How Erika Does…Hair

Another top question is being answered today.  🙂  You guys have been asking for a video hair tutorial for a while and let me tell you….I have no idea how to video myself while blow drying/curling my hair.  And if I managed that somehow, I’d then have no idea how to put videos on my blog for you to see.  #imsupertechy #canyoutell

So, I decided a tutorial with photos might be more my speed.  I decided to do this last week at the gym.  I don’t usually wash my hair at the gym, but I knew if I packed everything I’d for sure remember to take pictures for you.  And I would say people who saw me might think I’m crazy, but the ladies in there (Shay and Narci) were probably taking their own pictures.  haha!

These are my go-to hair products at the moment.  I numbered them in the order I use them.

1. Moroccan Oil Shampoo-My very favorite shampoo and I’ve tried a ton.
2. Moroccan Oil Conditioner-Feel the same way about this conditioner.
3. Moroccan Oil Hydrating Treatment-I put this on my wet hair before I Wet Brush it.
4. BaByliss Blow Dryer-I bought this hair dryer a couple years ago and it dramatically cut down on my dry time.
5. Fekkai Glossing Cream– (Usually I use Moroccan Oil-but it leaked on vacation and I tossed it.  I haven’t bought more yet so my fill-in product is the Glossing Cream.)  I dried my hair a bit and then added this cream.  If my hair looks frizzy after I curl, then I’ll add a little more.
6.  Hot Tools Curling Iron-My hair needs an iron to get hot, and this one fits that bill.

A couple things about my hair…
*I wash it every three to four days.
*I use dry shampoo in between washing.  I flip flop between this dry shampoo and this one as my favorite.  I typically rotate them.  
*My hair lasts longer if I curl it rather than straighten, so I tend to curl.  
*My hair gets really dry.  Think hay or straw.  hahaha!  Not really, but it definitely is more dry than oily.

After putting the styling cream all over and brushing out, then I blow dry.

Halfway in between I added a little glossing cream-for my hydration.  Then finished drying.

Finished drying!  WAHOO!

Then I pull up the top 2/3 of my hair and put up in a bun with a hair tie.  I curl the bottom layer first.

Just like this all around the bottom layer.  I always curl away from my face and I curl the hair closest to my scalp first, then let out a little bit with the curling iron, and on and on until all the hair is curled.  If that is confusing, check out this video.  The way she curls each strand is what I’m trying to explain.  

Then I let down another third and curl that entire layer.  And finally, the top layer as well.

It pretty much looks like this.  Then I check to see if I missed any spots.

I use my fingers to loosen the curls a bit and then I’m finished!

I hope that helps. If you guys have any questions, let me know.  I’m happy to answer.  My big kiddos are back to school today, so throughout the day you can find me half celebrating-half curled up in a ball.  haha!  #alltheemotions

Happy Monday!  XOXO

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  1. 8.22.16
    Kimm said:

    Hope the kids have a great first day of school !

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you, Kimm!

  2. 8.22.16
    Unknown said:

    I love this tutorial Erika! Esp your pics-so cute! 🙂

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. 8.22.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    So, your hair looks fabulous both curly and straight! #sojealous I love the products you use! And…I'm glad I was dressed behind you when you took that picture ;). Happy Monday friend!

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahaha!! I would have cropped you out OR sold it. 😉

  4. 8.22.16
    Anonymous said:

    Hold on!! I am laughing so hard!! I saw you take one picture that day, but I totally missed all of those other pictures! Hahaha! Too funny! Girl, this tutorial is awesome! Great pics and look darling! 🙂

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I thought the heart was a perfect touch. 🙂

  5. 8.22.16
    Anonymous said:

    Love the pictures vs. doing a video! Hope your kiddos have a good 1st day today!

  6. 8.22.16
    Memphis Bridges said:

    Thanks for sharing. Do you use hair spray or any product as a setting spray afterwards for the curls to last throughout the day? Just curious 🙂

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      No, my hair tends to fall faster if I do. Maybe the weight is too much? I'm not sure but I don't. Just some oil or glossing cream if it's frizzy. 🙂

  7. 8.22.16
    Chelsa said:

    What do you do with your hair while you shower on the days you don't wash?

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I just put it up in a bun so it doesn't get wet.

  8. 8.22.16
    JenBelzer said:

    Awesome tutorial. You definitely gave me so new products to try that I am super excited about. Just a quick question though what shampoo and conditioner do you use on your kids hair?

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      They use kid shampoo and Ebby Lee uses conditioner too.

  9. 8.22.16
    Unknown said:

    What an awesome post! Thanks so much for the tips. Quick question, how long does the curling process usually take you from start to finish? thanks! GG

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I'm pretty quick now. Maybe 5-7 minutes total?

  10. 8.22.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Girl, you are so lucky that you only have to wash every 3-4 days!! That's the dream!! My hair is SO oilyI can't go one day without washing mine. Sigh…

    Good luck today!! I hope the kiddos do great!

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      My hair changed after college. Way more dry now. Probably because of all the coloring. 🙂

  11. 8.22.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    I second the Babyliss hair dryer!

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:


  12. 8.22.16
    Brooke Richardson said:

    I love all your facial expressions in these pictures!!! And yes your hair always looks fab!!!!

    • 8.22.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  13. 8.22.16
    Melissa said:

    I was all set to buy Moroccanoil stuff on amazon, but then heard that amazon or drugstores sell weakened versions of the expensive/full strength salon-verified formula!? That is why it is cheaper….? Any thoughts on this, Erika? Do you think it's true or have you had any suspicions from your amazon purchases when compared with buying salon products?
    THANKS!! 🙂

  14. 8.22.16
    Meagan Ruse said:

    You always have the cutest hair!

  15. 8.22.16
    Jen said:

    So do you have to curl it again on a non wash day?

  16. 8.23.16
    Megan said:

    Your hair always looks fabulous!!

  17. 8.23.16
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Thanks girls! Yes, on day two I'll retouch my curls. Then day three if it still looks decent-I'll retouch again or it'll be a messy bun kind of day.

    Nordstrom sells all the Moroccan Oil products I linked to except the hydrating cream. I'm not sure about Amazon so I only linked to that one product simply because it's where I found it. I purchased mine at a salon. Hope that helps!

  18. 8.23.16
    Jen said:

    Thank you!!