hair challenge: curly hair with OSiS

hello! i know i don’t usually talk about my hair that much on here, despite it being a big part of my appearance, because i never do anything with it. i’d rather buy a boat load of makeup or skincare than a hair product, so it’s just one of those things that gets pushed to one side.
so, when immediate PR said they were looking for bloggers to take part in a little hair challenge, i thought ‘why not’ and said i would love to. luckily i was picked and the challenge was to recreate samia’s (from coronation street/dancing on ice) bouncy curls. you can see a picture of her look here (i tried to upload it but whenever i did it went blurry, but i shall try to put it in this post soon!). anyways, her hair looks absolutely gorgeous so i was quite excited to get started! you can see a before picture on my instagram, if you want to see what my hair looked like when i just dried it. all the products are by OSiS and they’re all fantastic, i’ve thoroughly enjoyed using them so here’s how i achieved my look:
step 1: i washed my hair and then blowdried it using OSiS body me, which gives volume without being too gritty. i hate products that you can feel in your hair or weigh them down, so this one suits me perfectly.

step 2: i curled my hair using the much coveted enrapture totem styler, which i’d recommend to anyone as it’s really fantastic. after doing each section of curls, i used OSiS curl me soft, which smooths the curl but helps it keep its shape.

step 3: after i had curled my whole hair (and straightened my fringe), i used OSiS dust it powder on the roots to create an extra bit of volume and texture. i had never used a powder before, but this stuff is seriously amazing! it gives hair so much grip so when you push it up, or backcomb it slightly like i did, it really holds.

step 4 & 5: when i was totally finished styling my hair, i used OSiS freeze pump spray, which acts as a hairspray to keep my hair in place. it’s not a spray that leaves hair crispy, which is a huge plus for me as i find a lot of them do! i then used OSiS sparkler spray which adds an extra bit of shine and really completes the look!

i wish i could have taken photos all the way through, but i’m full of cold, have puffy eyes and feel like rubbish. buuuut this is how it turned out:

it’s a lot more curly than samia’s original look, but if i brushed it out with a wide toothed comb, it would make my hair into more beachy waves, which i would definitely do for a day time look.
doing this little challenge has definitely inspired me to do more with my hair, as this look didn’t take half as long as i thought it would and i think it would look lovely tied up as second day hair. so, thank you very much to immediate PR and OSiS for giving me the chance to actually make an effort with my hair (i’m sure the bf will be pleased) and try out some lovely new products along the way.

let me know what you think! and if you have any styling tips, blog posts or videos on what to do with long hair, please let me know.

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