For unstructured, wavy hair, you don't have to bother with a myriad of curling products and heat appliances. This is a trick lots of models use when they want to give their hair a break from over-styling and just go natural.
If you have very straight, thin hair then you'll need to use a curl-enhancing product. If your hair already has a bit of a wave, then this will work really well for you. If you have very curly hair, then this trick can create a more easy-to-manage curl, with less frizz.
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- Wash your hair before going to sleep. If you have thick or medium-textured hair, then don't rinse out all your conditioner. Just rinse the scalp and blast the rest of the hair with cold water. It's easier if you do this standing over the bath, holding the shower head, rather than when you're actually having a shower.
- Blot hair dry with a towel, but don't rub. With your head upside down, apply a little serum, such as John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum, (£5.98).
- Now put your head up and brush through the hair as normal, using a wide toothed comb. Take care not to tug, as wet hair is very fragile.
- Mix a little serum with a smoothing product. I use Shu Uemura Art of Hair White Tea Polishing Milk, (£18). It depends on your hair length and texture, but roughly mix two pumps of serum for about a walnut-sized amount of polishing milk. Make the mixture into a paste, in the palm of your hand.
- Using your hands, smooth the cream onto the hair, from the mid part to the ends, concentrating on the ends, espeically if you have long hair. It should feel slightly gloopy. Brush through with the comb.
- Next, part your hair as usual and divide the hair into two or four sections, depending on the thickness. Now, plait the hair, starting from just below the ear for a casual, wavy look.
- The tighter the plaits, the smaller the waves will be. I prefer, loose plaits for catwalk style waves.
- Fasten each plait with a bobble. Remember, it doesn't have to be too neat. Then sleep on the plaits.
- In the morning, or later, when your hair is completely dry take the plaits out. Your hair should be wavy and looking very glossy.
- If you're worried about it looking too flat on top, then blast hair upside down with the drier, when it is still wet, before you plait.