I’ll spend 45 minutes (easy) perfecting my cat-eye in the morning, but I stopped “doing” my hair before I even started. I have a long, plentiful mane (seriously, it is a mane) that takes an entire day to dry naturally and an hour to blow-dry, so I’ve always been the type to wash it at night, sleep on it, and work with whatever weird lumps and bumps have developed come morning. Now, I like to think that I am the pioneer of what I’m about to divulge to you, but that is highly unlikely; I just happened to figure it out for myself. (But also I’ve never been the pioneer of anything before so please just let me have this.)
If you have shoulder-length hair or longer, and would like for this hair to dry into smooth, perfect waves with literally no effort or styling whatsoever, FOLLOW ME. (Also, if you haven’t listened to the album An Awesome Wave by alt-J, go do that. But first, follow me!)
After you wash and condition your hair, etcetera, towel dry it as much as possible. I don’t know, maybe use this bitch. I have really fine hair that falls flat easily, so I like to use a little (a lot) of a styling cream, then spritz a wave spray all over the ends. I use Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Styling Balm and Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Wave Spray (best name ever), but you can go ahead and use whatever your little heart desires.
Once you’ve worked the product through and parted your hair as usual, all you have to do is twist it. Like, just pull it all over one shoulder and wrap the length around your finger over and over again. If you have long hair or a lot of it, like I do, then you might want to do two twists on each side. Just make sure you twirl them in the same direction, away from your face. You can keep twirling it until it dries or blow-dry the twists separately, or do like me and just go right to sleep on them thangs and fluff ‘em up in the morning. It’s that easy, and your waves will look like all swingy and uniform like that stock photo, but attached to your head. Hopefully. If your hair is already off your head I cannot help you there.
[Photo of brown hair on white background via Shutterstock]