Saturday, 12 April 2014

Wave Hair: Step By Step Guide

Here are a few of my tips for getting that effortless look right every time:
- Start by parting your hair however way you like and brushing your hair through to get rid of any knots. I always find that the middle or slight side part looks best.
- Dont be too worried about sectioning your hair perfectly, however it does make it easier when you clip sections away just so you don't forget what still needs to be curled. I definitley recommend sectioning your hair if you have a lot of it!
- Taking a section that's about a few centimetres wide (this will obviously change depending on your style, just find what works best!). Don't be too fussed about the size of your sections, it doesn't matter if they're not all uniform - it all adds to the messiness. 
- Curl away from your face AT ALL TIMES. If I'm curling the right side of my hair, I like to hold the wand in my left hand and vice versa. The Babayliss wand I use heats up super hot and super quick, and it also comes with a heat resistant glove if you're accident prone!
- I like to leave my ends straight - I don't wrap the entire length of my hair around the barrel (I start about 10 cm from the top of my head and leave about 5cm out). This is definitely a key tip for the look!
- After you've curled all your hair (away from the face), leave them to cool (i.e. don't touch them!). If a section is looking too curled, just pull on the end to loosen it up a bit, but don't be too worried as these waves drop naturally to an even more beautiful effortless look as the day goes on.
- Spray with a little finishing product - hairspray or shine spray - if you need it. I find the less product you use, the better. I do however, like to spray a little bit of dry shampoo to create some texture and keep the top looking matte. I've tried my fair share of dry shampoos but nothing so far has really stood out as absolutely amazing. They all do the trick in my opinion, but I've been loving the L'Oreal Techni.Art Fresh Dust because of how lightweight it feels.
- Run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls and give it a little scrunch, and you're done! 

I hope that helped some of you out! If you have any more specific questions on any of the steps or anything, make sure you leave it in the comments so I can get back to you!

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