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Easy hairstyle tutorial: heat-free mermaid waves for long hair

/ 12.15.2014
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  • Heat-free mermaid waves for long hair

Do you sometimes wish you hair would just take care of itself so you can get on with everything else? If so, we have a tutorial for mermaid waves we think you'll love because the strands pretty much style themselves!

There's no heat involved, and you can start with either dry or damp hair, depending on how much time you have.

How to style it

Step 1
Spray Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray evenly throughout, then divide your hair into three or four sections.

Step 2
Braid each section of hair all the way to the ends and tie. Keep the plaits fairly tight, but don't pull them too tight so that the resulting waves look natural.

Step 3
Leave the braids as they are and go and do something else while they set. If you began with damp hair, leave them in until your hair is dry. If you began with dry hair, leave the braids in for 20 minutes or longer. In both cases, you can braid your mane then sleep on it while the curls form.

Step 4
Take out the braids then shake your fingers through your hair.

Step 5
Part your hair in the middle, then gently brush the hair through to unify the waves.

Step 6
To add texture at the ends, scrunch in a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum.

Step 7
For long-lasting hold, mist your finished style with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray. This will protect your tresses from the elements and make sure those waves last all day long.

That's it!

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