Have you decided how to style your hair for the upcoming New Year parties? If you are still uncertain, there’s one safe option that never lets you down. Bouncy waves are a no-brainer for any hair type, length and thickness. Here are some easy ideas of how to achieve this glam and sassy look in no time.
Using a curling iron is probably the most versatile way to create bouncy waves that can last a few days. The key tip is to let your hair cool down in the right shape. That’s why it is recommended to set them in Velcro rollers or if you don’t have those, use some clips. Even holding the curl on your palm for a few seconds will be helpful. If your hair doesn’t hold curls particularly well, don’t brush them out until shortly before leaving the house.
Heatless waves have taken over the world and we see why. Easy to create, zero harm to your hair and a flawless, salon-worthy look. Here’s the main tip: sleep on your back.
To make your waves last, apply some mousse on your wet hair before twisting. Also, work with just slightly damp hair, to make sure it gets fully dry overnight.
Are you hesitant to buy a new hair appliance, that might potentially end up in the cupboard like some of its predecessors (we won’t tell anyone)? Try a bathroom robe belt technique instead:
This method is great for those with medium to long hair. However, you can use it on short hair as well and here’s a detailed lesson on how to do it:
If you are debating whether you should get yourself a Dyson or have one already and would like to up your styling game, we have answers for you in this section.
We all have a friend who can create total hair envy with their airwrap, and also, a friend who invested in this hairdryer and ended up disappointed. The truth is, the Dyson Airwrap is a great tool but, in most cases, it doesn’t work for those with stick-straight hair. If your strands are ultra-fine and never hold a curl, unfortunately, there’s no point in buying this styler. The same applies to those with an extra-long, heavy mane.
Who would suit a Dyson Airwrap? If your hair is medium length (ideally layered), it holds curls very well and if you like blowout type of waves, airwrap will work miracles for you.
How to make your Dyson curls last? Here are some essential tips for you:
Talking of the long life of your waves, there is a common misconception that the more hairspray you apply, the longer the waves will last. This actually is not true. You have to be strategic, so to speak, and make sure spray gets onto virtually every strand and ‘wraps’ in around. Overly excessive use of products will weigh hair down and cause quite the opposite effect.
Another myth is that second-day hair is better at holding waves or curls. While sebum (the natural oils produced by your scalp) can help to tame frizz, it by no means will not improve the longevity of the waves.
Hopefully, you found some of these bouncy wave ideas useful and they will help you look even more beautiful during the party season.