How I Make My Straight Hair Wavy [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 08/17/11 at 03:41PM by Charli Schuler

Like most people, I often want what I can't have. What I'm wanting these days is wavy hair. Not perfectly structured waves, but beachy, salt-of-the-earth ones -- more Kate Hudson than Veronica Lake. Of course, I have lots of slippery, pin-straight hair, and all my wavy-haired friends think I'm crazy for wanting to join the frizz party. And, as many of you know, changing hair texture usually involves heat styling or some sort of damaging chemical process, which is partially why my stylist refuses to perm my hair ("Oh hon, that's so early '90s!").

But hey, I'm stubborn ... and determined. To get the lowdown on how to make waves safely, and get natural-looking results, I asked eco-friendly celeb hairstylist Jamal Hamadi, creator of biodegradable Hamadi Organics hair products, and San Diego-based celeb hairstylist Jet Rhys to share their tips.

"Anyone can have beachy waves ... it's just a matter of how you do it," said Hamadi (prompting me to jump up and down with glee). The man knows what he's talking about; he's given almost every celebrity he's styled, from Amber Valletta to Rachel Weisz, a naturally gorgeous set of waves. Try these three techniques at home, and everyone will think you have naturally wavy hair!

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1-6 of 7 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/30/12 at 06:48am

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/26/12 at 08:53am

    I love that my hair has gotten more wavy the older I have gotten. It makes for a quick pretty hairdo.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/13/12 at 10:03am

    I am SO excited to have options that don't include styling irons! Those take patience and practice and I'm not very patient! I will be trying the "twist and curl" and the "sleep on it" styles very soon! Thanks!

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  • Posted by kiley_marie on 11/22/11 at 10:08am

    i'll try this!

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 08/26/11 at 06:33pm

    I love wavy hair, but it doesn't love me

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 08/26/11 at 06:33pm

    I love wavy hair, but it doesn't love me

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