Hair Wave . . . How-to tips for each hair type
I’ve this vision of our ancestors as far back as cavewomen, warming a bone over hot coals and twisting it through their gnarly locks in an try and get some amount of bend or wave. Let’s face it, hair wave techniques have been around longer than we may believe and with greater than one way to realize the look. Certainly the hair waves or curls seen on the Greeks and Romans weren’t all natural. And don’t forget those fabulous finger waves we’ve seen in Old Hollywood, or when glancing through grandma’s old yearbook. So we decided to dig up some how-to tips from a couple of celebrity pro’s.
Celebrity hairdresser Theresa Marra Siliceo, whose resumeincludes, As the World Turns and Law & Order, shares with us her techniques on how-to get waves for fine, medium, and thick hair. Siliceo says that if your hair has any natural bend, making hair waves, even in winters drier conditions, is a breeze!
Always begin with freshly cleansed hair. Gently blot your hair dry with a towel (rubbing hair will lead to frizz.) Apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner to the ends, or a light application of your favorite oil (mine is Macadamia Natural Oil). Using an excessive amount of of those products can weigh the hair down, but a small amount acts as a heat protectant while adding softness and shine to your hair. Wet hair stretches and it’s highly susceptible to breakage, so use a large-tooth comb to smooth hair and take away any tangles. Now that your hair is well prepped, here are a few of my favorite ways to get big, glamorous hair waves that hold for days!
Fine Hair ~~ Apply a volumizing spray like, Bedhead Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray, to damp hair. Then take 1sections and clip them into pin curls using small clips or bobby pins. Dry completely using the diffuser on your blow-dryer, or a hood dryer. Let hair cool before removing the clips. Finger-comb through the hair to interrupt up the curls. For big waves, brush through the curls. A boar bristle brush leaves hair looking smooth and polished.
Medium Textured Hair ~~ Prep clean damp hair with a top quality volumizing mousse, I like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam. Let hair dry naturally, or for added volume use a diffuser on your blow dryer and scrunch hair the wrong way up, directing heat on the roots. Wrap 2sections around a vertically held curling iron. Use a 1curling iron. Don’t worry if the curl looks too tight at first; it is going to relax right into a wave that holds. Let the curls cool before misting with a finishing spray. Use fingers to style into place.
Thick Hair ~~ Apply Bedhead Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer to damp, towel dried hair. Spray on a root lifter like, Bedhead Curls Rock Booster. Towel dry hair a second time and place large clips on the roots for lift. Then, while scrunching hair dry using a diffuser on a low setting, re-mist with Curls Rock Booster, scrunch sections, and remove clips.
Beach Waves or Defined Waves
One in every of the most well liked hairstyle trends this year is soft beach waves, also called the boho or bohemian look or beachy waves. As the weather gets warmer and humidity levels rise, those of you with some natural wave in your hair have two choices; you can fight it, or go together with it! I highly suggest the latter. There are only some things which are essential for making beach waves that last; the cut, the how-to, and the best product . . . that’s it!
Wouldn’t all you wavy haired girl’s love a defined, soft look to your waves like Kate Hudson’s? Now scrunching works alright for some of you, but if you need more definition, or greater than what scrunching gives you, check this out. Kevin Murphy, renowned hairdresser and product innovator with Modern Salon, brings us this how-to video on creating soft defined beach waves.
Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, a way of perming called, “transfer permswere done by only a minority of hairdressers in my area. The explanation might need been because the method took longer and therefore cost more. But, the outcomes of this double wrapping method for perms was gorgeous! With this method you may achieve large defined curls that held their shape. It basically involved rolling the hair on a small rod, partially processing the perm and then “transferringeach rod to a larger rod before finishing the processing.
This sort of “transferprocess is how Kevin achieves this soft defined beach wave. This sort of wave lasts a long time because it has a powerful base curl structure. First, the smaller rod forms a tight curl; then the second larger roller, softens it to a strong holding larger wave. Does that make sense? Well, that is why I love video’s. . . video’s and pictures tell a thousand words . . . Thanks Kevin and Modern Salon!