Articles By Susonnah Gonzalez

Susonnah Gonzalez

Hi! I'm Susonnah Gonzalez. I write, work and live in Austin, TX. I began my wavy hair journey in college, which is when I really began to explore the needs of wavy hair and the products that work best with it. Every day is different with my hair but every day I learn something new!

So you're serious about going product free? Great! Now it's time to find a regimen. You can still achieve beautiful, healthy hair with a minimalist regimen of just two ingredients. 



If you’re reading this article, then I commend you for thinking about going completely product free. It’s a challenge that many men and women are taking after looking at the long list of ingredients on the back of their shampoo bottles. The fact is, no matter how amazing those celebrities look in commercials, store bought shampoos are full of processed ingredients that are doing more harm to your hair than good. 


 


 


Here in Texas, we have to be ready for all types of weather. One minute it can be sunny and humid, the next minute it’s rainy and cold. If there’s precipitation involved, forget it! The hours we spend styling our hair goes down the drain. But you don't have to let the weather get you down…be prepared! Use the Frizz Forecast to check the weather and see how your curls will react. Then take the proper precautions. Here are some tips to protect your hair from the elements…wind, snow, rain, humidity and dry air.


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Windy, Dry Weather

Apart from causing relentless tangles and annoying knots, wind can also cause split ends. When the wind rubs your hair strands together, brittle or dry hair will break. It’s not worth trying to untangle your hair with your fingers…that will only lead to more breakage, and in the end, do more harm than good. The key to battling the wind and protecting your hair from breakage is to moisturize. Whether you have wavy, curly or coily hair, moisture is going to be your best friend.

MORE: Quick & Easy Curly Hair Tips for Windy Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Windy, Dry Weather

Preventative Measures

  • Curly and Coily Hair: Deep condition your hair on a regular basis to keep it moisturized. This may sound like a no-brainer, but a well deep conditioned head of hair is going to fare much better in the wind than dry locks. Try using the Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioning Masque once a week during the colder, windy days.
  • Wavy Hair: After you get out of the shower, apply a leave-in treatment to your waves to ensure well-moisturized locks. Try using the Paul Mitchell Full Circle Leave-in. I’ve been using it lately and I really like it.
  • Curly, Wavy, Coily Hair: Try to creatively use hair accessories to hold your hair during windy days. Bandanas, scarves and hair ties can be a lifesaver when you have to venture out into the wind.

 

 

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Windy, Dry Weather

Styling tips

  • Curly Hair: Add a touch of gel to your cream based hair product. I sometimes do this and it’s very effective. It doesn’t matter what brand or type of gel you use. Just use a small amount that won’t negatively affect your hair product but aid you by giving you a firm hold.
  • Coily Hair: Use a strong pomade that’s a little heavier than your normal product. You want something that will hold your curls in place and at the same time moisturize them. Something like Darcy’s Botanicals Organic Pomade should do the trick.
  • Wavy Hair: After you apply your product, secure your strands with a firm hold hair spray. I usually wouldn’t recommend this, as strong hair sprays render crunchy, untouchable curls. However, in this case, you need the extra strength in your hair spray to keep your hair from being too tangled.

 

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Snowy, Cold Weather

The majority of the damage here doesn’t come from the cold. According to an article by YouBeauty.com, the damaging part about winter comes from going in between cold and warm environments. When your hair suddenly goes from a cold outside environment to a warm and toasty heated house it gathers static electricity. The cold air from outside causes the cuticle layer on your hair to lift, and when you go inside, the dry air indoors will suck out the moisture.

MORE: Curly Hair Care for Cold Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowy, Cold Weather

Preventative Measures

  • Curly Hair: Try using glycerin free shampoo. Glycerin can be helpful in certain weather, but in the cold, it will likely draw the moisture away from your hair.
  • Coily Hair: Start co-washing for the dryer, colder months. You’ll need to supplement the moisture that’s being drawn from your hair with extra conditioner. Try using a product like Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner.
  • Wavy Hair: Deep condition your hair every week. The cold, dry weather will create limp waves, so counter it by adding a deep conditioner to your regimen for voluminous bouncy waves.

