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How to Make Your Lived-in Waves Look Instagram-worthy

/ 12.22.2015
How to Make Your Lived-in Waves Look Instagram-worthy
How to Make Your Lived-in Waves Look Instagram-worthy

You've been rocking your waves since yesterday, or maybe even for a couple of days, but now you need them to look picture-perfect for a photo or special occasion. There's no time to go home for a shower or run to the salon, so what do you do?

Step 1.

Whenever you leave the house, make sure you have a mini bottle of dry shampoo in your purse for emergency situations. Shake the bottle then spray (at a couple of inches distance) around the hairline then the roots. Use your fingers to distribute the powder, making sure it soaks in properly leaving no residue, then shake your head, and even throw in a few hair flips for extra volume.

Step 2.

Wrap a 3cm section of hair around your index finger and hold for 30 seconds as you spritz it with hairspray or, if you're lucky and can find one, blast some hot air onto your hair with a blow-dryer (a hand dryer can also work). Repeat with the rest of the hair. It won't work as well as curling irons, but it'll give you the temporary wavy definition you need for a sizzling photo.

Step 3.

The organized among you may happen to have thought ahead and brought shine-enhancing spray or serum. If the latter, only use a very small pea-sized amount, distribute between your palms, and gently sweep your hands over and down your hair without pulling the waves out. Remember to wash your hands after!

Step 4.

The last step for an instant boost of volume to your hair is a simple, good old-fashioned hair flick!

Stylist's tip

If there's no way to save the waves, why not switch things up and pull your hair into a tousled updo, making the most of the remaining texture in your hair.
Get ready to pose, and.... "Cheese!"

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