Raise your hand if the idea of doing anything to your hair seems overwhelming. Or yawn if you are B-O-R-E-D! Ditto! I’m there most days and it’s turning me into a wash-n-go-ponytail-or-bun type of girl. But lately I’ve started to want to get out of my bed head and dress up my look. Thus, I come up with this quick trick to help out those rut filled days . . . . . . .
My solution is Lazy Waves. They are quick curls for lazy days. It only takes 10 minutes max and you’re sure to get many compliments on your freeform waves. (This is also a great trick to use before doing braids or upstyles, giving your straight hair a bit more texture to work with.)
Five Simple Tools
Snag Free Elastic
Clipless Curling Iron
(Curling iron sizing: 1 inch for medium to long hair. Smaller iron for short hair: ½ - ¾ inch. Bigger iron is you want less curl on longer hair: 1 ½ inch.)
Five Easy Steps
Step 1 – If you’re starting with wet hair, comb a volumizing foam through hair and blow dry. If you’re starting with dry hair, spritz a firm hairspray throughout hair. Section if you have thick hair.
Step 2 – Pull hair up into a loose high ponytail with a snag-free elastic.
Step 3 – Take one inch sections, spray with firm spray then take iron and wrap hair.
Step 4 – Spray ponytail one more time and then leave to cool while you do your makeup, eat breakfast, paint your toes, sip some tea…
Step 5 – Take ponytail out gently. Flip head over and give it all one more spray. Shaky shake and there you have Lazy Waves that are not-so-lazy. Enjoy!
#1: If you’re always burning your little fingers on those clipless curling irons grab a cotton glove from your fall/winter wardrobe and wear that while curling your hair.
#2: I love this clipless iron from Thairapy because it is 3 irons for the price of one. Saves you serious cash, space and amazing for travel so you can create lots of looks easily.
#3: Wanna double time your quick efforts? Slip on one of my face masks, curl and do your makeup while the curls cool. Magical. Glowy skin, bouncy waves in under 10 minutes. What the what?! It’s like Richard Simons for your beauty wardrobe.
#4: Want more quick hair looks? Check out my silly (yet applicable) Accessorize Video!
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What other videos would you like me to make? are there any trendy hair or makeup looks you want to learn? What’s your daily go- to look?
Credits: top byZARA / earrings by Nordstrom / song by Celia Chavez