 

 

 

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Snowy, Cold Weather

Styling Tips

  • Curly Hair: Use a lighter gel that will hold your curls in place when the static strikes. Something such as Mop Top Anti-Frizz Gel will work wonders in the cold weather.
  • Coily Hair: Try to stay away from products high in protein. Products with a lot of protein will yield dry and brittle curls in very dry, cold weather. Instead, take a look at these protein free products that will prevent build up and make your coily hair look fabulous.
  •  Wavy Hair: Use mousse with a strong hold. Mousse is perfect for the winter months because it’s lighter than cream based products but will help hold your hair when there’s static.

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Rainy, Humid Weather

When it’s raining or humid outside, curly hair absorbs the water from the air and expands. That causes the shaft to lose its curl pattern and turn into a frizzy mess. It may sound contradictory, but the solution to this problem is to add more moisture to your hair. Why? Because there’s not enough moisture in your hair to combat the moisture on the outside. So what’s our advice? You guessed it! Moisturize.

MORE: Curly Hair Care for Rainy Days

 

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Rainy, Humid Weather

Preventive Measures

  • Curly Hair: Stay away from humectants. Products high in humectants might work against you in rainy weather and cause you to retain outside moisture. Instead, use a sulfate-free cleanser that won’t dry up your hair.
  • Coily Hair: To keep your hair moisturized during the rainy, humid days, you want to use moisturizing shampoos and a leave-in conditioner. Try Jessicurl’s extra moisturizing conditioner and Mixed Chick’s leave in conditioner, and like your curly haired friends, stay away from humectants.
  • Wavy Hair: In wet, humid weather you want to use a moisturizing shampoo as well as conditioner. One of my favorite product lines is SheaMoisture. It’s in the name for a reason — these shampoos and conditioners are created to give you the moisture your waves need to repel outside rain.

 

 

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Rainy, Humid Weather

Styling Tips

  • Curly Hair: Try using a humidity gel, such as Ouidad’s Climate Control, which prevents your curls from expanding in the rainy weather. She recommends applying the product evenly using the rake and shake method. Smooth the product over your hands and rake them through your hair, top to bottom. When you get to the bottom, shake your hair loose to create curls.
  • Coily Hair: Use a protective style such as twists or braids to minimize the frizz during rainy weather. Apply a smoothing serum to your twists and you’ll be better protected from humidity. Bottom line: you want to use a serum that will lock the moisture in and keep the rain out.
  • Wavy Hair: Stay away from the diffuser on days like these, but don’t go out with wet hair either. Instead, let your hair dry overnight using a no-heat method such as the sock-bun. In the morning, smooth nothing but serum over your waves to protect from frizz.

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Fall is the best time to repair damage caused by the heat and humidity of summer and prepare your hair for the cool, dry months ahead. Fall weather may seem like a godsend for curly hair, but amid our bliss, we can’t forget to moisturize and give special care to our locks. Lucky for us, the fall brings great fruits and veggies that are healthy for our hair. Here are some fall hair tips and products using seasonal ingredients for keeping your hair moisturized and frizz-free all autumn long.


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Cranberry for Dry Scalp

Cranberry seed oil is rich in antioxidants such as omega-6, omega-3, and vitamin E. The fruit itself is one of the top disease fighting fruits, surpassing strawberries, spinach and raspberries. The fatty acids strengthen hair, prevent dandruff and stop itching in your scalp. Cranberry oil is a great substitute for fish oil, and considered very popular among vegans. Unlike vegetable oil, cranberry oil will not leave your scalp too greasy.

How to Use

After showering, apply a dime size amount to your scalp and massage. Any cranberry oil will do, it doesn’t have to be crafted specifically for hair. Camden Grey provides essential oils (including cranberry oil) that you can order online.

MORE: Herbal Hair Rinse for Dry Scalp

 

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Butternut Squash for Thicker Hair

The vitamins in butternut squash are excellent for growing thicker hair. The orange color that you see is an indication of beta-carotene in the squash — the more orange in color, the more plentiful. Once in your body, the beta-carotene is transformed into vitamin A, an essential vitamin for hair health. Vitamin A helps to renew your hair cells (and skin cells) so you grow healthy beautiful hair. Butternut squash is also a great source of vitamin C, another vitamin important to hair growth.

