I am blessed with thick, coarse hair (I might have a shit tonne of hair, but hey, I’ll never have to worry about going bald – cheers Mum and Dad). I have quite a few friends with sleek, straight hair that ask me how I get my hair to hold beachy waves and texture. My hair is naturally ‘textured’ and wavy – it’s more about controlling it than trying to make styles hold. So for those of you out there who can’t get curls or waves to last, I am all about layering products! Get your 3 P’s down (Prep, Prime and Polish), and you will be good to go-go.
Firstly, prepping your hair – you want to introduce some of the texture and hold from the very get go. Something like the idHAIR Fiber Mousse is great for this. It bulks up the hair and will get the hair ready to hold the heat styling to come.
Next up, something to prime the hair for styling. You want a product with heat protection that will keep fly-aways and frizz to a minimum. If you have fine hair, you need to look for something lightweight that won’t weigh down the hair and cause those curls to fall out. Enter the Alterna Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant.
After this, choose your preferred styling technique. Whether that is blow-drying curls in, or if blowdrying skills are not your forte (aka me), dry your hair and then look towards a straightener or curling wand to style your hair.
Finally, the polish stage. You want a texturising spray with hold – this will help the hair with volume and grip to hold the curls in place, even when you brush them out. The label.m Texturising Volume Spray is great for texture, and has the hold of a hairspray. If you’re looking for that matte, beachy style, don’t be afraid to be quite liberal!