Easy Waves for Stubbornly Straight Hair
By Anna Jimenez |
If you have chronically fine, straight hair like me, then you know—getting your hair to naturally have some texture and wave either takes a very creative haircut or the handy help of a curling iron (but holding a curl can be tricky). Sure, the grass is always greener and it is nice to not have to always consider blow-drying or ironing my hair, but sometimes, in fact most times, I want to be able to have some curl, or at the very least, some bounce to my hair. Luckily, Ouidad, the "Queen of Curls," has come to save me from my dull hair days.
Ouidad's new Wave Create Collection, which consists of Sea Spray ($22) and Texture Taffy ($22), has successfully given my straight hair some texture. The two products, especially when used in conjunction, add so much wave (and even give massive hair volume), that it seems like I was either born with perfectly tousled hair or that I've spent the better half of the morning frolicking in the ocean.
Here is how I use the duo to create effortless waves. Once out of the shower, I gently towel dry my hair and then grab the Texture Taffy. A little of this stuff goes a very long way, especially if your hair is fine like mine, so use caution when scooping up the product into your hands. I rub a small dollop between my hands and feel the stickiness of the consistency and watch the taffy turn super white. I flip my head over and scrunch the product into my hair from the bottom up. Then I flip my head back up and continue to scrunch. Once it is all distributed, I reach for the Sea Spray. A couple of pumps and a bit more scrunching and I am done, just like that. In about an hour my hair is typically completely air-dried and I have beautiful beachy waves that smell really good too. Now if you don't want to walk out of the house with semi-wet hair and are looking for a bit more volume, you can dry your hair with a diffuser to get out the moisture.
Finally, the best part—the curls created aren't crunchy or stick like with some other products I've tried. My hair is also still perfectly tousled by the end of the day, which I find to be a small miracle since getting curls created with an iron to stay all day is a feat. So if your straight hair is in the market for some movement, look no further.