How to Use

This super fruit it best utilized through consumption. Remember, beta carotene is transformed into vitamin A in your body, not on your head. There are many ways to prepare it, but here’s a recipe for spicy butternut squash soup that also discusses the benefits of this fruit for your hair.

MORE: 11 Foods for Healthy Hair

 

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Pear for Soft Hair

Much like the butternut squash, pears are a great source of vitamins A and C, both essential for repairing and regenerating healthy hair. Vitamin C also helps to counter hair loss since it protects the body from free radicals that can make your hair brittle.

How to Use

Add a good source of vitamin C, such as pears and apples, to your diet to prevent hair loss and help strengthen hair. You can also try this pear hair mask for softer hair:

  1. In a blender, combine a medium sized pear with 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar.
  2. Blend until the ingredients form a smooth paste (add a splash of water if it’s too thick).
  3. With your hair wet, apply the pear paste to your hair focusing on the ends.
  4. Pin your hair up and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse your hair with warm water.

MORE: Baby Banana Masque For Soft Hair

 

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Pumpkin for Dry, Frizzy Hair

Pumpkins contain powerful antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids to aid in hair and skin regeneration. Pumpkins are also rich in vitamins A, C and potassium, helping with overall hair health and growth. When combined with other ingredients, pumpkin acts as a great moisturizer for dry, frizzy hair.

How to Use

Because pumpkins are so soft and juicy, they work wonders as a hair masque or conditioner. Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner offers an awesome conditioner that utilizes the health benefits of pumpkin seed oil. You can also try using this pumpkin puree masque for deep conditioning. If you’re handy in the kitchen, try making your own pumpkin hair masque using these ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix in a blender to ensure a smooth texture. After you’ve washed your hair, apply the deep conditioner to your hair from scalp to end. Pin your hair on top of your head and wait 30 minutes. To really open up your pores, hold a blow dryer over your head for 10 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water and let it air dry.

MORE: Add Pumpkin to Your Beauty Routine

 

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a working Curly

The transition from student to career girl is a difficult one for most girls. You’re suddenly plunged into a world of desk sitting from 9-5, when not too long ago you were constantly on your feet walking from class to class. Not only is your schedule different, but the days of waking up and throwing on your college hoodie are over. Now you’re expected to look professional from head to toe. What’s a girl to do? Whether you just started your first job, you need some help dressing for your next interview or you just want to try out a new look, here are some tips for giving yourself a career-ready makeover.

Professional Curls, Coils and Waves

Most ladies are under the impression that textured hair is unprofessional. This is false. Frizzy, unkempt and un-styled hair is unprofessional — not because it’s textured, but because it shows that you put little to no effort into your hair. The same could be said for straight hair. So how do you get perfectly styled curls that convey your confidence? The key is caring for your curls with a well devised regimen.

  • Add a leave in conditioner to your regimen: Leave-in conditioner can reduce frizz and add moisture and can help you get a clean, polished appearance.
  • Reactivate your styling agent in the morning: You don’t need to wash your hair every morning to get that freshly styled look. Instead, use a mist of water or a spray such as Kinky-Curly Perfectly Polished to get first-day-looking curls on the second day.
  • Add a finishing product to your regimen: To ensure that your hair looks neat and professional, apply a finishing product after styling. If you have wavy or curly hair, often a light serum is enough. However, if you’re hair is coily, try the Original Moxie Hair Shine Pomade.
  • When all else fails, pull the hair away from your face: Most employers would agree that hair hanging in your face is the most unprofessional look you can wear to the office. If you’re having a bad hair day, remedy it by taking the strands closest to your face and pinning them behind your head. Get creative with a curly updo or a coily updo to make an old twist out look fabulous and professional.
Read about the makeup for this look on page 2...

Read More: The Politics of Hair

Neutral Natural makeup lookcreated on Polyvore.com: Foundation, bareescentuals.com;
Eye shadow, stilacosmetics.com; Blush, ellecanada.com; Lipstick, hqhair.com and narscosmetics.com

Makeup for the Office

A good rule of thumb for appropriate office makeup is to keep it simple. You don’t want anything flashy that screams "I’m going clubbing right after this." You want to look gorgeous, but not unecessarily glamorous. As with the hair, a well done face shows that you sacrificed time to look presentable. For those sales driven jobs that require face time with prospective clients, looking presentable is even more important.

