How to get big, bouncy, curly hair

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 22.51.33If there is one thing I love, it is big massive bouncy and curly hair. My hair is my absolute pride and joy.  I really am like some sort of modern day Samson, as a lot of my confidence lies in how my hair looks. When my hair is on point, my confidence soars.

Most of you will already know that I have worn hair extensions for a long time now. For the past 5 and a half months I have been wearing Gold Fever Hair extensions and my god I love them. While I have worn other extensions before, the real difference with Gold Fever is in the quality of the hair. Considering my extensions are in for quite a while now, the quality of the hair is still as good as the day I got them in. This did not happen with other extensions that I have worn. I honestly can’t sing high enough praise for them. You can read about my Gold Fever journey here.

DSC_8543So before you watch the video below, let me tell you all about the products and tools that I have used in the video. First up is shampoo. As I have extensions, I have to use a sulphate free shampoo so that the bond isn’t damaged. I have found it hard to find a good sulphate free shampoo, as I find sometimes they can be a little heavy on the hair and hard to lather. One of the best that I have tried is the Kerastase Sulphate free shampoo. I find that it gives a great lather and leaves the hair lovely and clean. My only complaint is that there can be a build up of product after a few washes that can leave the hair feeling heavy.

DSC_8542Before I dry my hair, I use the Alfaparf precious nature pure colour protection leave in conditioner with Almond and Pistashio. I love this stuff. I find it leaves the hair lovely and silky and also smells amazing. It is also said to help protect your colour from the heat from styling tools. I can’t say is this is 100% true, but what I can tell you is that as far as leave in conditioners go, this one is fabulous. DSC_8545


DSC_8548When it comes to backcombing brushes, the GHD brush is an absolute must. This is hands down the best brush I have ever used for backcombing. What makes it different is the bristles. It has bristles for both backcombing the hair and then smoothing it down afterwards. Honestly this brush is unreal and an must if you like huge hair. You can buy it here for €18.

Screen Shot 2015-10-24 at 23.03.28When it comes to curling tongs, my all time favourite is the Diva Pro Jumbo wand. I just love the big barrel on this wand. I love how it gives big loose curls that are perfect for big bouncy hair. Not only that but I find that it curls the hair fast and gives curls that last. You can read a full review here.

While all of these products and tools are interchangeable, this is what has worked best for me. To find out just how I use everything and get big bouncy curls, check out the video below. If you do happen to try out this technique, don’t forget to snap me the finished results.

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  • Reply
    June 30, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Where can you buy that leave in conditioner? Thanks

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      July 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      it is salon based so an alfaparf salon will have it

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    December 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Fab video Sinéad, great tips x

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