Gone are the days of poker straight hair. These days we’re all about the bouncy wave thanks to the likes of hair goddess Oliva Palermo and her perfectly styled locks. This is a quick and easy hair style that I personally adore. As someone with fine, quite porous hair, it takes a lot for my strands to embody health and lustre, but luckily this something that is easily achieved with the right tools and products. And here’s how I do it…
The ultimate wonder tool is the Babyliss Boutique Salon Soft Wave Hairstyler. I fell in love with this a couple of years ago, and the fact it’s under £40 only adds to its appeal. Before, anytime I’d have wanted to curl my hair, I’d have had to straighten it first to achieve an overall smooth finish. Of course, this meant my curls and waves fell out quicker. The Babyliss wand manages to smooth each strand as I go, meaning I can begin the curling process with my hairs natural texture (frizzy and poofy) and it still manages to create smooth curls that hold a lot better. Four heat settings allow you to style your hair according to its type. I use the second highest setting teamed with liberal amounts of heat protectant.
So, we’re well on our way to the bouncy waves we’ve always dreamed of. What I actually do here is section my hair using a big crocodile clip. Next, I’ll wrap sections around the barrel, count to five, then drop. Immediately after, I’ll twist the curl around my finger until its cool and then spritz with hairspray. I’ve learnt that this is a vital step. Twisting the curl until it’s cool allows the style to set, whereas if I just allow it to fall, it will lose its shape. This is definitely one of my favourite tips I’ve learnt over the years, and it can definitely make or break a look. I’ll repeat these steps until every section is curled, ensuring to spray each individual piece. If I’m heading out and want more defined waves I’ll do smaller sections. My day to day look however will be chunkier sections which allow for a more tousled, natural look.
Securing with hairspray is a must- but I really hate anything that lends a sticky feel to hair as well as anything that has a strong chemical smell. I’ve found the classic L’oreal Elnett Supreme Hold to be the best, plus one tin last forever. I’ll spray my whole head with this, but quite lightly. If I want more bounce and volume, I’ll tip my head upside down and spray along the underside of my hairline.
The final product. Ojons Rare Blend Tamer is basically like a mascara wand with a clear serum that helps tame pesky fly always. I’ll use this on the broken hairs on the top of my head, as well as for smoothing any really obvious split ends across my tips. This really works to add little bit of sleekness to an otherwise natural and carefree hair style.
My final step is to run my fingers through my hair to break up the curls and create soft waves, and ultimately, a lovely tousled look. So there we have it. My day-to-day, natural, bouncy style. I’m always obsessed with other peoples hair posts so if you’re interested in finding out how I keep my hair long click here, and how I keep my balayage colour healthy click here. Have you any great hair style tips?!