Almost everybody is a bit obsessed with some aspect of their hair care. It might be finding the perfect product for frizzy hair, vitamins to encourage slow growing hair to move a little faster, a shampoo that leaves your hair feeling weightless and clean…there are lots of things you could focus on. I’m all about finding different ways to create soft waves in my hair.
I usually do this method to create curls, but my new Nashville hairdresser, Marwa, was showing me how she creates waves with a hair dryer instead, and I’ve been hooked on this method lately. Wanna try it?
2. Once your roots are dry and the rest of your hair is about 85% dry, start twisting sections of your hair away from your face and concentrate your dryer on that twisted strand. Keep twisting it, letting it relax a bit, and retwisting it for 1-2 minutes.
3. Continue to twist and dry sections until you have the whole head twisted (I do 4 twists per side). Go back over the twists for a few minutes at a time until you can feel that all the hair inside the twist is dry.
Allow the twists to totally cool or use a cool setting on your dryer to get the curl to set as much as possible before separating.
4. Gently separate the curls with your fingers and use a wave spray to keep the curls in place. I also use a bit of spray wax on my ends to keep them from getting frizzy (just spray a tad on your fingers and then roll your ends between your fingers).
I like to have this option in my repertoire as well because I think it gives a little more of a messy bedhead wave compared to my usual more polished curls. I’m always OK with more options. Hope you’ll give this a try too! xo. Laura
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Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Todd Gummerman.