  1. Cover up blemishes: Use a long lasting foundation that can cover up blemishes for the entire work day.
  2. Finish with light powder: Cover a shiny nose with a light layer of powder.
  3. Use a rosy blush: A rosy or natural-looking blush will help you look energized and ready for the day. It will look the most natural if its close to the natural warmer tones in your skin.
  4. Stick to neutral eye shadows: Use brown, beige or pearl eye shadows that will help you look awake, but won’t draw too much attention to your eyes.
  5. Use natural-looking lip color: Stay away from glossy reds or purples that are too conspicuous. Go for colors that almost almost match your actual lip color.
  6. Don’t forget the eyebrows! It may seem unnecessary, but clean, well groomed eyebrows show attention to detail that employers appreciate.

Read about the outfit for this look on page 3...

Read More: How to Create Professional Hairstyles

stylish professional outfit and accessoriescreated on Polyvore.com: Blazer, hm.com; Blouse, usa.frenchconnection.com;
Skirt, coast-stores.com;
Pumps,nelly.com; Necklace, etsy.com;
Earrings, charlotterusse.com; Bangle, debenhams.com
Satchel, shoptheshoebox.com;

Professional Attire

For some reason, people believe the phrase “professional attire” is synonymous with “boring.” But looking presentable doesn’t mean sticking to white button up blouses and gray slacks. You can still be unique and dress professionally. Take a look at this professional outfit – it’s stylish, colorful, and fit for the office. Next time you’re out shopping, look for these items to help you complete your career outfit makeover.

  • Pencil Skirts: A solid black pencil skirt is a great fall back solution when you’re running out of fresh ideas, but colored pencil skirts are great for adding some fun to plain tops.
  • Scarves: Tie them around the neck or drape them down your chest for a sophisticated look. If you can’t get away from monochromatic office look, throw in a multicolored scarf for a splash of color.
  • Shoes: High heels are often the preferred office shoe because they’re professional and stylish. However, there’s nothing wrong with sporting comfortable flats or one inch heels. Look for pointy toed black flats – they’re the easiest way to look professional and be comfortable.
  • Blazers: It’s good to always have a black blazer on hand, but next time you’re at the store, try looking for a blazer that really adds to an outfit. When paired with the right shoes, colored or pattern blazers can really pull an outfit together.
How do you keep your curls and your look fresh but professional?

 


beautiful young lady with curly blonde boho style braid staring off into the distance

The work week can be pretty monotonous for those of us always in a rush. There’s not enough time in the morning for hair styling, or arranging cute outfits. As a result, we end up with a boring hair style and a boring set of slacks that leaves something to be desired. The weekend, however, is about having fun, letting loose and changing up you style. Why not have a look that reflects that? Here’s my recipe for a summer weekend makeover.

The Hair

Three Braid Updo

If you plan on being outside for the weekend, try this fun three braid updo. You won’t have annoying hair sticking to your neck while you’re out and about, making it the perfect, fun style for your weekend activities. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Section your hair into three segments
  2. Braid each segment into three-strand braids
  3. Secure each braid with a hair elastic
  4. Gather the three braids and braid them together, securing them with a hair tie
  5. Roll up your braid towards the bottom of your head, pin with bobby pins

Here’s a visual tutorial on how to get your three braid updo. In the evening, try letting your braids loose for sexy crimped wave that you can wear for a night on the town.

See The Makeup for this look on the next page...

Read More: Your Edgy Curl to Toe Makeover

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The Makeup

Light and Rosy

Now that you’ve got the hair down, it’s time to match it with makeup. During the work week I’m often confined to using neutral eye shadows that aren’t too flashy, so the weekend welcomes a fun use of color.  All you need is white eye shadow, silver eye shadow, and a light pink shadow.

  1. Apply a light coat of white shadow under your eyebrows.
  2. Take the silver eye shadow and apply it to the inner corner of your eye lid, stroking towards your nose.
  3. Apply a light coat of the white eye shadow to the rest of your eye lid.
  4. Dab the outside of your eye lid with the pink eye shadow very lightly.
  5. Blend in the colors with your finger tip; none of the colors should be contrasting.

