Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Today I am excited to share a post that is a long time coming! In all of my years of blogging, I have always gotten questions about my hair, and although I have shared some of my favorite hair care products, I have never really shared what tools I use and how. I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing, especially now that I have been trying out some new tools that I absolutely love!! 

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

The Tools
Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer: Despite having thinner hair, it still takes me a generous amount of time to dry my hair because of the length. The Featherweight Luxe 2i has cut that time in half, and I am now loving how simple and easy it is for me to dry my hair! Since using this product, I feel that my hair is soft and shiny like never before! It has 3 heat settings and 2 speed settings, so you can easily adjust based on your hair! It comes with a round brush that I LOVE that makes the process even easier!

Whirl Trio: If there was a superstar of hair tools, the Whirl Trio would be it! This beauty comes with three interchangeable barrels that makes changing up your curls a possibility! It comes with a 1.5″ straight barrel, a 1″ straight barrel and a 0.75″ tapered barrel. These ceramic barrels give a smooth shiny finish to your hair and I LOVE how quickly they heat up, because who has time to wait? I used to spend a good chunk of time curling my hair, but the Whirl Trio allows me to get the look I love in under 10 minutes, which is amazing when I am in a hurry! If you aren’t a fan of the wand, you can also get the interchangeable polished curls clip barrel or the defined curls clip barrel.

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

The Process
I have very straight hair and wash it every 2-3 days (the beauty of dry shampoo). Today I had just washed it, so it was extra shiny and smooth. My favorite Whirl Trio barrel is the 1″ because it gives me loose, beachy waves, which is perfect for summer! I have had to play around with each barrel, and have found that if you leave the iron in for a few more seconds, my curls are more defined, but for a beachy, undone summer look 2-3 seconds is the perfect wait time!

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

I start by pulling up sections of my hair. For my thinner hair, I love these clips for quickly sectioning off pieces. My husband hates these though, because they tend to be all over the bathroom floor and are not foot friendly (anybody ever step on a lego before…it’s very similar!). I always curl the bottom of my hair (closest to ears) and work my way up to the top.

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

My hair has never held curl easily, and what I have found what actually makes a difference (weirdly enough), is holding the barrel upside down, wrapping my hair from root to tip. For this loose, undone look, I held it for 2-3 seconds.

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

If you have hair that doesn’t curl easily, one of my favorite tips is holding the curl in your hand as soon as it comes off the barrel. This gives it time to cool, preserving the curl!

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Once finished, I love using a texturizing spray to give my hair a little lift and make sure the curls fall nicely and don’t chunk together (when big pieces of curls stick together). I then brush it out or comb it out with my fingers for a soft, beachy look!

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

The Products

This is definitely not all of the products I use, but I wanted to share my favorites! I am also currently looking for a new heat protectant spray to protect my hair before I curl, so if you have any that you love, I could use some recommendations!!

It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-in Product (not pictured): This stuff is AMAZING! As soon as I get out of the shower, I spray some of this in my hair before drying. It eliminates frizz, leaving me with smooth, shiny hair (that is also easy to brush). This is one of my holy grail products that I never leave home without!! 

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse: Like I mentioned above, my hair is moderately thin and I don’t have a lot of volume. After my hair has semi-dried, I work a bit of this into my roots and then finish drying. This gives me volume and makes my hair easier to style!

Batiste Dry Shampoo(not pictured): Hands down my favorite dry shampoo! I love the smell and love that it allows me to go 2-3 days (and even sometimes 4) without my hair looking greasy or dirty. I usually spray this on before bed and then put my hair in a bun, allowing it to absorb the oils and makes it even easier to massage in (no white hair for me) in the AM.  

Triple Sec 3 in 1 Texturizer by Dry Bar: When I am looking for a dry shampoo that does a little more than refresh my hair, I always reach for this product. Not only does it work as a dry shampoo, it also texturizes! For my fine haired friends, this also helps those curls stay all day! 

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: As mentioned above, I use this after curling to add body and fullness and help my curls stay put. While on the pricier side, this product is worth it for me because it keeps my hair from falling flat and smells amazing!  

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (not pictured): One of my favorite summer products, this spray gives your hair that “I just left the beach” look. I didn’t use it on my hair today, but it is often one of my favorite products for giving my hair that undone look. It can be used on wet or dry hair and doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy! 

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

Summer Hair with t3 Micro

I tried to keep today’s post as short and sweet as possible, but writing about how I curl my hair isn’t the easiest, nor is this the most comprehensible guide, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!! I’ve also been trying out lots of new hair products, so look for a hair product post in the near future!!

Photos by Haley Christine Photography

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  1. June 29, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Wow! I love those curls– simply stunning. I'm always looking for products that will hold curl– I'll definitely have to try some of these! My hair is always harder to style with the summer humidity, but these tips are really helpful. Thanks girly!

  2. June 29, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    T3 makes the best products! Your hair looks great! I have the hair dryer, but I need that curling wand in my life!!

  3. June 29, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Ah, hair products/tools, etc are the absolute best! I am always looking to add to my collection. I'm super addicted to Hot Tools but I will definitely be checking out your curling wand now! Thanks!
    – Erika –

  4. June 30, 2017 / 4:24 am

    I've heard good things about T3! I totally need to try the products for myself.

  5. June 30, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Thanks for the information you brought to us. They are very interesting and new. Look forward to reading more useful and new articles from you!

  6. June 30, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I've been dying to get myself some of the T3 products. They just always get such rave reviews, and I could seriously go for anything that might help my fine, thin hair look a little better!

  7. June 30, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Love t3!! That wand is my fave!

    xo megan

  8. July 2, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I heard so much of T3 hairtools! I really want to try them but unfortunately they don't seem to be available here in Austria. Next time I am in the States they will be mine 😀
    Love from Austria,

  9. July 2, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    T3 makes the best hair tools! I love my Featherweight dryer, it has lasted me so many years and still works fabulously.

  10. July 3, 2017 / 1:13 am

    t3 has the best hair tools! love your locks!

  11. July 3, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I've always wanted to try the T3 wand, I love the fact that its interchangeable!

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  12. July 3, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! I'd love to try one of those wands!

  13. July 4, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    your hair looks amazing!! Those tools are so pretty too. win win!!

  14. July 4, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Your hair looks so good! Need to try some of these products.

  15. July 7, 2017 / 4:22 am

    I read some articles on this site and I think your blog is really interesting and has great information. Thank you for your sharing.

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