How I Style My Hair: Easy Laid Back Waves

2/08/2017



Today we're talking hair! Specifically how I've been styling mine. Questions have been rolling in over social media recently wanting to know how I've been achieving my go to style - easy laid back waves, so today I'm going to give you a step by step guide to literally the simplest hair look ever!

I've also teamed up with TRESemmé for this post as, drumroll please.. I'll be flying out to New York with them on Friday for Fashion Week! Without doubt TRESemmé are a hair staple these days, and I've used three of their best styling products in todays look. Perfect hair isn't always easy, and this season TRESemmé want to inspire and empower you to #WorkIt with their huge range of products to get the look you love, whether that's laid back and lived in, or glammed up super chic! I'll also be going backstage with them for a handful of shows, so expect to see a lot of NYFW content coming your way soon!

- This is a sponsored post in collaboration with TRESemmé -




Step One: Boost


This style honestly couldn't be easier to fit into your routine, as it literally takes me ten minutes to wiz through every morning. Prep is key to a quick style though, so I usually start things off the night before when I wash my hair. Volume is the number one for me when it comes to my hair aspirations, and mousse is one of the best products to use for this.

Starting with damp hair I comb through about a golf ball sized amount of the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Mousse with my fingers, concentrating it at the roots. A quick blast of the hair dryer leaves my hair with long-lasting fullness without the sticky texture of a dry spray, as well as all the weightless volume I could ever need!

Don't forget to run whats left in your hands into the rest of your hair too, as this is going to hold in the waves when we come to using heat.













Step Two: Protect


Before you step anywhere near the curling wand though, protecting your hair is key. The TRESemmé Heat Defense Styling Spray has been around ever since I picked up my first pair of GHD's a long, long time ago. It keeps hair safe up to 230 degrees and increases softness and shine too.

I honestly think I've stuck with this spray for so long because the nozzle is just the best (weirdo alert, I know). A lot of spray products can end up leaving a whole lot of product in one little spot on your head - not great when I'm trying my best to protect every single overprocessed, overworked strand! Whereas the spritz on this is such a fine mist it covers lightly and evenly all over.

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Step Three: Texture


Next, onto the main part of this routine - adding the waves. My tool of choice is a medium tapered curling wand, but you can also get a similar effect with straighteners if you have those to hand. The most important part of achieving lose falling curls is actually how you hold the wand. With much trial and error I've found pointing it down and at a forty-five degree angle (or thereabouts) gives the best curl formation.

Also the way in which you wrap the hair makes a huge difference too. If you twist as you go, things are going to end up on the 80's side of kinky, so make sure you keep the hair flat and straight against the wand. Try not to overthink it though - with practice you'll have the technique down in your sleep.











EXTRA TIP!


While the hair is cooling, pull apart the curls with your fingers. This breaks up the texture into waves and gives a much more seperated effect than brushing out with a comb, and doesn't leave them as broken down as running your hands all the way through.












Step Four: Hold


Depending on your hair texture this style might last all day, but for my naturally straight and flat hair I like the guaranteed hold of a setting product. The Extra Hold Hairspray from TRESEmmé is seriously heavy duty in keeping loose waves in place, but without any of the stiffness you'd usually think came hand in hand with a maximum hold spray.

My hair still feels soft enough to run my fingers through after this step and I also like to spray some through the roots for a last boost of volume, as well as keeping flyaways at bay. It's humidity resistant as well - perfect for the frizz prone, humid streets of NYC!


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