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The Yin-Yang

This hair style is a fun and funky look that gives you two completely different textures of hair — sleek on top and an explosion of lively curls in the back. As a result, this style allows your curls to be the star of the show.

Before you start:

  • Make sure hair is totally dry so you can get more of the bigness out of the curly part, which is what you want for this look.
  • Fill a spray bottle with ¼ cup of an alcohol-free, silicone-free gel and ¾ cup of spring water.

To get the look:

  1. Spritz the top, front section of hair with the gel/water mixture and then slick hair back by grazing it gently with your hands.
  2. Gather hair at the center back of the head in a medium to high ponytail.
  3. Use a fabric or cloth covered ponytail holder to tie the gathered hair back into a ponytail. Fabric or cloth covered ponytail holders are less damaging than elastic or rubber bands.
  4. Take the curls that are coming out of the ponytail and lightly piece them open with your fingers to create a big explosion of curls coming out of your ponytail.
  5. To cover the ponytail holder, take a piece of hair that’s coming out of the right side of ponytail and lift it out to the side.
  6. Bring that piece of hair underneath your ponytail and out to the left side of your ponytail. Then wrap it around your ponytail holder to hide it.

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My favorites are the Top Knot and the Ying-Yang. Although I use a similar method to the Ying-Yang dry my curls. I think I like my hair more with that straight on top, but more voluminous natural waves at the bottom.

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