I have to admit, I’m pretty minimal when it comes to this old hair. I’ve never, ever been one to make much effort with my hair – it’s not entirely awful natural and I do just give it a lazy blowdry and leave it most days but when I’m actually going somewhere, I like to do this casual wavy style. It takes just minutes and so it’s ideal for rushed mornings or basically every morning if you’re like me and can’t commit to any demanding hairstyle.
To begin, I use the Unite 7 Seconds Conditioner (£14.85), this is a leave-in conditioner that makes detangling messy locks a dream! I love this stuff, it smells heavenly and also has heat protectant in there too. I then spray on my beloved Sachajuan Ocean Mist (£18), another god-send for my hair. This doesn’t do much in terms of adding waves to my hair, but then again nothing does. If I use it on my hair without using hair oil or serum and leave it to dry naturally, it does give me quite a lovely, waved finish admittedly but I don’t have time to do this every day. And I like using hair oil.
Instead I use this stuff to add some texture and body to my fine hair. My hair is too soft so it doesn’t usually stay in styles, but the Ocean Mist allows me to create waves and have a bit of grit to my fluffy locks. I then blowdry my hair as I would usually, I’m pretty casual with this too as you might have guessed.
Next, I use my straighteners – I have the ghd IV Styler (£89) – to create a lovely wave in my hair. To do this, I take a small strand of hair maybe 3cm thick and place the irons near the top (you can be quite casual with this, it’s a messy kinda style) and then gently rock and twist the straighteners as you come down the hair, one way and then the next. Just hold the straighteners against the hair, clamp down and move the irons maybe 45 degrees forwards, and twist them back 45 degrees as you move the irons down a little. Keep doing this as you move down the hair. It takes minutes to do the whole head and it’s oh so simple.
Once I’ve done my whole head with this twisty method, I shake a lot of the Bumble and bumble Pret-A-Powder (£21.50) in to the lengths and at the roots. This doesn’t dry the hair out, but it really adds lots of volume and body – plus it’s a style extender so it really holds your style in place. I adore it!
Finally, I finish off with the beautiful Bumble Cityswept Finish (£21.50) – a new release from the brand. This is another multi-tasking product but it kind of manages to give hair a lovely lived-in, tousled look. I’m not sure how else to describe it, but it’s amazing for making waves and layers look even more effortless. Serious Alexa Chung hair after using this, let me tell you.
I scrunch it through my hair and then I’m all set!
Will you be trying this out?