P&G Beauty’s Facebook page ran a contest asking women what their favorite hair style is and, with a whopping (although unsurprising) 67% percent of the vote, the loose waves (a la Gisele, and, well, almost every other long-locked celebrity) look was chosen as the winner for favorite hairstyle. Assuming you don’t have a live in hairstylist (to all of you who do: we’re jealous, please share!), though, creating loose, sexy waves at home can be challenging. Here, Pantene Celebrity Hairstylist, Tippi Shorter shows us how to DIY loose wave at home, easily!
How to create effortless loose waves
If your hair is curly, dry completely using a brush and hair dryer. If you have straight or wavy hair, let your hair dry naturally or blow dry and scrunch to add texture. Run a light serum, like Aussie Smoothing Serum ($5.49), evenly through dry hair to reduce frizz.
Divide the hair into four sections – two in the front and two in the back.
Using a one and a half inch curling iron, wrap one-inch sections of hair around the barrel.
If you don’t have a curling iron, here’s how to curl hair with a flat iron!
Hold each section around the barrel for about 3 seconds before stretching hair off of the iron to help create a loose look.
If you need to add volume, alternate the direction in which you wrap the hair around the iron, curling half of your curls towards your face and the other half away from your face.
When hair is completely curled, flip your head upside down and use a finishing crème, like Pantene Pro-V Smoothing Hair Balm ($4.99), to scrunch and separate waves.