Reader Q&A: "How Should I Add Wave to My Straight Hair?"
Posted 07/07/11 at 03:29PM by Audrey Fine
So, for Melissa and all you wannabe wavy heads out there, here are some tips...
The easiest way to add curl or wave is with a curling iron. (Watch Rebekah, Total Look video host, get her hair curled here.) First, comb a mousse like Victoria's Secret So Sexy Volumizing Mousse, $12.99, through your hair from roots to tips to make your style last. Blow dry hair, then choose a small, medium, or large curling iron (the smaller the iron, the tighter the curls).
If your hair is medium to thick, smooth over each section of hair with a bit of smoothing cream (try Nexxus Sleekstyle Calming Smoothing Creme, $14).
If your hair is super-fine, spritz each section with a volumizing spray like Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Lasting Volume Hairspray, $3.99, then wrap the section around the iron in a spiral. After curling your entire head, let hair cool completely.
Finally, finger-comb and spray strands with flexible hold spray like Aveda Air Control Hairspray, $24, for a bouncy finish.
There you have it, the simple way to get more spring in your curls -- and your step. And, if (like me) you have straight hair that's thinning, you'll want to be sure to read this, too.
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