that I have teased and then lightly brush over the top section of my hair to ensure that it still looks smooth.  After massaging my roots a little with my finger tips, I spray my hair with my new favourite hair spray from Fudge Urban, starting by gently lifting the top sections of my hair as I lightly spray the hair spray and then letting them go and lightly spraying all of my hair.  When hair spraying the front sections of hair, I'd recommend holding them away from the face and then using the hair spray on them to encourage the hair to stay in that swept back position.

Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray
Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray*
The Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hair Spray is absolutely fabulous with its soft touch, anti frizz formula and is one of the best I've used.  It gives this incredibly strong hold without making the hair feel hard or crispy.  It has a very slight drying effect on the hair which I have found helps my hair to stop getting greasy as quickly and it is very easy to comb through.  This is great because it means that I can wake up the next day and brush through my hair, massage my roots a little to revive the volume and I'm good to go without adding any additional product.

The hold is very strong with this hair spray and I never need to touch it up throughout the day or my night out yet it still keeps the hair feeling touchably soft and very natural.  I love the scent of this hair spray as the vanilla and raspberry scent lingers on the hair after use and it doesn't smell of chemicals at all or have that typical hairspray scent that really gets on my chest!


Sweeping Sleek Curls Hairstyle using hair extensions

So that's how I create these gorgeous swept back sleek curls, reminiscent of the Victoria's Secret hair style which has become many of the models signature look.

I've got to say that I am SO impressed by the Fudge Urban hair products.  These are the first ones I've tried from the brand and I'd repurchase them indefinitely.  They're just as good, if not better than high end products that I have used and I can't believe that they're so affordably priced.  Along with the Enrapture Totem Styler, they're definitely up there with my favourite products of all time.

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This post is actually a sneak peak of the Valentines Day style post that I'm going to have up tomorrow so come back then for all things plus size LBD!

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34 comments

  1. I have never tried Fudge products I think a trip to boots is in order

    Kelly
    www.thelifebath.blogspot.com

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    1. These are the first Fudge Urban products Ive had Kelly and they're absolutely fabulous xxxx

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  2. It's a really lovely hairstyle, I've never used fudge products but they sound great! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Rachel. They're so great, I'm so pleased I've added them to my collection! xxx

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  3. Your hair looks great! I like to wear curls in my hair when I'm going out and I'm a fan of heated rollers to achieve the look

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    1. Ooh lush! Heated rollers are great :D xxx

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  4. Fab hairstyle. I've been debating trying the GHD volume foam as my hair is always super flat and nothing I have found has worked well enough yet.

    http://beckylovesxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Give it a go Becky, works really well for me :) xxx

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  5. Unfortunately this wouldn't work on my hair...but it looks so lovely on you! I haven't used fudge products but mainly as my hair is awkward and only likes 2 things. x

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    1. Thanks so much Leah. You have such gorgeous hair. Im not sure how the fudge products would work in hair that is so different to mine however the Miracle Ends cream is supposed to be fabulous for those with naturally curly hair. If I ever get a sachet of it I'll send it to you to try :D xxxx

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  6. That look really suits you. I love the look of the fudge products, it looks like they worked really well

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    1. Thanks Alison, theyre really high performing and so reasonably priced! xxx

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  7. I love the curls and have never used any of those products x

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    1. Thanks lovely :) Ooh give them a try if you spot them while you're out shopping, they're fabulous products xxx

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  8. I have heard some really good reviews of Fudge Urban. I am going to have to try them soon!

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    1. Me too. Can't believe I waited so long before getting some to try. Will definitely buy some other ones to try out too xxx

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  9. I love big curls, and bouncy hair. I are that big curls are just like supermodel's hairs x
    www.lilinhaangel.com

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    1. Thanks honey, I wish my hair looked like this naturally lol xxx

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  10. That is such a cute look, and it really suits you x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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  11. I just commented on your last post saying I loved your hair! I wish I could do this with mine but it's too fine! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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    1. I have REALLY thin hair, I add Foxy Locks Superior extensions :D xxx

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  12. I never heard of this brand until now. The Fudge Urban Miracle Ends cream sounds so nice! I'll have to see if they have it here. Thanks for sharing!

    x Carol
    intrice.blogspot.com

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    1. It is Carol, its gorgeous! Where are you from? They do sell Fudge Urban internationally xxx

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  13. I've never used these products before but am tempted to try them out! Your hair looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Priyanka. If you try them out, please let me know how you get on with them. I love them! xxx

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  14. Your hair looks so nice like this! I wish I had the patience for styles like this but my hair is almost waist-length and pretty thick and I can never be bothered haha!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh my gosh, I bet that takes some hard work Jess! If I were you I'd just find a salon that curled hair pretty reasonably as it must take you ages! Bet your hair looks absolutely STUNNING though so well worth it xxxx

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  15. Awesome recommendations! You certainly do have lovely hair so anything you recommend is worth a shot! Haha :)

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    1. Thanks Denise, do let me know how you get on with any of the products that you try through my recommendation, I'd love to hear your thoughts xxx

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  16. I love your hair, its so beautiful and this style suits you so much! I love Fudge products too! xxx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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    1. Thanks Charli. Do let me know if there are any Fudge products you think would be good for my hair. xxx

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