For the rest of your makeup, use dark brown eye liner and black mascara. It will help the pink color pop out but not overwhelm the arrangement. Here’s a visual aid to help you through the process.

See The Outfit for this look on the next page...

Read More: Did Ancient Egyptians Use Hair Gel?

 

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The Outfit

Accessorize

For your weekend fun, try wearing a colorful sundress that will compliment your hair and makeup. I’m thinking of something fun and flirty, such as this east.love.west.arrangement. The weekend is a perfect time to be bold with your accessories. Here are some tips for accessorizing and creating the perfect summer day outfit.

  • Mix up your colors. Don’t be too matchy. Instead of your usual white or black cardigan, try matching your sundress with a bold lime green or pink!
  • Add a pop of color with your purse. A purse is a perfect way to add color to a solid sundress. Again, don’t be too matchy with your outfit. Try a yellow purse with a pink dress, or a teal blue purse with a red dress.
  • Get away from the standard neutral colors. Be daring. For your shoes, wear something neutral but not in your everyday wear, such as gold or silver. It’s a great way to bring your whole outfit together while also adding some sparkle.

Read More: End of Summer Hair Makeover


fashionable lady with big volume curls in a diner

“Edgy” is a broad, ambiguous term that is thrown around a lot by fashionistas and designers alike. The definition has become muddled as more and more people use it, but at its core it simply means “pushing the envelope.” There can be edgy art, edgy film, and even edgy literature. Edgy fashion can be described as alternative, exotic, theatrical or dark. But I’m not interested in wearing larger than life shoulder pads or cotton candy hair dos. I’m interested in an edgy style that can be worn walking down the street, not the runway. Here are some tips for getting an “edgy” look that you can sport for a night on the town.

The Hair

Exaggerate the Volume

There are several ways to achieve voluminous hair, but for this style, we want to really exaggerate the level of volume. Remember, edgy means pushing the envelope, so take whatever level of volume you’re comfortable with and raise it just a bit. When combined with a sleek outfit, big hair can be quite sexy. Here’s how you can get a sexy, full head of hair:

  1. After washing and conditioning your hair, spray root lifter onto the roots of your hair and comb it through the crown of your head.
  2. Apply your favorite product and diffuse your hair until it is about 50 percent dry.
  3. With your hair still damp, turn your head upside down and blow dry your hair without the diffuser until it's completely dry. This will give you volume on the sides of your face, not the top of your head.
  4.  To get volume on the top, section your hair into two layers: top and bottom. Clip a small portion of the top aside. Back brush the bottom layer, brushing from the middle of your hair to the top of your head.
  5. Use a curling iron to wrap random pieces of hair all over.
  6. Mist on a hair spray or lightly apply mousse; you don’t want to weigh it down with heavy spray or gel.

Design Addict Mom has the perfect example of how a big, textured head of hair can be daring and sexy.

See The Makeup for this look on the next page...

Read More: How to do a Curlformers Mini Makeover

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The Makeup

Dark and Dramatic

For this look, you want to aim for something dark and striking. It doesn’t necessarily have to be black; you can create a smokey look using any color of eye shadow. All you need is a dark color as your base. It can be dark green, purple, blue, or even burgundy.

  1. Take a light, cream colored shadow and apply it over your lids up to your brow.
  2. Use the main color, preferably a dark, shimmery one, and blend it from the lash line across the eye lid.
  3. Color from the corner of your eye to the outer edge of your eye, making a half moon shape. Be sure to blend your shadow well so that it makes a smooth transition.
  4. Apply a light layer of this same color to the bottom of your eyes.
  5. Apply black eye liner as you normally would, smudging the bottom.
  6. Apply a thick, black mascara to your lashes.

To complete this makeup look, you must use light neutral colors on your face to create contrast. Use nude lip gloss and light blush. You want to direct attention to your eyes, not your lips.

See The Outfit for this look on the next page...

