Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Bouncy Hair

So you know how when you go to the hairdresser and get a lovely big, bouncy blow dry and it looks fab but there’s no way you have the time or patience to recreate it at home? Well what if I told you that you could get almost as awesome results by cheating your way to it? And that it involves sleeping? Interested? Read on!

(Disclaimer: this works really well on my hair. It might not work so well on yours.)

You will need:
Hairdryer (if starting from just-washed hair)
Snag-free elastic
Straightening iron
Mousse/styling spray/any other favourite hair product (optional)
Heat protector spray (not optional – those straightening irons are HOT)

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1. If you’re doing this from just washed hair, put in some mousse, styling spray, whatever else you usually use (or don’t use anything: it’s your hair, you know what works best on it) and roughly blow dry it. If it’s still a bit damp that’s fine, but you don’t want it wet or it will just stay wet. This will work from day old hair too, so skip this step if you didn’t just wash your hair.

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2. Brush your hair and put it into a high ponytail. Make sure the elastic is nice and secure. For extra bouce/waves, double the end of the ponytail over rather than pulling it through on the last loop of the elastic.

3. Go to bed and enjoy a lovely night’s sleep! (You could also do this in the morning to get a hairstyle for the evening: in that case go to work/college/wherever!)

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4. Take out the ponytail, spray with heat protector spray and comb through.

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5. Part your hair wherever you want your parting to be and then user your straightening iron to smooth out the kinks left by the hair elastic. Do this on the top layer of hair only so that it looks smooth on top, leaving the kinks underneath will add volume.

6. Spritz with hairspray and you’re done!

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