Hair Styling Tips, Please. [Photos Included]

I have coarse-ish, easily styled, 3a-ish hair. I ALWAYS wanted to know how to get my hair to look like this:

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http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1...hair-salon.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/200...ssica_alba.jpg

Sleek, with side sweeping action, minimum volume, and very orderly. Touchable-looking. I have tried to straighten it, curl it, etc... And I dont think I know what I'm doing, honestly.

Tips? Tricks? Wanna point me in a direction? Is there a name for this style? "Perfectly controlled wavy hair" style? haha

Thanks in advance.
3B ; BSL; Low Porosity; Med Texture; CG since July '10.
Clean: Ever Sleek
Treat: EVCO, Neutrogena 3xMoisture
Tools: Boar Brush, wide tooth comb
Styler: Garnier Sleek&Shine
I do that style every now and then- I call it my "Hollywood hair" look. Essentially, you have to flat iron and then use a curling iron for some of those soft waves. Since that's extremely damaging, what I do is let my hair air dry curly and then flat iron it once it's dry - right over the curls. Then I go to bed with it flat ironed so there's time for some natural oils to return to my hair. In the morning, instead of touching up with a flat iron, I just use a curling iron and curl random chunks of hair. Probably a hair spray to hold it would be good- I just don't like hair spray.

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
I do this every so often, but I'm more of a 2/3 combo so my hair straightens a bit easier. Don't try it in the humid summer though, I find the drier winters work well for this and it will last a few days.

I don't use a curling iron or a flat iron. I actually use just a round boar bristle brush and a blow dryer. Once the section is dry, I twirl the end of the brush for about 30 seconds and it makes those soft waves.

I don't have the exact link, but go to youtube.com and type in Chaz Dean blowout. It's the video of the model with the reddish hair. He shows how to do it, and honestly it really does work. It takes me about 35 mins to do my hair like that, so when I do it I try to milk it for as long as I can, lol.

Good luck!


Hair Type - medium to fine texture, high porosity, lots of it, type 2b/3a
That way sounds so much easier and better for the hair! I just haven't been able to blow mine out without it getting huge and unmanageable.

Another thing I'll do is on day two curly hair, skip the flat ironing part that I described earlier, and just take chunks of hair and curl them with a curling iron. I find that smooths the hair but keeps the volume (verses flat ironing). Also much faster and not as damaging.

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
I actually use just a round boar bristle brush and a blow dryer. Once the section is dry, I twirl the end of the brush for about 30 seconds and it makes those soft waves.

I don't have the exact link, but go to youtube.com and type in Chaz Dean blowout.

Good luck!
Originally Posted by jerseygirl07067
Thank you! I will have to try this some time.

That way sounds so much easier and better for the hair! I just haven't been able to blow mine out without it getting huge and unmanageable.
Originally Posted by slivola
I agree with her tho, my hair never turns out "touchable" with the blow dryer yet. It's always a poodle puff afterwords...

Ill try to practice one day soon.
3B ; BSL; Low Porosity; Med Texture; CG since July '10.
Clean: Ever Sleek
Treat: EVCO, Neutrogena 3xMoisture
Tools: Boar Brush, wide tooth comb
Styler: Garnier Sleek&Shine
They use flat irons to curl their hair. Look up sexy waves, beach waves, victoria secret curls, etc. on Youtube. There are plenty of tutorials.

You layer curt will also affect how the curls come out.
I actually use just a round boar bristle brush and a blow dryer. Once the section is dry, I twirl the end of the brush for about 30 seconds and it makes those soft waves.

I don't have the exact link, but go to youtube.com and type in Chaz Dean blowout.

Good luck!
Originally Posted by jerseygirl07067
Thank you! I will have to try this some time.

That way sounds so much easier and better for the hair! I just haven't been able to blow mine out without it getting huge and unmanageable.
Originally Posted by slivola
I agree with her tho, my hair never turns out "touchable" with the blow dryer yet. It's always a poodle puff afterwords...

Ill try to practice one day soon.
Originally Posted by AsLckyGrl
if that happens try putting a ton of your favorite hair oil and then rinsing it out in the shower...than after blowdrying touch up with some of that oil (the best i think is olive oil) makes my hair at least 50%less poofy afterwards
I don't have any advice to offer but I think that style suits any woman. My curls are also tight so I can't do that unless I flatten them which I am not willing to do. Good luck to you though, I am sure you will look great
You could also try a bantu knotout on straightened hair. You could avoid the curling iron step this way. Tutorial:

22-whoissugar's shows you how to do a bangin Bantu knot out (by request) - YouTube

Now, I will say that whoissugar is...not your typical youtube vlogger, but I love her vids and I find her hilarious. Her knotout has a tighter curl, so I would suggest that you make fewer knots to achieve more of a "beachy wave". You don't get a clear picture of the way she puts in her knot, but she isn't doing a two-strand twist--she just literally twists the section of hair until it curls up on itself. Wrap the hair around itself until it forms the "knot" and secure with a bobby pin.





I am loving the relplies I got on this thread. I'm going to bump it up and see if anyone has more to add, or if anyone could post pictures of successful attempts at this style?

Also, 10 brownie points if you can acheive it without a flat iron or curling iron. I dont own a curling iron :/ I have curly hair!!
3B ; BSL; Low Porosity; Med Texture; CG since July '10.
Clean: Ever Sleek
Treat: EVCO, Neutrogena 3xMoisture
Tools: Boar Brush, wide tooth comb
Styler: Garnier Sleek&Shine
really impressed to view your topic about hair styles, its amazing and heart thouching, i am also sharing with you hope that you will like my choice.
Hair at Fashions Globe
I am loving the relplies I got on this thread. I'm going to bump it up and see if anyone has more to add, or if anyone could post pictures of successful attempts at this style?

Also, 10 brownie points if you can acheive it without a flat iron or curling iron. I dont own a curling iron :/ I have curly hair!!
Originally Posted by AsLckyGrl
blowdry it straight or semi-straight (warm hair, not hot), put them in really big pin curls or rollers. take it down after a couple hours and touch up the pieces with some product (i like garnier fructis curl construct spray gel, it works really well with already-styled hair that you dont wanna mess up with your fingers too much). it should give you a nice, sweepy, relaxed look with less damage than using a flat iron or curling iron.
i used to do this like twice a week last winter...i blowdried it semi straight (with warm hair) and pin curled it into curls that were probably a little tighter than you're looking for, like maybe 1" diameter? (i wrapped the hair around two fingers, but you could use three or more...) and it was very relaxed and pretty and soft. i think you could modify this technique and you'd be really really really really happy with the results.
and if you have any more questions, ask away.

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