Read More: End of Summer Hair Makeover

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The Outfit

Be Bold

Remember, an edgy style incorporates elements of fashion that you’re slightly uncomfortable with. For a fun night out on the town, be daring. Wear something you usually wouldn’t wear, not because it’s tacky, but because it’s bold. Have a top that’s a little sexier than you’re used to? Wear it! Here are some tips for arranging an edgy outfit:

  • Mix up patterns and textures: try combining a leopard skirt with a lacy top
  • Leather leggings: very bold, and quite forgotten, leather is a great material that always looks good and stands out
  • High boots: boots are the most classic shoes worn with an edgy outfit — the higher, the more dramatic
  • Booties: booties are the more modern, alternative to high boots. Try pairing these with lacy tights for a really sexy look
  • Black pencil skirts: they go great with everything, and will create a contrast to your big hair

For more inspiration, visit Edgyness.blogspot.com! This blog post has great examples of edgy cocktail dresses that can be worn off the runway.

Read More: 2012 Fall Fashion Week Trends

How would you give yourself an edgy makeover? 


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It’s important for ladies with textured hair to watch the amount of heat that they apply to it. Too much ironing and blow drying can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and unattractive to say the least. But you don’t have to sacrifice style to be all natural. Here are some great no-heat styling methods for wavy hair that will enhance your waves.

1. Overnight Braids

Braiding your hair will give you crimped looking waves that have a “I just got back from the beach” look. It’s incredibly simple and effortless. All you need are rubber bands and your favorite product.

  • Wash and condition your hair before braiding.
  • Apply a lightweight mousse that won’t weigh down your waves.
  • Braid your hair when it is about 80% dry.
  • Grab pieces of hair in 1 inch segments (the smaller the segments, the thinner your waves).
  • Braid each piece, securing it with a small hair tie.
  • Sleep on it and release the hair ties when you wake up.
  • Ruffle your hair and spritz it with water to reactivate the mousse.

If you don’t know how to braid hair, here’s a video tutorial by Expert Village on how to do a fishtail braid.

Read More: 3 Tips for Drying Wavy Hair

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2. Sock Bun Technique

This particular method of styling is all the rage for some wavies. It’s incredibly easy and it yields curly spirals that look like they took hours of effort.

  • Take a stretchy dress sock and cut off the tip where your toes would go.
  • Roll the sock to make a “sock donut.”
  • Pull your hair up into a pony tail on top of your head (it’s very important that it sits at the top of your head).
  • Spray your ponytail with water so that it’s damp.
  • Pull your hair through the sock donut and roll your hair over the donut so that you create a bun.
  • Sleep on it and when you wake up, remove the sock from your hair.
  • Ruffle your curls and apply a strong hold hair spray.

Credit for the sock bun goes to Loepsie on YouTube. You can watch her video here!

Read More: 4 Hair Oils for Wavy Hair

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3. Mini Buns Technique

Here’s another awesome no-heat styling method that utilizes the power of molding. Lucky for wavies, our hair molds easily into whatever shapes we want. Here’s how you can get tousled waves using hair spray and bobby pins.

  • Wash and condition your hair as normal.
  • Spray your hair with a styling agent such as Jessicurl Gelebration Spray.
  • Segment your hair into about 6 segments. The smaller the segment, the more waves and curls your hair will have.
  • Twist each piece of hair into mini buns and secure with bobby pins.
  • After about 30 minutes, release the mini buns for beautiful waves!

For images on how to do this styling method, visit Alma’s blog, Honey Lushy.

Read More: 4 Tips for Detangling Wavy Hair

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4. Tried and True Wavy Bun

Several wavies, including myself, have found this to be their go-to styling method when in a bind. It’s easy, effective and it takes no time at all. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to style your hair, this is the perfect method for you. All you need is a hair tie, water and your favorite product.

  • Apply your favorite product to your damp hair.
  • On your way out of the house, twist your hair up into a bun at the top of your head and secure it with a hair tie.
  • Once you get to work or school, release the hair tie and let your waves fall.
  • Tousle your hair with your fingers and you’re done!
  • Optional: smooth serum over your hair once it’s completely dry to prevent frizz.

It’s important that your hair is damp for this method. Your damp hair will mold into the shape of the bun so that by the time you get to work or school, they will have dried into awesome waves.

Read More: Wavy Beginner’s Guide: Keep Your Wavy Hairstyle in Place

 


Hair drying can be the most damaging part of any hair regimen. Heat wreaks havoc on waves and has both short and long term negative effects and hot air directly causes frizz and dull-looking hair. Here are three ways to gently dry your waves without damaging them.




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